Khiri Travel has launched seven urban and rural walking and cycling trips in Southeast Asia. The company, which emphasizes immersive and participatory responsible travel, aims to bring to life discoveries and insights with a unique twist.
Three new walking tours have been designed to satisfy lovers of food, architecture and Asian urbania. The Phnom Penh walking tour lets guests sample assorted street stall noodles, sweetmeats and delicacies including apaing — deep-fried spiders. The trip ends in a brewery to calm the nerves.
The Phuket Old Town walking tour brings alive the Chinese clan heritage of the former tin mining island. The town’s Sino-Portuguese architectural heritage and the splendid mansions of tin mining barons are evocative of a by-gone era. The highlight is bijou Soi Romanee lane where guests can get a haircut in an old barber shop.
The Yangon Heritage Walk celebrates the city with the largest number of extant colonial buildings in all of Southeast Asia. The well-researched video Restoring Yangon indicates what to expect.
Bicycle riders have three choices: Cycling the Plain of Jars in Laos, Bicycling Bagan Without Temples (a trip across the Irrawaddy River to new Bagan), and Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, which celebrates family traditions across three generations of a rural household and lets clients participate in an ancestral death ceremony.
A two-day insight into the Karen mountain people (with overnight in the village) includes a bamboo raft ride, forest hike, gathering vegetables in the garden and food preparation. The setting is in Huay Khao Lip mountain area, a 90-minute drive from Chiang Mai.
Willem Niemeijer, the CEO and co-founder of Khiri Travel, said: “These seven trips have been specifically designed to allow our guests to get closer to communities, enhance understanding and make local discoveries not available on most other outings.”
For further information and bookings on all trips, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Khiri Travel Group, www.khiri.com