At the hotel: Choose small, family-owned hotels instead of international hotel chains. Inform yourself about their environmental policies and practices. Are they supporting community projects? Do they hire local people?
Buy local: Eat in local restaurants, shop in local markets and attend local events. Buy arts and crafts directly from the producers, not from foreign-owned souvenir stores.
Hire local guides: Enrich your experience and support the local economy. Learn about the country and its secret places from a local perspective.
Language: Learn a few words of the local language and use them.
Dress: Adapt yourself to the local culture and customs and dress appropriately.
Exchange: Inform yourself about the culture and history of the country before your trip. Show interest and talk to local people and learn from them. Tell them about your own country, customs and traditions.
Behavior: Always be respectful and polite when talking with local people. Also respect their privacy, ask permission before entering sacred places, homes or private land and before taking pictures of them.
Environment: Do not leave waste behind, smoke or make loud noises in natural environments. Never touch or harass animals and always follow designated trails. Support conservation by paying entrance fees to national parks and protected sites.
Animal products: Never purchase crafts, clothing, furniture or other products that have been made from protected or endangered animals. Do not support locals capturing animals by paying for taking pictures with them.