As a team of people that are both passionate about travel and passionate about Cuba we are very much aware of the impact travel and tourism can have on a destination. Of course economic gain from tourism can very important to a country but it should never be at the expense of its culture, environment or people’s wellbeing. Locally Sourced Cuba tours therefore aims to provide our fellow travellers with experiences that have a positive impact on the locations they visit – promoting responsible travel in Cuba. As visitors of another country, we should never look to impose our own culture, traditions or beliefs on others and instead look to appreciate those of the locals and experience first hand a different way of life.
At Locally Sourced Cuba tours we believe that giving something back to the community is essential, because it is this community that makes our tours such a success. We work with our fellow travellers, clients, employees, and local contacts to ensure the successes of our business go directly back into the community and into protecting Cuba’s precious environment. We take responsible travel in Cuba very seriously.
This is not only good for the communities we visit but it also gives our travellers more enriched adventures.”
Responsible Travel in Cuba:
Supporting and working directly with Cuban businesses, services and individuals.
Sourcing supplies and equipment in Cuba.
Working with, supporting and involving Cuban people
Consulting with and treating our travellers, local communities and businesses in a fair and just manner.
Working with other partners who are focused on giving back to the community
Having our travellers stay at Casa Particular’s (small family run home-stays)
Being efficient in our use of natural resources.
Minimising environmental damage for items that can carry a negative impact (see our environmental code of conduct).
Leaving accommodation sites in better condition than we find them.
Running group tours that are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact and allowing for a more enriched travel experience.
Following Cuban government and local council recommendations for preserving flora and fauna.
Working with like-minded companies who share our passion for travel, the environment and ethical travel in Cuba