Eco-tourism can be defined as a form of responsible travel to various natural areas around the world which help in conserving the environment and also in improving the welfare of the locals. About 30 years ago, we could just dream about the concept of Eco-tourism and visiting environment friendly places. However, advancements in technology and the growth and development of Eco-tourism destinations around the globe have made Eco-tourism extremely convenient. There are several locales around the globe which are extremely popular for Eco-tourism.
The Amazon Rainforests, Brazil
The Amazon Rainforests are popular as one of the most famous Eco-tourism destinations of the world. Boasting of being the biggest rainforest in the world, the Amazon is bordered by as many as 8 countries. It is also home to some of the most diverse and exotic flora and fauna of the planet. These rainforests feature more than 40000 species of plants, 300 species of freshwater fishes and 370 species of reptiles. Some of the most famous animals found in these rainforests are pink dolphins, jaguars, marmosets and piranhas. The rainforests also offer tourists with options for camping, hiking and canoeing.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve, India
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is one of the main attractions of India and is located in the state of Rajasthan. The topography of sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forest, dry forests, rocks and grass. The reserve is extremely popular for its population of jungle cats and leopards. The most popular animals found in the reserve are golden jackals, wild boars, striped hyena, monkeys and deer. There are several species of birds which can also be spotted in the reserve. A few of them are the great Indian horned owl, the bush quail, the peafowl, the tree pie and the sand grouse. A few local attractions include the ancient temples of Lord Shiva and The Kankwari Fort.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve, Ecuador
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is situated in Ecuador and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the biggest marine reserve of the world. This reserve offers tourists with extremely exotic locales to go for snorkeling or diving. With more than 2900 marine species to choose from, tourists are truly in for a treat when they visit this mesmerizing reserve. A few of the most popular animals found here are the Komodo dragons, giant tortoises, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and penguins.
The Sognefjord, Norway
The Sognefhord is situated in Norway and is the second largest fjord in the world. The Naeroyfjord, a part of the Sognefjord, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers tourists with amazing sights and activities.
The Urnatur is a wood hermitage which is located 7 kms away from Odes hog and lies to the south of Sweden. It allows tourists to enjoy the sights of nature and live in unique accommodation options such as hand crafted cottages, tree houses and cabins. The hermitage also has no electricity and the idea is to bring the tourists closer to nature while on their stay here. Further, the food is also made from home grown vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and berries and is extremely delicious.
Dolphin Bay, Peleliu, Palau
one of the main attractions of the Dolphin Bay is its extremely rich and diverse marine life. One can enjoy numerous tours, get up close to the spinner dolphins or simply treat their eyes to the spellbinding sights. Other adventure activities in the area are kayaking and snorkeling.
A mere mention of these locales are enough to get most tourists to arrange for their Visas or esta visa and rush off to explore the magnificent sights and attractions that these locales offer.