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Ecotourism Trips and Vacations

Ecotourism - What's ecotourism? The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary reads: "The practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact." The International Ecotourism Society says "Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people." Whichever you prefer, tour operators now offer many ecotourism trips.

Enjoy Untouched Nature at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve Near Cancun, Mexico
At this UNESCO World Heritage Site near Cancun, Mexico, you can float down ancient Mayan waterways, see crocodiles in the lagoons, and discover a birder's paradise.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National Park in the Winter
Yellowstone in the winter is an adventure traveler's paradise. You can snowmobile or cross country ski past steamy clouds drifting from blue-tinted hot springs, or go snowshoeing on paths in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You photograph bison from the safety of your snow coach and watch wolf pups play as the adult wolves lope past bison...

Eco Aventures at Punta Venado in Rivera Maya, Near Cancun, Mexico
Punta Venado in the Riviera Maya near Cancun, offers eco adventures in a private 2.5 mile stretch of beach and jungle alongside the Mexican Caribbean. Here, you can go horseback riding on the beach, or ride an ATV along a rough jungle trail to a beach where you'll snorkel with a guide in water teeming with fish.

Soft Adventures - Hidden Worlds Cenote Adventure Park in the …
Hidden Worlds is tucked into a section of the jungle that covers Mexico's Riviera Maya, which borders Cancun, is a family oriented adventure park. You can ride a bike - a SkyCycle - through the trees, snorkel in a cenote, rappel into a cavern and ride zip lines.

Buy --Tips for Planning an Ecotourism Trip

What's Ecotourism? It's traveling to natural habitats to see wildlife, without impacting the settings.

Ecotourism is such a popular form of travel these days that many tour operators now offer such trips. Here are some tips to think about and discuss with tour operators when planning to take an ecotour.

Yellowstone National Park in the Summer
Yellowstone in the summertime is beautiful, yet rugged and so natural.

Top Natural and Wildlife Adventure Travel Trips
Nature and wildlife adventure travel trips are growing in popularity. Would you like to dive with tiger sharks, watch wildebeest thunder across the Serengeti-Masa during the annual animal migration in Africa or track wolves with your camera in Yellowstone National Park. Here's a selection of exciting natural and wildlife adventure travel trips...

VolunTourism – responsibletravel.com Lists Responsible Ecotourism Holidays
The responsibletravel.com Web site is run by a United Kingdom-based travel agency that focuses on eco-holidays, including many that offer a volunteer work component.

Top 30 Adventure Travel Companies
Your choice of an adventure travel company could ensure wonderful vacation-- or a memorable time but not-so-good memories. Here's a selection of reputable companies offering adventure travel trips.

Take a Zipline Tour
Are you going to ride a zip line on your next trip? Before you start zipping, all reputable zipline tour operators will give you basic training. Here's what to expect.

Photo gallery of ancestral puebloan ruins and hiking at Mesa Verde National Park
Photo gallery of ancestral puebloan ruins and hiking at Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

-Tips for Planning an Ecotourism Trip
Ecotourism: Traveling to natural habitats to see wildlife, without impacting the settings. Ecotourism is such a popular form of travel these days that many tour operators now offer such trips. Here are some tips to think about and discuss with tour operators when planning to take an ecotour.

Giant Condors Fly in Colca Canyon, Peru
In Colca Canyon, Peru, the world’s deepest canyon, giant condors are at home. Life in this remote Peruvian canyon continues at a pace set centuries ago.

Pictures of Giant Condors, Native Indians and Colca Canyon, Peru
Pictures of giant condors, Native Indians and two-mile deep Colca Canyon in the Peruvian Andes.

Las Casitas del Colca in Peru
Las Casitas del Colca is a small ecolodge on the edge of Peru's Colca Canyon. It's run by the posh Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises company.

Island Expeditions With Seacology
Seacology’s island expeditions are “win-win” for travelers and local communities. Scuba divers, especially, are vying to join the island expeditions, but armchair travelers can go there two via travel dispatches and photos on the Seacology website.

Wild Planet Adventures
Wild Planet Adventures promises exhilarating encounters with exotic wildlife.

Eco Travel - Eco Trips and Vacations to Natural Environments Are Rewarding
Eco travel, eco tourism, eco vacations - the exact definition of each depends upon who is doing the defining. Loosely, eco travel - or eco-tourism - involves travelers setting themselves in natural environments, but minimizing ecological impacts. Companies offering these types of trips are usually committed to sustainable tourism. Eco...

Adventure Travel Trends in 2010
2010 saw a number of exciting adventure travel trends. Here they are, and here's how you can take advantage of them for savings and extra value when booking adventure travel trips in 2011. Some of the trends include engaging with local people and cultures, using eco-lodges as a base for adventures, and visiting exotic countries such as Turkey,...

Adventure Travel with Abercrombie & Kent - A Top Adventure Outfitter
Travel + Leisure named this company, which has a portfolio of extreme adventure trips, one of the “World’s Top Adventure Outfitters” in March 2010 and listed the company among the “World’s Best Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters” for the last 15 consecutive years. National Geographic Adventure called this company one of the “Best Adventure...

Uncharted Africa Safaris to Remote Botswana Settings
Uncharted Africa Safaris has two award-winning camps in Botswana. The Bushman Experience and the Quad-Bike Safari are two of the companies imaginative trips.

Watch Polar Bears in Their Natural Habitat
See polar bears up close in their natural habitat on polar bear tours to Canada and Alaska.

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