Dos and Don'ts
Dos and Don'ts
Dos and Don’ts by Visitors/Tourists
Not all visitors/tourists know everything when they visit a certain attraction site at a destination within or outside their country. In order to make their holidays/visits as flawless as possible, they need to be informed about the rules and regulations, what to wear, how to behave, what to expect, and many more anticipations so that there will be no negative surprises as a cultural shock. Dos and Don'ts not only save the host community and the visitors/tourists from unnecessary misunderstanding but also give a great impression and build a harmonious relationship thereby contributing to the positive image building of the nation as a whole sustainably.
- Always follow your guide and avoid walking by yourself.
- Refrain from harming any plant or animal life you encounter during your visit to an attraction area.
- Ask permission before photographing people. ...
- Learn some basic local words.
- Wear decent clothes, and respect people's culture.
- Tipping guides are advisable depending on your satisfaction and willingness
- Leave your long-term positive impact by supporting community-based conservations, school projects, and other sustainable campaigns or projects.
- Comply with the rules and regulations set by the destinations/attraction sites depending on their characteristics
- Inform your guide if you have medical issues with certain activities such as altitude sickness, vertigo, etc.
- Know your fitness and capacity for hiking or trekking prior to the commencement of your journey
- Always keep yourself hydrated
- Always have sufficient water with you.
- Do not smoke in the eco-sensitive areas
- Do not pick restricted floras without the permission of the guide.
- Do not feed any birds and/or people-friendly wildlife as it impacts their natural behavior negatively and makes them dependent on hand feeding (humans)
- Do not give gifts to the kids: This encourages them to beg and depend on tourists instead of going to school.
- Dispose of trashes in a proper way to minimize environmental damage.
- Communicate with signals or silence when wild animals or birds spotting
- Do not push yourself beyond your capacity
- Do not litter the attraction sites.
- Don't hamper or spoil the originality of any artifact/antiquity of a protected area/ monument.
- Do not Climb on the Walls or Statues
- Do not Leave Signatures on the walls of a site
- Do not take artifacts
- Do not Touch Walls and Objects of heritage.
- Do not attempt activities that might be hazardous to your health and safety
- Do not go to areas that are not safe
- Do not separate yourself from the group/guide