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Responsible Travel Projects - Dragoman Overland

At Dragoman we recognise our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible and sustainable manner. We aim to respect the environment, culture, societies and religions of the communities and areas that we visit and we encourage all our staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism. We specifically train our tour leaders in the philosophy and ethics of responsible tourism so that they can put our beliefs into practice for you on the road.

    Every year 8 million tonnes of plastic litter accumulate in our oceans, killing marine life and entering the human food chain.  In 2017 a million plastic bottles were bought around the world every minute which equates to about 20,000 bottles being bought every second!  Part of the demand is being driven by an insatiable but unnecessary demand for bottled water.  Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is highly recyclable but sadly as their use has steadily increased, efforts to collect and recycle the bottles has not kept up…

Manos Amigas is an organisation in the Chimaltenango region of Guatemala that works with women and children who have been victims of violence or abandoned. This is the project to which Luca, our Wanderlust Guide of the Year, donated part of his bursary.

Our flagship community-based tourism project in South America, this is Dragoman’s unique alternative to the Classic Inca Trail.

Karmi Farm Clinic is located in North Eastern India near Darjeeling, at the foothills of the Himalaya on the Sikkim border.

The New Hope Charitable Trust supports a series of initiatives in the Odisha Tribal Region north of Chennai in South East India.