At a time when caring for our environment is so important, instead of hitting the big city or hot spots, some people choose a greener vacation. Often referred to as "ecotourism" or "responsible tourism", these vacations provide an experience that is both incredible and does not affect its ecological or cultural environment.
Ecology is a product of this new way of thinking. They are often luxurious and comfortable spaces that reflect the design and heritage of local cultures, set in a natural setting that is carefully preserved among local plant life. They will also be made from locally sourced and sustainable and / or recyclable materials, with their energy needs being met by environmentally friendly means. The food in these lodges will be purchased locally to support local farmers and people and will have opportunities to interact with local communities.
Many environmentalists specialize in adventure travel and working closely with the local population provides many activities that can range from waterfall to waterfall, mountain climbing, backpacking, tree climbing and river expeditions. Many will even provide historical or educational based activities, giving you a chance to get to know the local history and the surrounding countryside.
Due to the hard work of organizations such as the International Ecotourism Society (TIES), environmentalists have emerged around the world, including countries such as Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Panama. All of them provide a great chance to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside while knowing you are on vacation as a responsible traveler.