Experience a country in a “green” way! If you care about the footprint you leave and want to make sure that your visit doesn’t have a negative impact on local culture and environment, then you might want to explore the world in a sustainable way. We have hand-picked our 10 Favorite Eco Tours from the pocketvillage website and we hope that they will inspire you to get out there and start traveling the world in harmony with nature.
1. Eco tour in Argentina – Visit the end of the world in Ushuaia.
This half-day National Park Tour in Argentina really takes you to the end of the world. The Tierra del Fuego National Park is the southernmost national park on the planet. It lies only 7 miles outside of Ushuaia. You’ll immediately begin to see a change in scenery as you drive past picturesque Patagonian lakes, lagoons and rivers, bodies of water that all exit through the famous Beagle Channel.
2. Eco tour Australia – Snorkel and sand-board on Moreton Island
Sand boarding is an awesome, fun, high-adrenalin activity. Speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour can be reached. From beginners, young children and families to the most adventurous adrenalin junkie, Moreton Island is a good place to experience the thrill of sand boarding. Afterwards a guided snorkel tour will take you around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. See a huge range of marine life including blue and orange banded parrotfish, big eye trevally, blue-tang surgeonfish and clown fish!
3. Eco tour USA – Wildlife and Beach experience in Anaheim
Southern California is home to much natural beauty and wildlife, especially along the Pacific coast. The Wildlife and Beach Eco-Tour from Anaheim offers you the choice of exploring either coastal tide pools or a nature preserve, so you can see the wildlife and ecosystems that most interest you. Both tours will take you to the coast, so you can enjoy the beauty of Orange County’s beaches and wildlife, including visiting one or two hidden coves where you’ll get wonderful views of the Pacific and see seals and sea lions.
4. Eco Tour South Africa – Volunteer in Cape Town
Experience the colour and culture of southern Africa on this 28-day volunteer adventure. Soak in the spirit of Cape Town before exploring desert landscapes on your way to the mists of majestic Victoria Falls. Embark on game drives across national parks and explore the Okavango Delta in dugout mokoro canoe. Gain a unique perspective on local culture while volunteering with community projects that help bring education to the Cape Peninsula.
5. Eco tour Italy – Photograph your way around Venice
Discover hidden secrets, historic gems and cultural treasures on this revealing Venice photography tour of enchanting Venice. With a local photographer, unravel Venetian history and get inside knowledge of this fair city while picking up invaluable photography tips and tricks. Starting in Campo Santa Sofia, board a traghetto and cross the canal to the Rialto Market.
6. Eco tour USA – Cruise along the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Board a sleek catamaran at Pier 39 and head out on San Francisco Bay to uncover native animals with your fellow travelers! The marine life sightings are abundant on this 1.5-hour journey across the West Coast’s most famous bay.
7. Eco tour China – Giant Panda adventure in Shanghai
This itinerary introduces the highlights of the Middle Kingdom–from glittering Shanghai to the imposing capital of Beijing and its Great Wall, while allowing you to give back to the community at the same time volunteering in the Giant Panda Conservatory. The Giant Panda is the most iconic creature on earth but also one of the most critically endangered. Under the expert guidance of those at the forefront of panda conservation, this tour offers a select few the chance to track Giant Pandas on foot.
8. Eco tour Australia – Nature bike tour in Barossa
The Barossa is famous around the world for producing Australia’s best Shiraz, but few see the region’s real character behind the bottle. Barossa Bike Hire Bicycle Tours is fresh new bicycle business in the Barossa Valley that combines the best life has to offer – food, wine and fresh air… What better way to enjoy these three things than on a bike?
9. Eco tour Spain – Mushroom Pick nick Tour in the Basque Country
Picking mushrooms in the autumn is a favorite activity of many nature lovers. On this tour you can take advantage of the abundance of mushrooms in the areas of the Valle de Ayala approach, and gain a little more knowledge about this select and natural delight. Accompanied by a fungi expert, you will be taken on a guided tour collecting mushrooms, and also enjoy a picnic in the forest.
10. Ecotour Nepal – Hiking in Kathmandu
Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara lake.
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