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 travel was a noted trend during the last decade and it still is. Swimming with sea lions and watching red-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands; capturing Africa's lions and elephants on film; and helping maintain reefs while scuba diving are all eco travel. Find your eco-trip here.
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Eco-travel, or ecotourism as it is often called, is a steadily growing trend because travelers enjoy setting themselves in natural environments, while minimizing ecological impacts. You could swim with sea lions or walk among Sally Lighfoot Crabs in the Galapagos, shoot lions on an African photo safari, or go wolf-watching in Yellowstone National Park.
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Many of the best adventure travel companies now offer a variety of eco trips. Here's a list of top companies to use as a starting point to search for your special eco vacation.