Bonafide Tours and Expeditions designs and leads extraordinary international expeditions to destinations off the beaten path.
We are excited to announce that our Portugal Tour is fully designed and we are ready to take reservations for summer and fall 2016 departures. Currently under development is a spice island adventure to Grenada and Carriacou in the Caribbean (coming in 2017).
Local knowledge is key to resilient communities and is also a guiding principle in organizing memorable Bonafide Tours and Expeditions. Our guides and tour designers are native to the international destinations visited by Bonafide Tours and Expeditions. The expert guides have been selected based on their knowledge and passion for the places they know and care about. Embedded in every tour design are the principles inspired by the concept of integrated rural tourism, which was developed by Professor Comen in the late 1990’s as a low impact rural tourism development model to guide socio-economic development in rural communities seeking to enter the tourism arena. Integrated rural tourism embraces the principles and practices of ecotourism while also highlighting rural life patterns where the ordinary for the host community becomes the extraordinary for the visitor.
To ensure high quality and memorable experiences, Bonafide Expeditions to international destinations consist of small groups of between 6 and 12 guests. Check the tour you are considering for exact details.
Personal, professional, and passionate are the themes which underpin the values of our guides, and our tour organizers. Our goal is to deliver a memorable experience grounded in the rural communities which are the highlight of our tours. While tours primarily prefer rural destinations, we do visit notable city destinations when appropriately placed within a historical or cultural context or when the city is an entry or exit point into the host country.
Grenada and its sister island of Carriacou are elegant and traditional islands
in the southern Caribbean visited extensively by the “yachtie” community as well as seasoned travelers seeking quiet and laid back destinations. Bonafide Expeditions to these islands are relaxed and meaningful, featuring warm waters, tropical cuisine, and high quality small scale enterprises fitting the core concept of an integrated rural tourism experience.