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.
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.
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.
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