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Village Monde Hotel
We have been awarded the Village Monde Label in the ‘Rural’ Category, with the following strengths noted: quality of welcome and customer care; sense of community, typical accommodation and interaction with locals; quality and diversity of activities.
Red Bull's humanitarian organization Amaphiko hails Chai Lai's Fight Against All Odds
The Chai Lai Orchid eco-hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, has an air of tranquility and simplistic living. In reality, its story is complex. It is staffed entirely by Karen women from areas of Thailand and neighboring Myanmar where human traffickers operate or which are in the middle of conflict zones.
Welcome to the Mae Wang Jungle in Northern Thailand, home of the Chai Lai Orchid. No, it’s not an exotic flower, but rather a pioneer in eco-tourism and an advocate for human and animal rights.
Women Changing the World Award WINNER
In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Marie Claire set out to find readers who are changing the world. Hundreds of game-changers entered, and our editors narrowed it down to three kick-ass finalists: Chai Lai Orchid Resort's Alexa Pham, the Smart Girls Group's Emily Raleigh, and Fortuned Culture's Azie Tesfai.
Nikkei Asian Review- Thailand's indigenous women break tourism barrier
CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Deep in the jungle of Mae Wang, two hours drive southwest of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, five Thai-Karen women banded together to do something their community had never heard of: They started a company run entirely by women
Daughters Rising Featured on President Obama's Whitehouse Blog
The issue of international human rights has always been of utmost importance to this administration. Last year, the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security launched the Human Trafficking Enhanced Enforcement Initiative
Take the pledge to travel better in Fast Company by Bruce Poon Tip "Simply by making different choices–better choices–your next journey can help propel local economic growth, preserve natural resources and protect local communities."
The Grey Area by Sarah Seidelmann
Accommodation Spotlight - The Chai Lai Orchid Bungalow by Wagoners Abroad
Orbisa: Growing Better Business
1 year 1 world Chai Lai Orchid
Hiking and Elephant Riding by Alang Campbell
The elephant that sat on a car by Kerina Rowley
Where to Play with Elephants in Chiang Mai by Andrea Cortina
Chiang Mai - The Land of Elephants by Fredfredtan
Meet Elephants in Thailand: Chai Lai Orchid by Lucy and Rene
Part Four: Writing It Up by Ravi Jaipaul:
The 411 on Chiang Mai with Kids by Heidi Wagoner
Back to Nature by Sharon Prosser
Elephants for Lily’s Birthday by Family Maurer
4 Tips for Finding a Good Volunteer Travel Program by Alexa Pham:
In Thailand, a resort for the greater good by Jeff Greenwald
Chai Lai Orchid: A feel-good retreat in northern Thailand by Casey Hynes
An adventure in the mountains of Chaing Mai by Vivian Chong:
Weekend Getaway: Mae Wang: The Chai Lai Orchid
The Chai Lai Orchid Thailand Hotel, by Mayuyu Oza:
Traffik Stoppers, by Cody Gohl
A Unique School Struggles to Preserve an Ancient Culture by Hilary Cadigan:
Bravo your City Chiang Mai, Chai Lai Orchid by Laura Gibbs
Chai Lai Orchid: A Sanctuary within a Sanctuary by Danny Lau: