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Glamping Asia: 7 Amazing Luxury Tented Camps in Asia

For many, the hotel is one of the most important elements of a trip but choosing one can often be overwhelming. In Asia, there is so much choice at every different level of luxury and we have undertaken the task of finding the crème de la crème so you don’t have to spend hours scouring […]

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Beating the Heat in Bali

Bali enjoys warm temperatures year round, which can be a welcome retreat for those from colder climes. But the heat and humidity can also be a shock to the system. So, let us help you discover some fun ways to beat the heat in Bali that don’t include air-conditioned hotel rooms! If you’re planning a […]

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Bali’s Fresh Water Crisis and How We All Can Help

Previously on the Buffalo Tours blog, we shared the issues facing Bali’s marine life and coastal communities. Today, we are going inland to understand more about Bali’s fresh water crisis; an issue that is facing the whole island and all who call it home. What is Bali’s Fresh Water Crisis? Densely populated coastal areas are […]

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5 Best Diving Spots in Asia

There are few sights as beautiful as a clear blue ocean viewed from a white sand beach, but often the true beauty is hidden just beneath the surface. Visitors to the best diving spots in Asia experience an otherworldly realm below the waves, full of colourful coral reefs teeming with fascinating and diverse marine life. Whether […]

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Packing for Summer in Asia

Summer in Asia is not just hot, but usually unfathomably humid too. Most countries in Asia, being highly spiritual nations, are also quite conservative. So, when it comes to packing for summer in Asia, how do you stay cool and respectful at the same time? Here are a few tips from our diverse team of […]

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Island Hopping Guide to Malaysia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Malaysia is well known for its cultural and ecological diversity and this is reflected in its abundant and unique islands. From the borders of Southern Thailand to the edges of Borneo, Malaysia’s 874 […]

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Mindfulness and Wellness in Japan

For travellers interested in mindfulness and wellness, there is arguably no better destination than Japan. Over many centuries, the Japanese have developed a multitude of techniques for quieting the mind, cultivating inner peace and promoting good health. In this article, we explore some of the ancient practices that are still used today to promote mental and physical well-being […]

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Do's and Don’ts at Temples in Southeast Asia

When visiting sacred sites, pagodas, monasteries and temples in Southeast Asia, it is sometimes easy for travellers to forget that these are not just tourist attractions, but also sites of spiritual, cultural and national importance for the local population. Part of the reason for this is that people in these countries are generally very tolerant […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Singapore

Singapore is a fascinating country with an incredibly rich and varied culture. In a short time, this city-state has grown from a small trading outpost to one of the most important financial centres in Asia. Singapore is also a cultural melting pot, where European, Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and many other ethnicities have come together to […]

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Expert Travel Guide for Northern Vietnam

Did you know that Vietnam is an incredible 1,650km long? This epic distance means that most travelers with a 2-week holiday must choose carefully where they want to visit and how they want to get around. While it is tempting to see it all, visiting fewer destinations is usually a much more relaxing and immersive […]

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Responsible Travel in Myanmar

We recently shared our guide to luxury travel in Myanmar and now we are back to talk about responsible tourism. Travelling responsibly in Myanmar is incredibly important given the country’s recent past. Only open to tourists in the last decade, Myanmar’s tourism industry is still learning and the benefits are only now beginning to reach across […]

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3 Amazing Resorts for Families in Asia

Travelling with children is all about creating unforgettable memories and these amazing resorts for families in Asia are guaranteed to provide a lasting impression. Surrounded by outstanding natural scenery, equipped with luxurious rooms, modern amenities, swimming pools and everything else a family could need, they also provide unique and exciting activities for kids. Anantara Golden […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ayutthaya

Once the capital of the powerful Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya is the perfect destination for visitors to Bangkok who want to immerse themselves in the ancient culture and history of Thailand. This beginner’s guide to Ayutthaya will introduce you to everything you need to know, tips and tricks, as well as the most important sites […]

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4 Alternatives to ‘Orphanage Tourism’ in Asia

Last year the term ‘orphanage tourism’ made its way deeper into the public conscience when author J. K. Rowling took to twitter to confront those in the voluntourism industry who had reached out to her. She stated, very simply, why she could never support this kind of tourism: “#Voluntourism is one of drivers of family […]

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RTA2016: Student Guides on the Road

In the last Responsible Travel Awards update we followed Marketing Manager Mike Ellis as he visited the Bali office and personally celebrated with our graduated guides from Buffalo Guide School Indonesia. The young Balinese guides have now been on the road for a couple of months and one of our photographers was able to meet one […]

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