According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is: "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990)
And that’s exactly why we developed our sustainable ecotourism projects in Thailand and Laos, to help to protect the local Thai and Laos culture and wildlife, and to improve lives of the local Thai and Lao people.
Sustainable ecotourism avoids damage to the environment caused by mass tourism and involves the local population, providing them with an extra source of income.
The difference between sustainable ecotourism and mass tourism in Thailand and Laos.
Today nature is highly threatened in Thailand and Laos, due to logging, poaching and exploitation of their forests for mass tourism and export.
Community based and sustainable ecotourism is a means to protect the environment and help local people, in our case Thailand and Laos.
Where are our eco tours located in Thailand and Laos?
Most of our tours are located in the North East of Thailand (called Isan), because it is the country’s poorest region, and we want the eco tourists to participate in the support of its inhabitants. One eco tour is available in Laos today.
We arrange for the eco tourist to go trekking, observe wildlife, enjoy nature, meet local village people and learn about their lives and culture by sharing their daily activities and staying in their villages.
Discover sustainable ecotourism in Thailand and Laos.
To discover genuine, responsible and sustainable eco tourism which benefits local people, nature and culture, travel with Openmind Traveler, the sister organization of openmind projects!
OpenmindProjects and its ecotourism projects in Thailand and Laos are featured in the National Geographic, Lonely Planet and Budget Travel.
Eco Tourism in Thailand, Laos or Nepal