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Code of Ethics

At Plan South America, we believe that travel should be an enriching experience that not only brings joy but respects and benefits the people and places we encounter. As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we are dedicated to promoting the principles of Regenerative Travel. Together, we can leave a positive impact on the destinations we explore.

Here are some key considerations we invite you to embrace during your travels:

Cultivating Cultural Understanding:

  • Approach your host country with a genuine desire to learn about its people and their customs.
  • Familiarise yourself with local traditions and be mindful of your actions, ensuring they are respectful and considerate.
  • Embrace the opportunity to engage with locals, asking questions and learning a few words of the native language.

Embracing Different Perspectives:

  • Recognise that time concepts and approaches may differ from yours in the countries you visit.
  • Respect local perspectives and adapt to their rhythm and way of life.

Respecting People and Places:

  • Avoid treating locals as mere subjects of your photographs. Always seek permission before taking pictures, respecting their preferences and privacy.
  • Refrain from making promises unless you can fulfill them. It is important to maintain trust and respect within the local community.

Nurturing the Natural Environment:

  • Be mindful of your impact on the environment during your travels. Avoid picking flowers, removing seeds, or damaging coral reefs.
  • Refrain from purchasing souvenirs that exploit wildlife, such as shells and skins. Remember, all wildlife sightings are a gift and should not be taken for granted.

Supporting Local Communities:

  • Put money into the hands of local people by opting for locally produced food and beverages.
  • Choose locally owned and operated accommodations, favouring smaller establishments that contribute directly to the local economy.
  • When shopping, even during bargaining, inject humor and remember that fair prices ensure fair wages for local artisans.
Michael Turek

Who We Are

At Plan South America, we specialise in crafting unforgettable journeys to Latin America. As a boutique tour operator, our expert team knows the region better than most. Not only are we committed to curating bespoke experiences for our clients, but we are also dedicated to responsible tourism and understand the importance of ensuring the long-term sustainability of our operations. 

Our Commitment

We recognise our role as a travel company and understand the importance of educating travelers, utilising our industry influence to impact the planet positively.

As part of our commitment, we have established partnerships with various foundations dedicated to safeguarding vulnerable communities and ecosystems. Through collaboration with tourist boards, sustainability advisors, and conservationists, we actively pursue net carbon positivity for each journey we curate.

Naku, Ecuadorian Amazon - canoeing

Travel with Purpose

We encourage you to join us on this journey toward regenerative travel. If you have any suggestions for improvement or would like to learn more about our initiatives, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you for choosing Plan South America as your travel partner. Let’s embark on a transformative journey that respects and celebrates the richness of our world. Together, we can make a difference in preserving the beauty and authenticity of the destinations we visit.