Laos & Cambodia Highlights tour
Description of Laos & Cambodia Highlights tour
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe carefully choose suppliers in Southeast Asia who reflect our responsible and sustainable ethos. Our current supplier not only has a foundation that works with, supports and advises many different projects and NGO’s in Asia, they are also Travelife certified. Travelife is an internationally accredited certification scheme that helps organisations improve their social, economic and environmental impacts that they have as a business.
In this itinerary you will also visit a sustainable and organic coffee planation while exploring the Bolaven Plateau. The plantation promotes diversity, inclusivity and empowerment among its workforce, as well as ensuring that it trades ethically by working directly with farmers and smallholders to receive a fair price from global buyers. It also supports the school fees for farmers’ children and donates to schools in the local province.
In Siem Reap your tour of the Angkor temples will be by bicycle, ensuring your visit is more environmentally friendly and contributes less to road congestion around the Angkor Archaeological Park.
PeopleWherever possible, we encourage you to spend as much time as possible in local communities, interacting with local people to find out more about their way of life and traditional, cultural practices.
In this itinerary you will have opportunities to get away from the well-worn tourist trail and support communities in maintaining their traditional lifestyles. You will be invited to explore little-visited villages around Luang Prabang, Siem Reap and on Tonlé Sap Lake. There will also be some opportunities to join in some of their daily activities.
In Luang Prabang you’ll visit the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, which promotes pride and appreciation of the cultures and knowledge of Laos’ diverse peoples, supports ethnic communities to safeguard their cultural heritage, and promotes their sustainable livelihood development.
You’ll also visit the Phare Circus in Siem Reap, which supports performers who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and gives them employment opportunities after graduating from the Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training centre.
We always ensure we use local English speaking guides wherever possible. Our guides are fantastic ambassadors for their own regions, whether it’s explaining the history, culture or food etiquette, but best of all, they act as a bridge to the local people you meet along the way.