Best Eco Holidays in the UK & The World
Over the last few decades, travelling has become much easier and more affordable for people all over the world. However, this accessibility has come at a cost: air travel and tourist developments often have a poor impact on the environment if they’re not managed properly.
That’s why more and more travellers are looking for eco-holidays around the world, so they can relax knowing that they’ve minimised the environmental impact of their vacation. But if you want to book an eco-holiday, where do you start? Here’s a rundown of the best eco-holiday booking websites available right now.
Top sites for eco travellers
Visit Responsibletravel.com for some eco-inspiration. This easy to use website has a handy search tool that lets you search for holidays by continent, country and activity. You can enter as much or as little detail as you like: so whether you’re looking for all types of holidays in Asia, or just cycling holidays in the Netherlands, you’ll find packages and tours that are right for you.
If you want to book an eco-staycation, try the Eco Holiday Shop. This is a great little website that lets you search for green accommodation in the UK by region. There are a range of different options, including log cabins, flats, campsites, yurts and even boats. You can also look for places to stay near Blue Flag beaches, national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). So it’s a fantastic resource for eco-travellers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Greentraveller.co.uk is another great place to browse eco-holidays, but their choices are limited to the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe. Alternatively, if you’re yearning for a luxury holiday but feel depressed at the state of their eco credentials, Emirates luxury eco holidays – which advertises packages in the Seychelles, South Africa, New Zealand and India – could be the ideal solution.
Where to go on eco holidays
In order to minimise their carbon footprint, many eco-travellers opt to take holidays at home in the UK. And with so many fantastic things to see here, you’ll never be short of options. Wild at Heart, for instance, run wildlife conservation holidays and nature retreats in Moray Speyside near Inverness for eco-conscious holidaymakers. Forest Holidays, on the other hand, boast eight specially-designed holiday sites across the UK – including in Sherwood Forest and the Forest of Dean. They’re also part-owned by the Forestry Commission, so you can be sure of their commitment to preserving UK forests.
But there’s plenty of enticing green holiday options abroad too. In Turkey, the Yuva Eco Holiday Centre near Dalaman offers sun-seeking travellers an eco-conscious alternative to the usual resorts of the region. With Wild Flower Holidays in Portugal, you can enjoy holidays in a solar or hydro-powered tipi or yurt right by the Serra D’Estrella mountains. And further afield in Gambia, Footsteps Eco Lodge lets you experience the brilliance of this African country in an eco-conscious environment. Kenya is another great destination for eco-holidays and the beautiful Pacific island of Palau is committed to combining its tourist developments with conservation too.
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