Our style of travel is more than just interacting with waiters and taxi drivers which is why we offer the chance for you to experience village life. Our homestay trip to Surat Thani will give you the opportunity to learn all about the community project in this area and their past times. You will spend the night with a host family, where you can sample some of the delicious home cooking. By staying here instead of in a hotel, you’ll directly contribute towards the lives of the local people in this rarely visited area.
Whilst travelling through Thailand you will stay in a whole array of accommodation, from boutique hotels in Bangkok, jungle lodges in National Parks and beach bungalows on secluded islands. Here at Rickshaw Travel we endeavor to provide small-scale, locally owned accommodation throughout our trips. This way you can give something back to the communities you travel in and have a positive impact on the local economy.
Our Local Thailand Project
We select charity projects for each destination and give all of our customers the option to make a small donation to these projects when they book their trip. In Thailand, we support Save Elephant Foundation who are dedicated to caring for elephants in Thailand through rescue and rehabilitation, community participation and education on eco-tourism.
Our Thailand Travel Specialists
Our specialists are passionate about all things Thailand; lush jungles, pretty beaches and arguably some of the best food in Asia! The Land of Smiles has been personally experienced by all our specialists so they can advise on the best places to go when and pass on their handy tips.
Our Local Partner in Thailand
We work with a local partner in Thailand who supports our sustainability mission and values and we are constantly looking for new ways to improve both in the UK office and in Thailand. In 2015 our partner obtained the Travelife accreditation for their Thailand office and trips.
Meaningful Partnership - Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT)
Rickshaw Travel are working together with the Tourism Authority Thailand to create meaningful experiences, from the real heart of the local Thai community. By learning their way of life, and contributing to sustainable development, tourists will have a meaningful and memorable experience. Find out more about some of our highlights.
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