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Like the sound of travelling with Rickshaw? Here are just a few of the things you can do while you're away...

Costa Rica: Trek wildlife-filled and mist-shrouded forests, spending time with pineapple farmers and local families, learning about Tico life.

Thailand: Watch elephants at a responsible nature park in Chiang Mai, try your hand at shrimp-fishing, learn to weave with a local family and sleep in the untamed jungles of Khao Sok.

Cuba: Stay in a family-run casa, visiting the rustic cigar region of Viñales, as well as an eco-village surrounded by coffee fields. Then escape into the lush green mountains of the Sierra Maestra, where Che Guevara and Fidel Castro plotted the revolution.

India: Learn about rural life at a fair-wage community in the heart of Rajasthan, sleeping in 300-year-old fort. Visit Periyar National Park, seeing elephants and wild boars in the jungle, or drive into Nepal and sample traditional food and remote countryside.

Borneo: Experience tourism as a force for good by learning the centuries-old traditions of the Iban tribe. Then stay in a treehouse in the rainforest and travel along the nearby river, all the while looking out for wild apes, crocodiles and possibly even Irrawaddy dolphins.

From the customers on its tours to the local partners and communities on the ground in every destination, a trip with Rickshaw Travel puts people first, giving you a unique, sustainable insight into a country's culture.

Whether you're travelling to Asia, South East Asia or Latin America, on one of Rickshaw's Meaningful Travel adventures you'll travel independently, coming face to face with new cultures, making friends with locals and immersing yourself deeply in local communities. You'll stay in small, locally-owned hotels, guest houses or homestays - preserving culture and contributing to the local economy.

And it's not just a positive social impact that you'll make by travelling with Rickshaw, their trips place sustainability and environment benefit at centre stage, too. They also work closely with World Animal Protection to ensure animal welfare is at the forefront of their experiences. So if you share Rickshaw's vision of a world in which travel is a force of empowerment and good, then one of their holidays might just be for you.

Rickshaw Travel's friendly specialists make sure every experience is unique. Their range of bite-sized Meaningful Travel experiences last from two to four days and are designed for you to mix and match, creating your perfect adventure. What's more, with 24/7 support while you're away, there's always someone on hand to make sure your tour runs smoothly – letting you focus on making memories that will last a lifetime.

For more inspiration for travelling the world with meaning visit rickshawtravel.co.uk/escapism

To speak to an experienced travel specialist about your own travel plans call 01273 934822 or email hello@rickshawtravel.co.uk