What if we told you that you can travel the world and enjoy unbelievable adventures while growing your environmental awareness and respecting local communities? If you are quite like us, you probably thought about how you can keep exploring without generating a negative impact on the world.
The new wave of ecotourism teaches us that it’s absolutely possible to do that – actually, it’s recommended – so let us explain you how.
Ecotourism: a definition
But first, how can ecotourism be defined?
According to the International Ecotourism Society, it consists of a responsible way to travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.
In other words, it’s a travel style which is very different from mass tourism: ecotourism aims to minimize its social, environmental and psychological impact. It brings financial benefits to the local communities, as well as promoting the construction of low-impact facilities and growing the awareness of the traveler.
Some examples of ecotourism
At Blind Experiences, we love and embrace the concept of ecotourism – and you’ll understand why very soon, thanks to the examples of it that we’re about to share with you.
During our years of service as a luxury travel agency we collected a portfolio of sustainable accommodations and activity providers, so all of the surprise journeys we design are eco-friendly and low impact to some extent. For example, we recently crafted a Blind Honeymoon at Cempedak Island in Indonesia: a true and 100% ecotouristic paradise.
But if you ask us some more examples of ecotourism and sustainable experiences, here’s what we would recommend:
With its incredible biodiverse ecosystem, Bhutan is probably one of the most pristine and undisturbed areas of the world that you can actually visit. Its people worshipped the natural elements for centuries, and that helped their careful conservation.
Bhutan opened its borders to tourists only 50 years ago, and whoever wants to enter has to pay a daily fee: this allows the country to favour quality over quantity and to preserve its real soul. Don’t be discouraged, though: it offers some unmissable sights, in perfect sustainable style.
EcoCamp Patagonia in Chile
Nestled among the geodesic domes of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, EcoCamp Patagonia is a great example of ecotourism. Thanks to the construction system and renewable energy sources they use, the camp is completely sustainable and allows an immersive experience in close contact with the surrounding nature.
There’s also someone who dares to take the ecotourism concept to a whole new level – like OceanSky, for example. This Swedish company’s goal is to prove that transport by air can be sustainable too: they chose the Airlander 10, an innovative hybrid aircraft that uses lighter-than-air technology and can explore the skies in an unprecedented way. Their first trip will be a luxury yet sustainable expedition to the North Pole – one of the most inaccessible places on Earth! Wouldn’t it be amazing to take part in such an adventure?
If you’re ready to leave for your surprise vacation on the wings of ecotourism, just contact us: we will tailor the best trip ever for you!