Sustainability is a word that has gained lots of attention the past few years. Traveling is in many ways not a very sustainable activity from an environmental point of view. However, on social and economic level, travel can contribute much to the development of a more sustainable environment. If it is done the right way. At Lolei travel, we strife that:

Our guests have an amazing experience and gain social and cultural knowledge from their hosts

The hosts we work with have a social and economic benefit and gain knowledge of their guests

By implementing these internal principles we also teach our team, including guides, drivers and communities to represent their heritage in the best way possible and respect nature, culture and people. One of the main values we work on is to acknowledge the waste problem and minimize waste on all levels as much as possible.

As a travel company, we are able to contribute in many different ways to sustainable development in our destinations. In and outside of our offices we are dedicated to minimize our impact.

Our offices follow strongly the principles of:

What we can offer you within our destinations is part of who we are and what we do and how we vow to support the people who live in our destinations.

Our impact outside of the offices
may be considered far greater though.

Animal welfare

We do not endorse or offer any activity that seems in the slightest way harmful. All of the elephant camps and wildlife areas we include are run by well-managed (international) NGO’s or governments. We do not harm natural habitats just to see endangered species.

Professional training

All our guides and drivers, but also other suppliers such as homestays or hotels in rural areas, receive training that meet the international standards for tourism. We dedicate much time to ensure everyone is on the same page and delivers a truly unforgettable service.

Part of being a responsible operator is that we contract only sustainable businesses around the region who invest time and money into social development, environmental protection and animal welfare. We select our partners carefully and based on a good and trustful reputation.
Responsible tourism network

Lolei Travel is a member of different local tourism networks in each of its destinations, with the common purpose to improve  the quality of tourism and experience. We are part of different consultancy teams from the UN and Worldbank to educate sustainability among communities

Community training

Developing tours in rural areas means that we need to build capacity among people who previously may not have been aware of issues such as food safety, environmental and animal protection or adhering to international tourism standards. Lolei Travel actively spends time in the field to train these values in order to improve their livelihoods.

Social development projects

In several places around the region we support projects related to education and social welfare. We do not actively visit schools but contribute in different ways to the development of the children. In communities we focus on training and fair distribution of (economical) benefits and ensure that benefits are equally shared among the community.


We contract people according the local labor law, paying them well above minimum industry wage and offering good secondary benefits. Our suppliers are carefully chosen based on the same principals. Guides, drivers and cooks are receiving proper benefits as they are contracted as freelance experts in their fields, allowing for better benefits. 

Join us on a remarkable journey and experience the magic that Indochina offers with the utmost precision and care as only Lolei Travel can provide.

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As a guest to one of our destinations you can help with a more sustainable and/or responsible approach by:

Taking a Bike or Going on a Hike

In many of our destinations we have amazing hiking, biking, kayaking or canoeing activities to take part in. These activities allow you to really get off the beaten track and learn more about the local culture, flora and fauna.

Eating at Social Enterprises

In each of the countries we are active, you can find social enterprises that contribute to the development of local (underprivileged youth). There are different restaurants and hotels that are set up as a not for profit entity, and focus on the training of young adults.

Using Community Services

Support the local people and stay at a homestay, rent a bike locally or go on a hike with a ranger. The community can often help out with secondary services, such as brining camping materials to a remote location, prepare breakfast or open up their home for a meal.

Visiting a Project

Together with a guide you can visit a local school and meet with the director, talk with a monk at a pagoda, visit wildlife rescue centers or demining NGO’s. There are so many good causes we can bring you to. Your visit would already be a reward to these projects.

Getting your Hands Dirty

Help out yourself and renovate a school or build a water well. Visit a farm and help a local famer with his harvest, prepare a meal with your host, or join a local artist creating your own art. People here love to share their craft and knowlegde, and woud love to learn from you as well!

Trusting our Judgment

We do not always know best, but we do know what is going on in our region. If your travel expectations are unrealistic, we will inform you. You are in no way obliged to follow our philosophy, but we may be able to change your ideas with good and truthful information

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