This week at Eco Companion
Already looking at Easter escapes for when the new year drags into grey gloom? Or need something to look forward to get you through until the summer? The New Year always brings with it a scramble for wellness escapes. Our bodies overindulged, our minds still tired from the stress of planning and the onslaught (as appreciated as it was) of family and friends, we are ready to get ourselves back into nature, and prioritise experiences and time over buying gifts and decorations.
But as pure as your intentions may be, come that time, the pure joy and cleansing magic that an escape brings with it can let us forget about the impact it is having on the rest of the world. On Wednesday, we have a fantastic article on how to avoid flying wherever possible, but for now, we ask you to keep in mind how lucky we are to have Europe on our doorstep when you go booking your next escape!
With vast swathes of primary rainforest, vibrant and varied flora and fauna, and a multitude of indigenous cultures, Malaysia is a country with enormous ecotourism potential. Ecotourism offers the chance for travellers to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Malaysia, whilst also giving something back by helping to protect and preserve the country’s wonderful cultural and natural treasures.
New and Popular Trips
All tribes, no tribulations with this tremendous Orangutan and Tribes Tour. This expedition helps to promote wildlife conservation, whilst also working to improve relations between orangutans the indigenous Iban tribe. On this tour, you’ll trek through the dense Bornean rainforest to try to catch sight of the iconic and gentle ginger giants in their natural habitat – a rare and precious experience! You’ll also visit the esteemed Matang Wildlife Centre, to set you on the path of discovery about rehabilitation efforts. Finally, you’ll head to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve to witness the semi-wild orangutans that have been released back into their natural habitat – of course, this is the ultimate goal in any rehabilitation effort!
Discover the breath-taking natural beauty of Southern Portugal’s Guadiana Valley and help to preserve the area’s natural heritage on this four-day tour. Located in the Alentejo region, the Guadiana Valley Natural Park is dominated by impressive contrasting landscapes, with deep gorges, river valleys and unique Mediterranean scrubland. In the steepest and most remote parts of the