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Support Local Communities Initiative / We Stand with Ukraine  The Natural Adventure

Support Local Communities Initiative / We Stand with Ukraine

Important note: While the below initiative was launched in 2020 to help tackle the impact of the pandemic on the local communities in all countries where we operate, for the time being, the major part of the donations will be used to support our partners and the local communities in Ukraine – and we will match each donation! We have some great itineraries there which currently are suspended but we hope we soon will be able to offer you again these unforgettable and unique experiences!

We have always designed our holidays in a responsible way that gives back to local people and gives you a more rewarding experience. We believe that sustainable adventure travel is a great form of wealth redistribution and it is making a huge difference in the lives of many people in the countries where we operate. We feel that we have a responsibility to our local partners (most of which are small family-run companies) and the small communities that tourism benefits as they have been disproportionately impacted by recent events.

In this respect, we will be thankful if you make a small donation to support these communities. We have launched this initiative in partnership with Rekichka Foundation (from Bulgarian, “small river”). Rekichka was established in 2002 by The Natural Adventure Company’s founder, Alex Pazderski. It is a non-profit organisation, focused on the areas of social enterprise and education, promotion of environmentally friendly travel, biodiversity protection, as well as mitigating local conflicts and tensions through economic growth and cross-country cooperation in the field of responsible tourism. Rekichka operates primarily in the Balkan countries and has completed a number of initiatives that have positively impacted many local communities. Rekichka has no religious or political affiliations and no corporate donors apart from The Natural Adventure Company.

100% of your donation goes directly to local communities in need in the regions where we operate. This way, you will give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to make ends meet during these challenging times.

Donate directly to Uniters Foundation (former The Heroes of Maidan initiative); you can enter “TNA/for Ukraine AU” as a reason for the donation so that we can identify and match your donation:

Thank you for your support and for making a difference!