RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL AND GIO ADVENTURES
The Indian traveller is clearly becoming a more sophisticated traveller. They travel more, have seen more of the world and expect the same professionalism in the travel industry as they see in the best examples abroad. They have also become specific in what they are look for. Whetherit’s looking for outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle or city slicking and shopping - they want what they want – and exactly that. Why? Because they can have it. And they want no less.
They are also convinced why they want to travel. They have realized the true potential of travel; the fact that one actually really starts learning when one starts travelling and that, that is when one really becomes with themselves. Or that we see perspective when we are miles away from home. That we understand the importance of what a home is. And that despite all boundaries we, the world are but one people.
The fact is that we haven’t only learnt how travel is important for ourselves but how it has the potential for changing the world. If everyone in the world travels, there will be so much more understanding (by 2020 an estimated 1.5 billion people will be out of their homes checking out other lands and cultures).
What a great thing to instill in our children and family and friends. But in order for travel to really impact us we need to evaluate how we travel. For if we travel irresponsibly then the whole idea of travelling is undone.
So, we need to be aware of our impact on not just ourselves – but our impact on the environment. And environment as a whole. Which means the earth and all who live in it. So starting with nature and the environment to local environment to cultures and economies.
GIO Adventures has been committed to Responsible Travel right from its inception in 1999. We also adhere to the principles of “Leave No Trace” in all our trips and almost 100% of our leaders, guides and staff are locals from the region they serve.
If you need a reason as to why you should choose GIO Adventures we have a few compelling reasons why:
GIO was born in the Himalayas. GIO (our company) is literally born and brought up in the Himalayas and now head quartered in the hill town of Dehradun in Garhwal Himalayas. Our familiarity & knowledge of the region ensures smooth running of all our trips
Small group size & guaranteed departures. All our fixed departures have on an average about 8-10 people. 12 is our upper limit and we run all departures even if we have two people on board
Our team & wealth of Himalayan experience. We are a group of about 100 people mostly from different villages in the Indian Himalayas. Love & respect for mountains and a genuine liking for anything adventurous is the common thread binding us. Our instructors and guides are trained from reputed mountain schools and have a minimum 4-5 years of experience.
Super Pricing. Due to a big in house team of instructors & our own equipment we are able to sell our trips at very attractive prices. Apart from having a very competitive price matrix our pricing is in INR and does not change for anyone, anywhere in the world. A GIO adventures has a policy of transparency with regards to its pricing and prices are clearly mentioned with inclusions/exclusions. There are no hidden costs.
Our Infrastructure. Our team is ably backed by our infrastructure to ensure great delivery. We have a big fleet of rafts, support vehicles, imported cycles, best quality camping & climbing equipment & offices to help you plan and book your trips in Delhi, Bombay, Dehradun, Bangalore & Ahmedabad. We also own & run 9 lodges/fixed camps in the Himalayas (www.himalayanecolodges.com)
Strong believer of Responsible Tourism. Being from the mountains we realise the dangers of high impact tourism on our ecology and try to run our trips in the most eco friendly manner