At Espíritu Travel we are in love with the Dominican Republic. Its beautiful nature, wonderful culture and warm people are treasures that should be preserved at all costs. For that reason, our company strongly believes in promoting responsible travel to the Dominican Republic without losing the quality or enjoyment of your trip.
We think that having the local communities benefit from tourism and minimizing any negative impact on the environment does not prevent you from having your dream vacation in the Dominican Republic. Like in any other of our destinations, we work hard to make sure sustainable travel becomes a reality sooner rather than later.
For this reason, at Espíritu Travel we offer responsible travel helping in different areas, such as the ones we tell you below.
Positive Impact Trips
Trips to create jobs, help local families, collaborate with artisans, and endorse real connections between countries and people.
We endeavor to provide plenty of information so that travelers can also support small businesses that sell unique souvenirs or one-of-kind home decor or even locally designed fashion in the Dominican Republic. This support allows businesses to flourish, grow, and expand.
We have chosen to support a carbon offset project in the Amazon rainforest. The project protects over 149,000 hectares of virgin rainforest from deforestation which houses 44,000+ species of plants and animals, including over 30 vulnerable species. The project also provides improved quality of life for over 6,200 local community members—including paths to land ownership, and improved diversity of the local economy with capacity building for cultivating new and highly valuable forest crops and products. You can find out more about this verified gold standard project here.
Travel can create enriching personal experiences as well as greater cultural understanding and connection.
The journey towards becoming a purpose-driven company has no end. We continue to seek ways to make our trips a force for improvement in the lives of those who are touched by our trips. One of our aspirations is to move towards plastic-free trips. Another ambition is we would like to provide our travelers as well as guides and drivers with Water to Go bottles in order to eliminate the need for single use plastic bottles especially true for the Dominican Republic.
See our positive impact trips
If you would like to make a positive impact on your next trip, we are here to help.