Fuelled by a passion for responsible travel and flavoured by the rich and varied history and culture of the Mekong region, Mekong Experiences consists of a small but dedicated team of responsible travel professionals with years of hands-on experience from the tourism and hospitality sector. With a few passport stamps of their own, they have a balanced view of what works well for travellers and what doesn't, and put great focus on responsible travel, tourism and hospitality practices with the aim to help develop, communicate and promote responsible travel products. Working with a range of travel agents, tour operators and accommodation providers in the UK and beyond, they are also perfectly placed to help travellers to find unique, authentic travel experiences.
Mekong Experiences – featured tours and flavours of the Mekong region
From Laos to China
On this epic adventure along the upper reaches of the Mekong River, participants will pass through the beauty of Laos, Thailand, explore the rich and varied culture of Myanmar (Burma), before venturing into the dramatic landscapes of China’s Yunnan province. Highlights include the former Royal City of Luang Prabang; Pak Ou Caves and Nam Ou River to Pak Beng; an opportunity to visit Thailand’s infamous Golden Triangle and travel along the Old Mandalay Road in Burma.
Real Food Adventure Cambodia
Cambodian cuisine is slowly but surely emerging on the food radar. Whilst drawing influences from Thai and French cuisine, Cambodian food has a style and distinct flavour all its own. Rice is undoubtedly the main stable, but you will find that the Cambodian cuisine is laden with fresh herbs, spices, fish and tasty condiments. During this food adventure from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, you will have a unique opportunity to discover the sights, sounds and flavours this beautiful country.
Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery
This tour will allow you to discover some of the highlights of these two fascinating countries. You will get the chance to hike through the verdant rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi, taste the street food in Hanoi, cruise on the emerald waters of Halong Bay, cycle through imperial Hue, wander the charming streets of Hoi An, take an exhilarating ride on the back of a vintage vespa in Saigon before your journey ends with an unforgettable exploration of the Angkor temple complex by tuk tuk.
Responsible Tourism is about making places better for people to live and for people to visit.–The Cape Town Declaration (2002)
Tourism is like fire - you can cook your dinner on it, but if you are not careful it will burn your house down.–Asian saying
Communicating Responsible Tourism and Hospitality
After having worked with accommodation providers, restaurants, travel agents, tour operators, local community projects and different development organisations at different levels in the UK, Australia and Southeast Asia, it has become apparent many business already do or want to ‘do something’, but don’t know where to start or how to communicate their efforts to a wider audience. [Read more…]