Classic Burma tour, mystical Myanmar

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12 Jul 2021
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06 Nov 2021
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11 Jul 2022
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
One of the most environmentally significant aspects of this tour is our visit to the elephant conservation site in Kalaw. This forest site is private and protected, ensuring the elephants and other animal inhabitants have a safe habitat in which to live, and also allowing the forest itself to stay untouched. It’s important to note that while you will be given the chance to wash and feed these protected elephants, you are not able to ride them and we do not endorse this activity on our tours. As much of this trip takes place within nature, we ensure our guides are mindful about protecting the environment here and in all other tour locations, and they do a fantastic job of promoting having a minimum impact to the environment whilst travelling.

This itinerary has been arranged so that much of the travel is done on foot, in shared transport such as busses, and even by bike and paddle boat. We arrange less environmentally-friendly transport only where strictly necessary for the logistics of the trip in order to have the least possible negative impact on the environment.

We ask you to be vigilant about disposing of your waste and recycle where possible. During your trip you will be asked if you have any waste to dispose of when it is a suitable time in the itinerary. This ensures we make it as easy as possible for our travellers to be eco-friendly whilst travelling. We strongly advise all travellers to bring a reusable water bottle - this is an easy way to save plastic waste and is detailed in our ‘What to bring’ trip notes for all trips to all destinations. Your guide will remind you where and when you can fill up your re-usable water bottle. Similarly, we ask that you are environmentally conscious in other areas when possible, e.g. using air-conditioning sparingly.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

As regular travellers, one thing that never ceases to amaze and inspire us is the kindness and generosity of local people, and we firmly believe that it is them that make these places special should and that they should benefit from our visit. For that reason, we use local guides who are offered fair working conditions and pay, and as a priority, stay in local accommodation and visit local shops, bars and eateries in order to have the maximum possible economic benefit on the local communities our travellers visit.

This itinerary includes a number of stops in rural towns and villages. We believe that in rural areas such as these, responsible tourism can have a great impact through means of economic growth. During this trip, our travellers will have the opportunity to visit markets, buy local goods from artisan craftspeople (for example the woven products of Hpa Ouk), and even eat meals with local families in their homes. Additionally, the same tourism professionals who created the elephant conservation area provide support to the local population, helping to grow out of the vicious circle of poverty through education and micro finance. The money this section of the tour provides helps fund their work, benefiting not only the area’s nature and wildlife, but its communities too.

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