Khiri Travel is committed to growing our business in a sustainable manner.
Khiri Travel is committed to growing our business in a sustainable manner.
Khiri Travel is committed to growing our business in a sustainable manner.
Khiri Travel is committed to growing our business in a sustainable manner.

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New Signature Day Tour for Families in Siem Reap

Cambodia has a new signature tour designed specifically for families and their children with a focus on

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Khiri Travel Introduces Five New Inspiring Signature Tours in Laos

Khiri Travel Laos has just launched five brand-new Signature

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New Signature Tour Takes You on Hue Discovery

In the last edition of Khiri Travel Insider, we highlighted our work on a new signature tour in Hue and featured an interview with Mr Anh, one of our top guides in this beautiful city, who talked about its identity, cultural importance and things

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Khiri Travel Launches EcoBrick Project in Earthquake-stricken Indonesia

Since the end of July, the island of Lombok and Central Sulawesi in Indonesia have suffered from a series of huge earthquakes that have cost many lives and left thousands of people homeless. Furthermore on September 28th,

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Khiri Travel Tours Reveal the True Face of Myanmar

Khiri Travel Myanmar is highlighting three tours this month that provide clients with a truly amazing range of authentic attractions. These tours in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan, give travelers the opportunity to explore British

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Exploring the Mon Island Community of Koh Kret

Khiri Travel’s General Manager, Peter Weibel, was surprised to see the little island community near Bangkok advertised as a ‘new must-see hidden gem’ recently. Surprised, because Khiri Travel discovered Koh Kret long ago and already

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Discovering the Tea Estates of Sri Lanka’s Rolling Hill Country

We have all heard of Ceylon Tea, the famous tea brand from Sri Lanka that takes its name from the island’s era under British colonial rule. Introduced to the country in 1867 by a British tea planter who began the country’s first tea

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Khiri Travel Laos Unveils New Signature Experiences

New travel products and appointment of Connor Bedard reaffirm responsible tourism credentials of Khiri Travel in

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Myanmar’s ‘Green Season’ Offers Cool Advantages

Myanmar’s ‘green season’ is not only a refreshingly beautiful time of year to visit, clients get to take advantage of all sorts of benefits, including great hotel deals, longer days, cool weather and fewer tourists.

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Art & Culture

10 Reasons for Spending Summer in Vietnam

While Vietnam’s summer season brings with it more humidity, monsoon rains and blustery days, there are also many advantages to visiting out of season that will leave you wondering why you’re not already there!

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Indonesia’s Pasola Brings out Warrior Spirit

Experience the Pasola, or mounted spear-fighting competition, which takes place on the uniquely spiritual island of Sumba, where animist beliefs and ancestral worship are still practiced to this day.

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Hello Vietnam! – Family Friendly Tours

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, don’t miss out on our three recommended destinations for families that take you to very different parts of the country and offer safe, friendly outdoor fun for all!

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All Aboard for Yangon’s Beer Stations and Oktoberfest

Beer and wine do not have a long history in Myanmar culture, which becomes clear if you hear the words a Myanmar citizen would use for both beverages: beeyar and wine.

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Beautify Saigon – River Cleanup Event

Khiri Travel Vietnam will join ‘Beautify Saigon’ river cleanup next month to actively promote awareness of the dangers of waste pollution on the environment and the tourism industry.

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Don’t Miss Pasola Festival in Sumba Coming in March

Sumba Island in Indonesia is the location for a wild, animist festival called Pasola. Don’t’ miss this semi annual event that involves a medieval-type contest with spears and horses.

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People and Processions in a Balinese Temple Ceremony

In October, Herman, Wiwi and Chelly from Khiri Travel Indonesia in Bali were invited to join in a unique temple ceremony, purification ritual and colorful procession in northern Bali.

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Laos Handicraft Festival and New Arts Tour

Every year over 200 Lao artisans travel to Vientiane to exhibit high quality handicrafts at the Laos Handicraft Festival starting this year, 30 October 2016.

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Thai Songkran: Prepare for a Soaking!

Thailand’s New Year festival or Songkran holiday in April is a riot of a good time and a water celebration that can be enjoyed by everyone, Thais and travelers alike.

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Culinary

The Art of Vietnamese Tea Drinking

Tea for Vietnamese people means free flowing and refreshing. This ubiquitous and traditional beverage is served everywhere and enjoyed by all sectors of the population.

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Venturing off Kandy’s Regular Tourism Trail

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka has a brand new tour that provides visitors with refreshing new perspective of Kandy; venturing into the surrounding countryside to discover the local color, culture and lives of everyday people.

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Cooking Up the Culinary Delights of Khmer Cuisine

Khiri Travel Cambodia’s home cooking tour takes you on a journey into the world of Khmer cuisine, guided by our local chef – a passionate cook and writer, who advocates traditional Khmer recipes and ingredients.

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Trekking to Luang Prabang’s Tranquil Kuang Si Falls

Venture into the hills around Luang Prabang for a jungle-style picnic, learn local fishing and cooking techniques, swim in the turquoise pools of the Kuang Si Falls, and discover true meaning of tranquility.

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Nothing Rivals Sri Lanka’s Home-cooked Cuisine

If you really want to experience the true tastes of Sri Lanka, let Khiri Travel guide you into the local community to experience the authentic cuisine with a Sri Lankan family – the delicious flavors of home-cooked cuisine!

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Learning the Secrets of Ceylon’s Spice Trade

Learn the secrets of Sri Lanka’s spice trade with Khiri Travel’s tour to meet spice traders in the town of Galle where you will be enlightened on how make that perfect aromatic blend of savory curry mixes.

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Out of the Ordinary Day Tours in Laos

For something a little out of the ordinary, why not try one of our unique day tours; like our enjoyable boat ride and picnic lunch; a morning walk in Luang Prabang, or a cycling tour of Pakse – the choice is yours!

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The Rice Paddies and Silkworm Farms of Laos

This unique tour into the rice fields of rural Laos is a wonderful opportunity to try your hand at plowing and learn about rice production, followed by a fascinating workshop in silk weaving and spinning.

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The Perfect Destination for Families is Sri Lanka

According to Khiri Travel Sri Lanka’s GM, not only is the country one of the safest for families to travel in, there’s something for everyone – from its ancient ruins and exquisite cuisine to spectacular sun-drenched beaches.

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Family

Discovering Bangkok’s Rich Cultural Heritage

While you may only be spending a few days in Bangkok, take time out to discover this sprawling Thai capital’s rich cultural heritage with Khiri Travel’s tour to ancient teak palaces, mansions and fascinating museums.

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Idyllic Island Life Biking on Rural Koh Pdao

One of the largest islands in the Mekong River, Koh Pdao is situated near the city of Kratie in northeast Cambodia

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Family Oriented Fun Exploring the Wilds of Khao Sok

From abundant wildlife and stunning mountain scenery to thrilling hikes and captivating boat rides, Khao Sok National Park is an adventure haven that is a great destination for thrill-seeking families.

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Navigating the Backstreets of Captivating Colombo

Discover the ‘local face’ of Colombo on our walk and tuk-tuk ride – exploring the backstreets and alleyways of this fascinating metropolis – an enlightening adventure into one of the world’s most friendliest cities.

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Learning the Secrets of Laotian Home Cooking

Khiri Travel Laos has a new tour in the royal city of Luang Prabang that will appeal to foodies with a fascination for authentic home cooking, unusual delicacies, and the unique culinary traditions of village life.

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Siem Reap: A Haven for the Arts

Join Khiri Travel Cambodia on its artisan shopping tour, offering an exclusive look at Siem Reap’s art world: the works of international photographers and painters, local designers, antiques and even ancient relics.

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Phnom Penh for Families: Cooking, Monkeys and Boats

Phnom Penh might not be top of your list of destinations for family fun, but in fact this colorful city offers families all sorts of activities, like our cooking class tour that also takes you exploring the river by boat.

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Out and About in Thailand’s Night Markets

Thailand’s night markets and bazaars are a great way to escape the tropical heat of the day; a social necessity in Asian culture where locals can shop, meet friends, and, of course, eat out.

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Inspirations

Green Hill Valley a Sanctuary with a Difference

Famed for hiking and Trekking, Kalaw in Shan State is also home to Green Hill Valley elephant sanctuary, caring for aging elephants, while striving to educate and create community awareness of environmental issues.

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Myanmar’s ‘Green Season’ Offers Cool Advantages

Myanmar’s ‘green season’ is not only a refreshingly beautiful time of year to visit, clients get to take advantage of all sorts of benefits, including great hotel deals, longer days, cool weather and fewer tourists.

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Discovering Bangkok’s Rich Cultural Heritage

While you may only be spending a few days in Bangkok, take time out to discover this sprawling Thai capital’s rich cultural heritage with Khiri Travel’s tour to ancient teak palaces, mansions and fascinating museums.

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Cruising to Discover Central Kalimantan’s Orangutan

Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Borneo is a remarkable place – a protected tropical coastal heath and peat-swamp forest that is home of the unique, iconic Bornean orangutan and other rare species of wildlife.

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Hue City Seen Through Native Eyes

Meet Mr Anh, Khiri Travel Vietnam’s top guide in Hue and a native of the city, who talks about its identity, its cultural influences, the importance of its arts, and things you won’t find in the guide books.

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Voyaging Down the Mighty Mekong in Laos

Southeast Asia is well known for its ubiquitous and varied means of transport, and in Laos the mighty Mekong River is one of the best ways to see its rural villages, ancient temples, and stunning mountain landscape.

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Seeing Life in Kandy from a Local Perspective

It’s not often you get to experience a foreign city from the perspective of its locals, but in Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last capital of ancient kings, you can do just that with Khiri Travel’s tour seen through the eyes of your local family hosts.

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Idyllic Island Life Biking on Rural Koh Pdao

One of the largest islands in the Mekong River, Koh Pdao is situated near the city of Kratie in northeast Cambodia

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Traversing the Danu Trails in the Shan Highlands

A spectacular region known for its trekking, the Danu Trails is a network of hiking routes in Myanmar’s Shan Hills that is home to pristine forests, rural valleys and the friendly isolated communities of the ethnic Danu people.

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Luxury

Our Selected Hotel Picks for November

Our November selection of great hotels from around the region, have all have been experienced by our Khiri Travel team – ensuring that you begin your 2018 holiday in the best

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Our Top Accommodation Picks for August

Check out our selection of fantastic hotel choices for August from around the region, as seen and experienced by our discerning Khiri Travel team during their travels to the region’s most captivating destinations.

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Our Selected Hotels for June

Our hotels for June have all been selected by members of the Khiri Travel team, who have first-hand experience staying at these lodgings – located in some of Southeast Asia’s most alluring destinations.

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Flores: A Melting Pot of Unique Cultures

The stunning scenery and diverse cultural heritage of Flores, offer all sorts of possibilities for adventure, from trekking to see the island’s isolated indigenous tribes to scaling awe-inspiring volcanoes.

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Our Selected Hotels for May

Check out our hotel selection this month, all of which have been visited by our Khiri Travel team on their adventures to some of the most beautiful and unique destinations to be found in Southeast Asia.

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Our Best Hotel Picks for April

Delve into our selection of hotel choices for this month – all of which have been visited by our Khiri Travel team during their explorative sojourns to some of the region’s most beautiful destinations.

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Our Top Accommodation Picks for March

Check out our selection of fantastic hotel choices for March from around the region, as seen, sampled and tested by our discerning Khiri Travel team on their travels to the region’s most exotic destinations.

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Our Choice Hotels for February

Enjoy our February selection of unique hotel accommodation from around the region, inspected and reviewed by the Khiri Travel team, who go out of their way to bring you the latest hotel highlights.

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The Underwater World of the Chàm Islands

Lying in the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, the Chàm Islands are only a short boat ride from the historical port city of Hoi An with snorkeling and diving day trips to observe the wonderfully abundant coral reefs.

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News & Events

Khiri Travel Laos Unveils New Signature Experiences

New travel products and appointment of Connor Bedard reaffirm responsible tourism credentials of Khiri Travel in

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Khiri Travel Indonesia Update on Lombok Earthquake

Khiri Travel Indonesia clients and staff report that all clients and staff are safe.

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Battle of Imphal WWII Tours Expands Into Myanmar

Specialist WWII battlefield tour operator in Imphal, North East India, now offers tours into Myanmar to give tourists a fuller picture of the decisive

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INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING DAY 2018

Make the community aware about the importance of recycling and to encourage everyone to reduce their environmental impact as much as possible.

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Si Phan Don: Laos’ River Island Archipelago

Si Phan Don is arguably the most peaceful region of Laos, a beautifully rural backwater where the Mekong River becomes a vast inland sea, carving the land into an archipelago of tiny islets.

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10 Reasons for Spending Summer in Vietnam

While Vietnam’s summer season brings with it more humidity, monsoon rains and blustery days, there are also many advantages to visiting out of season that will leave you wondering why you’re not already there!

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Indonesia’s Pasola Brings out Warrior Spirit

Experience the Pasola, or mounted spear-fighting competition, which takes place on the uniquely spiritual island of Sumba, where animist beliefs and ancestral worship are still practiced to this day.

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Meet the Leading Minds of Myanmar

Meet Myanmar’s local personalities, hailing from a whole range of professions and backgrounds, who will open their worlds to you; providing all sorts of anecdotes and insights into day-to-day Burmese life.

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Khiri Reach: Community Based Trash Solutions Worth Millions at ICST

Gili Back, Khiri Travel’s sustainability manager was recently a guest at The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism’s International Conference on Sustainable Tourism (ICST), held in Yogyakarta.

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people

Hue City Seen Through Native Eyes

Meet Mr Anh, Khiri Travel Vietnam’s top guide in Hue and a native of the city, who talks about its identity, its cultural influences, the importance of its arts, and things you won’t find in the guide books.

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From English Teacher to Tourism Icon

Nearly 40 years ago, when some of the first foreigners began traveling to the Indonesian Island of Lombok, a local English teacher was their first contact; today Mr Radiah is still welcoming visitors.

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Khiri Marks World Wildlife Day with Conservation Trip

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre not only helps to protect Cambodia’s wildlife, it is changing the way local people think about animals; an important step in saving endangered species from abuse and extinction.

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Khiri Travel Reveals New Products and Partnership Ahead of ITB Berlin

Khiri Travel has announced four new destination products for ITB Berlin and a new sales and marketing partnership for the German market.

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Why it’s Good to Get Lost in Yogyakarta

Kotagede, a historic neighborhood of Yogyakarta, is the perfect place to get lost in; wondering down its maze of alleyways, narrow streets, exploring what was once the splendor of Java’s Mataram Kingdom.

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Live Green, Love Green, Teach Green, Think Green

Khiri Travel celebrated International Environmental Day last month with all sorts of fun and games for kids, aimed at raising money for an orphanage looking after children with mental and physical disabilities.

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Six Day Adventure to Myanmar’s Ancient Kingdoms

Khiri Travel Myanmar’s unique trip links the ancient kingdoms of Bagan and Mrauk U via a challenging route that takes visitors to the far west of the country through the Chin and Arakan ranges.

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Revealing Sri Lanka’s Authentic Qualities

With Sri Lanka destined to become a world-class destination, Khiri Travel engages travelers in a much more authentic experience of this stunning country that transcends the humdrum sightseeing experience.

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Khiri Travel Awarded Second Travelife Certification

For a second time in a row, Khiri Travel is proud to announce that it has been awarded Travelife Certification for its regional tour operations; recognizing the company’s dedication to a sustainable tourism model.

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Press Release

Khiri Travel Introduces Five New Inspiring Signature Tours in Laos

Khiri Travel Laos has just launched five brand-new Signature

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Khiri Travel Laos Unveils New Signature Experiences

New travel products and appointment of Connor Bedard reaffirm responsible tourism credentials of Khiri Travel in

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Travel Leaders Gather to Honour Khiri Travel’s 25th Anniversary

Khiri Travel at 25: Celebrating growth and creating more equitable tourism dispersal away from

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Khiri Travel Indonesia Update on Lombok Earthquake

Khiri Travel Indonesia clients and staff report that all clients and staff are safe.

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Battle of Imphal WWII Tours Expands Into Myanmar

Specialist WWII battlefield tour operator in Imphal, North East India, now offers tours into Myanmar to give tourists a fuller picture of the decisive

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Travel Operators and Villagers Unite to Clean Up Island off Lombok

In partnership with the Hula Hoop Bungalows, Khiri Travel’s charitable arm will help Gili Gede villagers in Lombok, Indonesia, reduce plastic consumption and replant mangroves.

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Khiri Travel Goes Deep and Personal on Sri Lanka

With new in-country tours, DMC Khiri Travel has put people ahead of place to showcase the unique complexities and variety of Sri Lanka as a travel destination.

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Khiri Travel Introduces Three Options for Sulawesi Trips in Indonesia

Modular options lasting one to three weeks open up south, central and north Sulawesi to travellers with a passion for going off the beaten track in Southeast Asia.

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Khiri Travel Opens Office in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Fifth Khiri office in Indonesia opens new tour options across the Indonesian archipelago from Kalimantan through Sulawesi, to the Moluccas and Papua.

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Responsible

Green Hill Valley a Sanctuary with a Difference

Famed for hiking and Trekking, Kalaw in Shan State is also home to Green Hill Valley elephant sanctuary, caring for aging elephants, while striving to educate and create community awareness of environmental issues.

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Myanmar’s ‘Green Season’ Offers Cool Advantages

Myanmar’s ‘green season’ is not only a refreshingly beautiful time of year to visit, clients get to take advantage of all sorts of benefits, including great hotel deals, longer days, cool weather and fewer tourists.

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Travel Operators and Villagers Unite to Clean Up Island off Lombok

In partnership with the Hula Hoop Bungalows, Khiri Travel’s charitable arm will help Gili Gede villagers in Lombok, Indonesia, reduce plastic consumption and replant mangroves.

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Khiri Travel Laos Leads Environmental Canal Clean-up

Khiri Travel recently headed a clean-up project in Phonsavanh village, Vientiane, to remove the invasive water

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World Ocean Day Gili Gede Island Clean Up Project Lombok

The program will include an island clean up, building garbage collection carts and new recycling separation cages in each of the island’s 5 villages, providing Nazava water filters to the women’s community craft center and launching

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World Environment Day 2018 – Planting in Nam Cat Tien

Join Khiri Vietnam’s Saigon office for a special day out to plant trees, offset you carbon footprint and engage in Environmental protection!

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Khiri Travel Vietnam’s Recycling Events Seek to Drive Change

In support of International Recycling Day 2018, Khiri Travel Vietnam recently hosted three events across the country – two events in Hanoi and Hoi An

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Khiri Travel Invites You to Join ‘Refill My Bottle’ Campaign

Join up free to Khiri Travel’s ‘Refill My Bottle’ campaign, a step that will have a positive impact on your business by reducing the use of disposable plastic bottles; providing tourists and locals alike, access to clean drinking water!

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Nothing Rivals Sri Lanka’s Home-cooked Cuisine

If you really want to experience the true tastes of Sri Lanka, let Khiri Travel guide you into the local community to experience the authentic cuisine with a Sri Lankan family – the delicious flavors of home-cooked cuisine!

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