Thailand and Vietnam small group tour
Description of Thailand and Vietnam small group tour
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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 plant 10 trees for every booking we receive.
We've partnered up with organisations like Trash Hero in Thailand to help promote Beach cleanups. Just like you, we want to protect our oceans, waterways and marine life, so you’ll often find us and our awesome travellers collecting rubbish as we go.
As you can't drink tap water in Thailand and Vietnam, we’ve installed refillable water stations at nearly all of our overnight stops, and at many of our activity locations to help reduce single use plastics and promote reusable alternatives. We advise all our travellers to bring a reusable water bottle when they travel, but for those that don’t we also offer branded bottles on all our trips.
We’ve seen first hand how tourism can contribute to the abuse and mistreatment of animals, and it devastates us. To help end this, we support and visit a number of local animal welfare groups, we ensure no animal is ever hurt or negatively impacted by our activities, and we’ve even adopted a number of rescue animals at the properties we own.
You'll notice that as part of our Thailand portion of the trip, we visit an elephant sanctuary in Phuket. Tree Tops Elephant Reserve rescue and retire working elephants who previously worked exhausting hours in the logging industry, or gave rides and performed in shows for tourist entertainment. The sanctuary is there to observe elephants as they roam and socialize peacefully throughout the sanctuary.
The visit to the sanctuary helps rescue and save more elephants, and preserve the forests and its precious wildlife.
PeopleTravellers on this trip, have the chance to support the development of the Rungfah Farm Stay in Khao Sok National Park. The brain child of our enigmatic friend Mr You, the back to basics sustainable farm promotes eco friendly living, including using self produced and eco friendly fertiliser. Mr You built his homestay by hand and uses solar power to generate energy, with all funds paid to him being used to help support his young family, as well as the upkeep of the farm.
Throughout this trip we stay at locally owned and operated accommodation.
Our accommodation on the island of Koh Phangan, Sarana Bungalows, our receptionist has started English lessons. Between working full shifts as a receptionist, she gathered all our Burmese colleagues to teach them basic English. Helping them to learn everything from simple greetings to their favourite food, she's using her exceptional language skills to help her friends learn a new skill, while also giving them the confidence to advance in the world of tourism.
On top of this, she's also helping some of the class read and write in their native Burmese for the FIRST time - meaning they can understand simple written Burmese for the first time ever.
Mr Op and his family from the Mekong Delta in Vietnam started with humble beginnings and only a couple of bungalows on a small island on the Delta. After many years of support from our groups visiting and experiencing how the locals really live there, he’s been able to create enough bungalows for our groups to stay with him and his family on this tiny island on the Delta.
Our local guides / legends are the backbone of our operations. Several times a year we offer the opportunity for one or more of our local guides to travel to another one of our destinations or choose an experience they may not normally get to do, courtesy of and with love from us.
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