Responsible Tourism

We always take a responsible attitude with us by travelling in a way which both respects and benefits local people, their culture, economy, and environment.

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Irrawaddy River Dolphins

Location: The Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng

Who and What : Mekong fresh water irrawaddy dolphin (Trey Pisaut) is an endangered species throughout Asia, with shrinking numbers inhabiting stretches of the Mekong in Cambodia and Laos, and isolated pockets in Bangladesh and Myanmar. (Lonely Planet)

The Experience: Mekong River dolphin spotting. A fantastic chance to catch a rare glimpse of this rare endangered species. Kampi is the best, easiest and cheapest place to see them.

From Cambodian Pride
The only way to save the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins is to attract tourism and hence revenue to the area, in this way the locals will see the benefits of protecting the beautiful but endangered mammals.

Ecology

  • Dolphins are now protected
  • Mekong has become more environmentally friendly
  • Your financial supporting provides funding for the river polices to help control, monitor and protect the dolphin habitat

Economy

  • The level of life is getting better
  • Children can go to school
  • Good way of life
  • 20% of our profit will go to local families

Social

  • Tourism provides people a source of income that makes them no longer have to engage in dangerous fishing activities

Mekong Discovery Trail

Location: The Mekong River between Kratie and Stung Treng
Website: www.mekongdiscoverytrail.com

Who and What : The Mekong Discovery Trail takes you into the heart of the Mekong where the beauty of the river and the friendliness of the people create unforgettable river life experiences in northeast Cambodia. The Mekong Discovery Trail is a network of safe, ecotourism journeys through some of the most natural and least populated parts of the Mekong.

The Experience: Mekong River dolphin spotting. A fantastic chance to catch a rare glimpse of this rare endangered species. Take a relaxed cycle through cheerful villages and rice fields. Enjoy an exclusive Mekong Safari. Camping under the stars on the banks of the mystic Mekong is truly unforgettable. Only with Hanuman.

From Cambodian Pride
The Mekong Discovery Trail was aimed at having tourists experience the Mekong River by organising different activities such as kayaking, biking, traditional home stays, trekking, dolphin spotting and camping on the Mekong’s beach.

Unfortunately funding for the project ran out in 2012. However, local guides are still able to provide the same experiences.

We are committed to carrying on the legacy of this project and delivering the same level of in depth exposure to true Cambodian life and wildlife.

Traditional Homestay

Location: Kratie – Koh Trong, Koh Pdao.

Who and What : Home stay in the village is very safe as it is in the peaceful country side with many families in the village. As with most country people, they are welcoming and kind. Also the village leader will be sure to take care of visitors who will be staying in the village, as they are there to support the inhabitants and help to develop the community.

The Experience: By spending overnight homestay mean that you have supported directly to local community especially the family.

From Cambodian Pride
With our home stay tour you will venture off the beaten track, and you will learn about rural life in Cambodia. You will have the opportunity to connect with the people and communities you will visit, and talk with people from the Khmer Rouge Era. Experience farm life, and taste traditional meals. Families are especially welcome on this tour!

Artisans d'Angkor

Location: Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor
Website: www.artisansdangkor.com

Who and What : Artisans d’Angkor promotes the sustainable development of Cambodian arts and crafts to benefit rural communities. It provides training to young Cambodians, enabling them to rediscover lost talents and make a living in their home villages. It has created over 1,000 jobs, including 624 craftsmen. The craftsmen have formed an association known as Artisanat Khmer.

The Experience: Visit one of the many Artisans d’Angkor showrooms and support their project through the purchase of exquisite and high quality artisans and handicrafts. These can be found in town, in front of Angkor Wat and at the airports. Visit the silk farm and watch the silk evolve from pupae to fine finished product.

From Cambodian Pride
Artisans d’Angkor is one of the most successful craft revitalisation projects in Cambodia. The showroom opposite Angkor Wat is a delightful place to unwind after exploring the world’s largest religious building, including an air-conditioned cafe. The original Chantiers Ecoles in Siem Reap is a great place to see the arts and crafts being carefully made. For those with an interest in textiles, the silk farm is a wonderful experience.

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We are not a sales agent; being the local expert in real culture, lifestyle, wildlife adventure and unique activities & experiences, we plan we lead the tour ourself. Giving to you the best recommendations and making the best plan for your holiday to suit your own preferences.

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