Our Goal - Responsible Travel Philosophy

Eco-friendly and sustainable tourism

Responsible Travel

As regular travellers one thing that never ceases to amaze and touch us while travelling is the kindness and generosity of people, often people who have next-to-nothing to their name. Such interactions bring meaning to travel and a sense of warmth and well-being. We firmly believe that the people who make these places special should also benefit from them.

As first preference we use local guides, locally-owned lodges, shops and eateries, and do our best to ensure that the benefits of our tours reach as widely as possible into the communities where they operate. We will also make significant donations from our profits to projects in those communities. This makes Travel The Unknown unique.

Our Projects - Responsible Tour Packages, Off The Beaten Track Responsible Tours

Details of projects we support

Our Responsible Travel Projects

We are proud to team up with Future Generations in India, a NGO which runs a number of development projects throughout Arunachal Pradesh. Their initiatives include women's empowerment, governance, health, conservation and peace building.

In Oaxaca, Mexico we work with Fundación En Via in developing a responsible tourism project that uses micro-finance as a means to help local people help themselves by harnessing the positive effects of tourism.

We plan to develop further community-based tourism projects with these and other partners in the future. We will also make regular contributions towards their projects and help to raise the profile of these organisation in the UK and beyond.

Our goal is to support a portfolio of worthwhile NGO that focus on grassroots development.

Environmental - our goals and philosophy

Our tours are 100% carbon-neutral

Environmental - Off The Beaten Track tourism, Green Travel, Responsible Tours Packages

Eco-tourism and carbon footprints are recently hitting the headlines, but this in an area we have taken seriously for some time. Our tours are 100% carbon-neutral and all of our prices include a contribution to Climate Care to offset both air and land emissions. To minimise waste, all of our brochures are also available for online browsing or PDF download.

Climate Care


Useful information for
ethical travel

Responsible Travel - Useful Links

Learn more about travelling responsibly at Responsible-Travel.org:

Detailed information about sustainable development in Arunachal Pradesh:

Climate Care - Offsetting Carbon Emissions:

Read about micro-finance tourism projects in Oaxaca, Mexico here: Fundación En Via

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Travel The Unknown is a UK based tour operator specialising in off the beaten track travel in some of the least explored places on Earth.

We are currently offering tours to North East India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya; Serbia, Syria and Colombia. Our off the beaten track tours are diverse and include tribal tours, cultural tours, Kaziranga safari trips, mountain trekking expeditions, village tours, Buddhist temple tours and camping in stunning remote places. We also offer festival tours including the Ras Festival in Majuli and many festivals in Arunachal Pradesh including Nyochum, Si-Doni, Losar, Tawang Torgya, and many more. In Colombia the Barranquilla festival is available.

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