Sunday, August 21, 2011

Our vision and mission for travel lovers

We intend to give solution from budget/low cost to high end tourists - without any bias or preference, based on absolute transparency. Ethical tours is a website to bring you closer to a different world, so distant from ours.


After travelling for length and breadth of the country I have found that tourism in India is like a "checklist for various sights" . It is never meant to understand a particular community or their habits apart from its flora and fauna. Our speciality will be serene and pristine hill stations / homestays which are not generally known to public.

There is nobody to promote it for both masses and budget travellers.

During my encounter with different friends/tourists all over the world, I felt how little people know about our amazing folk and tribal art,music and how much they appreciate. They often experience a shock. I felt the inner urge to showcase our fascinating culture -at a throw away price.

It was with this vision in my mind I want to create a sort of cultural bridge between India and the West by bringing to focus Indian wild life,unheard hill stations,art,music aligned to Western tastes.

Our forte will be ethical and environmentally responsible tourism, which will provide new horizons for rural folks, and enable tourist to see a part of India, which is completely unknown to them .


-To create an egaltarian state and country and showcase a country and culture which is having a unique place in the civilization of mankind.

We also plan to tie up with ethical organizations abroad which has similar plan and help them logistically.

Enriching yourselves

With "Ethical tours" you can enrich yourself and gift holidays to your your loved ones and help them to understand a world which is so refreshingly different.

You can gift vouchers to choose from a wider range of tourism options , to be introduced, to your friends.

6 good reasons why you should choose us......

^ There are no hidden tour costs. If options are available, it will be stated clearly

^ Complete customised tour service available, at no extra charge! Everything is a-la-carte (in other words each aspect – hotel, tour can be ordered separately, according to budget

Ethical tour & travels can tailor your Tour or Trekking experience to your interest and requirements.

We do not compromise on quality. Yes, we make our Tours cheaper but we do not compromise on quality. We do not advertise in the newspaper and therefore the costs are not in-built in the tour prices. You are our advertiser.

We offer cheap rates - we encourage tourists to opt for cheaper options (e.g. one can go from Malaysia to Singapore by train (transparent window) – 6 hours @ Rs 450, instead of taking plane – this will reduce the cost and make the journey more interesting)

^ Best Prices… Book directly and avoid the middle man

Thank you all for your visit and your support.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Amazing Thailand

Thailand is one of the premier Southeast Asian countries that receive more than 11 million tourists every year,which is much more than India. The country is shoppers’ paradise.Cities like Bangkok,Phuket and Pattaya are the magnets for tourists in Thailand, with shopping centres, recreational options, richly flavoured cuisine and friendly people. Thailand makes the perfect destination where one can have the ultimate fun.

Whenever you are in Thailand, do not give Pattaya and Bangkok a miss! While the former is famous for its care free lifestyle and night life, the later is the economic, as well as cultural hub. Make this visit a trip of your lifetime.

Make us your travel guide, irrespective of your budget and be rest assured of real value for money tour.Lets not make the foreign tours exclusive domain of rich and famous.Our goal is to convert a travellers going to,say,Puri into Phuket.

The typical tours escalate the cost of travel many times by keeping in 4 star hotels, but in reality there are many hotels in Thailand, which are "one star" , but in reality (many a time) much better than many 3 star hotels in India.Our objective is to hunt for these hotels which gives great value for money. If that is not enough, then there is air-con,fridge in the room and free internet. Believe it or not! We first go to these places, verify and then only do we recommend.

Similarly there are many interesting tours never included in the standard package tours in the market

There are some short duration walking tours in Bangkok, which are very interesting - it is however optional.Our objective will be to provide all these at 35-50% less of rates of any standard package tour with much more interesting tours.

Terms and conditions:

It is valid for 4/5 nights and 5/6 days stay.

Offer valid for customers who can depart from Kolkata Airports only.

Prior booking mandatory. Booking needs to be confirmed at least 15 days prior to departure.

All booking confirmations are subject to availability. In case of unavailability of accommodation or fares due to late booking the price will be escalated.

Once confirmed, the booking cannot be cancelled or modified.

Gradually we will increase our coverage to other areas of South East Asia. Although we have already travelled, we are hunting for cheap deals for you! Please bear with us.

Your sight seeing includes:

In Phuket (we always recommend Phuket compared to Pattaya). Phuket is one the most popular destinations in the WORLD - it is like 'Goa of the world')

Phi Phi Island

Phuket Town tour

$$ However we can offer good rates if you opt for over night comfortable bus journey to Phuket.

In Bangkok

Guided city and temple tour/ City Tour in Bangkok or Safari World with Marine Park or Madam Tussauds or Tiger and floating market tour

What your Tour Price includes:

Services of Tour Manager (provided there are over 15 adult passengers traveling on the tour) or our local representative will be present, Accommodation at the hotels, Enjoy a complimentary Buffet Breakfast everyday (depending upon the hotel) and conducted tour (these are often hidden charges in others unlike our tour) .


We can customise the tour for even 2 people and we can show places which are not part of normal tour packages of other travel agents/consultants and we do it at rock bottom price.

Our Phuket tour for a family of 3 person (2+1) is typically for 3 N/4 Days is approx Rs 6000 per person i.e. Rs 18,000 in total, excluding air fare. The typical to and fro air fare (to Bangkok ) is Rs 3400X 2 = Rs 6800 + taxes.

£ If the group is bigger ( say 7), it will be cheaper. We pass on the benefit of economy scale to you! For a group of 6, it will be even less depending upon favourable forex rates and other factors like lean season

# Remember our goal is to convert a travellers going to,say, Puri into Phuket.

What your Tour Price does not include:

* Passport, Visa Charges

* Porterage, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges

* Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.

* High season surcharge applicable during peak period.

* Dinner & Lunch (few of them will be complimentary) , Entry fee of Parks/Temples (this is the norm in case of other tours also)

You must be in possession of a Single Entry Visa for Thailand. The cost of Visas, like any package tour is not included in your package tour price.

It would be best to check with the consulates nearest to you for advice and information. At the moment visa charges are Rs 1400 without commission.

We have tie up with a very reputed tourism company of South East Asia, listed in Singapore stock exchange.

Please contact : Anindya Bagchi for any query -0 99 333 50559 / 9475 76 18 83

££ If you are happy with our tour , please inform your friends. It is based on absolute transparency and ethics.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Heaven on earth - Bali, Indonesia

The jewel in the crown of the amazing country of Indonesia is Bali - 70% of the inhabitants are Hindu. though they follow a slightly differeent Hinduism.You can visit this country at fraction of the cost offered by other tour operators. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Truly Asia - Malaysia and Singha Pur - Singapore

The twin countries of Malaysia and Singapore can make you awestruck by their natural and artificial beauty and can be an envy to any country in the world. 

You can see these countries at fraction of the cost offered by other tour companies.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lost world - Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor,
Cambodia, built for the ki
ng Surya Varman II, in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.
It is the world's largest religious building. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture – which reached its pinnacle during that period and had its influence all over South East Asia.

No visit to South East Asia is complete without visit to Angkor Wat .

It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat in Angkor Archaeological Park is its centerpiece is , Cambodia's best-preserved and beloved temple. Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, it has remained a place of worship since its foundation.

As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist.

But many of the other temples are as stunning!

It is possible to visit Cambodia at one fifth of the cost quoted by some travel agents? Do you want to go? If yes, please contact us!
Typically all inclusive (accommodation,food,tour,pick up and drop) Cambodia package for two person is around Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 per person for 3N/4D, depending upon pick or lean season. It excludes air fare.

We have tie up with a very reputed company of South East Asia, listed in Singapore stock exchange.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tea tourism

You can stay at many home-stays in some amazing tea gardens at 14 USD or Rs 700 per day all inclusive (lodging and fooding)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Majestic Darjeeling district - queen of hills

We have very good plans for a short trip to a homestay at Tea Estate -----Mirik....Darjeeling.

We have tie up with some excellent homestays and guest houses ,  not known to general public , because they are tucked away in small alleys, but no way remote, at unbelievable price.We have guest house which suits every budget.

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In Darjeeling you can go for small treks, stay in a home stay one day near Darjeeling , learn traditional cooking like Momo and you can volunteer in a charity giving disadvantaged children a brighter future . You can help young people - through education, healthcare, vocational training and many other things.