- holidays, tours, vacations,
adventure holidays, safaris, sub aqua, sailing, canoeing.
- sustainable and ethical travel
Actually, the whole of this site
is about eco-tourism, but here are some general sites on providing
eco tourist holidays that cannot be classified elsewhere.
- A Closer Look
-travel that gives back to the local community by treading
lightly on or enhancing the natural environment, making real
connections with people in local communities, learning about
other cultures and beliefs, and/or volunteering in local communities
around the world.
- Coastal Revelations
-customized eco tours, walking and hiking nature tours of Vancouver
Island's old growth rainforests of big trees that aim to give
you a deeper understanding of the natural environment.
- Discovery Initiative -an Award winning nature travel company who pioneered
responsible travel through partnerships with international and
local wildlife and community conservation initiatives.
- Ecoescape -a green travel guide and online directory
of environmentally friendly places to stay and visit in the UK
and Ireland -browse by geographic region.
- EcoTour Directory
-an online listing of eco tors and eco lodges plus articles and
- Ecotourismo latino
-ecotourism guide to natural protected areas in Latin America.
Escape -holidays for
those who want to travel with a light touch -they have an extensive
directory of ecolodges organised by country
- Gecko's adventures -an
Australian owned company offering grassroots adventure travel
for younger travellers, using local transport and staying in
locally owned accomodation.
- Good Travel Company
-holiday company promoting sustainable travel -site has a directory
of eco hotels around the world.
by Nicky Bond, Go Differently offer small group and tailor-made
ethical holidays, voluntourism tours and volunteering trips in
South East Asia based on the appreciation and respect of the
local environment and people.
- Ikiam -ecotourism adventure staying with
the Shiwiar Tribe in the Amazonian region of Ecuador -they aim
to defend the territory from oil exploration and preserve the
huge natural biodiversity found in this region.
- Natural Discovery
-specialise in sustainable short breaks and holidays in the United
- Responsible Tourism Awards -nominated by travellers, the awards
aim to recognise individuals, companies and organisations in
the travel industry that have made a significant commitment to
the culture and economies of local communities and are providing
a positive contribution to biodiversity conservation.
- Responsible Travel
-on-line travel agent -based in Brighton for travellers who want
more real and authentic holidays that also benefit the environment
and local people
- Symbiosis Travel
-specialists in tailor made small group responsible travel in
South east Asia.
- Tourism Concern
-campaigning organisation for responsible global travel.
- Travel Foundation
-works with the tourism industry to develop solutions to help
protect holiday destinations and help tourism to make a positive
- Travelroots -aims to provide responsible ecotourism
holidays to destinations around the world where all their holidays
contribute positively to the areas in which they work.
- Tribes -award-winning travel company offering
quality holidays and safaris run on fair trade and responsible
- Vegetarian Vacations -directory of tours, holidays, courses and guest
houses with 100% vegetarian or vegan food.
Surface -sustainable tourism for backpackers and independant
- Bespoke Experience
-fair trade tourism on a tropical beach at Guludo in Mozambique.
San Miguel -ecotourism
project offering visitors a unique opportunity to learn about
the culture and traditions of local people in San Miguel, Ecuador,
and to visit the nearby Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.
Ecotourism Society -the
largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world dedicated
to generating and disseminating information about ecotourism.
- People and Planet
-global review and internet gateway into the issues of population,
poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published
by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered
British charity recognised by the United Nations, and has a good
guide to the issues of eco-tourism.
Blanca Ecotourism Project
-community-run ecotourism project run by local people near San
Luis de Pombil providing off the beaten track adventure eco-tours
in rural Ecuador:
-Ron Mader's global journal of practical ecotourism .
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- World Wildlife Fund