We have built strong links with local communities, craftspeople, singers and musicians who are maintaining threatened traditions. We offer visitors an opportunity to meet them, thereby valuing their activities and thus helping towards their survival.
For example, at Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta, the local people will welcome an opportunity to perform their traditional Tai Tu music for you. You’ll help raise awareness of the need for conserving the old houses that are significant relics of the Mekong history.
Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers, assist them to improve the quality of their services and pay them direct rather than through intermediaries. By booking this tour, you’ll be helping us to support Vietnamese service providers, small businesses, boat owners and other poor people in communities in areas such as the Mekong Delta.
Apart from the above, we’re also keen to raise awareness of the need for environmental and cultural conservation among young people. With this in mind, we use local freelance guides with wide experience and knowledge of cultural traditions and ecology, combined with an ability to interpret the milieu in each destination in a way that has meaning for adults and children. For this tour, you’ll have several different guides from various provinces of Vietnam.