Responsible tourism: Northern Thailand and hill tribes tour
Low Impact Transportation: This trip allows you to get a local touch by travelling with public overnight train round trip of Bangkok - Chiang Mai, local buses within cities, Getting around as the locals do not only allows you to experience the culture on a deeper lever, but the same way it is at home, using public transport is the most sustainable way to go – after walking and cycling of course! Supporting local culture and businesses: There are a multitude of opportunities to support local businesses and immerse yourself into the culture of Thailand on this trip. From the colourful markets to the bustling food stalls and restaurant of the Night Bazaar, the choices for eating and handicrafts are endless and the money is staying in the local economy – a vital way for tourism to make a positive impact. Activities that take you to markets, locally-owned restaurants, locals’ homes and villages are vital to the local peoples’ ability to truly benefit from tourism.
Our style of trip, travelling, eating and staying with the locals, puts you right at the heart of the culture in Thailand. While trekking, you have the chance to stay with local people in Hilltribe villages. It may not be apparent that learning about and respecting other cultures is part of being a responsible traveler, but we believe that this discovery is a natural way for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions to interact and learn from each other, fostering peace and understanding. And it’s just plain fascinating!
Support World Heritage : On this trip there are numerous opportunities to visit important heritage sites on foot or by bicycle such as ancient town of Chiang Mai, ones of the most beautiful temples of Thailand. Celebrating world heritage is an important way to participate in sustainable tourism. Many world heritage sites are designated for protection so that the entire world’s people can share in these fascinating and historical wonders for generations to come.
Other optional unique experiences on this trip that allow you to support the local economy and learn about Thailand’s culture included; Trekking through the national park allow you to explore culture of hill tribe village and its beautiful scenery rain forest of Mae Jok area where is just an couple of hour away from old town of Chiang Mai, Bamboo rafting down the nice and quiet river, and experience the river side lively local restaurant.