Finding your inspiration in Kerala
The new year has just begun, but you can’t find your mojo, your je ne sais quoi, your raison d’être. The passion for your work is gone. You need a break, and fast. Meet GoBarefoot.Travel, winner of the the Best Responsible Travel Operator Site, 2 years running and their Ecotourism Adventures.
Imagine floating through the backwaters of Kerala, along the River Nila, sharing authentic experiences with communities along the way: the folk artists still preserving their traditional local music performance, the potter and a nearby bamboo village, witnessing how a community based co-operative has managed to successfully launch several enterprises with a sustainable ethos.
This immersive trip is led by a local social enterprise, and is guaranteed to wash away the worries of daily life while you enjoy a boutique hotel and night on a houseboat and the authentic hospitality of traditional home stays, Kathakali and folk music performances, craft workshops, plus, a wildlife safari and a spice trail experience.
And Kerala’s not your only choice, Go Barefoot collaborates with national and regional governments, non-governmental organisations, private enterprises and universities in the development of several sustainable tourism initiatives. They design innovative, tailor-made ecotourism adventures and immersive cultural discoveries to match any budget and any passion - ranging from off the beaten track adventures, romantic and relaxation escapes, to family breaks. Visit their site to see more.
Why they are magnifeco: Go Barefoot is driven by a social and environmental ethos working in partnership with NGOs, co-operatives and social enterprises to provide more immersive cultural discoveries and enriching ecotourism adventures, away from the conventional and commercial tourist circuits.