Responsible Travel and Tourism

We have always taken pride in our level of concern and commitment to the natural surroundings and local peoples we encounter on our travels.

By training both our tour leaders and travellers on the philosophy of 'leave no trace', constantly reviewing operational processes, and working with locals to give something back to the communities we come into contact with; we endeavour to operate tours that create a positive impact on the places we visit. As a company we support responsible charities and organisations wherever we can.

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  • Bay Area Wilderness Training

    TrekAmerica is proud to support Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT); a project of Earth Island Institute. Based in Oakland, California, their work helps to give access to outdoor adventures to disadvantaged young people, who may never otherwise leave the city. BAWT promotes the wise use of national, state and regional parks in Western USA as locations to provide training and support to youth workers in their local area. Each passenger booking with TrekAmerica has the option to donate £1/US$1/€1 to support this well-deserved charity and TrekAmerica will match this donation.
Bay Area Wilderness Training
  • It's the small things

    We believe it's the small things in life which make the biggest difference. Some examples of things we've done to help are; donate some of our old tents and sleeping bags to boy scouts, offer left over food to the homeless and we always keep our eyes open for opportunities where we can. We also work with locally owned business for activities and accommodation and work with local communities such as the Navajo people in Monument Valley.
Boy Scouts
  • Leave No Trace

    We want the incredible natural sights in the Americas that we visit on our trips to stay that way. That's why we promote a `Leave No Trace' philosophy on all our tours, ensuring we clean up after ourselves on campsites and trails. This is a national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when enjoying the great outdoors.

    > Read the Leave No Trace Guidelines
Alaska Camping
  • Working with the locals

    The vast majority of our itineraries are led by local tour leaders using local suppliers for transportation, accommodation and activities. Food is usually purchased and prepared locally, without the waste and energy needed for restaurant meals. This way we return money to the local economy. We would like for you to support our philosophy by purchasing locally made products when available.
Food kitty
  • Tour Leader Training

    Our tour leaders are all trained in responsible tourism issues and given advice on how to run tours to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Topics covered include water conservation and waste disposal, minimising campfire impact, and respect for the local peoples. You tour leader will help to show you how you can help during your tour.
Phil - Canadian Rockies
  • Small Group Travel

    Travelling as a small group goes a long way to reducing the negative environmental and social impact of travel.. Also, a group of thirteen or less travellers requires less space for activities that a group of forty or fifty, and helps to minimize each group's impact on the environment, other groups of people and helps minimize disruptive impacts on the animals living in and around the camp setting.
Group outside the White House
  • Offset your carbon emissions

    If you want to reduce your carbon footprint log on to to find out how. Money raised by Native Energy supports local grass roots projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support local communities, for example they've helped a remote Alaskan village develop three wind turbines that replace polluting diesel generators.
Seattle Urban Kayak
  • Members of the American Hiking Society

    TrekAmerica is a proud supporter of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America's vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems. Find out more about the American Hiking Society here.
American Hiking Society
View Responsible Travel Guidelines

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