Laos and Cambodia tour, off the beaten track
This two week tailor made tour takes you from Laos to Cambodia by boat and private car with overnight stays in Mekong River lodges, beach camps and local family homestays.
Vientiane, Laos Hin Boun National Park Kong Lor Cave Xe Bang Fai Thakhek Wat Phou Preah Vihear, Cambodia Banteay Srei Siem Reap Angkor temple complex Mekong River
£5250 including UK flights
Description of Laos and Cambodia tour, off the beaten track
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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.
PlanetTheir is a big push in Cambodia currently to reduce plastic waste and we use a number of hotels who work with Refill not Landfill. Refillable water bottles are provided by some hotels and 'one use' plastics are limited.
The Nam Theun Protected Area has been established to retain an environment hampered by human interference. Various projects have allowed this area to flourish once again and it is now home to an array of wildlife including Gibbons.
The use of boats is also a more eco-friendly way to explore the countries and does not have such an adverse effect on the environment.
Traveling by bicycle, cyclo or on foot for many of the excursions mean that environmental impact has been kept to a minimum.
PeopleOn the ground in Cambodia we use a local, family-owned agent who demonstrates care for the environment, preservation of their culture and commitment to the community as well as providing employment opportunities for many local people throughout the country.
Angkor Wat is one of the very important world heritage sites in Southeast Asia but sadly much of the majestic complex is in a state of disrepair and ruin. The entrance fee, which is included in the cost of your trip, goes to the very much needed conservation, restoration and upkeep of the site.
The Shinta Mani Hotel in Siem Reap is a leader in responsible tourism through its not for profit Shinta Mani Foundation. This NGO focusses on the three core areas of education, small business start-ups and health care in order to improve the lives of individuals in the local communities. Supporting hotels such as this increases the amount of money brought in by tourists that will actually stay within the local community rather than leaving Cambodia and going to international companies.
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