Our responsible tourism and environmental policies form an integral part of Really Wild Challenges’ how we operate. Our overseas challenges visit some of the world’s most amazing places and we want to help preserve them as much as possible for future generations!
We are committed to ensuring that all our customers have a positive impact on the places they go and the people they meet.
We believe that more than anything it is the people around you who really make an adventure special. That’s why we think we go further than any other company in helping the people who live in the countries we visit. To us, responsible tourism means treating all our partners fairly and ensuring they are properly remunerated for their hard work and commitment to each and every challenge.
- In many of our destinations we have local Really Wild offices and permanent staff, making a year-round contribution to the local economy.
- Our guides are paid significantly more than government regulations in all our destinations.
- We do not use tips to top-up salaries, as we pay our staff a fair and generous wage. The distribution of tips is carefully monitored by us to ensure fairness and transparency.
- We take pride in our staff and local partners, and the invaluable contributions they make to ensuring all our participants have the best possible experience. We run an annual reward scheme for the staff who have received positive feedback from trip participants.
- We adhere to strict guidelines regarding weight restrictions on luggage carried by our porters and ensure that each porter is adequately equipped, clothed for each expedition.
- All of our staff abroad (all our office staff, guides, cooks, porters, drivers) are local to the area, providing jobs and stability to the local economy.
- Our Community Challenges are an innovative range of voluntourism trips that help local communities with practical projects such as renovating clinics or school classrooms. Participants not only offer hands-on help, but also gain a unique insight into local cultures and a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by local people in their daily lives.