We try to ensure that all our trips not only minimise the negative effects of tourism but actually have a positive impact on the communities who welcome us into their villages and often their homes. Using local guides, local transport and local accommodation and paying fair wages, ensures that not only do our clients gain a unique insight into the culture they are visiting but also that as much of their money as possible stays in the local community.
Wherever possible we also contribute to community projects (helping to preserve traditional ways of life, providing education and supporting environmental initiatives) and encourage our clients to visit or even lend a helping hand. Our pre-trip information and local guides will help you to understand and respect the cultural differences which in turn help to ensure that you will be greeted as welcomed guests rather than intruding foreigners. The itinerary is set at a fairly leisurely pace to allow you and your family the time to fully appreciate the charm and varied scenery of this fascinating country.
Southern Thailand suffered greatly from the tsunami in December 2004 and although any remaining visible signs of this are only discernible to those who know what to look for, there are many ways in which your presence will help in the ongoing recovery process…
You’ll be visiting the fascinating jungles and lakes of Khao Soke National Park, which, although well inland from the tsunami affected regions, suffered greatly from the reduction in visitors to the southern area. You’ll then head to a fascinating homestay project set up by the Andaman villagers in order to provide an alternative means of income in the aftermath of the disaster. You can be assured of a warm and enthusiastic welcome, which, if nothing else, should be proof enough that your visit really is helping to make a difference!