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What is the responsible tourism? (as outlined by the responsible tourism organization)

Responsible travel is a new way of traveling for those who've had enough of mass tourism. It's about respecting and benefiting local people and the environment – but it's about far more than that.

If you travel for relaxation, fulfillment, discovery, and adventure and to learn – rather than simply to tick off 'places and things' – then responsible travel is for you.

Getting more out of your holiday
Responsible travel is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people in tourism. It's about doing this in a fair way that helps ensure that they will give you an even warmer welcome!

For example, a local guide from the destination will open your eyes to their cultures and ways of life far better than an expert guide could ever do – they will also earn a much needed income from you.

The responsible traveler prefers smaller groups, and to meet some local people (as well as fellow travelers) rather than be surrounded by 1000's of people from back home. They don't like being herded about in a large crowd like nameless faces and understand that traveling in smaller groups makes local people and cultures more accessible.

The responsible travelers want to get a little bit more out of their travels, and to give a little bit back to the special places and people that they encounter. They want deeper and more real travel experiences. The responsible traveler values authenticity – experiences integral to local people's traditions, cultures and rituals - rather than those created for tourism, or those whose existing meanings and uses have become lost as they have been packaged up for tourism. No more 'Greek nights' in resorts with the only Greek people there to serve food please!

At the same time the responsible traveler understands that some cultural experiences are best kept private, and that their visit would be an intrusion. They believe that traveling with respect earns them respect.

Rediscovering nature
Responsible travel is about re-discovering how to experience nature and to be in it, feeling it, smelling it and learning about it rather than just looking at it.

Through this, they replenish their souls. They would rather get out on foot than sit in a big bus, and are determined to leave no physical evidence of their visit but their footprints.

The responsible traveler understands local people's relationship with environments, and that income from tourism can be a powerful incentive for conservation.

The responsible traveler values diversity – diversity of people, cultures and environments. They believe that they can grow as individuals through these experiences, and that their trip can make a positive contribution towards conserving global diversity.

Above all else the responsible traveler wants to cut loose and experience their world. The experienced responsible traveler knows how difficult it can be to do the right thing – and is humble and learns from their mistakes. Whether they travel independently, or through a leading responsible travel operator, the responsible traveler makes and experiences a difference.
In order of that, "we believe that we hired the earth from our parents and we borrowed it from our sons"
At Timeless Egypt we pride ourselves on being an Egyptian based company, operating from Cairo. This ensures that we are not only supporting the local economy but have ourselves experienced the sights and activities advertised in our tour program, which cover all the tourist's interests and tourism types.

Our Aim
We aim to always be aware and respect the procedures of the responsible tourism organization, requests of the Ministry of Tourism in Egypt, and to improve the self-awareness for the Egyptian people. This is done by giving lessons in the Sunday schools and youth meetings in the churches and in the cultural meetings in the universities. Cultural and Religious considerations are paramount in our organization and we also aim to consider the needs of our guests and do our best to meet their requests.
We are trying to show that Egypt not only offers historical and relaxing tourism opportunities, but also it can be a destination for either types of tourism, like nature, war and bird's immigration tourism. We hope to show you all that Egypt has for the universe.

Our Mission
Because Egypt is a developing country, and the salaries here are so low comparatively to the cost of living. At Timeless Egypt we make it a priority to help those who are in need. A percent of Timeless Egypt’s income is donated to some local orphanages in Cairo and other not for profit organizations. Timeless Egypt's staff is involved in some local social activities, like volunteering projects in the countryside and the small villages.

Egypt is facing a big danger in its high pollution levels; air pollution, natural pollution, optical pollution and water pollution. The people of Egypt are uneducated in terms of knowing how to decrease these high levels of pollution. To help improve this situation, the Timeless Egypt staff arranges educational tours for the locals all over Egypt to help improve their understanding about the environment as well as other issues in their society. This program aims to give them a governmental certificate that permits these people to continue their education to university level.
To help people all over the world learn about Egypt's Ancient wonders, art, history and lifestyle, we are also establishing a section on our website aimed at educating children and to help them with their school projects on Egypt!