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.
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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.
Travel writer, Meg Sine, blogs about trekking with a guide through the forest and farm fields near Doi Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand to a Karen hill tribe homestay to see traditional ways of life.
Khiri Travel Thailand offers a 3-day excursion in Northern Thailand from Chiang Mai to an ethnic Karen ‘coffee’ hill tribe village
Is it difficult? Thatʼs usually the first question I get about a trekking during a tour.