Lost World Adventures strives to accommodate all of our global travelers in a socially and environmentally conscious way.
Many of our destinations and experiences were chosen as they positively impact the environment and preservation of ecology through local efforts. Some of these efforts that benefit the environment include changing bed linens and towels on request in order to avoid consumption of water and indiscriminate use of detergents, utilizing generators at certain times for energy savings, using local food products for meals, encouraging reuse of water bottles, incorporating more walking and biking tours and utilizing less environmentally harmful vehicles.
Lost World Adventures also feels strongly about our social responsibilities in our destinations, including cultural preservation and making sure local projects and people reap the benefits of our tourism dollars over mass chains and international conglomerates. A simple solution to this is hiring local guides and utilizing locally-owned and operated lodges, estancias, and other accommodations as well as offering our travelers the ability to purchase local wares and handicrafts that directly benefit the individuals selling them. Beyond that, Lost World Adventures and its partners also participate in local projects that facilitate educational, cultural and natural heritage developments. Examples of these types of projects include building more fortified walls on local homes to better handle cold weather, utilizing local materials for construction and decorations, and offering hotel training programs that better prepare young people for work opportunities within their regions. Some of our favorite hotels and lodges, such as Casitas Del Arco Iris in Urubamba Peru, donate 100% of its proceeds to a project that offers schooling for the poorest members of its community.
Other organizations and groups that Lost World Adventures supports include:
Some hotels will let you use their facilities (gym, spa, pool, beach, etc.) for a reduced day pass. This can be great for layovers!