“GloCal travel offers alternatives to mass tourism holidays, co-operating with local guides and communities in Mexico & Central America to improve their economy and protect their environment.”
GloCal travel offers alternatives to mass tourism holidays, co-operating with local guides and communities in Mexico & Central America to improve their economy and protect their environment.
Accommodation and tour providers are carefully selected among those who show an approach to the tourist development based on sustainability and respect for the environment, applying natural design principles, practising ecology policies (i.e. recycling, waste control, and energy and water savings), and creating an atmosphere where visitors can have an authentic travel experience. Participants to cultural and nature tours are accompanied in small groups by anthropologists, biologists and local guides, cooperating with the native communities.
gloCaltravel mainly promote destinations off the beaten tracks, focusing on areas offering peculiar eco-systems and bio-diversities, and historical and archaeological parks.
gloCaltravel operates a first selection on the same destinations, trying to avoid mass tourism resorts and all inclusive holidays which prevent travellers for spending their money outside their artificial paradise, whereas the local communities suffer with the exploitation of their natural environment and their labour force, with a very little benefit for their internal economy.
gloCaltravel lodging lists include independent hotels, B&Bs, camps, haciendas and ecolodges, avoiding hotel chains and mass tourist resorts.
Ecotours range from daily activities and excursions to longer trips exploring different regions, and are all focused on nature watching and on the discovery of the amazing archaeology and culture of Latin America, with interaction activities with local communities. Adventure activities often included in the tours are trekking, mountain-biking, rafting, kayaking, climbing, flying, diving and snorkelling. Other cultural activities are food and drink tasting, cooking and handcraft courses.