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Slow Tourism philosophy

We, at Monterrasol Travel, practice the Slow Tourism concept. That means that we work our tours at a pace that allows to our clients have a more authentic experience and a true exploring of each destination that features in our itineraries.

We dismiss the stress, the rush, the tight schedules and the crazy running from spot to spot, usually related to bus travel package tours for large groups (charter bus trips).

Our philosophy is to accept a slow pace as the norm for undertaking leisure travel activities that feature in our catalog. Only that way you will see beyond tourism and start to have a real traveler experience instead of a plain touristic one.

We want to provide to our clients a more authentic side of the destinations we promote, with a centralized focus on the culture, architecture, history, art and nature that will allow to our clients truly discover and feel each visited place, in a relaxed way, having time to enjoy each impressive site that is in front of their eyes and calmly enjoy the surroundings and vibe.

Applying the Slow Tourism concept give you a way of travelling which encourages learning and a being mindful during our travels. This way you will delight in the authenticity of each destination and find experiences that allow the trip to unfold spontaneously.

The Slow Tourism helps you spend your time to the fullest, embracing new experiences and knowledge.

Does it make sense to get to know a lot of destinations in a short time, rushing every single day in each sight and place of interest?
Well, the proper answer to that is up to each person. Truth is that most of tourists keep during their travel the same hectic rhythm that they have the rest of the year. And then, after a few days on vacation, they come back home, totally exhausted, with the real need to rest.

In our company, the objective is that our clients find real and authentic situations during our travels. The goal is to get to know the real side of a destination. The key here is to understand that faster is not always better, especially related to travel.

For us, according to our travel philosophy and since time is key when planning a trip, it is essential to manage the right rhythm in a way that you get to know the selected destinations deeper and better.

This means that depending on the amount of time you have available for taking a tour, we have designed the right number of destinations to discover per day. That guarantee you will have the proper time to visit each one. You will have enough time to wander around these wonderful places truly enjoying its atmosphere, its food and its traditions in a most comprehensive manner.

We understand the time you take to travel is valuable. We, at Monterrasol Travel, know how to spend it wisely. Taking your time and slowing down a bit more can be extremely beneficial. Especially, on holidays. Then, it is time for you to discover and enjoy a new, more relaxed way of travelling!

Our company has decided long time ago to practice Slow Tourism. Each one of our satisfied clients have experienced that specific travel style while taking our tours. That differentiate our clients from the regular tourist.

Far from the frantic rhythm of mass tourism, Monterrasol Travel provides you a different and high-quality travel experience. So slow down to take time to enjoy more!

With us you will discover hidden spots far from the beaten tracks that touristic buses would usually take you to. You will see that selecting us as your travel companion you will have a totally different perspective choosing the quality of the travelling experience over quantity.

Note that by making the most of your stay in a country, it is not said to collect a series of must-see sights, running from an attraction to another. It is not said that holidays are to tick all the boxes of a huge list of things you want to see or do.

You are on holidays to chill, relax and enjoy. Feel the atmosphere of the city or town you visit. Observe how locals live. Immerse yourself in their rich culture. Enjoy each destination and make the most of it! Do not look for collecting a list of spots but rather live the destination the greatest degree possible.

Slow tourism promotes to connect, exchange and learn. The ultimate level of the travelling experience being to live like locals during your stay.

Expand your gastronomic knowledge and discover new local delicacies. Try local products and traditional meals. Buy local products. Even the smallest thing can be an amazing experience if you take time to enjoy it.

There are plenty of incredible views, smells, colours, sounds and tastes that can be an amazing experience if you slow down and take time. Try new things could be an interesting and fun story, wouldn't it?

Definitely, Slow Travelling gives another dimension to your journey. It is not just visiting the touristy spots, but really learning about the culture, the people, the habits, customs and way more!

The slow traveller has a more intense experience of the travel than the regular tourist. The person creates richer bonds and memories not only with the place but also with the culture.

In conclusion, slow down, experience the destination and live it. Do not just be another tourist visiting. As you already understood by now, there is a huge difference between visiting a country and living it.

This way, our clients do not just see the touristic spots, but they get to discover the destination's culture and vibe in a real and more authentic way.

Monterrasol Travel is a great option if you choose slow tourism!

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Last reviewed: 19 June 2021

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