Travel offers unparalleled opportunities for interaction with unfamiliar peoples and cultures. While all tourism provides economic benefits to local residents, sustainable travel can offer additional benefits.

Homestays in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos give direct financial help to villagers in remote areas and also afford an excellent insight into rural life. Carefully-planned, well-managed trekking to isolated hill tribes in northern Thailand and Myanmar can bring extra income to marginalised minorities.

Trekking and cycling entail direct contact and purchase of goods and services from local people as well as providing a slower-paced holiday for the travellers.

In remote agricultural areas and national parks, eco-lodges and other sustainably-designed accommodation employ natural resources and renewable energy to help protect and preserve the local environment. Managed volunteering for conservation projects and in schools and villages can contribute valuable expertise and resources for neglected neighbourhoods.

ICS Travel Group works with local partners to identify sustainable travel options most appropriate to the needs of visitors and local people.

 

Beyond the Temples by Electric Vehicle

Beyond the Temples by Electric Vehicle

Luang Prabang

Explore this charming city in an eco-friendly manner aboard an electric golf cart. Start the day at a morning market, experiencing the daily lives of locals
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Khmer for a Day

Siem Reap

Explore Cambodia’s famous architectural treasures, from the pre-Angkorian ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk, to the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat.
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Daily Lifestyle of a Lanna Family

Chiang Mai

Today is all about food – buying fresh produce from a local market, cooking and tasting authentic cuisine, and making food offerings to the monks.
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Tree House Adventure (2D/1N)

Laos

For an unforgettable, adrenalin-filled, and eco-friendly adventure, try the Gibbon Experience. Wake up high atop the forest canopy in a tree house, and fly across the jungle
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An Authentic Thai Cooking Experience

Chiang Mai

Only a 15 minute transfer takes you into the outskirts of Chiang Mai an escape from the crowded area to a non-touristy side of town.
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Khmer for a Day – Siem Reap

Explore Cambodia’s famous architectural treasures, from the pre-Angkorian ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk, to the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat.
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Beyond the Temples by Electric Vehicle

Beyond the Temples by Electric Vehicle – Luang Prabang

Explore this charming city in an eco-friendly manner aboard an electric golf cart. Start the day at a morning market, experiencing the daily lives of locals
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Tree House Adventure (2D/1N)

Laos

For an unforgettable, adrenalin-filled, and eco-friendly adventure, try the Gibbon Experience. Wake up high atop the forest canopy in a tree house, and fly across the jungle
Read More. . .

Daily Lifestyle of a Lanna Family – Chiang Mai

Today is all about food – buying fresh produce from a local market, cooking and tasting authentic cuisine, and making food offerings to the monks.
Read More. . .

An Authentic Thai Cooking Experience

Chiang Mai

Only a 15 minute transfer takes you into the outskirts of Chiang Mai an escape from the crowded area to a non-touristy side of town.
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Elephant Encounter at the Sanctuary (HD)

Thailand, Chiang Mai

Gain an insight into the life and history of rescued and orphaned elephants. Join the elephants in the river for a chaotic and fun bath time. Get very muddy as you treat the elephants to a therapeutic mud spa.

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Elephant Encounter at the Sanctuary (FD)

Thailand, Chiang Mai

Spend quality time getting to know happy elephants in their natural surroundings. Create lifelong memories of a full day interacting, feeding, playing and bathing with elephants in the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside.

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The Perfect Family Day with Elephants (FD)

Thailand, Chiang Mai

Care for elderly elephants in their final home and treat them to a fun and messy mud bath. Learn how to turn elephant poop into paper in an entertaining, eco-friendly park. From a spectacular viewpoint, capture the views of the rolling mountains of northern Thailand.

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