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Ethical and Green Getaways

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Holiday time is often one of the most special times of year for the whole family. So to help make sure you choose a holiday that suits both you and the environment we have put a list together of our top ethical and green holidays from all around the world…

1.    California Cycling Holiday from San Francisco to Los Angeles
Take in some of the most scenic and famous part of the west coast of the USA. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Napa Valley and its wine estates and around some towering Redwood trees.  www.responsibletravel.com/holiday/12149/california-cycling-holiday-san-francisco-to-los-angeles

2.    Spirit of South India – Spice Gardens and Houseboats
Take a step of the beaten track and visit the spice gardens of Hulgol and visit sub tropical forests and spice plantations. From there you can take the overnight train to Kerala where you can meet the local villagers and stay in a traditional community managed house boats. www.villageways.com/index.php?pageid=196

3.    Eco Cabin in Ireland
Take a ferry over to Ireland and opt to stay in one of the many eco-lodges. Ard Nahoo is a renowned eco lodge set in the picturesque village of Dromahair on the banks of the river Bonet. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and can be reached easily by public transport. www.ardnahoo.com/location.php

4.    Organic Farm B&B in Exmoor, Devon
Stay in a self-catering cottage or enjoy B&B at this award winning organic farm. Based only 3 miles away from the sunny beaches of Minehead in Exmoor National Park it is the perfect place to holiday. Ducks and Chickens will greet you on your way into stay in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.  http://hindonfarm.co.uk/


5.    Eco Hotel in Turkey
Soak up the sun around the pool in a Turkish eco hotel. Enjoy home grown and local produce at the peaceful hotel located away from the busy resort of Olu Deniz. The lodge lives by the mantra of never taking without giving back.  www.yuvaholidays.com/index.asp

6.    Wildlife Conservation Holidays in Inverness
Learn about gardening to support wildlife, venture into the forest and field with expert guides to find local wildlife. Head out to the coast and work with real marine biologists looking at seals. A real eco adventure perfect for all the family.  www.wildatheart-ecoholidays.com/index.asp?pageid=309312

7.    Footsteps Eco Lodge in Gambia
Take a trip to the Beautiful Gambia and stay at the Footsteps Eco Lodge. Powered by the sun, this lodge offers traditional stays in huts, lodges and tens so you can find the perfect option for you. The swimming pool is filtered through reed beds which means chlorine never has to be used.  http://www.footstepsgambia.com/index.htm

8.    Eco holiday in Lanzarote
Stay on the popular holiday island of Lanzarote but with a difference. Away from the main resorts and hotels, you can chose to stay in Yurts, barns and eco cottages (and more). All powered by solar panels, they offer something different to the typical Spanish holiday. www.lanzaroteretreats.com/

9.    Explore Machu Picchu and the ancient city of Cusco, Peru
One of the seven new wonders of the modern world, Machu Picchu is a sacred city, designed and built by the ancient Incas. Take the famous Inca trail and explore the city of Cusco and all it has it offer. Or explore the Andes or Amazon. Peru has a lot to offer www.ecotrekperu.com/

10.    Family Holiday in Southern Thailand
Take some time to relax on Thailand’s golden sands, explore Bangkok, visit the jungle and stay a night in a traditional fishing village. All with the knowledge that you are off the tourist beaten track, staying in hotels owned by locals and working with local tour guides.  www.godifferently.com/family_holiday_thailand.html

Where ever you go for your holiday this year don’t forget the little things can make all the difference. Packing light can help save fuel and using electricity and air conditioning less really does help the environment. Flights are generally the worse thing about our holidays so where you can try and avoid it (Trains and ferries are a lot more environmentally friendly). If you do fly, make you use one of the many carbon off setting schemes available.

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2 Comments:

At 2 February 2017 at 04:48 , Blogger Marcos S. Morse said...

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At 3 February 2017 at 13:33 , Blogger William J. Weis said...

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