Many peo­ple love to trav­el, how­ev­er, not every­one thinks about how neg­a­tive­ly trav­el affects the envi­ron­ment. Cars, trains, planes use a lot of ener­gy and con­tribute to car­bon emis­sions. Cur­rent­ly, there are many des­ti­na­tions for tourists in which the clean­li­ness of the envi­ron­ment is pre­served. Let’s take a look at a few exam­ples of eco-tourism des­ti­na­tions.


Botswana is known for its savan­nas and abun­dance of wildlife. This is the best place for nature lovers. From the lush veg­e­ta­tion of the Oka­van­go Delta in the north to the deserts in the south, the coun­try has many unique plants and rare ani­mals. Recent­ly, there has been an increase in the rel­e­vance of eco-tourism. Tourists have an excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore nation­al parks and reserves, both on foot and by boat. Moun­taineer­ing is also pop­u­lar.


Snor­kel­ing and div­ing promise many under­wa­ter adven­tures. Vis­i­tors have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the Mesoamer­i­can Reef, see the elu­sive whale sharks and oth­er rare fish. The local pop­u­la­tion takes care of the unique nature of these places, so the Friends of Nature asso­ci­a­tion was cre­at­ed as a pub­lic ini­tia­tive, which mon­i­tors safe­ty and clean­li­ness.

Galapagos Islands

Locat­ed off the coast of South Amer­i­ca, the islands are home to many rare species of birds, rep­tiles, and marine life. The islands have a high lev­el of pro­tec­tion. Eco-tours to the islands have min­i­mal impact on the sen­si­tive ecosys­tem. Vis­i­tors can swim with pen­guins and sea lions, or take a tour of the vol­ca­noes, many of which are still active.

Coral bay. Australia

Locat­ed on the coast of West­ern Aus­tralia, Coral Bay is home to Ninga­lo Reef, the largest and most acces­si­ble off­shore reef. The reef is eas­i­ly acces­si­ble by swim­ming. Numer­ous boat trips allow tourists to see dugongs and hump­back whales. Also, vis­i­tors can swim with some of the sea’s most majes­tic crea­tures.

See also
Antwerp Botanical Garden

Kaikoura. New Zealand

Ini­tial­ly, Kaik­oura (a city on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.) was a whal­ing city, but lat­er it was reor­ga­nized into a city with a high­ly devel­oped eco-tourism. The empha­sis on pre­serv­ing nature and attract­ing tourists was cho­sen very well. There are many excur­sions in the city, includ­ing moun­tain ones. Vis­i­tors have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see whales and endan­gered dark dol­phins.


Dubai is usu­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with lux­u­ry and wealth. How­ev­er, here is the Dubai Desert Reserve, found­ed in 1960 and pre­serv­ing 33 species of mam­mals and rep­tiles, includ­ing endan­gered ones.


Green Dis­cov­ery Laos offers trav­el­ers over 100 unique tours. Vis­i­tors can vis­it 20 nation­al parks, take a trip on a bicy­cle, on a boat and even on an ele­phant.

I also advise you to read about the pop­u­lar win­ter des­ti­na­tions in Europe, most often vis­it­ed by tourists.