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Tales from the Trails

Offbeat Experiences in Off the Beaten Track Places

Off the beaten track travel is quickly being overtaken by an all new travel trend: offbeat experiences. While continuing to focus on the themes of uniqueness and exclusivity, offbeat experiences can be found in even the busiest of tourist centers. Think cocktail-bar-hopping in Siem Reap or rock-climbing in Halong Bay. But what about offbeat experiences […]

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Epic Journeys to Take in 2017

While it often seems that New Year’s resolutions were made to be broken, the goals we always seem to reach are those involving travel. I’m sure just like us in the Buffalo Tours Travel Team, you have a wish list of destinations and experiences just waiting to be realised. So, why not add a few […]

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11 of Asia’s Best Wellness Retreats

With thousands of years of experience in traditional healing practices and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, Asia is truly a special place to take a wellness retreat. Whether this means a total body cleanse, a yoga course or simply spending every day in the spa, it’s up to you. We’ve created this […]

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Buffalo Q&A: Preserving Cultural Heritage with Ock Pop Tok

When you buy a souvenir on your travels, it usually holds a story or memory of the time and place in which you purchased it. To immortalise our travel memories is often the reason we buy local handicrafts. But the backstory of the souvenirs you buy goes much deeper than this. Local handicrafts are historically and culturally important […]

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Cultural Tourism: The Domino Effect

In 2013 the Buffalo Tours General Managers Meeting took place in Siem Reap and coincided with the wedding of a Cambodian staff member. The wedding took place an hour from the city, in the sleepy Cambodian village of Chansor. The peaceful rural setting stole the hearts of the Buffalo team and inspired them to create […]

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Not Just for Kids: 4 Awesome Workshops to Try in Asia (For Grown Ups!)

Learning during your travels isn’t just for kids! Check out our roundup of unique, inspiring and culturally-focused workshops to try for your next trip to Asia. Let’s be honest – few of us would consider putting a workshop or class on our list of things to do during a holiday in Asia. When we think […]

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Asia’s Best Summer Events in 2016

Summer in Asia hosts some of the best, brightest and most energetic cultural festivals of the year! Check out our lineup of the best festivals and events to see in summer 2016. What’s on in Asia this summer? Like almost every year, there’s a lot to look forward to for the summer season in our […]

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Buffalo Q&A: The Sapa Experience with CBT Vietnam

Go behind the scenes with CBT Vietnam, an organisation dedicated to helping Sapa, Vietnam’s ethnic minority locals create sustainable businesses for their families and communities. Among many other things, one of the most important elements of responsible travel is supporting local business and communities with your travel dollar. But sometimes, it’s not as easy as […]

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Asia’s Elephants in Captivity – A Closer Look, Part Two

Last year, Buffalo Tours launched an ambitious initiative to tackle an important issue: the welfare of captive elephants in Asia. Coming from a long history in logging, many elephants now live in captivity within tourism camps whose main income is elephant riding – a practice that raises important questions about animal welfare. As leaders in responsible travel, […]

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Asia’s Elephants in Captivity – A Closer Look, Part One

Last year, Buffalo Tours launched an ambitious initiative to tackle an important issue: the welfare of captive elephants in Asia. Coming from a long history in logging, many elephants now live in captivity within tourism camps whose main income is elephant riding – a practice that raises important questions about animal welfare. As leaders in responsible travel, […]

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In Photos: Colours of Springtime Asia

Thinking of a last minute trip to Southeast Asia but not sure what the weather will be like? Get a sneak peek at the landscape of Southeast Asia in springtime with this colourful photo guide. It can be easy to assume that Southeast Asia is sunny and hot all year round but many popular destinations have vastly varied […]

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Buffalo Q&A: (Way) Off the Tourist Track in Halong Bay

Beyond the boat deck, what things to do in Halong Bay are perfect for adventurous travellers? We caught up with our rock climbing and kayaking specialists at Asia Outdoors to get the answers.   When we take adventure-seekers to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, we love to help them get off of […]

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Hong Kong Then and Now: Kowloon Walled City

Over two decades since Hong Kong’s infamous Kowloon City was demolished, we dug into the history and modern age of what was once the most densely populated place on earth. In March of 1993, eviction and demolition began on what some considered an eye-sore for Hong Kong, and others considered a feat in anarchy. Home […]

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Asia’s Most Unexpected Destinations for Wine Lovers

Italy and France aren’t the only destinations a world-travelling wine lover should have on their bucket list. We explored three of our favourite unexpected Asian wine destinations, with the help of our own wine connoisseur! Earthen-yellow fields sewn with precise rows of grapevines stretch across rolling rock-strewn hills to the horizon. Mere meters away is […]

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Buffalo Q&A: How a Meal in Asia Can Change a Life

Where you choose to eat dinner in Asia can be life-changing for the locals. We sat down with a Vietnam-based social enterprise to talk about how hospitality training are changing local lives for the better – and how you can help! Since 1999, KOTO has trained countless disadvantaged Vietnamese youth in a bid to give […]

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