Naturally Responsible

We have always taken pride in our level of concern and commitment to the natural surroundings and the local people we encounter on our travels. As a company we support responsible charities and organisations wherever we can.

Responsible TravelBy training both our tour leaders and travellers on the philosophy of 'leave no trace', constantly reviewing operational processes, and working with locals to give something back to the communities we come into contact with; we endeavour to operate tours that create a positive impact on the lands we visit and a lasting impression for those who travel with us.

Bay Area Wilderness Training

Bay Area Wilderness Training

Bay Area Wilderness TrainingWe are proud to support Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT); a project of Earth Island Institute. Based in Oakland, California, their work helps to give access to outdoor adventures to disadvantaged young people. Each passenger booking with Grand American Adventures has the option to donate £1/US$1 to support this well-deserved charity, and we will match this donation. Read more about Bay Area Wilderness Training.

American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society

American Hiking SocietyEstablished in 1976, the American Hiking Society is the only national voice for hikers - dedicated to promoting and protecting America's hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience. The society represents millions of hikers who are committed to preserving beautiful hiking trails for future generations. For additional information, or to make a donation, please visit www.americanhiking.org

Working With Locals

Working With Locals

Tourism Cares for TomorrowThe vast majority of our itineraries are led by local guides using local suppliers for transport, accommodation and activities. Food is usually purchased and prepared locally whenever possible.  We also contribute to local charities and projects as founding members of Tourism Cares for Tomorrow.

Off-Setting Emissions

Off-Setting Emissions

Native EnergyIf you want to reduce your carbon footprint log on to www.nativeenergy.com to find out how. Money raised by Native Energy supports local grass roots projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support local communities.