​ASIA IS OUR BACKYARD

The Better Traveller stories inspire you to point your compass to where you can support and sustain nature, culture, and local livelihood while you explore Asia.
Are you planning to hit unexplored trails in Indonesia? Or looking for a place to sleep for a night or two in Cambodia?
Wherever your travels take you, we hope you'll keep a keen eye out for ways to play your part in social change when you take that next trip.

Experience It

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The Dorsal Effect
Indonesia

Explore Lombok’s natural beauty and laidback charm with a former shark fisherman who has hung up his nets in favour of guiding tourists, instead of hunting down the dwindling shark population. When you book an eco-tour, you support his new source of livelihood.

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SaveAGram
India

If waking up to birds chirping, enjoying fresh home-cooked meals and being surrounded by nature is your thing, then explore a homestay with SaveAGram in Kerala. Your visit will leave you feeling rejuvenated, and your stay will help empower the villagers hosting you.

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Sumba Hospitality Foundation
Indonesia

Sumba’s unexplored beaches and quaint villages are set for a tourism boom, and your relaxing getaway in this island resort will help enthusiastic locals like Jeffry meet the demand – funds go towards training programmes to hone their hospitality skills.

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Tigerland Rice Farm
Thailand

This farm in Chiang Rai will allow you to dig into the ins and outs of organic rice farming and experience the traditional way of life in the lush countryside. You also get the opportunity to support social impact programmes that benefit the community.

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