7 Beautifully Green Travel Destinations Around the World
Looking for a good place to spend your next vacation? This article will take you to the top 7 Beautiful Green places in the world to visit.
These days, people look for exotic and green destinations to spend their vacations. In spite of rampant urbanization witnessed in the past few decades, there still are many places where you can spend some quality time in the green settings of nature. Green travel destinations are characterized by diversity in flora and fauna. Some of these places are declared as World Heritage Sites. Here are 7 of the world’s Green and eco travel destinations that provide a balance of breathtaking scenery, incredible biodiversity and a strong commitment to stewardship of the land, wildlife and community.
Top 7 Green Travel Destinations:
Costa Rica, America
This beautiful South American country has a virtual buffet of Eco-friendly destinations including 59 hotels that have been awarded the official government certificate for earth-friendly practices. Costa Rica is one of the most sought-after eco-travel destinations, with hundreds of companies specializing in sustainable services. One particularly notable place to say is Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge, which is nestled in the hills and surrounded by tropical rainforest, with a view of the ocean. Lapa Rios seeks to protect and preserve 1000 acres of primary and secondary rainforest in the Lapa Rios private nature reserve, while supporting their community and educating guests about conservation and preservation.
Kerala has been one of the top tourist destinations for those looking to spend some quality time in nature’s lap. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world, Kerala is showered with bounties of natural wealth. The state of Kerala is home to some 900 species of medicinal plants, and 4,000 species of flowering plants. The Lake Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the focal point of tourism in Kerala. The main attraction of the sanctuary is its wildlife. Here, one can spot bison, elephants, and many such animals in their natural surroundings. Ayurvedic tourism became popular in Kerala in the 1990s. The Western Ghats allow tourists to indulge in mountaineering, bird watching, trekking, and other such outdoor activities. All in all, traveling to Kerala provides a complete experience for tourists.
The Amazon, Brazil
Dubbed as the ‘Lungs of the Planet’, Amazon is one of the best places to visit for sustainable travel. It alone produces about 20% of the earth’s oxygen and in that it is the best green place on earth. It also has the world’s largest river system and is home to thousands of plant, animal and aquatic species. You can rent a canoe and paddle the river if you have the guts! Venture out into this finest spectacle on earth with the right travel planner and you are sure to experience the best forest under the sun and under the starlit sky.
New Zealand is said to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, and ecotourists are drawn to the isolated island in droves. It was voted the best destination in this year’s Responsible Tourism Awards, chosen for its environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism strategies and practices. New Zealand works with the private sector, communities and local government to ensure that tourism benefits the people and the environment. For a comprehensive directory of ecotourism adventures, organic restaurants, sustainable accommodations and other businesses that cater to eco tourists, see Organic Explorer.
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
Namibia may not have been on many people’s radar for eco-travel in the past, but it’s one of the top up-and-coming ecotourism destinations. It’s a stark land of minimalist beauty with seemingly neverending barren deserts and is the second most sparsely populated country in the world. The popular Desert Rhino Camp, situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve, is a joint venture between Wilderness Safaris and “Save the Rhino Trust”, a non-profit organization that has helped rare black rhino in the area flourish in numbers. Guests enjoy rhino tracking on foot or by vehicle, full-day outings with a picnic lunch, night nature drives and simple yet surprisingly sophisticated accommodations.
Madre de Dios, Peru
Though Peru’s biggest tourist attraction is the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, it’s tourism in the the Madre de Dios region that may have the potential to save the country’s rainforests. By promoting ecotourism to the area, rainforest conservation groups hope to create an economy that depends upon the rainforest being healthy and intact. Ecotourism operations abound, with more than 70 eco-lodges that cater to tourists who want to step lightly while experiencing the natural beauty up close. The biggest tourism operator in the region, Rainforest Expeditions, is owned by the community of Infierno, which is mostly made up of indigenous peoples.
Tourism in Kenya revolves around wildlife safaris of the savannas. Kenya is gifted with great natural wealth, and is therefore a very popular travel destination. One of the interesting things about this equatorial country is that, here, you get to experience extreme climatic conditions. The snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya and savanna grasslands present a unique combination of extreme climatic conditions. Along with grasslands and mountains, the coastal regions of Kenya offer scenic natural beauty. The coral reefs of Malindi and its clear water beaches are excellent examples of Kenya’s natural wealth.