Classic Myanmar vacation, tailor made

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Classic Myanmar vacation, tailor made

Environment

- In Myanmar, we partner with local initiatives such as 'retirement homes' for elephants that used to work in the logging industry. They are given a home in their old age to recover, where our clients can feed and wash them in the river, helping to raise awareness of elephant cruelty and money for the cause. This is available in any of our itineraries, which are all bespoke.

- We use responsible guides and drivers who encourage our clients to respect the environment they're visiting. This means no littering and being careful to not disturb wildlife.

- We actively discourage clients from doing anything we consider at odds with our ethics, for example visiting certain wild animal sanctuaries or zoos.

- We use hotels and boats that share our ethics and responsible travel practices through the use of sustainable and local resources and produce where possible.

- We encourage guests to take tours on foot or on bicycles to cut down on our carbon emissions.

- For each of our Asia trips sold, we donate money to a school charity based in Myanmar and a conservation project in Borneo. Our environmental charity in Borneo is the World Land Trust (worldlandtrust.org/projects/malaysia), which supports conservation in Malaysian Borneo and protects the local wildlife and the rainforest, which is at constant threat of deforestation.

Community

- For each of our Asia trips sold, we donate money to a school charity based in Myanmar. Our school charity in Myanmar is Building Schools for Burma (buildingschoolsforburma.org), which funds and constructs schools in particularly remote and poor areas of the country.

- Our Myanmar guides are locals, which helps us support and sustain the local economy through tourism in a long-term way. It also gives our clients a more authentic experience of a destination and a chance to meet local people, aiding their knowledge of the place and culture. This understanding is key for people to get the most out of a trip and to firm up relationships between locals and tourists.

- The hotels and lodges we use are staffed by locals, which follows on from our own policy to only use local guides. This serves to empower the community and create long-term, stable and well-paid jobs.

- Where possible in Myanmar, we try to use non-government-owned hotels and lodges, so the money goes to the local community.

- When our clients want to shop, we direct them to local, boutique stores in which they will be supporting the local economy and buying authentic goods.

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