M17061 is an Anglo-Brazilian-owned Incoming Tour Operator specialised in South Brazil. We are based in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, an area that we have known and visited for more than 25 years. As a company we are committed to sustainable tourism, not only because it is a growing and fashionable trend in international tourism but simply because we love this part of the world and we want it to remain as beautiful as it is for generations to come.
We were one of the original participants of the Brazilian Sustainable Tourism Program (PCTS) and continue this commitment by forming partnerships with like-minded people that also see responsible tourism as the only option for sustainable development of our local communities. We use small, often family-run hotels, whenever possible, which we are continuously encouraging to certify as sustainable lodgings; we check that all our adventure outfitters are not only safe, but respectful of the environment.
We use local guides and drivers, even if means that we have to hire bilingual guides as well to relate to our clients. We support and promote local community-based and volunteer tourism in conservation projects. Having traveled throughout the world ourselves, we always look at hotels and services from the perspective of the independent traveler.