Wild Thailand offers tailor made ecotourism programmes combined with genuine cultural exchange, giving you the chance to meet local people and learn about traditional ways of life across the country.
What to experience ?
Wild Thailand is a friendly, family business offering finely-crafted, tailor-made tours for families and small groups across Thailand. Wild Thailand specialises in cultural exchange. A village stay is included in every tour programme, with enough time to ensure genuine cross-cultural exchange.
Guides are specially trained to help guests and hosts to communicate, without intruding. You can chat with your homestay family, ask about their daily lives and share your stories from home.
A recommendation is the amazing ‘At the Cultural Crossroads’ programme, which leads you on a deep exploration of Chiang Rai’s nature and culture, including a visit to Huay Kee Lek CBT program, Doi Tung Royal Project, a trishaw exploration of Chiang Rai and a local cooking school.
Other highlights include bird-watching trips lead by expert guides to birding Mecca’s like Kaeng Krachan (Phetchburi), Khao Yai (Nakorn Rachasima) and Doi Inthanon National Parks.
Other soft adventure programmes include trekking along interpretive trails, kayaking, bamboo and white-water rafting, boating and biking. Full safety gear is provided, along with instruction. Wild Thailand pride themselves in selecting highly experienced, professional, friendly tour guides.
How does it help ?
Wild Thailand operate according to the ethics of the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association, which they have actively supported for over a decade and helped to establish.
The Wild Thailand team, lead by Mrs, Duangkamol Chansuriyawong, works closely with local people and organisations to develop ‘win win’ programmes for communities and their guests. Wild Thailand also provide ongoing training for their tour guides and leaders to interpret culture and nature accurately and work together respectfully and effectively with community members.
The company operates a “Fair Pay” policy towards staff and guides, including a minimum wage to professional tour and transfer guides which is around two times the market rate and, bonuses for staff children who perform well at school.
Drivers are given an accommodation allowance (unusual in Thailand) to ensure they do not have to sleep in their vehicles. Local community guides are also used wherever available, paid according to agreed rates set by the community.
The company collects donations for every village visited. When there are sufficient funds, Wild Thailand asks the villagers what help do they need and supports them. 10,000 Baht was donated to help set up a silver making shop in a Hmong community. Another donation of 10,000 Baht helped a Karen Village in Chiang Dao buy cooking utensils to be used during community celebrations.
33/48 Passorn 1, Tambon Klong 3,
Ampoe Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120,
Tel: 02-901-0480, Fax: 02-901-0481
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