Positive destinations: migrant-led tours and a fair trade adventure

Three ideas for your next adventure: from a wilderness walk in Spain to city tours led by migrants

Migrant-led city tours

Migrant tours are available in cities like Rome, Paris and Lisbon. Image: Viaggi Solidali

Nominated for a 2016 World Responsible Tourism Award, Migrantour employs migrants as tour guides in immigrant-rich neighbourhoods. The idea? To foster cross-cultural understanding and showcase how ethnic diversity enriches communities. City walking tours have been launched in nine locations across Europe, including in Turin, Rome, Paris and Lisbon.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Spain. Image: Inn Travel

2017 marks 20 years since Almeria’s Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, in Andalucia, Spain, was made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – one of the last unspoiled slices of wilderness in this part of the Mediterranean. Take a four day self guided walking trip around the sand dunes, dusty hills and wild, deserted beaches of this spectacular region, much of which is accessible only by foot.

Fair trade journey

Freshly ground fair trade coffee in Peru. Image: Inn Travel

Meet farmers and artisans producing fair trade goods while seeing some of the most spectacular sights in Latin America. Journey to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the greatest wonders of the world; watch the stars from the shores of Lake Titicaca; learn about organic ‘bean to cup’ coffee production and take part in traditional ceramic and weaving workshops with indigenous entrepreneurs.

Main image: Inn Travel

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