Tailor made vacation in remote Northern Laos

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tailor made vacation in remote Northern Laos

Environment

This is a low-impact cultural tour designed to accommodate small groups and private travelers, not a seat-in-bus tour. Your itinerary will see you visit protected areas and regions of great natural beauty, including the Bokeo Nature Reserve, the Luang Nam Tha hills, and Muang La, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang. Such regions of historical and natural interest are in large part dependent on the revenues generated by tourism for their preservation, meaning your visit will play a small but real role in helping to sustain these areas.

When traveling in a developing country such as Laos, it is most important to be mindful of your water/electricity consumption, and to avoid wasting resources unnecessarily. We provide all travelers with guidelines on traveling green, paying particular attention to water use.

We employ local tour guides who will help you to travel responsibly through the fragile environments visited during your itinerary.

Carbon offsetting – We provide a monthly donation to the Carbon Neutral fund to partially offset the emissions generated by our travel business.

Community

Your itinerary will see you visit the remote northern highlands of Laos, including Muang La. In this remote region, ethnic minorities still account for a large proportion of the population. Your tour will provide you with opportunities to engage with these communities, visiting isolated Akha, Tai Lue, and Yao settlements, among others, during the course of your itinerary.

As always, it is important to approach indigenous communities in such a way that respects their culture, even as you engage with and show interest in it. This means extending common courtesies such as dressing appropriately when visiting religious sites, not taking photos without first asking for permission, and ensuring that you do not leave behind litter or mar the environment they depend on.

To aid in this, we employ local tour guides who are mindful of local customs and traditions and will guide you on the proper decorum in each situation.

The money generated by your tour – through entrance fees, nights spent at locally-owned and staffed accommodation, tour guide fees and your patronage of local shops and businesses – will also help to support the communities you visit.

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