COLOMBIA ACTIVA is a travel agency that stands out for offering unique tourism
experiences at the national level, seeking to promote the best image of our destinations, we are committed to offer products and services that promote the natural, social, economic and cultural environment of the regions where we work, articulating suppliers that are in harmony with our standards of quality and sustainability and promoting with our clients good practices that support the protection of the visited destinations. Thus, and under continuous improvement, our agency and collaborators integrate actions that minimize the impacts related to our operation and recognize and enhance the benefits generated.
Our commitment to sustainability leads us to work with our suppliers, partners and customers; manage our
resources efficiently; manage our waste integrally and promote our destinations responsibly.
With our employees, we commit to:
Minimize solid waste generated in our facilities and promote appropriate management practices. The saving and efficient use of energy and water seeking the optimal use of our equipment and facilities. Continuously training in the sustainability of our environment.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT AS TOURIST YOU KNOW THE RESPONSIBILITY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL LAW
- Remember that purchasing and trafficking of wild animals is a crime. Rejects and denounces the illegal commercialization and traffic of species of wild flora and fauna, Law 17 of 1981 Resolution 1367 of 2000
- Sexual and commercial exploitation of minors is a crime. Rejects and denounces commercial, sexual, pornographic, and other forms of sexual abuse with minors. Law 1336 of 2009, Resolution 3840 of 2009 and Law 679 of 2001. Click here to consult the complete law.
- Remember that the purchase and trafficking of cultural property is a crime. Rejects and denounces the committing and illegal trafficking of cultural, regional and national assets. Law 103 of 1991, Decree 904 of 1941, Law 397 of 1997, Decree 833 of 2002, Law 1185 of 2008
Our services promote equitable and inclusive treatment by rejecting any discriminatory practice and accepting all as equal.
- If you are going to visit a natural protected area you should know its restrictions and recommendations.
- In Colombia, the use of psychoactive substances is prohibited.
- We invite you to maintain harmony by rejecting and avoiding the development of any activity that affects the quietness of our community.
TO VISIT OUR COUNTRY WE SHARE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WILL MAKE OUR EXPERIENCE CONTRIBUTE TO THE
CONSERVATION OF OUR DESTINATIONS
IF YOU VISIT BEACHES OR MARINE AREAS
- Return with the solid wastes to your hotel
- Develop your activities according to the given instructions, avoid touching or taking
animals or plants found on the beaches or in the sea
- Try to use sun protection products with natural or biodegradable ingredients, if you
are going to perform snorkeling or diving activities near corals, avoid using these products
- When consuming products of sea, know the species in seal and the minimum sizes to promote its conservation
- Avoid using straws, carry some ashtray container to avoid throwing ash or cigarettes butts to the beach
WHEN VISITING NATURAL AREAS IN MOUNTAINS
- Avoid bring disposable materials with you and support cleaning of visited areas
- Perform your activities according to the instructions given by guides or authorities
- Try to use water bottles for refilling your drinks
- Recognize previously special conditions for your visit to adequately equip yourself
- Identify restricted areas and avoid disturbing the natural conditions of the area (noise, collecting plant material)
IN ARCHITECTURAL OR CULTURAL HERITAGE ZONES
- Take pictures according to the conditions of the place (avoid using flash)
- Make your travel without altering the community activities of the place
- Avoid touching, standing or leaning on restricted or vulnerable areas
WHEN INTERACTING WITH OUR COMMUNITIES
- Review practices and customs previously to your visit
- Avoid taking photographs without prior permission of individuals or communities in their activities
- Know local projects and procure contribute to them
- Enjoy typical dishes and music and cultural samples of the region
Decalogue of a RESPONSIBLE tourist
We invite you to know and apply the following tips that will help your experience enrich the destination you visit.
- Reducing water consumption maximizes its supply for the visiting community. Short showers and turn off the faucet when not in use are simple measures to save water.
- The efficient use of equipment extends its useful life and reducing the generation of waste.
Turn off the light, keep the air conditioner at 20 degrees, unplug equipment when not in use and program the TV to turn it off, all contribute to a better use of energy.
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink, are the 4R that will help to be a traveler zero residues
Take a reusable shopping bag, choose products with less packaging, use reusable bottles and use ecological points correctly to deposit your waste. Think before buy if you really need it.
- In tourism, large quantities of food are wasted. We challenged you to eat it all.
- Sustainable transport keeps the atmosphere cleaner. Opt to use zero emission transportation, the bicycle is a great option to explore locations you visit.
- The communities visited have customs that must be respected. Before taking a photo to people request permission, maintain harmony avoiding to participate in activities that generate noise or disturb public order.
- Supporting local communities contributes to their development. Acquiring services and products from local communities and contributing to projects that promote development are options to leave the best footprint
- Know the destination, and take time to consult the rules and traditions. Ask for information and recommendations to know which customs or restrictions to follow.
- Flora and fauna must be conserved taking care of those foods that are consumed or products that are acquired. Know the animal closures, reject products using endangered animal or plant species, know the optimal sizes for the consumption of seafood and fish.
- Taking advantage of ventilation and natural lighting are ways to take care of one’s own health and that of the environment. Take advantage of common spaces and open curtains to reduce energy consumption.
OTHER TIPS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
Buy national, support the work of artisans
- Bring a souvenir, buy from the craftsmen’s associations
- Support collaborative work
- Buy made in Colombia to support the local economy
Discover and visit our cultural heritage
- Visit Museums, know our history
- Recognizes the customs and traditions of the country
- Respect the traditions of host communities