In today's consumer-driven world, travel and tourism frequently become easily-accessible luxuries taken for granted. Too few people appreciate the unique ethnic diversity available in world indigenous communities, which can benefit from responsible cultural tourism. Sustainable tourism respects local cultures; confers tangible, appropriate benefits upon host communities; protects environmental quality; is educational and, of course, a source of unique and memorable pleasure for the visitor.
Discovering the Mentawai
Responsible tourism is a viable alternative to the exploitation of Mentawai natural resources and ancestral lands. Native Planet's cultural tours embrace the active participation of Mentawai guides and Mentawai families to create a positive, sustainable source of revenue for traditional clans.
Native Planet Ecotourism Projects are Endorsed by: