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Ecotourism Holidays

Ecotourism holidays are essentially a form of tourism involving visiting fragile environments, and relatively undisturbed natural habitats, intended to benefit locals and preserve the natural world. These holidays are low-impact and small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism. Whether you want to call them eco holidays, responsible travel, ecotourism holidays or sustainable tours, it doesn’t really matter. What IS for sure is that this is key to the type of travel that Tribes loves to organise for travellers such as yourself. Not only are we very good at it, but we’re recognised global award-winners for responsible holidays such as this ”“ so you’ve come to the right place. Welcome - we already have a lot in common! But to help you further, we need to know a bit more about what you’re hoping for with your holiday.

Do you want an ecotourism wildlife holiday?

Is it cultural immersion that you’re looking for? Do you need to get out and explore somewhere on a walking holiday? Let’s face it, an eco holiday is a term that covers a lot of options!

To be clear about we feel makes an eco holiday though, here are a few key things we think are important:

  • The holidays have a strong feel good factor for you. These are GREAT holidays!
  • Many people you meet will be conscious of the fact that your presence is of benefit to them, so you should be met with happy helpful people.
  • Most of the places you stay will have a strong regard for their environment, so you are helping to preserve the habitats you have come to see.
  • We at Tribes know these trips and the people behind them really well, and we care about your experience with them.
  • Many of our previous clients have come back from trips simply raving about the excellent time they've had - the authentic experience and excellent fun.
We invite you to read our responsible travel pages for information about how travel really can help.

'Holidays with Heart' and 'A Room with Heart'

Throughout the website you will see small red hearts on some of the holidays and places to stay. This is how we flag up to you which trips and lodges/hotels are making a difference in some way. All the holidays, and some of the accommodations (we're slowly working through these currently) have explanations as to how they help on the web page.

You might also want to look at our HOLIDAYS WITH HEART page where all the details of how each of these trips help are explained.

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