- We stay in local accommodation and visit local restaurants, generating both economic and employment opportunities.
- Where possible, our trips visit and support community-owned cooperatives and local social enterprises.
- We pursue gender equality and the protection of human rights across all of our trips and have high standards of welfare for guides and porters.
- We avoid contrived cultural experiences that are not respectful of people. Instead, we actively seek to support the preservation of cultural and traditional heritage, using the knowledge of our local guides.
- Our child protection policy does not allow orphanage tourism or school visits
The Exodus Travels Foundation is a vehicle for us to improve lives for people in our destination communities. Here are just some of the ways in which we have supported local people:
- Trained 30 female mountain guides to lead groups up Mount Kilimanjaro
- Promoted peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife in a remote national park in Kenya, allowing the community to live sustainably off their land
- Distributed over 1000 Freedom Kit Bags to improve the health and wellbeing of women in rural Nepal and break the stigma around menstruation
- Taken disadvantaged young people in Zambia on an educational trip in the home region.
- Enabled porters in Peru to visit Machu Picchu for the first time
- Provided disaster relief for our destinations in times of crisis
Read more about our Foundation’s community empowerment work here.