Latin Trails recognizes the impact of tourism activity both on local cultures and on the environment. We realize the importance of preserving the cultural and natural heritage of the South American destinations we visit.
We are strong advocates of Sustainable Tourism practices, we are constantly reviewing our South America tour programs in order to find ways to minimize the impact our visits have on the localities we operate in.
Latin Trails takes responsible travel seriously, we work with local communities and conservation experts to minimize the impact of our travel. We try to run an eco-friendly office and are continuously enrolling our employees in development programs constantly raising awareness on environmental and cultural impact. We take special care in the fragile ecosystem that we have in Galapagos, where we have two cruise ships: Sea Star Journey and Seaman Catamaran
These 3 adjectives: Sustainable, Responsible and Participative are integrated to qualify products & services, users and suppliers in our tourism activity
These three principles in practice can modify the nature of the behavior of both the host and the traveler: from a passive consumerism position to a true exchange position. Trips conceived under these principles bring forth a new type of tourism; they show the true interest of the traveler to meet the reality of the place they visit and the local traditions creating so many possibilities of activities and favorable situations.
The fact, is that this type of travel generally starts in developed countries towards countries in development, it reflects the international economic breaches. In this sense, sustainable tourism is a constructive way to learn, understand and contribute personally towards improving this situation.
At a local level this promotes the creation of new projects, entrepreneurship and associations with the clear objective of using tourism as a sustainable means of income for local economies.