Responsible tourism Archives: Food

Sublime landscapes and haunting flavours of Vietnam

In Vietnam

Let your senses guide you

Vietnam has much to offer; a trip to this country has many magical facets. Stroll through the rice fields of the north, meditate on the shores of Hạ Long Bay or cruise on its waters, marvel at the imperial city of Huế, drift along the Mekong, take a cooking class… or seclude yourself on an heavenly island. Vietnam is a country to be savoured and enjoyed without end.

Depending on itinerary choice

Myanmar – From temple to stupa, mountains to rivers, hill tribes to the plains peoples

In Myanmar

Go back for centuries with its fascinating history and discover a cultural mix of incredible richness

Myanmar is an irresistible country with its great cultural richness, however it can also rouse a negative response with its well-known internal political situation. Majestic sites like Bagan, Inle Lake, or Mandalay; a multitude of ethnicities that can be found along peaceful backroads; beautiful temples: all this invites you to this meditative journey. By spending your money in its local economy you will help support this friendly population and encourage further the recent political changes.
One thing is certain, you must definitely go to Myanmar.

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The rhythm of Cuba – the Rumba, the Son and the Salsa

In Cuba

Experience a country of intoxicating rhythms

The initial shock of Havana, with its first delights: its old city, its markets, its nightly impromptu concerts, its small restaurants. For those with rhythm in their soul, a Salsa dance class awaits you, for others a percussion class, or both! Let the atmosphere of Havana seep into you to get the best out of this trip. Then onto Viñales and Trinidad to explore what they have to offer, then head north to Matanzas and its moving story. And finally back to Havana for a last concert!

From CHF 1,640.–

Inner beauty and outer beauty, all blended in Bhutan

In Bhutan

Find happiness on the roof of the world

Bhutan, isolated both geographically and politically, is fascinating. Its perpetual quest for preservation of its cultural heritage coupled with that of the happiness of its inhabitants make the country seem a miraculous citadel which the stressed West looks upon with envy. There are many ways to discover Bhutan, depending on your desires – walking, biking, relaxing, hiking, mountains, countryside, or culture. It is a journey that should be prepared for well in advance. It is like a tasting menu that, once experienced, gives a burning desire to try it again.

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Japan under a blanket of snow

In Japan

Try the North in winter

Japan. The North. Winter. In this itinerary Matthieu Zellweger opens a door to the northern Japan during the season that fascinates him most: winter. Designed as an exploration of the further reaches of this far-flung country (Sapporo, Japanese Alps), it takes you from Hokkaido back to a cultural center of the country (Kanazawa) and then to the big city — Tokyo. This itinerary will offer you in turn modern and light aspects (the Snow Festival in Sapporo if the dates allow it), a fascinating and unfamiliar city (Hakodate), a total immersion into the harsh Japanese winter in Kakunodate before you marvel at the cultural beauties of the country further south in Kanazawa. Of course you will experience traditional Japanese inns (“ryokan”) as well as very contemporary places. Will you allow your curiosity to follow the path that Matthieu opens to the north of Japan in its most beautiful season ?

From CHF 5,865.–

Exhilaration at the edge of the world – The splendours of Namibia

In Namibia

Let the wonders of nature take your breath away

Meander through the country, discovering its sublime landscapes, mesmerizing geology, passing through the wildlife reserves holding mythical animals such as the Black Rhino. Each accommodation will be an experience in itself and will charm you. Observation, bush safari, sea kayaking, astronomy, and horseback riding, are a few of the activities you will experience in this vast and still mysterious country.

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Costa Rica and its natural treasures

In Costa Rica

Observe the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world

The montane rain forest and its famous quetzal, the Caribbean coast and the imperial toucan, the Pacific coast and the mythical jaguar: three icons over a myriad of others. Costa Rica offers much more to attentive observers: with a surface as large as Switzerland, there is no lack of opportunities to make magnificent observations. It is also a country which has made the choice of preservation and ecotourism, and which contains a trove of other natural treasures.

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Unknown Japan with Matthieu

In Japan

Go explore beyond appearances

Japan is a mysterious and very attractive country where a guide will help you to understand the traditions, its history and its social codes. Mathieu invites you to experience his Japan – the places that draw him back, the cuisine he loves, the areas he enjoys to walk through. With Mathieu Japan reveals itself.

From CHF 5,865.–

Istanbul with a local

In Istanbul

With one foot on each continent, you are carried along by the current of the Bosphorus

Visiting Istanbul is all about taking the time to let your senses be stimulated.Istanbul takes time – time to feel the city, time to see the magical and unforgetable sights some very touristy and some the true and living neighborhoods, time to taste Ottoman cuisine, time to watch the fishermen throw their line in the Bosphorus …

From € 1020.–

Culture, white salt and blue sky

In Bolivia

Widen your horizons

Encounter Bolivian culture in all its forms: hectic in La Paz, ancient and mysterious at Lake Titicaca with the vestiges of the Tiwanaku civilization and contemporary with the inhabitants of the floating islands, the salt workings, only means of survival around the Salar flat, and finally explore the Altiplano and its natural wonders. Stay a few more days and immerse yourself in the colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi.

From CHF 1,785.–