Immersing yourself in exciting new cultures and surroundings is a transformational experience for any traveller. At Dehouche we believe that the transformation should go both ways. We are constantly asking not just what we can get from travel, but what travel can get from us.
Sustainability and respect for local communities underpins everything we do. This goes from ensuring all of our partners receive fair wages, to monitoring our trips’ environmental impacts, and avoiding any areas that are suffering from over-tourism.
Beyond injecting money into local communities and fostering mutually enriching cultural exchanges, tourists and guides also play a vital “guardian” role in more off-the-beaten track locations. This could include helping indigenous groups monitor deforestation threats, or submitting species lists to biology researchers, contributing to biodiversity assessments in previously unexplored areas. It also means letting us know if you see anything that concerns you from animal welfare to poor recycling.
Tell us about your personal sustainability goals and we will be delighted to advise on the best properties, activities and projects to leave you, the local communities, and the environment, richer for the experience.