Vietnam is getting more and more popular among tourists. The number of foreign tourists reached an all-time high of 18 million in 2019, up 16.2 percent from the previous year. This is a good development for the country’s economy, but at the same time increases the risk of adversely disturbing the daily life of the average Vietnamese. At Global Basecamps we are committed to operating our Vietnam tours in a responsible way. But what does responsible tourism or ecotourism mean for us?
We all have our own reasons to go abroad. Each of us has at least one, if not many, underlying passion/s that we indulge in while traveling. Some focus on heritage sites, relax on the best beaches of the world, spot wild animals on safari, or have immersive experiences. While no two trips will look identical, there are some overlapping components of every journey. One of these is food. Each day of your adventure, no matter where in the world you are, you have three distinct chances to dive into the local culture and better understand what makes each country tick: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Myanmar tours promise adventure, views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as the chance to learn about and meet various tribes and ethnic groups throughout the country to better understand the richness of their culture. You can converse with Kayan women known for their brass coil body modification which gives their distinctive long neck appearance. Sample the flavorful thoke (salads) that differ in each region. Our local guides help you to better understand the country’s fascinating yet sometimes tragic history while also teaching you about cultural norms and unique adventures available in this alluring country.
Trying to narrow down where to visit on your trip to Japan? Cost and number of vacation days are both major factors to consider when arranging your trip. They can limit how much of a country you can see in a single trip, so knowing which area will best suit you is key. Everyone’s “dream” Japan itineraries will look a bit different. The diversity of the country draws travelers with an immense range of interests from anime to bird watching and beyond.