We realized early on that with great travel comes great responsibility. We've built Intrepid as a model for sustainable travel around the world, and a big part of that was going fully carbon neutral in 2010. Something we're still pretty proud of.
In honor of Earth Day 2015, we're asking you to join us and pledge your support to travel responsibly. Tell us how you can make a difference and you'll get a chance to WIN an 8-day adventure in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Take the pledge!
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Responsible travel at Intrepid
We explain responsible travel as; respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development. Below are just some of the ways we support responsible travel here at Intrepid. Read the full Progress Report>>
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How can I travel responsibly?
There are a variety of ways that you can tread lightly on the Earth while you travel. We've put together the ideas below just to get you started.
Purchase carbon offsets for your transportation or travel with a tour operator that does this (we do for each one of our passengers!)
Take local transportation to reduce fuel usage
Carry reusable water bottles when possible or purification tablets. Learn more from our friends at Travelers Against Plastic (TAP)
Be aware of your footprint - reduce, reuse, recycle
Do not participate in activities that exploit animals. We were the first tour operator to put an end to riding elephants. Learn why>>
We strongly encourage our travelers to eat locally produced food and goods. This reduces the 'embodied energy' (energy consumed through production and transport) of the food and goods purchased by our passengers.
Economic empowerment of local communities through tourism can help improve education and health services, water supplies and sanitation and reduce dependence on non-sustainable livelihoods such as deforestation.
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