February 11, 2009
Philanthropic travel in Southeast Asia
Artisans of Leisure travelers visiting Southeast Asia—especially Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia—take luxurious, flexible tours that are focused on the cultural highlights of the region (including the ruins of Angkor, markets, temples, elephant camps, historic sites, art and cuisine). More and more travelers are asking us to incorporate philanthropic experiences into their private Asia tours.
The most popular philanthropic activities we arrange are visits to local orphanages and children’s organizations in Southeast Asia.
Our travelers spend a few hours interacting with the children and the individuals who run the homes—in many cases Buddhist nuns. The children are thrilled to meet international visitors, be held, laugh and have fun. It’s a rewarding experience for everyone and an activity that can easily be included in our tours in Asia and many other parts of the world.