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How the other half live

By THE NATION

 

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Dedicated to sustainable tourism development, the Thailand-based social enterprise Local Alike has now launched its first all-inclusive package tours to local communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.

 

Taking place between December 8 and 11 and starting at Bt12,700, the packages include return flights from Bangkok, accommodation with community members and delicious local cuisine. Travellers will discover true sustainable living based on His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s sufficiency economy philosophy at Pong Huai Lan Village in Chiang Mai, see first-hand the lives of the Akha tribe at Hloyo Village, and relax under a starlit sky at the eco-friendly community-based Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Rai. 

 

Nature lovers are offered eight other travel packages to visit the northern communities from now through December. They include Heaven on Earth in new perspectives at Sawanbondin Farm & Homestay and Keep Eyes and Mind Wide Open and Let’s Explore Nature Trail at Baan Suan Pa in Chiang Rai.

 

Also on offer is the visiting tea and coffee plantations programme at Chiang Mai’s Mae Kampong Village, Chiang Mai Green City Tour and Baan Pong–Huai Lan Sufficient Way to Sustainable Life in Chiang Mai. 

 

Sign up at (081) 139 5593 or visit www.LocalAlike.com.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/thailand/30330665

 
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Hope they have the books open on this. A BKK operation running what are effectively zero-baht tours to poor areas of Thailand could be a potential PR disaster without transparency.

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This is something that I was waiting for so long. I am a traveler by heart and wanted to be the part of the locals while I am visiting any new place. Asia, being one of the most exotic places, is something that catches my eye every time I plan a trip. And this is simply the perfect time; now I am going to plan my stay with the help of these package tours, so that I can easily have a peek into the daily life of the natives and their traditions.

 

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