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Ethical travel, green eco holidays & ecotourism


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 G Adventures website: G Adventures
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 A Broader View Volunteers Corp
based: Pennsylvania, USA
website: abroaderview.org
Charitable not for profit organization arranging volunteer projects abroad, offering travelers the opportunity to explore a new country while taking part in rewarding and meaningful service work. Ideal as gap year trips. Get a broader view of the world: volunteer your time and efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate.
| working/volunteer holidays | gap year | Spanish language | ecological tours | Africa | South America | Central America | Asia |

Colonial Way
based: Victoria, Australia
website: colonialway.com.au
A holiday travelling the historic, picturesque Victorian goldfields by comfortable (emission free) horsedrawn gypsy caravan. No need to be a wagon driving expert, instruction and support is given from the start and through the journey.
| horse drawn | ecological tours | Australia |

France écotours
website: france-ecotours.com
Horse-drawn gypsy-style caravaning holidays in France. Tours available in seven beautiful rural areas in: Gascony, Franche-Comté, Cathar Country, Burgundy, Jura, Périgord Blanc and Brittany. Many tours are under the wing of an experienced wagoner, others are well briefed before hand so you can travel on your own.
| horse drawn | ecological tours | France |

uk flag G Adventures Featured Site
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
website: G Adventures
Unique and authentic global adventure travel experiences for those willing to go beyond conventional tourism. Wide range of trips for animal and nature lovers, such as game and wildife viewing, safaris, Galapagos trips, Antarctica, rainforests, cloudforests, volcanos, hot springs, bird watching and river journeys. Ethical and sustainable tourism at its best.
| animals/safari | camping safaris | walking/trekking safaris | bird watching | whale/dolphin watching | ethical/ecotourism | expeditions | walking/trekking/hiking | canoe/kayak | overlanding | Worldwide |

usa flag Kalikalos Holidays
based: Magnesia, Greece
website: kalikalos.com
Kalikalos summer school offers a full programme of holistic community-based workshops, retreats and workcamps from May through September. Offerings include, Advaita satsang, August family weeks, creative arts, healing, self development, Vipassana meditation, walking weeks and yoga. The centre is unique in that it's run as a community and with vegetarian meals.
| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | tai chi | yoga | self development | meditation | painting/drawing | ethical/ecotourism | vegetarian/vegan | family/child friendly | summer schools | working/volunteer holidays | Greece |

uk flag Nest Trust (The) – Nicaragua English and Sustainable Tourism
based: Nicaragua and Birmingham. UK
website: thenesttrust.org.uk

Voluntary project offering unique opportunities to live and work with rural communities in the coffee growing mountains of Nicaragua. Teach English to young guides and make a valuable contribution to the region's rural tourism programmes, which are vital for environmental conservation and the livelihoods of the small producers.
| working/volunteer | ethical/ecotourism | Nicaragua |

uk flag Sunflower Retreats
based: Casperia & Sperlonga, Italy | Costa Rica
website: sunflowerretreats.com
Yoga holidays and yoga and wellness retreats, with daily yoga classes, meditation, Ayurvedic and holistic treatments, and a wide range of daily optional activities to choose from, in stunningly unspoiled and beautiful locations – in Italy, in the hilltop village of Casperia or beachside Sperlonga – and in Costa Rica.
| yoga | retreats | massage | acupuncture/acupressure | ethical/ecotourism | aromatherapy | Italy | Costa Rica |

Tell Tale Travel
based: London, UK & California, USA
website: telltaletravel.co.uk
Authentic holidays and soft adventure travel away from the tourist trail in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Brazil. Offering holidays with a difference, an insider experience courtesy of their unique network of local people. Offering mainly private tours for couples or families, plus a few small group departures specially designed for solo travellers.
| tailor made | family | native peoples | animals/safari | gastronomic | cookery | singles | ethical/ecotourism | Thailand | Sri Lanka | Brazil |

uk flag Ecology Expeditions
based: Denbighshire, Wales, UK
website: ecologyexpeditions.com
Unique wildlife expeditions, eco-camps and adventure learning holidays around the world.
| ethical/ecotourism | Worldwide |

HAKI Cultural Expeditions
based: Mexico City, Mexico
website: mexicoculturaltours.com
Cultural tours across Mexico for the traveller interested in eco-adventures and cultural travel.
| ethical/ecotourism | North America |

Lingkor Tours & Treks
based: Thimphu, Bhutan
website: lingkor.com
Lingkor Tours and Treks are specialists in journeys to Bhutan, running both packaged and tailor made trips.
| festivals/carnivals | walk/trek/hike | winter walking | bird watching | tailor made |ethical/ecotourism | Bhutan |

Midnight Sun Adventure Travel
based: British Colombia, Canada
website: midnightsuntravel.com
Small group camping tours of Alaska, Yukon Territory, Canadian Rocky Mountains and Vancouver Island.
| walk/trek/hike | multi-activity | ethical/ecotourism | groups | North America |

 Ragmans Lane Farm
based: Gloucestershire, UK
website: ragmans.co.uk
Short holiday courses in cider-making and willow craft in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
| country crafts | cider tours/making | ethical/ecotourism | UK |

Snow White Treks and Tours
based: Thimphu, Bhutan
website: snowwhitetours.com.bt
Providing a simple, homely service, offering a memorable journey to remember for your entire life.
| architectural | native peoples | ethical/ecotourism | pilgrimage/religious | sacred sites | Bhutan |


Other useful sites for Eco and Green information:
Green Drinks: informal meetings of people who care for the environment or who work in environmental fields. Simple, unstructured networks for socialising, eco events and discussion of green and ecological issues.

 

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Travel-quest's ethical / eco-tourism section is for listing travel companies that operate an ethical, green and/or ecotourism policy (this must be stated on the site). This might include working with and providing employment for local people; measures to minimise the impact of tourism – such as the use of green transport, building with local materials in traditional styles; energy saving measures and environmentally friendly practices designed to help preserve resources – such as the use of solar and wind power, use of organic foods etc.; direct contribution (either financial or practical) to conservation, cultural awareness etc. It might also include working with, or membership of, relevant organisations such as Tourism Concern, Conservation International, Climate Care Trust etc.

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