Thailand tailor made vacation, history & culture

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Responsible tourism: Thailand tailor made vacation, history & culture

Environment

The carbon emissions created in Thailand by this vacation are all offset in Southeast Asia through our partnership with a local environmental charity. These offsets are paid for out of our company profits so that you can travel with a green conscience and at no extra cost to you.

Many travel companies offer their customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions from their international flights too but we have gone a step further and offer to share this cost with you 50/50. If you select to compensate for your international flight emissions when you book with us then what you put in, we put in too!

To ensure that we are offering ground-breaking itineraries and are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments abroad, our UK staff travel regularly to our destinations. This ‘work’ also leaves a carbon footprint and we compensate for all our staff travel by donating carbon-mitigating funds to our charity partners.

Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener.

Community

On day 6 we take you to the wonderful Lisu Lodge for an insight into the lifestyles of the tribal peoples of Northern Thailand. There you will be directly contributing to the local economy and you will find an interesting Cultural Centre and Museum designed by the villagers to represent their own history, mythology and way of life.

We employ local guides and support staff who we pay fair wages, often exceeding government standards which we still consider too low, and thereby remove the reliance on tipping from travelers for livelihoods.

Our accommodation choices make use of locally owned properties where possible and often include adventurous, authentic choices such as local homestays which therefore involve local people and their communities in the very fabric of our vacations.

We encourage all our travelers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture.

In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.

Talk to us about packing for a purpose and see if you can get involved by making a small material contribution to the communities you are visiting. We have developed partnerships with charities and accommodations throughout Southeast Asia and are constantly working to extend our reach with the help of our travelers.

Reviews of Thailand tailor made vacation, history & culture

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 16 May 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The beautiful Temples, cooking class, plantation tour.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Not spending 2 days on Floating House. 1 would have been sufficient.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes...would have liked to help local economy more with purchasing local crafts. Didn't see many.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


EXCELLENT and PERFECT! Loved Annie

Reviewed on 01 May 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


It was the stay in the River Kwai Jungle Raft. The simplicity and isolation of the place is something that will stay in our minds for a long time. Very recommended.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


To be prepared for a very intensive week. We were always on the move, so packing light is a must. Also, we appreciated very much the local food on the street merchants, which made the experience more enjoyable.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, as our guide helped us to be in direct contact with the local people wherever we went.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Memorable and something that we'll definitely recommend.

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