It is our lasting philosophy that we care about sustainable environment. We conserve the environment by setting a septic tank under each room to avoid dumping the waste directly into the river. This type of Sewage treatment effectively helps to decompose or minimalize the waste.
All woods used to form rafts, moreover, are woods from dead trees. We choose not to cut down living trees. What we want is to grow with the nature surrounding. The more we conserve, the more beautiful jungle we have.
Moreover, at River Kwai Jungle Rafts we believe in conserving the local culture, but at the same time we want to improve their standard of living and give them education. River Kwai Jungle Rafts resort therefore support Mon community by building Mon cultural temple, Mon Chedi, accommodations, Mon school & playground, drinking water hygienization, proper waste management and helping them fix houses and eradicate malaria from the area.
We offer jobs to locals and also education. Our staff are primarily Mon who live just up on hills at the back of the hotel. They have the heart for service. The only thing needs to add is the international standard of service. We also dedicated to build a Mon pagoda and temple for them as a centre of peaceful heart. We educate them to be friends with the nature and appreciate it.
We raise elephants to do some shores that human is incapable of and we treat those elephants well. At River Kwai Jungle Rafts, trainers are not allowed to use bullhook to discipline elephants like general elephant camps, although an elephant skin is thick and it may not feel a thing. We also save several buffalos and cows from slaughterhouse and raise them well here.
In conclusion, River Kwai Jungle Rafts hotel is proud for our sustainable philosophy, which does not only include the natural environment but also the well-being of the local communities. The face behind SERENATA, Suparerk Soorangura, has made it possible for the minority group from Myanmar, the Mon people, to settle down on his land along the river next to the famous River Kwai Jungle Rafts, which were established in 1976. He has not only given the Mon a home, but also jobs at the local resorts, a school for their children and appropriate living standards, such as electricity. In the Mon village close to the resorts, travelers can experience the traditional Mon culture, visit their temple, sacred places, school or watch the local kids play traditional toys. Here, in the calmness of the jungle far away from other busy tourist attractions and cities in Thailand. You can come as close as nowhere else to the authentic culture of the locals.