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The Mekong responsible tourism guide online is intended to conscious travellers who are willing to make a difference while travelling. It gathers a unique choice of fantastic travel experiences, at the same time enjoyable and meaningful. Designed and crafted with care, they support the well being of locals, biodiversity conservation and cultural vitality.
Listen, look, smell, touch, taste, feel, learn, share and experience, be tolerant and open-minded, meet different people who may change your perspective on life, or become your friends!
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Marvel at the sight of mythical religious, archaeological and historical sites; admire the outstanding architectural heritage of various influences. Wonder at the diversity and complexity of local customs and traditions.
Be thrilled by the sight of a kingfisher, a hornbill or a giant ibis, the melodious call of the gibbons, or the gracious pace of elephants.
Relax in a beach resort, learn Thai cooking or Vipassana meditation, Lao weaving or ancient Cambodian ceramics, dance with the Muong in Viet Nam, sing with the Hani harvesting rice in Yunnan, or admire the intimate collaboration between fishermen and dolphins in Myanmar.
Explore in depth and challenge your fitness whatever your level is; trekking, cycling or zipping amidst the Lao rainforest canopy, gently gliding along the multitude of canals, rivers and other streams flowing through the region. Eco-tourism and community based tourism opportunities abound.
Support perpetuation of ancestral techniques and contemporary creations. Shop and bring back souvenirs of the vibrant, colorful and addictive cultures of the Mekong.
You’ll realize you need to come back again and again, as the more glimpses of understanding you get of the Mekong people, the more you’ll be eager to learn, yearning to return.
We wish you a fantastic journey.