SUSTAINABILITY: Magic Tour Colombia works consciously to provide a quality service that guarantees sustainable development from the environmental and socio-cultural level within our destinations and tourism proposals. Respecting the communities, their heritage, values and traditions. We are certified in Tourism Quality (NTS AV01, NTS AV02) generating a sense of Social and Environmental Responsibility in the environment of influence of the company.
MAGIC TOUR COLOMBIA SAS, stand out the national culture by offering tourist products that stand out the beauty in the different destinations, in their natural habitat, protecting their physical and fundamental values, promoting the economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the communities of influence with a team Highly committed to excellence in service and assertive communication, among the different public interest, that help the progress and protection of the ecological, social and cultural heritage of the country.
We work on continuous improvement, establishing bilateral profit relationships with the communities, contributing to intellectual growth with the local population, strengthening their processes and being compliant with the legal requirements of the operated destinations. Magic Tour Colombia S.A.S. undertakes to promote law 679 passed on August 3rd/2001, whose objective is the establishment of norms to prevent and counteract the exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with minors, in development of article 44 of the Political Constitution of Colombia. In this regard, it is our duty to inform all our users, customers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers about compliance with Article 17 of Law 679/2001: The sexual and labor exploitation and abuse of minors are criminally and administratively sanctioned in Colombia.
- Promote the economic, environmental and sociocultural aspect of the communities of our influence destinations.
- Promote tourist destinations in the Caribbean region and throughout the Colombian territory
- Strengthen assertive communication with the public of interest.
- Comply with the relevant legal requirements to the operating agencies.
- Strengthen sustainable tourism processes.
OUR CONTRIBUTION WITH THE PLANET
Magic Tour Colombia understands that the world revolves around our daily actions, that is why we work on a sustainability policy that guarantees good practices within the framework of our CSR. We are currently working in partnership with WADI Colombia, a company that is responsible for connecting companies with recyclers in the city to achieve an adequate disposal of waste. From February to September we have achieved:
GENERAL SUSTAINABILITY TIPS TO HELP THE PLANET
- Save energy
- Take care of the water
- Reuse paper
- Use alternative transportation
- Produces less waste
- Take care of Nature
- Don’t traffic species or cultural property
- Use clean energy
- Perform friendly actions with the planet
- When recycling, there is GTC 24, which:
TIPS FOR YOUR TRIPS
- Take with you a small first aid kit, including items such as: analgesics, ointment for allergic reactions, antihistamine, anti-dizziness medications etc. Don’t forget insect repellents and creams with sun protection factor.
- Avoid losing your documents, carries a copy of those important documents such as: passport, identity card, driving pass, visas, etc.
- Take out travel insurance, especially if you leave the country.
- Divide and save your money in different places.
- Be careful with what you eat or drink, make sure it is drinking water.
- Always locate emergency exits.
- Carry with you bubble gum, it will avoid discomfort in the ears
- On the beach, find out if it is suitable for swimming, not all beaches are suitable.
- You are responsible for your personal belongings. Take care of them.
- Find out about necessary visas and required permits if you leave the country.
- Travel and camp on sturdy surfaces.
- Get vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus, 10 days before the trip
- When you’re going to natural parks look for an authorized guide and follow the rules of the place.
- When diving, take care of corals; don’t touch them or stand on them.
- If there is vehicular access, circulate at less than 30 km per hour and without passing over small animals or plants.
- If the local culture is more conservative, dress according to it (no need to wear the burqa, only long pants).
- Not participating in prostitution with minors (and with older people either).
A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST IS WHO THAT:
- Plan and prepare your trip in advance.
- Respect wildlife.
- Turn off the air conditioning and the light while you’re not in the hotel room.
- Avoid using clothes irons, dryers and hair irons. That reduces CO2 emissions.
- Avoid damaging coral reefs, which protect the coast from wave energy.
- Collect metal waste like caps, as its effect of degradation with water, generates poisoning of fish and affects corals
- Don’t throw trash or plastics.
- Be considerate with other visitors.
- Don’t buy souvenirs made from endangered plants and animals.
- Don’t feed the animals.
- Don’t kill animals.
- Always try to buy and consume foods that use recyclable wrappers or that don’t use them at all.
- Take plastic garbage bags and pick them up at the end of your stay, if it is not biodegradable, or deposit it in the bins or places marked by the competent authority, if it is biodegradable.
- Always cross the meadows along the marked trails and never step on the sown.
- Respect and care for water sources.
WHAT YOU MUST NOT DO
- Getting drunk or using psychoactive substances.
- Use aerosols and other contaminants.
- Collect shells, corals and stones.
- Pluck plants and flowers or collect animal species.
- Enter pets to the parks.
- Listen to music at high volume.
- Throw trash or solid waste on the ground or bury them, whether biodegradable or organic.
- Light bonfires, unless the administrators of the Natural Park or tourist area have places specifically designated for this activity.
- Throw cigarette butts or glass butts that can cause fires.
- Buy crafts of hawksbill, coral or other scarce natural element or that threatens life.
- We do not support the illegal trade of flora and fauna species, we respect and promote the conservation of our biodiversity, in accordance with Law 17 of 1981 to prevent, punish and reject any act that mistreats and threatens the life of species and animals of the country and law 1333 of 2009 to avoid the continuation or performance of actions against the environment.
- We do not support the illegal trade of cultural property, we respect and promote the conservation of our culture, in accordance with Law 63 of 1986 for the prevention of illegal traffic in the cultural property of the country and Law 1185 of 2008 that seeks the safeguarding, protection, sustainability, dissemination and encouragement for cultural heritage assets of the Nation.
- In compliance with Law 679 of 2001, to prevent and counteract the exploitation, pornography and sex tourism with minors and taking into account that the sexual exploitation and abuse of minors, warns the tourist that exploitation and abuse Sexual of minors in the country, are criminally and administratively sanctioned in Colombia. Likewise, in order to comply with Law 1336 of 2009 and resolution 3840 that complements Law 679, there is a code of ethics to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in tourism.
CARE FOR THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Remember that we have the following natural and cultural heritage declared by UNESCO, which we must respect and help preserve:
- Traditional marimba music and traditional songs from the South Pacific of Colombia-Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca.
- Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio-Bolívar.
- The Barranquilla-Atlántico Carnival.
- Holy Week processions of Popayán-Cauca.
- Carnival of Whites and Blacks-Nariño.
- Wayuus Regulatory System applied by the pütchipü’ü (“palabrero”) – Guajira.
- Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí-Vaupés.
- Feast of San Francisco de Asís-Quibdó.
- Historic center of Santa Cruz de Mompox-Bolívar.
- Cultural landscape of coffee from Colombia-Risaralda, Caldas, Quindío and Valle del Cauca.
- San Agustín-Huila Archaeological Park.
- National Park of Tierra Adentro.
- National Park of los Katios- Choco, Antioquia (Endangered).
- Port, fortresses and monumental complex of Cartagena- Bolívar.
Do not destroy them, do not take them home, do not speak ill of them, better enjoy them healthily and help spread their importance.
Remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of them, since it depends on that that they continue to be considered heritage of humanity.