We are a wholly Vietnamese company totally committed to the betterment of tourism in Vietnam. To achieve our objective, we work closely with clients, service providers and other organisations to improve standards, protect our country’s environment and culture, and wherever possible, direct the benefits of the income from tourism to individuals and local communities without the use of intermediaries.
By booking this tour, you'll be helping the operator to support Vietnamese service providers, artists and performers, small businesses, boat owners and other poor people in communities throughout Vietnam. For example, by cruising on the Ha Long Bay, you’ll contribute to local welfare because the owner of the junk and all his staff are local people.
We use freelance local guides with wide experience and knowledge of cultural traditions and an ability to interpret the cultural heritage of the people in the places visited. For this tour, you'll have two different guides, one from the north and the other from the south of Vietnam.
We have built strong links with local communities, craftspeople and artisans. We offer visitors an opportunity to meet them, thereby valuing their activities and thus helping towards their survival. Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers and assist them to improve the quality of their services. We also involve ourselves with other organisations to contribute wider issue.
For example, we are working closely with a small project trying save a critically endangered species of large primate, now reduced to less than sixty individuals worldwide.We're seeking financial assistance to supplement the meagre resources currently available to the project director.
We also help her to develop her own web site. We are also collaborating with an international non-governmental organisation in setting up an ecology based village homestay network in the same area to widen awareness of the urgency of the situation amongst visitors. We believe that tourism in a developing country should be a means of alleviating poverty and protecting the indigenous culture and natural environment for the benefit of the rest of the world and its future inhabitants.
Founded in 2000 by an experienced Vietnamese tour operator and a retired British school principal working in Vietnam as a consultant for UNESCO, our company draws on their deep knowledge to provide carefully tailored and informative tours. We look for unspoiled landscapes, doing the legwork to ensure you can travel lightly and keep them unspoiled. We value the unusual, aiming to put you in touch with the incredible diversity of cultures on our precious planet. We provide true personal service; luxury at an affordable price. We live in a beautiful and endlessly surprising world – enjoy it, preserve it.”
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