Sacred Earth Travel is committed to the philosophy of responsible tourism and sustainable development. We are also committed to providing services of the highest quality and individual attention. We hand-pick the tour operators and lodges we work with and choose only those businesses who are equally committed to our values of social and environmental responsibility. We are proud to be working with some of the best operators in the business, who take the responsibility of travel seriously and continuously implement measures to make their operations cleaner and greener, while striving for the highest level of quality in the services they provide. Thus we are confident that the tours and lodgings we promote are of the highest standards. A high percentage of our travel partners has been certified in various eco-travel certification programs or won awards for their innovative apporaches and excellence of eco-tourism ethics. Others may be in line and waiting to become certified - the queue for certification is long. I do not discriminate on the basis of certification, but use my own powers of discretion to establish whether an operation is sincere and genuine in their efforts or simply rides the green bandwagon.
Sacred Earth Travel is proud to be part of a network for social change and environmental improvements and protection through the initiatives created or supported by our partners. However, we also work with incoming tour operators, who offer the best overall services, which include, but are not limited to, eco and adventure tours or lodges within the countries in which they operate. In other words - if you insist, we can book you a room at the Marriott or some other chain hotel - but we would never promote it. Instead, wherever possible, we will suggest small, boutique hotels with excellent standards of quality, giving preference to outfits who demonstrate an ecological approach in their operation. But in the end of the day, the choice is yours.
Our speciality are custom designed tours that are taylor made to fit your interest, budget and time frame. Thus, you will find that many of the itineraries published here are relatively short adventures of 3 - 8 days. These are stand-alone packages, which can be modified according to your wishes or combined to create an individual tour to suit your preferences. We place a strong emphasis on special interest tours, such as wildlife watching, birding and botanical tours, community based tourism ventures, hiking, diving, snorkeling and kayaking adventures, all of which have a very low environmental impact.
Sacred Earth Travel donates a percentage of its profits to charitable initiatives. Each year on the summer solstice we will choose a recipient. Their project will be highlighted in the corresponding issue of the Sacred Earth Travel Newsletter and for a couple of months, while the newsletter is on-line, you will have the opportunity to add your donation to the project via a donation box that will be placed on the website along with the feature.
Sacred Earth Travel is dedicated to providing a friendly, personalized service with meticulous attention to every detail. Our committment to ecological and social standards as well as our discerning choice of high quality service providers and tour operators means that every aspect of your trip will be handled professionally and with utmost care. By choosing one of our travel adventures you will also directly or indirectly support social and/or environmental projects that are helping to protect endangered species, habitats and cultures.
Kat Morgenstern, 2006