Myanmar is opening up to the outside world and community-based tourism is a growing trend. Travelers can really make a difference by seeking opportunities to have friendly exchanges with the local population and use their tourism dollars to directly benefit CBT projects.
While the perception is that a visit to Mogok near Mandalay is only about gem stone mining, a new Khiri Travel experience offers a very different take.
In the mountain village of Senaru on Lombok Island there is a CBT project that benefits female tour guides who lead a walking tour of the panoramic vistas of volcanoes, rice terraces and waterfalls with visits to see the authentic Sasak tribal culture.
Khiri Travel Thailand offers a 3-day excursion in Northern Thailand from Chiang Mai to an ethnic Karen ‘coffee’ hill tribe village