If you enter this profession, your primary responsibilities will include planning and organising tours around a certain area of interest. Some tour guides are also employed by licensed tour operators, travel guide companies, the National Trust and local councils. Full-time employment is possible, but many tour guides work on seasonal contracts during the peak tourist seasons. Payment rates are often calculated on a daily basis, and may or may not include expenses for food and accommodation on overnight or multi-location tours.
Remy was available to ask any questions, was knowledgeable and was a very active community member who has dedicated her time to serving the very destitute. It was nice to see a Filipina helping her community and these tours can ensure continued support to a community that is very much overlooked from external support.
After visiting many slums in Bangladesh, India and Rio I saw stark contrasts and a community which looked very much trapped in poverty. However, the tour ended on a positive by visiting their partner NGO which was incredibly inspiring as we arrived during the orientation for the new sponsored children who had been selected to attend school.
There was an opportunity for interaction with the clients and in the slum if you wanted to engage with the community you could.
Wear closed shoes, be prepared for extreme smells, walking on garbage and absolute poverty. It's probably not ideal if you're asthmatic to do this tour and you spend some time in the charcoal production area and the smoke and smells really fill your lungs, I felt like I'd smoked 5 packets of cigarettes for the rest of the day.
Probably best not to plan much afterwards because you'll be hanging for a shower. SmokeyToursTeam, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, Hi Zena, First of all the entire team of Smokey Tours would like to say thank you for the very good review you have shared with us.
It was so flattering to read such good and very inspiring comment that will serve as another inspiration for us to do the best thing we can.
We thank you also that you had a good slum tour insight with our active and knowledgeable tour leader Remy! Yes, indeed this kind of tour can ensure continued support to a community that is very much overlooked from external support.
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