Women are notoriously generous and enjoy "giving back," especially when their own lives are well-blessed. After 25 years in the adventure travel business, we believe it more important than ever to offer trips that allow participants to experience more than just visiting a country. For that reason, we have developed a new set of travel opportunities where you can enjoy a cultural tour while also participating in a humanitarian adventure vacation that gives back to the local people and cultures we meet on our travels. We have named these trips promoting responsible travel, AdventureWomen’s "Humanitours."
If you’re a member of the Baby Boomer generation, you know the effect the Vietnam War had on all of our lives. It was a tumultuous time. We learned to question government, politics, virtue, honesty, culture, and the media. The war influenced Susan Eckert’s decision to go into the Peace Corps, and subsequently her determination to have her own adventure travel business. She wanted to share her experiences and educate travelers about other cultures. Susan believes, very strongly, that travel is one of the greatest tools we have for world peace; it breaks down barriers and fosters understanding like nothing else can.
In 2004 and 2006, we offered our first Humanitours in Vietnam and Bhutan that included money for humanitarian projects in the cost of the trip. They were wildly successful! We now try to include one or two Humanitours in our trip offerings each year. You can easily identify these trips by the pink peace sign next to the trip name.
Please consider joining us on our AdventureWomen Humanitours. Keep giving back. It's good for the soul.
For more information on our 2011 Humanitours, see:
Kenya Safari & Humanitour