Call it what you want; ethical travel, eco travel or responsible tourism; ultimately all aim to support and preserve local communities. And the list of top ethical destinations has just been revealed, so for your next trip, keep these locations in mind;
Chile – Head to Chile for a travel adventure and discover plenty of back-to-nature activities in the Atacama Desert and the Andes and head south to spot penguins and sea lions and go skiing and take a cruise.
Argentina – Home to football, amazing food and a buzzing party scene, Argentina offers some great vacations too. Explore the Argentinean side of Iguazú Falls, tour the Mendoza wine district, explore the Andes, party hard in buzzing Buenos Aires and head to Patagonia to discover the captivating Torres del Paine National Park.
Belize – A country of mountains, islands and ancient cultures, Belize invites travelers to explore highland and rainforest trails, hidden cayes and natural National Parks.
Ghana – Much of Ghana is unspoilt and is teeming with wildlife and natural flora and fauna with its many National Parks.
If you want to make your next holiday a real eco adventure then check out the inspiring and individual PureTravel ethical tours, all of which are locally sourced from responsible local tour operators and booking direct puts the money into the local economy as well as giving travelers priceless local knowledge.
Suriname – Whether your passion is for birding, wildlife spotting or fishing, Suriname has all this and beautiful landscapes, a fascinating culture and ancient architecture.
South Africa – Following the World Cup 2010, South Africa is set to be discovered by many first-time visitors who will be rewarded with an abundance of wildlife in the Kruger National Park, cosmopolitan Cape Town, whale spotting at Hermanus, spectacular views atop Table Mountain, Cape Point, famous vineyards and the world renowned Garden Route.
Namibia – The vast expanses of Namib Desert captivate travelers and offer the chance to explore some of the many National Parks in Namibia including Etosha, Fish River Canyon and the Waterberg Park, for a trip full of wilderness and wildlife.
Poland – Take a trip to Poland for some great skiing and hiking opportunities and the royal city of Krakow, which is brimming with history and well preserved architecture. There are also beaches, National Parks and lakes.
By Julie Bowman