Responsible Travel

We believe travel can support sustainable development around the world. To support this goal, we are committed to decreasing our environmental footprint, stimulating local economies, providing direct support for community projects, and teaching our students responsible travel practices. We journey to locations off the tourist track, buy goods from locally-owned businesses, partner with community organisations, and respect cultures and customs. Our programs actively support education, infrastructure development, job growth, and other community initiatives.

We have partnered with Sustainable Travel International, a global NGO, to evaluate our ongoing impact and to help us operate in the most responsible manner possible. We have codes of conduct in every country and have established sustainability teams to help us reach our targets.


  • “Sustainable Travel International is honoured to work with Rustic Pathways on their sustainable development initiatives. Over the last 18 months, our organisations have worked together to examine the full impact of their work around the world. It is clear Rustic Pathways is improving lives through tourism by building partnerships and conducting travel in a sustainable manner.”
    Brian T. Mullis

    Founder and CEO, Sustainable Travel International