Voluntourism – Community Development

 

Voluntourism is an emerging trend in global tourism, favored by travellers who want to do more than simply visit and look at new places. It is a new type of tourism for those wishing to get involved in the places they visit in a meaningful and long-lasting way, be it with the local culture, the natural resources, or the wildlife of the area.

This community development project is for those who enjoy hands-on work – with nature, with agriculture, with construction, and especially with children. Daily work includes doing light construction, teaching English, and otherwise improving the lives of these young Akha minority group children.

The project takes place in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand, several hours north of Chiang Mai, Thailand “second city.” This is a beautiful rural area, with low, rolling mountains on the Burmese border that form the foothills of the great Himalayan mountain range.  More >>

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