Buffalo Tours has launched its latest product range, Local Life.
This unique line of small group tours is unique for its offering of in-depth cultural experiences with a focus on social, environmental and cultural responsibility.
As an experiential, small-group touring product line for a maximum of ten people, the Local Life product range provides travellers the opportunity to connect with and truly discover the culture and people of Asia.
Featuring authentic guided experiences into Asia’s residential enclaves, off the beaten track destinations and lesser-explored communities, Local Life tours have a special focus on the people and personalities of Asia.
The Local Life line is also distinct in its focus on Buffalo Tours’ commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
By utilising small groups, alternative travel options like bicycles and public transportation and a commitment to building connections between locals and tourists, the Local Life tours help support and sustain the communities in which they operate.
Consequently, 20-30 per cent of sales proceeds from the Local Life product line go directly back into the locals’ pockets, either through the support of local businesses or work with local economic initiatives.
The Local Life range features cycling journeys into rural countryside, walking excursions into little-explored residential areas, hands-on handicraft workshops with expert community members, home-cooked meals in ethnic minority villages and street eats tours sampling local culinary specialties.
Within a rice field, a local wet market, a rural family home or a bustling local backstreet, a Local Life tour takes travellers beyond the highlights to discover what makes Asia tick.
“Our customers want to go home with stories to tell, adventures to share and discoveries to remember.
“We want to get our clients beyond the windows of a tourist bus - we want them to sample local delicacies, chat with Buddhist monks, haggle with chatty market traders and collect true, lasting memories on their journey in Asia.
“Local Life is our way of showcasing the authentic Asia that we, as locals, love so much,” said Matt Masson, managing director, Buffalo Tours.
He added: “Local Life is yet another step that Buffalo Tours is taking to strengthen our commitment to connect people and cultures through extraordinary journeys.
“This goes hand-in-hand with our strategy to provide innovative products to cement our leading position in the Asian tourism industry.”
Buffalo Tours’ Local Life line currently boasts 35 unique tours in ten Asian countries.
Established in 1994, Buffalo Tours is an established travel services provider with its own offices and operations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China and Hong Kong.
Buffalo Tours offers customised, guided private and group tours, accommodation, transfers, flights, cruises, day trips and excursions across Asia.
The company is also nominated for the title of Asia’s Leading Tour Operator at the upcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony.
Head over to the official website for more information.