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Responsible tourism Archives: Environment

Ecuador, a concentrate of South America!

In Ecuador

Alternate altitudes and admire multiple, highly contrasted natural wonders

Ecuador does of course have a pre-Columbian history worthy of interest, as well as colonial cities with undeniable charm, such as Quito or Cuenca, but it has other unsuspected treasures. Imagine that in a few hundred kilometres you can pass from the Amazonian forest to the Pacific coast at the foot of the mythical Cotopaxi volcano and its almost 6,000 metres high! And we haven’t talked about the Galapagos Islands yet… Did you say treasures?
Depending on itinerary choice

Saddle up on the island of Texel!

In Holland

Discover Texel – an island full of Dutch charm

Want to escape without flying, to sit on the train in the early morning, open your favourite read occasionally glancing at the North Sea? The island of Texel awaits you, as does your bike. Sandy beaches, dunes covered with heather fields, an historical lighthouse, rich populations of birds and seals… The scenery is set for a week of change and iodine.
From CHF 1,040.–

Oman – a country of deserts

In Oman

Explore mountains, beaches, deserts and enjoy the exotic spices of this amazing cultural crossroads

The Sultanate of Oman is exceptional in more than one way in this region of the world. The Omanis welcome you to their tradional world which is now slowly opening. The spectacular geography of their country takes you from the remote Empty Quarter to the mountain ranges — some exceeding 3,000 metres — via superb and empty coasts. A history flavoured by the multiple cultures of Zanzibar, Iran, and India. All this makes Oman a country apart and to be explored in detail by those who are fascinated by the world of Philby, Thomas, Thesiger, and Morris.
Depending on itinerary choice

The Spectacular Light of the Azores as an Introduction to Watercolour Painting

In the Azores

Draw your travel diary!

The most beautiful colour combination? The island of Pico in the Azores and watercolour. A magnificent island, whales in the distance, paths that invite you to wander, to contemplate and using paper and brushes, this trip is the result of a collaboration between Atelier du Baobab and our agency. During this 9-day stay in the Azores, accompanied by Éliane Monnier, you have the opportunity to learn and develop your watercolour technique and create your own travel diary, inspired by the beauty and enchanting atmospheres of this island. Beginners and advanced are welcome!
From CHF 1,810.–

The Breath of Life and Nature in Scotland

In Scotland

From the gusts of the Highlands to the ocean spray, take a deep breath

Little by little Scotland ensconces itself in our hearts and souls. The Scottish beauty and charm is gently finding its way into our beings. From the joie de vivre in the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the awe-inspiring landscapes and coasts of the Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland, this country invokes a wide range of emotional responses all the while leaving a great sense of tranquility. We love to create tailor-made itineraries that include cities, valleys, fjords, estuaries and coasts by taking buses, trains, ferries and walking paths. These trips become a collection of real little journeys, quickly evolving changes of scenery leaving you with still and haunting images. So when are you leaving for Scotland?
Depending on itinerary choice

Tinos, a wild and authentic island

In the Cyclades

Walks for the naturalist, botanist and for those interested in the islands culture

Discover the Greek island with Sylvain Garraud, a mountain guide/naturalist as well as a naturopath-herbalist. Sylvain will share all the wonders of Tinos with you. This island was Athens vegetable garden at one time; with the artichoke is its symbol, it keeps a rich, healthy and lively Mediterranean culinary tradition. Agriculture, animal husbandry and the harvest continue to be living practices despite the wind that leaves its mark on the strongest olive trees. The island radiates light reflected by its blue-grey and white marble so famous throughout Greece. Tinos is surrounded by a brilliant blue sea and an immaculate Mediterranean sky. It is bathed in serenity where those passionate about the great natural spaces, epicureans, and lovers of simple and jovial life will succumb to its charm.
From CHF 1,490.–

Mysterious El Hierro, in the Canaries

In El Hierro

Isolate yourself on this timeless piece of volcanic land, ahead of its time thanks to its eco-responsible philosophy

When you think of the Canary Islands, the first impression that comes to mind is probably that of a seaside holiday and winter mass tourism. This is the case in some islands however others offer very beautiful landscapes and ways of life. Like El Hierro, for example – a mixture of rurality and modern technology gives this island a very special character. We discovered a passionate guide who makes the best of your stay combining guided hikes and visits. In following his footsteps, El Hierro will reveal all its mysteries to you.
From € 1’215.–

Walks, Talks & Whales

In the Azores

Observe, explore, taste... learn!

Are you a fan of watching marine mammals but not to the point of allowing your hiking boots to become bored at home? Would you like to learn more about the life of the Azores, their habits and customs, their approach to life, being isolated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? This trip combining wildlife observation on the water and hiking on the beautiful island of Pico is made for you.
From € 449.–

Inner beauty and outer beauty, all blended in Bhutan

In Bhutan

Find happiness on the roof of the world

Bhutan, isolated both geographically and politically, is fascinating. Its perpetual quest for preservation of its cultural heritage coupled with that of the happiness of its inhabitants make the country seem a miraculous citadel which the stressed West looks upon with envy. There are many ways to discover Bhutan, depending on your desires – walking, biking, relaxing, hiking, mountains, countryside, or culture. It is a journey that should be prepared for well in advance. It is like a tasting menu that, once experienced, gives a burning desire to try it again.
Depending on itinerary choice