By taking this holiday you are able to help build a sustainable tourism future for this pristine area; one that helps to preserve traditional cultures and the local environment. Your tour dollars will support this program which is designed to provide important income diversification and opportunity for the lives and local economy that were devastated by the 2004 tsunami.
A portion of the cost of each tour is contributed to a community fund used by and for the village that you visit. Typical projects they hope to use the community fund for include a new floating pier, improved hiking trails, new community trails, waste management programs, etc.
The fact that tourists are spending their money to see natural habitats and observe traditional ways of life shows the community the importance of preserving these assets. Some of the activities have also created new jobs and revenue for women who previously had no employment.