Eco friendly holidays
Stunning scenery, fascinating monuments, parks and wildlife. Visit some of the most beautiful places in the world, offering an unforgettable experience, while also preserving nature and benefiting local communities. Experience eco friendly holidays, filled with fun and enjoyment!
Although air travel is currently a small contributor to overall carbon emissions, it is one of the fastest growing sources of such emissions. In fact, one long haul flight can produce more carbon emissions per person that a full year of car driving! It’s important, therefore, to fly less than we do currently if we are to minimise our individual carbon footprints. There are many alternatives to flying and good sites such as Man in Seat 61 provide a range of alternatives.
Did you know? According to One Poll the average person will go on at least two holidays every year, for a minimum of one week each time. And on every holiday they will spend over £2,000 on travel, accommodation, drinks, food and entertainment.
“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” – Pam Shaw
Volunteer Latin America provides free and low cost volunteer work in Central and South America. They inform international volunteers about some of the best grassroots volunteering opportunities in the environmental and humanitarian sectors. www.volunteerlatinamerica.com
Volunteer 4 Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people volunteer for free or at reasonable cost in Africa. As well as being an easy-to-use resource for anyone interested in volunteering in Africa, they encourage philanthropic travel by providing the wish lists of voluntary organizations and charities. In essence, they are a one-stop shop for volunteers and responsible travellers interested in making a difference to Africa’s animals, its people, and the environment. www.volunteer4africa.org
Signature Safaris know that as a discerning traveller, you deserve a safari holiday that’s exclusively designed for you – in every detail and that is just what they do, paying particular attention to the flow and pace of the itinerary to ensure that it all runs smoothly and you get exactly what you want from the experience. They arrange tailor made, and small group luxury African safaris, to Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zambia, any of which can be linked with a relaxing Indian Ocean beach destination. A Signature Safaris’ itinerary guarantees quality beyond imagination and a truly memorable wildlife experience. www.signatureafricansafaris.com
Original Volunteers have been providing affordable volunteer opportunities worldwide since 2006. Projects last 1 to 24 weeks and run throughout the year on flexible start dates. All ages and levels welcome. Local support teams at all locations providing airport transfers and assistance throughout the placement. Tailored placements also available. 1 – 2 projects each year can provide free accommodation. www.originalvolunteers.co.uk
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Log House Holidays is a family run 130 acre nature reserve in the Cotswolds and they offer something completely unique for holidaymakers visiting the Cotswolds; authentic Scandinavian log cabins set out in total seclusion with all the luxury features you could dream of. They’ve designed eco-friendly homes, finished with beautiful and unique interiors, all with modern appliances and amenities – completed with a wood burner, lakeside hot tub, rowing boat, fire pit, and BBQ. Add the unspoilt views and the secluded location and they believe they’ve got the perfect formula for the perfect holiday. www.loghouseholidays.co.uk
Le Vélo Voyageur, at the age of 22, as they were still studying in business school, Eugénie and Bérangère came up with the slightly crazy idea of crossing Europe by bike. More enthusiastic than trained, they cycled 2200km along the Danube from Germany to the Black Sea. This wonderful experience has convinced them that cycling is the best way of getting to know a country, its nature, its culture, its people and its hidden treasures. They didn’t want to stop on the way so decided to share with you what they loved most! www.levelovoyageur.com
Oyster is a family-owned business that specialises in arranging paid work and voluntary work abroad for individuals from around the world. Quality is important to them and they pride themselves on the excellent support that they offer before, during and after the project. They are one of the longest running organisations of their kind and one of the most experienced. All of their UK staff have travelled extensively, have taken a gap year – and are as passionate about the projects as they are about making sure you gain as much as they did. www.oysterworldwide.com
The Good Wildlife Travel Guide to India and Nepal is a free publication published by sustainable travel not-for-profit conservation organisation TOFTigers. With a nature guide, profiles on 23 parks and areas of natural beauty in India and Nepal plus more than 200 tiger-friendly travel companies, use it to plan the wildlife holiday of a lifetime. The Guide includes over seventy PUG eco-rated places to stay from luxury hotels and camps, to home-stays, river cruises and a tree house hotel. It’s free to download and view online from www.toftigers.org/goodwildlifetravelguide2016/
Lost Earth Adventures is an independent adventure travel company specialising in small group adventure tours to Thailand, Laos and Nepal. They provide a unique blend of cultural immersion and adventurous activities such as climbing, mountain biking, rafting and trekking. Explore more at www.lostearthadventures.co.uk
Aqua-Firma is a company driven by a long developed passion for exploring and conserving the best of our planet’s wilderness and wildlife – in particular where land and water meet. The areas surrounding the great oceans, rivers, lakes and icecaps can provide some of the most dramatic encounters with wildlife and the natural world. Find out more about their eco friendly holidays. www.aqua-firma.co.uk
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Thanks to the service of Volunteer Latin America I found the perfect volunteer/internship program in Peru. With the service of VLA it was very easy to find the perfect match. They create a personal guide for you with which you get a lot of information about many projects that fit your desires. So if you want to participate in more than one volunteer project, this is very helpful. The team was great and I had an amazing time there and also gained some new friends. It was one of the best things I did in my life so far, and I will continue to choose VLA for my upcoming experiences in Latin America.