Thoughtful Travel Initiatives

A vital part of our Charity Challenges

We recognise how important it is that our Charity Challenges do not diminish the natural values of the environment with sustainability as an integral part of our planning. The World Expeditions Travel Group is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. 

Our Charity Challenges always aim to benefit the local people, safeguard the ecosystems we explore and contribute to the sustainability of travel in the regions we experience. 

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Our Thoughtful Travel Charter & Initiative


  • Retracing the steps of the Stampeders route over the Chilkoot Pass. |  <i>Mark Daffey</i>


  • Ferns on the Franklin |  <i>Glenn Walker</i>
  • Huilloc Healthy Cook Stove Project, Peru Community Project
  • Arnhem Land Aboriginal culture, Northern Territory |  <i>Tourism NT</i>
  • Relaxed Mother and Son onlooking the streets of Cambodia |  <i>Peter Walton</i>
  • Beautiful gorilla in Rwanda |  <i>Ian Williams</i>
  • Trekking with a full pack through the Himalayas |  <i>Heike Krumm</i>
  • Help us keep the places that inspire us clean by taking part in our 10 Pieces litter initiative |  <i>Lachlan Gardiner</i>
  • Our Positive Impact Projects, such as the Bac Lieu Vietnam Wind Project, supports local economies and their sustainable development. |  <i>South Pole</i>
  • Local school boy Kenya |  <i>Trent O'Donnell</i>
  • Clearing nets and marine debris from the Arhnem Land coastline

All Trips 100% Carbon Offset

Support sustainable projects on your next challenge

Leave an even bigger positive impact when joining our Charity Challenges. All our trips are 100% carbon offset and will directly support renewable energy and reforestation projects across the world.

Our active adventures often rely on our traveller’s own exertion to get from point A to point B; this is the case for many of our trekking itineraries, which are already low carbon emitting. When crafting our trips, we choose the least carbon intensive transport and accommodation available in the region, whilst taking into account traveller safety.

Notably, the cost of leaving a carbon offset footprint in the places we visit will not be passed onto travellers and instead will be absorbed by the World Expeditions Travel Group. Read more about how these carbon reduction projects work.

You will be directly benefiting the environment, communities and their economies from the carbon emissions offset from your land travel. Projects supported include a wind farm in Vietnam, a conservation project in Australiaand a hydropower plant in China.

The carbon credits invested into these projects therefore accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources for developing nations, as well as projects that benefit local communities and protect their biodiversity.

These projects support a range of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as alleviating poverty, providing clean water and sanitation and offering decent work and economic growth, all of which aim to achieve a better future for all.

The Responsible Travel Guidebook

Our Responsible Travel Guidebook has been written as an educational tool to ensure that our travellers and partners are aware if the role they play in our Responsible Travel efforts. The booklet sets out our environmental objectives and practices, provides examples of responsible tourism initiatives we put in place in the field and outlines how travellers can play a part in reducing the impact on environments and cultures around the world. Every Huma Charity Challenge traveller receives a copy of this guidebook. Please enjoy reading our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook.

Ways to be a Thoughtful Traveller

Conserving environments and cultures requires a united front with our industry partners, travellers, guides and staff and the World Expeditions Travel Group's comprehensive policies on Thoughtful Travel continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing landscape of sustainable and responsible travel.

View the Thoughtful Traveller booklet that empowers travellers with ideas on how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel.