Malaysia vegan tour

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2020: 13 Jul
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Malaysia vegan tour

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Wildlife:
We are against the exploitation of animals in any form, and do not use animals on our tours for rides or safaris and no visit to zoos or “animal parks”. A founding principle was and is to create 100% cruelty-free travel experiences in which no living beings (human or animal) is exploited in any way.

On each of our adventures, we always include an opportunity to help out at grassroots humanitarian projects, animal rescues, and wildlife protection and conservation organizations. On this Malaysia Adventure, we visit and support the effort of protecting local Turtle population and the rainforests in Tioman Island. Both conservations efforts have been very successful in the community and on the island, and the Turtle conservation organization has been very successful in their education programs, working with both locals and international schools introducing the students to conservations.

Travelers are also provided with relevant suggestions to minimize damage to the environment, wildlife, and marine ecosystems during our Orientation Meeting and also throughout the tour.

Accommodations and Meals:
We spend 11 nights in locally run hotels where 100% of their staff are local Malaysian. We also spent 2 nights at local homestays program where guests have a real introduction on Malaysian village setting, lifestyle, and culture. By using these accommodations, we support the local community and economy as these establishments provide jobs for the residents.

All the food that we provided is locally sourced. All our meals are prepared and cooked by local chefs, both professional and/or home chefs. Our guests will be enjoying traditional cuisines in Malaysia, all made vegan especially for us.

Environment:
Being 100% Vegan tours, we minimize our detrimental impact on the environments, and other living beings. Animals agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all transportation in the world combined. By providing vegan foods, with every single one of our meals and/or snacks, we reduce our environmental impact by 84% compared to those non-vegan tours.

Water
Water is an important issue on our trips. Due to the humidity and our active styled trip, it is very. Important that all guests stay hydrated. Whenever possible, we provide a large water container as a safe alternative source of water to buying single-use plastic bottles.

Community

Activity, Local Craft and Culture:
All our activities are created with cultural immersions in mind. Guests have plenty of opportunities to connect with local people through our activities and places we stay at. We provided guests with a daily language lesson and insight into the local customs. We believe this will help guests to get a real impression of Malaysia to facilitate a positive cultural exchange.

Besides learning about the social aspect of Malay people, the guest is introduced to the religious aspects, through dialogues, Q & A, visiting local temples, mosque, church, and other holy sites. We invite guests to learn about Islam, and join an Aarti Ceremony (a Hindu ritual of worship) at a local temple with a Hindu priest.

Guests are encouraged to visit the local market when looking for souvenirs, and purchase souvenirs from local artisan and vendors. There are many handmade arts and crafts that can be purchased directly from the artist in places that we visited, especially in Malacca and Penang. Guests are advised to avoid pieces made from animals, whether it is shells, furs, and any other parts of animals.

Volunteering & Charity:
On this Malaysia Adventure, we visit and support a local community Turtle Educational and Protection program. This center is NOT a hatchery, please do not mistake protection with hatching. The team here regularly patrol the beach to protect areas where turtles are known to laying their eggs from poachers and help the cleanliness of the beach so there is no disturbance for the turtles.

A Fair Deal:
We value local knowledge and we believe that in order for our guests to have the best information, it is important for us to have local guides that are not only knowledgeable in the country we're in but also knowledgeable in the specific site(s) that we visited, with that in mind, we often hire separate local guides for each individual site. Very often on our tours, we have two local guides at the same time to provide better insights for our guest. We also believe doing so, creating more jobs opportunity for the local people.

We stay at locally owned hotels, work directly with local guides, drivers, and eat at locally owned restaurants. We focus on local cuisines and work directly with the local community to host our group's stay, meals, and also activities.

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