Thailand is so much more than a beach destination – it’s a land of limitless possibilities.
At Rickshaw Travel, we like our customers to experience the real Thailand and enjoy responsible interaction with the Thai people – so we’ve teamed up with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to support community-based tourism. Our trips aren’t just a great way for you to score some epic memories, you’ll also create them alongside local residents in an ethical and authentic way that gives something back.
Explore the Thai jungle at Khao Sok National Park and stay at a sustainable eco-lodge run by the community. The park is home to gibbons, clouded leopards, tapirs and elephants, so keep your eyes peeled!
Visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, where you’ll learn all about these fascinating animals and help to prepare them a tasty lunch. This park is Thai-owned and run, so decisions are made with the best for the area in mind.
Explore a rural community by spending some time at a Karen village. You’ll find out about Karen traditions and sample tasty home-made treats. A local guide will lead you on a trek into the remote hills – here nature is at its best and most travellers miss out on it.
Oh – and if you love Thai food, try our cooking class in Ko Lanta where you’ll learn the secret art to cooking a spicy coconut curry or crispy spring rolls. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Prices start from £858 per person (land only), for a 9-day/8-night experience. Click here to find out more!
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