Khiri Travel is more than just another tour supplier. As an independently owned high end travel supplier, Khiri offers the chance to veer off the beaten path and to discover something utterly new.
Rather than simply lead tourists through the same predictable litany of guidebook highlights, our tours take adventurers deep into the heart of Southeast Asian culture. Khiri Travel offers unique opportunity to provide travelers with immersive experiences, such as visiting untainted communities, engaging with local populations, and encountering things they may never have discovered on their own.
Our guides are able to offer this level of authenticity because we have spent years building genuine relationships in each of our host countries. We have offices on the ground in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. In each country, our employees reach out to their communities through a series of socially and environmentally minded projects. Khiri shares profits and business with locals, creating jobs and a steady source of income. Our philanthropic work is so extensive that we have a separate charity group, ‘Khiri Reach’ dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged and the environments in which they live.
In one of the world’s fastest growing tourism regions, Khiri provides an intimate, personalized and meaningful alternative to generic package trips. Our tours can all be customized to suit individual or group needs, and to help travelers experience this region in a way they will never forget.
Why choose Khiri Travel?
– Passion for travel
– Highlights Done Right
– Fast response time
– Personalized service
– Customizable & tailor-made products
– Show the REAL destination
– Quality guides
– 11 Offices, 5 Countries
– Large supplier network
– Community Based Tourism
– Young dynamic team with experienced managers
– Long-lasting agent relationships
– Easy cancellation policy
– Emergency Hotlines
Number of Staff:
Languages spoken in office(s):
Spanish | English | Dutch | French | German | Italian
2015 – Best DMC Worldwide – TM Travel Awards
2015 – Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator – Finalist – Wild Asia
2014 – PATA Grand Award – Heritage and Culture
Please find below feedback from people that travelled with us:
“Not only do we trust you to provide the highest quality of service, but we really love working with someone who we consider a friend now. You are extremely easy to work with and I know we do not always have the easiest requests!” – Shannon H. | USA
“Credit to your choice of hotels and trips . . . It really was a hassle free holiday.” – Andrew P. | United Kingdom
“In July 2015 we visited the beautiful island of Flores. I would like to thank you for assigning Peter Liwu as our guide during our 8 days trip by minivan from east to west. Peter has a thorough knowledge of the culture, the different tribes and nature of Flores, speaks English very well, and on top of that is a very nice person.” – Family Alkemade | The Netherlands
“Nin, who has been my guide in Ayutthaya was excellent, her knowledge great, friendly and patient.” – Christiane E. | Germany
“We have been meaning to send you a note about the tour with Little Wayan. We’ve had a fantastic day with him. He has a perfect personality for a tour guide, friendly and fun in a respectful way. We would highly recommend him.” – Hande C. | USA
Founder Khiri Travel
Name: Willem Niemeijer
1. How did you end up working in the tourism industry?
After completing my studies at the Hotel School The Hague, I was determined to “escape” compulsory Dutch military service. I was offered a position as the Executive Assistant Manager of a 4-star property in Pattaya and, after an interview in The Netherlands, I flew off to Thailand some 27 years ago to start my new job.
2. What inspired you to start this company?
Our founder, Willem Niemeijer, started Khiri Travel out of a passion for travel. He saw the opening of Thailand’s neighboring countries, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the early 90’s as an opportunity, and started Khiri Travel as a one-stop DMC offering those four countries as one destination.
3. Describe your first sale/customer.
Willem’s first sale was for a group of veterans to Thailand, courtesy of his father, a Dutch marine. The most memorable customers in the early days, however, was a group of Hmong youth whose families resettled from Laos to the US after the Vietnam war and returned to meet their relatives living in Thai and Laotian refugee camps.
4. What was your first tour like – and what has changed compared to your most recent?
In the pioneer years, Willem would receive arriving groups in the hotel room we used as an office. We’d offer local snacks, drinks and a chat. To this day, treating our guests as friends continues to be a core part of who we are.
5. What part of the company are you most proud of and why?
Each and every person that works for Khiri Travel. Watching the passion, dedication and love they put into creating itineraries so that our travellers discover our destinations is extremely fulfilling.
6. What do you feel sets your company apart from other DMC’s?
We bring to market unique products that demonstrate our passion for discovery while contributing to the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit.
7. What does a standard working day look like for you?
Standard working day… come-on! We work in the hospitality – we neither do nor want “standard.”
8. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing you will help fulfill the dreams of guests who are being introduced to different cultures, making connections with local communities and leaving with lifelong memories.
9. What keeps you up at night?
The way some governments, who see the hospitality industry as a vital source of income for their country, still do not work aggressively enough to improve service standards by educating and training their future generations.
10. What other CEO’s do you look up to and why?
Actually, I am most encouraged by the growing number of hospitality CEOs that are finding ways to share their knowledge and give back to the industry after they “retire.”
11. where do you see the company in 5 years?
With the potential I see in each of our countries, I’m confident we can double our business without compromising our sustainable model.
The Travelife Certified status is the most comprehensive and rigorous of the three stages for excellence in sustainability.
The partners in our network are working continuously to make travel both socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and endorses systems that offset carbon emissions caused by long distance travel. We are happy to work with tour operators around the world to increase sustainable, small scale tourism.
Khiri Travel Cambodia
No. 17B Street 494,
Sangkat Phsa Doeum Thkov,
Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 215 972
Emergencies +855 883 973791 (after hours only)
Khiri Travel Laos
No. 130, Unit 8, Saphangmor Village
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Phone: +856 21 453 840
Emergencies +856 20 5552 6840 (after hours only)
Khiri Travel Myanmar
5/9, Bogalay Zay Street (lower block), 1st floor
Phone: +95 1 375 577
Emergencies +95 9 4308 8652 (after hours only)
Khiri Travel Thailand
226/9 Tiwanon Soi 24 Tiwanon Rd.
Nonthaburi 11000 Thailand
Phone: +66 2968 6828