Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, Mekong adventure
£3250 excluding flights
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
This itinerary is priced per person and designed to give you an idea of what can be included on your bespoke luxury tour of Southeast Asia, tailor-made to suit your personal tastes and preferences.
Description of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, Mekong adventure
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
1 Reviews of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, Mekong adventure
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 27 May 2016 by Elizabeth Mapstone
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Angkor in Cambodia, but the Vespa tour in Ho Chi Min.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
The train is hardly luxurious!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Definitely supported local people
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAll our adventures are privately guided vacations and as such we retain a commitment to working with small group sizes. By traveling in small numbers and using expert local guides we can limit the potential for damaging ancient temples and trails.
You will visit several world heritage sites on this itinerary, including Luang Prabang in Laos and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields in Cambodia. In our detailed pre-departure travel pack we have included a note to remind you not leave any litter around these environments – everything you carry in, you must carry out. Aside from the environmental damage, litter can be harmful to wildlife.
We aim to reduce transport emissions on this trip through boat transportation. Instead of taking a car, you’ll travel down the Mekong river in Laos on a private boat for two days, cruising past beautiful jungle scenery and traditional villages.
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, including encouraging travelers to bring reusable water bottles on their vacation.
PeopleIn partnership with a grassroots charity we encourage all guests to use some of your luggage space to take supplies to Pakbeng Lodge, Laos where even the most basic supplies and medical equipment will help to support the great work of the associated free community health clinic. Talk to us for more information about how to get involved.
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.
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