A Planet-Conscious Black Friday: Triple carbon offsets for all bookings this weekend

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has soared by 22% in the past year, in a devastating wave of destruction that puts local communities, along with millions of plants and animals, at risk – not to mention the wider impact on global warming. 

We in the travel industry have a responsibility to stem this snowballing trend, which is why Flash Pack has joined forces with Natural Capital Partners. They’re helping us measure the carbon impact of each of our adventures, in order to negate their effect. 

Tourism has a hefty footprint of between 8-11% of global carbon emissions, so Natural Capital Partners have created carbon labels on each of our trip pages. It means you’ll know at a glance how many carbon tons your booking will generate. 

We then offset these carbon emissions on your behalf by investing in a programme designed to reduce deforestation in the Amazon and support the lungs of the Earth. This includes working with local groups to enhance ecosystem services and develop conservation-based agricultural practices. These initiatives will help to protect more than 100,000 hectares of pristine rainforest in the Amazonian basin. 

Flash Pack’s eventual aim is to become carbon neutral over the course of the next few years, in a vision that we’re ramping up this Black Friday to Cyber Monday by **tripling carbon offsets** on each new adventure that is booked.

That means that if you pay your deposit on a Flash Pack trip anytime from 26-29 November 2021, you’ll automatically triple the carbon offsets of that holiday – in a Black Friday high-five to the planet. 

Feeling inspired? Here are just a handful of nature-themed trips that you could treble your carbon offsets on this weekend. 

Savour the beauty of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s lush tropical terrain is a great place to get back in touch with your wild side. This 11-day trip will see you scramble up Piduranga rock with astonishing views of the jungle lowlands at sunset. You’ll also take a spectacular train ride through the cloud forest of Hill Country, release baby turtles into the Indian Ocean and hang out with the big cats of Yala National Park – home to the highest population density of leopards in the world. Have that Katy Perry-style roar at the ready.

We offset 0.56 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip. Tripled for Black Friday: 1.68  tCO2e

Hop aboard for Sri Lanka

Glide into winter Finland

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This winter adventure in the Arctic Circle will see you up sticks to your own private island wonderland, accessed only by a bridge connecting it to the mainland. By day, you’ll travel deep into silent, snow-laden forests on cross-country skis – pushing yourself to your limits as you’re lured on by nature’s ethereal beauty. You’ll plunge into freezing water holes for a taste of heart-stopping cold-water therapy and fly across frozen landscapes by husky sleigh, safe in the knowledge that a warm campfire and hearty meal will be waiting in the wings.

And by night? Always Northern Lights hunting, of course. Whether it’s a thrilling aurora safari by snowmobile, a twilight reindeer ride into uncharted territory or time spent looking to the sky on your far-flung arctic island; the odds of seeing nature’s most wonderous spectacle are firmly in your favour.

We offset 0.06 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip. Tripled for Black Friday: 0.18 tCO2e

Skis at the ready for Finland

Ice hike across Argentina’s Patagonia

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From ice hiking across the Perito Moreno Glacier to a day-long trek in the shadow of Mount Fitz Roy, this Argentinian getaway is all about alfresco magic. Over the course of 11 days, you’ll explore breathtaking ice lagoons on a glacier that dates back 18,000 years, and unwind in a hot tub framed by the snow-capped Andean mountains. Panoramic views of Patagonia, with its mirror-still lakes and spire-like peaks, are all part of the adventure, as is kayaking on Río de las Vueltas and wine-tasting in the foothills of Mendoza.

We offset 1.17 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip. Tripled for Black Friday: 3.51 tCO2e

Be awed by Argentina

Watch Tanzania’s wildebeest migration

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Serengeti National Park is the last place in Africa where land-animal migrations still take place – and this trip will give you a front-row seat to the safari spectacle. Staying in converted Land Rovers deep in the Tanzanian bush, you’ll get super-close to the action as more than 1.5 million wildebeest cavort in a giant loop across the Serengeti plains, in pursuit of seasonal rains. With morning and afternoon game drives, you’ll be awed at each new turn. You’ll also stay in a secluded nature retreat by Lake Victoria with dazzling bird life on tap. 

We offset 0.53 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip. Tripled for Black Friday: 1.59 tCO2e

Tick off your bucket list in Tanzania

Get off-grid in the deserts of Jordan

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Our eight-day escape to Jordan features one of the best sustainable hotels on the planet: the award-winning Feynan Ecolodge. Located in the remote Dana Biosphere Reserve, Feynan’s bedrooms are candlelit and it has a rooftop terrace to admire the stars from in a dark, open sky. This thrill-a-minute trip also includes canyoning in the Wadi Mujib, a desert trek through pink valleys and sand dunes, and glamping in the Wadi Rum. Wherever you go, you’ll be surrounded by ancient landscapes and the might of the wild outdoors. 

We offset 0.51 tCO2e (carbon) per person on this trip. Tripled for Black Friday: 1.53 tCO2e

Let Jordan tempt you in

Want more inspo for living life on the wild side? Discover other Flash Pack adventures and find your perfect escape right here.

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