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  • Thailand Ecotours
  • Thailand Ecotours
  • Thailand Ecotours

Thailand Ecotours

Thailand Ecotours is a project by The Mirror Foundation, a grassroots Thai NGO, based in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand.

Our trekking and homestay programmes are designed to protect and maintain the cultures and traditions of the local hilltribe communities, in the Mae Yao area of Chiang Rai district. The money we receive from our groups is put back into the communities directly, and indirectly, helping to sustain the local economy.

We have worked very hard to provide trekking and homestay programmes which are not only interesting and enjoyable for you, but also beneficial to the villagers. We endeavour to make our programmes low impact, disturbing the culture and way of life as little as possible, and pay a fair price to the families that host you (and the guides that take care of you).

Ecotourism, done properly, means that villagers can secure a fair fee for allowing visitors into their villages and homes, without being exploited or destroying the culture and traditions. It is a very difficult balance to maintain, but one that The Mirror Foundation excels at. Our guides are hilltribe folk, and come from the villages we send our guests to stay in; the food and resources are bought locally to keep the money in the local economy; and the villagers are consulted regularly to keep the standards and enjoyment of the programmes as high as possible.

Our Ecotours project offers a variety of trips, all private, from a single day onwards. If you like what you see, but time constraints or personal taste means you wish to change elements of the itinerary, we will do our best to accommodate (although it may sometimes involve an extra fee).

The money we receive from our groups is put back into the communities directly, and indirectly, helping to sustain the local economy. The food and resources are bought locally to keep the money in the local economy.

The guides are local villagers who we have trained, and all of whom have passed TAT certified Tour Guide exams. They are members of the communities you will visit, and are full of information. However, while we have taught them English and Japanese language skills, some guides are more fluent than others.

We endeavour to make our programmes low impact, disturbing the culture and way of life as little as possible, and pay a fair price to the families that host you (and the guides that take care of you).

As we are providing a service which endeavours to minimise impact on the cultures, peoples and of course the local environment. During treks we aim to minimise impact and ensure all waste produced is taken with us.

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Thailand Ecotours Tourism Concern
Community Well-Being
Local prosperity and Social Equity
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