We believe that all travel, as far as possible, should be undertaken mindfully, with respect for people, the environment, nature, culture & local economy.
With this in mind, for every person that travels with us, we will donate £1 to local social & environmental causes.
In 2019 we are extremely proud to be working with Llamau for the third year. Llamau are the leading homelessness charity for the most vulnerable young people and women in Wales. Read more about Llamau and find out how you can get involved here.
Our Responsible Travel Guidelines
We encourage all of our guests to travel mindfully and responsibly. We ask our guests the following:
Please respect our natural & historical environment
Your guide will be happy to help you take care of any litter or recycling - just ask. Please don't take flowers, shells, stones etc. Wildlife should be exactly that - wild. Please don't feed or approach wild animals or birds. When visiting historical sites, please take care not to damage or climb on ancient constructions.
A simple way to avoid consuming vast amounts of single use plastics while travelling is to pack a refillable water bottle. Our tap water is safe to drink and you can ask almost anywhere for a refill - your guide will be happy to help with this. A reusable coffee cup is a great way to cut down on the plastic waste from all those takeaway coffee cups. Pack a reusable carrier bag for those souvenirs - you’ll also save yourself 5 pence each time!
Try local food
Ask your guide for recommendations! Wales produces some truly delicious cuisine, and your guide can make recommendations for sustainable choices.
Talk to the locals
Generally speaking, Wales is a friendly place that welcomes travellers open-heartedly - you can help to keep it that way! Smiling is infectious and pleases and thank yous are very important in our culture. Say hello as you pass someone in the countryside or at a bus stop. If you arrive with an open mind you’ll have a much better chance of getting to know the real Wales beyond the cliches.
Staying at independent locally-run accommodation, eating at an independent local restaurant or buying locally-made souvenirs helps keep the local economy going and is generally better for the environment.
Stay a little longer
When you're short on time a flying visit is often all you can manage. However if you can, why not stay a little longer? You'll get to know the country better & support the local economy.