11 of the best Responsible Tour Operators

Trusting a responsible tour operator that share our values means having the guarantee of making a positive impact while traveling in every step of the journey.

Responsible tour operators prefer less touristic spots and authentic experiences in contact with the local population. They build solid and sustainable relationships between locals and travellers and they have the objective to reduce the carbon offset of tourism through the promotion and support of local initiatives and projects in favour of the development of the community. Very often, they share good practices with travellers concerning plastic alternatives, water consumption and waste management for example.

After the article about Sites and platforms to find responsible accommodation for your next trip, here's a list of tour operators engaged in offering valuable travel experiences while protecting the social, economic and environmental dimension of the visited destination. The idea is to conceive travel as a force of good that corresponds to the vision of the WTO for sustainable travel.

11 of the best responsible tour operators
Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is an international responsible tourism tour operator and the largest travel B Corporation*. Their mission? Create positive change through the joy of travel. This means they want their trips to be a force of good both for people and for the Planet. Intrepid Travel is dedicated to sustainability in all its forms (social, environmental and economic) also thanks to the Intrepid Foundation.

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*B Corps are businesses focused on creating benefits for all stakeholders by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and right balance between profit and purpose.

11 of the best responsible tour operators
Altai Travel

Altai travel is a community that unifies French travellers and local experts to encourage positive tourism based on a sustainable relationship between locals, travellers and experts. The idea is to choose a destination and to be directly in contact with the Altai team on spot in order to define the itinerary, the budget, the activities and so on. Among Altai’s mission there’s the creation of development opportunities and concrete actions to protect the environment and its inhabitants

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11 of the best responsible tour operators
ByWay Travel

A UK-based tour operator specialized in slow travel experiences in UK and Europe that don’t include flying. In fact, they organize the various journeys by train and by boat. Perfect choice if you like to explore hidden gems and off-the-beaten-tracks itineraries!

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11 of the best responsible tour operators

With a similar concept to the one of Altai Travel, Evaneos offers tailor-made authentic experiences with the help of French expert agencies in 160 destinations in the world. Travelling with them means transparency on the price paid to the agencies and 24h/24 assistance on spot.

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11 of the best responsible tour operators
Viaggi solidali

A social cooperative that was born in 2004 to promote responsible tourism in Italy, giving travellers the opportunity to discover this country through its inhabitants. Viaggi solidali is also the founder of AITR Italian Association of Responsible Tourism.

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