Frontier Treks and Tours (FT&T) got started as an American tour business offering trekking and cultural tours to North India. Tours to the Maldives were later added, which led to the formation of two separate branches: FT&T India and FT&T Maldives.
FT&T India offers ecotourism packages that allow our customers to experience the natural and historic beauty of the land along with the local people and culture. Our experienced staff also can arrange custom tour adventures that cater to the specific wishes of our customers. As members of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) we promote responsible forms of tourism that respect the environment as well as the local culture.
We aim to provide high quality tours to responsible customers wishing to engage in more than the average “tourist” experience. To achieve this our staff live onsite in our tour destinations learning the local language & culture while building a wide network of local relationships. This helps us bridge the culture gap that often exists between the foreign tourist and the local community. In addition, we are able to find excellent local guides and service providers that allow us to offer a quality product to our customers.
FT&T India’s Principles for Responsible Tourism:
- We desire to instill in our customers an awareness and appreciation for the culture and environment visited. Therefore we implement our tours in ways that respect cultural values and practices.
- We believe that knowing about the history of the place you’re visiting can enhance your understanding of the present. We provide our customers with insights into the history of our tour destinations, as well as point them to additional resources if they want to learn more.
- We avoid tourist traps/environments and seek to visit culturally authentic environments.
- We support the local economy by appropriately hiring quality local service providers to help facilitate our tours.
- We care for the environment of the host culture by educating and promoting environmental responsibility among tourists and locals.