Sustainable tourism - the only approach to take
At InsideAsia we try not to think of sustainable travel as an extra to add to our trips, rather it forms part of our company philosophy and so runs through all we do.
We believe this is the right approach not just because we care about the environment and the communities we support, but because a sensitivity to the impact of our travels results in a better experience for everyone. The most memorable travel experiences come from human interaction, and these relationships can only be built when the communities are supportive and welcoming of their guests.
To this end we employ local guides who are not only fantastic ambassadors for their home regions, but can act as a bridge to the local people you meet along the way - creating the opportunity to engage in meaningful exchange and turning random encounters into memorable experiences. In addition encourage visits beyond the usual tourist hot spots and provide cultural tips and recommendations for local restaurants and ethical shops in the Info-Pack. In this way you can be sure your holiday has a positive impact and contributes to the local communities you encounter in a sustainable manner.
Connect with the spiritual side of Laos by spending a morning immersed in Buddhist life. Prepare and donate offerings, meet with monks to discuss Buddhism and join them in a guided meditation session.