We are a social enterprise, created from the outset with the aim of providing local people with much-needed employment, a sense of community and opportunities for development.
Using best business practices to improve lives in areas of need, we provide direct support to on-the-ground humanitarian and conservation projects.
We believe that truly responsible travel should benefit both the client and the destination in equal measures. The client gains an insight into other countries and cultures, learning a little bit about themselves in the process. The destination receives economic benefit and opportunities for self-development – but never at the sacrifice of their culture or integrity.
In order to achieve these aims we operate two policies alongside each other: the first to minimise what we take, the second to maximise what we give back. Self-administration of projects and funds ensures that 100% of our support goes directly to the people who need it.
As a social enterprise, our tour leaders are all local people who have been personally chosen and trained by us, and have been able to realise their potential and work towards a better future for themselves and their families. Encouraged to have an input on how the company operates and develops, our team brings constructive criticism, fresh ideas and a deeper level of interaction with our clients.
Your visit to the NGO cooking school provides both additional expertise to the students and funding to this project – helping it to continue giving street children a new chance at life.
The boats that we use in both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are both privately owned by local people, and therefore provide direct benefit to them and their families.
The land mine museum in Siem Reap is part of a small NGO which is entirely funded by private donations. Your admission fee helps to clear small villages (considered low priority by larger demining organisations) of landmines, and support a number of orphaned and abandoned children who live at the centre.
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