Sustainability

"We try our best to provide our tourists the best service while respecting our heritage, culture and natural environment"

Wazo Travels is committed with the tourist by offering travel experiences where the tourist would enjoy of the history, culture and nature of Myanmar. We provide an excellent service with the highest quality and security standards while preserving nature and heritage, contributing to the visited communities’ development, improving the quality of life of our employees, understand and respect the needs of our stakeholders.

Wazo Travels is committed to its values (determination, honesty, respect and creativity), the protection of children from sexual tourism, abiding of national laws and continual improvement.

Wazo Travels offers travel experiences where the tourist interacts with locals and enjoy the destination in a sustainable way.

This is made possible by the local guides who are experienced and knowledgeable of the destination and encourage or persuade our customers to be respectful and careful with our ancestral, cultural and natural heritage.

Wazo Travels is partner of Travelife which is a leading training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching sustainability.

Policies

Sustainable Accommodation Policy

This Sustainable Accommodation Policy is part of our Sustainable Policy and we are committed to ensuring accommodation suppliers are made aware of our key sustainability goals and objectives. We will always offer multiple accommodation options, prioritizing suppliers who follow sustainable practices throughout all aspects of their operation. Preference is also given to accommodation providers that work with international sustainability certification schemes.

Customer Privacy Policy

We, Wazo Travels Ltd, concern about your privacy!

Your mail address or any other information you have given us will be only used for relating to your holiday tour.

We don’t rent, trade or sell your personal information you provided to any third parties.

If you inquire us about the itinerary, the information or a booking, we will assume that we have your consent about your personal info that we require to design and manage your tours.

With the exception of the breaches of Myanmar and/or international law and immigration regulations and information necessary for sub-contractors to fulfill their responsibilities, anything that you provided/informed us will never disclosed or made available to any third parties without your permission.

After your tour, we might contact you to as for your feedbacks about your experience of travelling with Wazo Travels Ltd. Apart from seeking information to improve the quality of our services, we will ask your permission to quote a sentence or two for our website in a way that ensures your anonymity. The decision to assist us in this way is entirely yours. Our request doesn’t place you under any obligation.

Should any changes to this policy, they will be posted on this page.

Customer Complaint Policy

As a responsible travel agent we seek to maintain and enhance our reputation of providing you with high quality products and services.

We are committed to being responsive to the needs and concerns of our customers or potential customers and to resolving your complaint as quickly as possible.

This policy has been designed to provide guidance to both our customers and staff on the manner in which we receive and manage your complaint. We are committed to being consistent, fair and impartial when handling your complaint.

Child Safe Tourism

Be a child safe traveller!!!

Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. When you travel we encourage you to take the following actions that have been put forward by World Vision in order to help create a safer tourism environment for children.

The Supplier allows or tolerates no child prostitution at the premises and facilities of subcontracted accommodations. Any suspicious behaviour from guests, employees, staff from suppliers of the Supplier or any other person on the Suppliers premises or during excursions must be report to the local authorities by the Supplier. Wazo Travels will end the contractual agreement prematurely if the Supplier does not take adequate measures to prevent sexual exploitation of children within the direct supply chain (e.g. accommodations and excursions).

Dos and Don'ts Myanmar

1) The Myanmar people are friendly, helpful and polite

2) Respect the Myanmar people and their unique traditions

3) Don't take any photos that may make people feel embarassed

4) Do smile

5) Don't point with your foot

6) Wear decent clothes when visiting religious sites

7) Do tuck away your feet

8) Don't touch anyone on the head

9) Please learn the basic words of Myanmar Language

10) Women travelers are very safe in Myanmar

11) Don't kiss in Public

12) Don't disturb people praying or meditating 

13) Calling with your fingers mean calling for a challenge 

14) Please learn local customs before visiting ethinc minority villages

15) Do try Myanmar traditional transport facilities

16) Visitors should be understanding when experiencing electricity outages

17) Don't touch the robe of a monk

18) Spread your wealth, use your money wisely

19) Myanmar is a cultural destination

20) Myanmar currency should be exchanged at official exchange counters and banks

21) If the tourists wish to help the people of Myanmar, they should consider creative ways to contribute to communities, not to individual

22) Giving money or sweets to the children is not adviseble

23) Myanmar people are delighted when tourists participate in their festivals

24) Using drugs is illegal in Myanmar

25) Help protect Myanmar wildlife by refusing to pruchase wildlife products

26) To maintain Myanmar's heritage, do not buy antiques. Buy arts and crafts instead

27) Help us keep Myanmar clean

28) Practice safe sex

29) Do not go where you  are advised not to go

30) Relax and enjoy your holiday!

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What not to buy in Myanmar

Gems and jewelry purchased from authorized dealers (with vouchers) are allowed to be taken out. But antiques are not allowed to be taken out of the country.
The following items are illegal to take out of the country:

  • Prehistoric implements and artifacts
  • Fossils
  • Old coins
  • Inscribed stone
  • Historical documents
  • goods that may be manufactured through child labour and local laws
  • endangered / fragile species (flora and fauna)

http://www.iucnredlist.org

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/cites/info_souvenirs_en.htm

https://cites.org

 

Activities/Entertainments/Wildlife Protection

Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with local, national and international law. Excursions which include interactions with wildlife comply with relevant codes of conduct. Any disturbance of natural ecosystems is minimized. Where available preference is given to excursions that operate on the basis of acknowledged and controlled sustainability standards. Our company offers no activities which harm humans, animals, flora & fauna or waste natural resources such as water, energy, soil etc. or which are socially/culturally unacceptable such as elephant rides.

Wildlife species are not harvested, consumed, displayed, sold, or traded, except as part of a regulated activity that ensures that their utilisation is sustainable and in compliance with local, national and international law.