Big Chill Adventures Sustainability and Eco-Tourism Statement

Our Mission:

Connecting people with destinations offering pristine beauty, diverse cultures and exotic wildlife, while improving lives and protecting places through travel and tourism.

Our Belief:

Travel and tourism can protect the world’s natural and cultural riches and create economic opportunity.

Our Strategy:

Because it has become one of the world’s largest industries, tourism has the potential to alleviate poverty, hunger, gender inequality and environmental degradation in the world’s most vulnerable regions. In order to do our part Big Chill Adventures makes the following commitments:

We eschew mass tourism for small groups, conservation and involvement with the local and indigenous communities we travel to.

Our group size is never larger than 10 participants and 2 guides. The intimate size of the group ensures a unique experience and also limits the environmental impact. Big Chill takes measures to reduce its own ecological footprint by offsetting the emissions from its office activities and travel, planting one tree through the non-profit One Tree Planted, for every person who participates in the tours. We also believe in disposing of our trash in the most ecologically friendly manner in any locale.

Travellers are encouraged to support local communities and are taken by Big Chill tour guides to markets, homes and workshops where local artisans sell their goods.

 

Finally, you should know we at Big Chill treat local people with respect and fairness; we eat and sleep at accommodations owned by locals and, if needed, hire local guides to work with. This pays back immensely because well cared for locals let you get closer to their culture, their people & their nature.