PASSION FOR PURPOSE
Educational Travel is a dedicated ‘profit for purpose’ team mandated to create sustainable projects across Asia that serve our communities to alleviate poverty, preserve local cultures and protect environments. Educational Travel team is passionate about our mission and accomplishes this by providing excellence in profitable educational travel services for schools, universities and charity challenges.
This finances our purpose to serve our communities with: project management for community development; job creation in remote rural areas; local entrepreneurship development; community micro-credit funds and community health promotion.
OUR CORE VALUES
Your education adventure may take you to some of the poorest regions of Asia. It is our responsibility to provide exceptional educational travel options that alleviate poverty, respect indigenous culture and protect local environments. In this way we create a win for you, a win for your group and a win for your host community.
Transparency is the foundation of trust and successful win-win-win. We are committed to transparency in all dealings with partner communities, organisations and clients to create trust and success. In this way, we ensure 100% of client donations go directly to the project. There are no management or administrative fees taken from client donations.
Inspiration can change our world. We believe our job is to help you see the world through the eyes of another. That’s why we offer an innovative range of community-based experiences and development projects that place you in uniquely experiential situations.
Our team of educators, development specialists and travel experts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are dedicated to creating unforgettable, beneficial, and meaningful excursions for you and your organisation.
Many of our team have been born and raised in the communities we serve, while others have found their way here later in life, but we are all deeply connected through a sense of place and sense of purpose. It is this connection that we would like to share with you.
Buffalo Tours is a leading inbound tour operator and destination management company in Asia that annually hosts hundreds of thousands of journeys. We operate in 11 destinations throughout Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia – with sales offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Russia.
To create a once-in-a-lifetime experience, our itineraries and experiences are designed around what guests want and need. We offer a host of products and services to help travellers explore their own Asia. This means that a part of every journey with Buffalo Tours is about our guests developing a more profound understanding of the region, its traditions and its inhabitants.
Buffalo Tours was launched in 1994 by President and Founder Tran Trong Kien – a young medical student from Hanoi. Kien guided travellers throughout Vietnam to help fund his studies, and show off the country he loved.
Today, Buffalo Tours is one of Asia’s leading destination management companies with hundreds of thousands of travellers carried annually and several industry awards won. That same drive to showcase our region is at the heart of everything that we do at Buffalo Tours today.
Buffalo Tours Responsible Travel Report
Since our modest beginnings in 1994, the Buffalo Tours team and Educational Travel Asia hold responsible travel as a core commitment. As we have grown, so too has the commitment to work responsibly with our customers, host communities and local business partners.
Read our annual responsible travel reports here.