Responsible Travel">tours offered by Backyard Travel value sustainability and responsible tourism...Akha Trekking Experience Tour">Life with the Tribes tour in the hinterland of Laos allows travelers to explore hill tribe country and delve into Akha culture. Serene forest treks promote connectedness with this beautiful terrain, while time spent learning the customs and traditions of the Akha encourage travelers to learn about and contribute to everyday tribal life...Highlights include an eco-friendly bike tour of the sights, a trip to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in support of indigenous hill tribe culture, and a visit to Ock Pop Tock weaving center to learn about the local tradition of silk-weaving. Make a Difference in Cambodia Tour">Make a Difference in Cambodia tour promotes both cultural exchange and sustainable geo-travel. During this six-day tour travelers will visit the Landmine Museum, Angkor's ancient temples, the village of Battambang, and an NGO that supports impoverished and trafficked children with education and training. Highlights include a trip down the Tonle Sap, insights into rice-paper production and a circus performance by local youth arts initiative Phare Ponleu Selpak.
Sibylle Rotzler, Backyard Travel Sales Manager, said: "We care about the impact our tours have, socially and environmentally, and design our trips to bring about positive change. We place a lot of importance on responsible travel, and hand-pick activities we know are worthwhile and mutually beneficial to the traveler and to the local community. Aside from having a positive impact on local industry, our itineraries provide intriguing experiences for our clients, so they can connect with their destination country and its population at the deepest level."
Every tour offered by Backyard Travel promotes close, sustainable interactions with the natural environment and local culture and allows travelers to contribute to the communities they visit. Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com. See their Facebook page facebook.com/BackyardTravel.
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