Sustainable tourism focuses on pristine natural environments while helping to preserve the beautiful ecosystems on this Earth through cultural and environmental awareness. It also encourages people to experience the world without leaving a large global footprint so that future generations can enjoy the same unspoiled beauties of nature we are all lucky enough to experience today. From sailing through the Galapagos to trekking through the small islands off Africa, an ecotourism experience can take you to places you’ve only dreamed of seeing.
Kirsten Morrison Travel
M & L Travel
Founder, Solas Travel
Los Angeles, California
Independent Luxury Travel Advisor,
Jordan Luxury Travel
Nowhere else in the world can you get so close to wildlife. You’ll see sea lions, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and Galapagos penguins – and that’s just part of what’s on the land. Underwater is a whole new world with sea turtles, fish, and so much more.
The Arctic isn’t just rich in wildlife – the region’s history of explorations takes you back to the days of the Vikings and North Pole explorers. As you take in the extraordinary beauty of this region, you are standing in the footsteps of legends. Lindblad’s Arctic adventures let you get out and explore the region up close and connect on a deep level.
On the very end of South America lies Patagonia, one of the most renowned regions of the world. You can immerse yourself into the region by land and by water. Experience the sea during a kayaking or zodiac adventure – be sure to look for rockhopper penguins along the coast! On the land, hike to a retreating glacier, explore national parks, and spot fur seals.
The Amazon has so much biodiversity that you must experience it in person. Skiff, kayak, or hiking take you into the jungle where you can spot sloths, monkeys, and macaws. As you explore on the water, keep an eye out for the rare pink dolphins and the infamous piranhas.