There’s hiking and then there’s hiking

There are so many terms for getting out into nature and moving around on your own two feet. The term you’re most familiar with may depend on your location, and there are some fairly country-specific terms such as tramping (New Zealand), rambling (UK), and bushwalking (Australia). There are also some...

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Promoting women’s leadership through hiking tourism

We are only ever afforded a glimpse into the lives of the communities we work with – and are there at their invitation. These communities are guardians of a wealth of traditional and cultural knowledge. They are also places in which social norms play a large role in determining the...

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Women guides leading the way

During our guide training in 2017, we held a session on barriers to women guides in our partner communities. Ever since then we have continued to work with and encourage those women who were keen to guide. This year, almost all of our hikes so far have had at least...

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Communities complete revamped guide training course

Eighteen guides from three of our partner villages undertook our revamped guide training course in April. We deliver this tailored course every two years, with a first aid refresher course in the intervening year. In a change for 2019, we decided to take the course out of the village and...

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We’re going plastic free!

We’ve always tried to minimise our use of single-use plastics, and worked to recycle those that we do. But, this is not enough. So in 2019, Talanoa Treks is going single-use plastic free! Our first target is our guests and guides use of plastic bottles. Hiking in a tropical country...

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