Top 10 Eco Tours and Projects
This week, we’re highlighting our Top 10 Eco Tours and Projects!
These top 10 Eco tours and Projects are all sustainable, in many different ways. We’ll highlight why and give you an insight into the diverse factors that make them so great for the environment. Oh and they are some of the best, most unique, travel experiences on the planet.
Have you been to any of the locations? If so make sure you comment below and tell us about your experience!
10. Wildlife Sanctuary – Coroico, Bolivia.
It’s sustainable because…? Set in the heart of the Bolivian valleys, a stone’s throw from the Amazon rainforest the sanctuary has set about to ensure sustained animal welfare. Volunteering on this programme will give you an option to get involved in the physical and mental caring for the welfare of some of the most unique animals the planet has to offer! Fight first hand against illegal animal traffickers by giving animals a long-term safe environment to live within.
For more information and to book your tour visit Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary
9. Brown Bear Experience – Transylvania, Romania.
It’s sustainable because…? Not only are you giving back to an economy that would thrive of the benefits that tourism brings, the tour allows a chance for enhanced animal welfare life throughout Transylvania. Known for its blood thirty vampires, Transylvania is home to the Carpathian Mountain range, giving you the chance to support the local’s important conservation work to a variety of mountain wildlife.
For more information and to book your tour visit Brown Bear Experience
8. The Mountain Gorilla Trek – Uganda.
This is one of my favourites in this top 10 eco tours and projects list because I love gorillas!
It’s sustainable because…? The chance to get to see one of the most endangered animals in their natural habitat and most of all contribute to their health and wellbeing. You are supporting the Bwindi national park, by giving up both your time and money in developing and lending a helping hand to those who need it. You are supporting a battle of conservation in one of the most controversial areas of animal to human relations, lending a hand to those who need it. Without the efforts of the national park the livelihoods of those Gorillas involved will be under scrutiny let alone the biodiversity of the area.
For more information and to book your tour visit The Mountain Gorilla Trek
7. Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary – Namibia.
It’s sustainable because…? Being directly involved in one of the biggest fights of conservation, YOU have a direct chance to get first hand involved in that fight. This Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia support the development and safety of the animals affected by human-wildlife conflict which is ever present through Africa currently. Probably one of the most intense eco tours out there, you won’t beat the feeling knowing your hard work is going directly to a great cause.
For more information and to book your tour visit Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Project
6. Borneo Adventure – Borneo.
It’s sustainable because…? You get a chance to travel one of the most adventurous, naturally beautiful countries in the world through sustainable means. Spending your 12 days fully submerged into their culture, home stays and rehabilitation centres. You’ll learn the stories and way of life of many of the local people and hopefully can learn from this to pass on a need for a fight for the environment knowing first-hand the impacts.
For more information and to book your tour visit Borneo Adventure
So we’re half way. Has our top 10 Eco Tours and projects list ticked any boxes on your bucket list yet?
5. Wildlife Volunteer and African Safari Tour – Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, South Africa.
It’s sustainable because…? Not only are you getting first hand education on how, and most importantly why, conservation is so important, you’ll get a chance to spread the message to the next generation. Sustainable living will only be a success if you actively educate and inspire the next generation to get involved otherwise hard work today, won’t pay off tomorrow. The Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre tour aims exactly at doing that, giving back to the local area and wildlife.
For more information and to book your tour visit Wildlife Volunteer and African Safari Tour
4. Volcanoes, Nature and Beaches – Costa Rica.
It’s sustainable because…? If you didn’t already know Costa Rica are pretty spot on with their fight towards sustainable tourism, smashing renewable energy targets through the roof. Just remember, to be sustainable doesn’t always have to come directly through the form of conservation, many other forms of holiday can help support the push for global sustainable tourism. The more you can spend within the areas that support the push, the better!
For more information and to book your tour visit Costa Rica Volcanos and Beaches
3. Walking Safari in Fulufjellet National Park – Sweden.
It’s sustainable because…? If you don’t already know the benefits that camping can have when exploring, this trip teaches you that the basics, if done right can prove that sustainable tourism is very each to achieve. A push against energy consumption, recycling all the rubbish and leaving no trace is a great example of how exploring a new country can be done. We haven’t even got onto the
topic of just how great this Swedish national park is!
For more information and to book your tour visit Walking Safari in Fulufjellet National Park
2. Kruger Park Wilderness Mountain Bike Tour – South Africa.
It’s sustainable because…? Being based within Kruger National Park safari is one thing, but being able to mountain bike through it takes it to the next level. Highlighting a great form of renewable energy, choosing a very minimal impact on the environment to help educate those who visit that sustainable travel is just as important as sustainable tourism! With the opportunity to employ local guides to support economical sustainability in the area too really makes this a great eco tour.
For more information and to book your tour visit Kruger Park Wilderness Mountain Bike Tour
1. M/V Galapagos Sky – San Cristobal/The Galapagos
It’s sustainable because…? To travel to such a unique and fragile environment could bring about questions of mass-tourist trips, fortunately the Ecoventura family are making strides in the right direction! Ensuring that large amounts of their return goes into eco-proofing their yaughts, it is what we at Eco Companion love to see, businesses showing a passion for keeping their local areas safe from tourism without exploiting financial benefits! This tour is not only full of history (get to follow in Darwins footsteps!) but most importantly highlighting how their current practice is sustainable and letting you, the tourist get to see all that the Galapagos has to offer.
For more information and to book your tour visit M/V Galapagos Sky
We hope our top 10 Eco Tours and projects have inspired you but, if you haven’t seen that trip of a lifetime get in touch and we can plan an experience you’ll never forget.