Baraka Destinations aims to leave minimal impacts on the environment and maximum benefits for local communities while catering to the expectations of today’s experienced traveler. With that in mind read about the following recommendations:
You may experience some language barriers if you don’t speak Arabic. Your guide can translate for you, of course; but feel free to try to learn some basic phrases and greetings, and have fun trying to stumble through some basic conversations – your efforts are likely to be warmly received. When that fails you may be able to have some interesting conversations with hand gestures and charades.
Gender roles in communities in the area may differ from your cultural background. Take cues from locals and your guide during interactions with the opposite gender. Refrain from hugging someone of the opposite gender; accept a handshake if offered, but do not be offended if it is not – simply offer a spoken greeting instead. If you visit a local home, do not be surprised if men and women sit in separate rooms. Along the same lines, dress modestly. Wear long pants, cover your shoulders, and avoid anything low-cut out of respect for local communities.
Leave No Trace
With all of our activities we follow the principles set by the Leave No Trace organization, ask your guide for more information!
The Seven Principles
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
© 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org.
Travelers Against Plastic
We are firm believers in a movement of tourists to travel without plastic. You will find that all our tours do not offer or use any disposables. We encourage you to do the same on your trip with us and in your future trips. For more information please visit http://www.travelersagainstplastic.org/.