Cuba tours: the story of this holiday company
We started our Latin America tours in the nineties before moving here in 2000. We started offering both tailor made and group travels sharing our extensive knowledge and guiding experience throughout Latin America from Cuba to Argentina. We have an expertise that is unchallenged! Our many local contacts make all the difference when it comes to creating the special itineraries we provide and we are considered family by many of the people we work with, even encouraging outstanding local guides to start their own businesses as we once did. The dream we have is to make many more once in a lifetime experiences for our clients and to inspire their lives.
Local providers make use of locally grown and produced food (with lower food miles) on the offered journeys where possible. We are offering vegetarian/plant-based and low dairy foods when requested and available (which reduce CO2 emissions). We reduce transport emissions by offering activities as daywalks, multiple trekking programmes, biking and horseback riding. Latinamerica Journeys offers walking holidays with an interesting blend of nature experience with cultural activities, bicycle holidays & full horseback riding journeys in the Andes. We make use of solar energy on the trekkings, and horseback riding journeys. Travelers are stimulated to use solar energy as well wherever it applies on outdoor travels. Staff & guides are locally contracted to reduce international travel. The staff in office, your private driver-guide and your tourguides for escorted grouptravels they love healthy vegetarian foods, they love the planet and participate in reducing CO2 emissions.
On our Cuba tours all walks and treks are guided by local ecological guides and organized by local organisations. A holiday to Cuba off the beaten tracks with local guides brings income to local Cuban people and their families. The Cuban people are very aware that it is important to take care of its beautiful nature, as it is one of the main attractions for tourists, and tourism is the main income nowadays of Cuba. By making use of ecological excursions during your travel on Cuba, you support the people to continue with taking care of their natural reserves. These Cuba tours are designed & offered by ecological guides who work & live in Latin America, and have been guiding in the Caribbean for many years. They can arrange all details of your travel and design special tailor made travels for Cuba. The operator is a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and can help you with all your questions about diving in Cuba. These Cuba tours give a unique insight into the Cuban nature & culture, and with booking you support a Latin American based operator and a very dedicated team on the ground in Havana.
This company supports several families with children with clothes, medicaments, books, second hand luxury articles, purchases of their handicrafts, and donations for constructing materials and improving their housing.
When you visit farmers during your excursion, we ask participants, if appropriate, to donate luxury articles like ballpoints, soap and shampoo, buy some coffee and/or leave a donation. When you make use of local accommodation in the form of casas particulares, you directly support that family and make sure that the income gets ploughed back into Cuban society.
In Havana or East Cuba you can collect clothes, shoes and toiletries to donate to a Cuban organization, which supports people from the countryside with no resources. You can also leave clothes, mountain shoes, toiletries or other articles with your local guides after the excursion.
This operator empowers a womens coffee cooperation and NGO in the Andes of Venezuela. Their vision is to provide solidarity to the entire coffee community in the area, striving to improve the quality of the life of children and families of the coffee communities. With this holiday and all our tailor made travels in Latin America you support local families on your destination of travel and you make it for us possible to support mothers and children in the Andes of Venezuela through this cooperation and NGO. Through their different programs the cooperative aspire to offer training technique in administration, management, accounting, among others and offer scholarships to students and subsidies to primary schools in rural coffee communities, as well as inspire to new forms of community economic organization.
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