Now that we’re way past the holiday blues, it’s time to plan and get pumped for what will come in the next few months. Let’s get started with 2017 by looking at some of the best ecotourism destinations in the world – some of which I bet you’ll hear for the first time. Here we go.
Apo Island, Philippines
Have you ever wanted to swim with turtles? Swimming with majestic turtles will be a magical travel experience. Apo Island in the Philippines is an enchanted place, and the nation’s one of the best eco-tourism destinations. The best thing about this is you don’t need to actually scuba dive just to see turtles in person. You can simply snorkel to see the turtles doing things they are famous for.
St. John, Usvi Caribbean
The local government is doing a fabulous job in protecting approximately 3/5 of the entire Caribbean island from development. Preserved as a National Park, St. John (Maho Bay) is the first eco-resort for reasons not hard to comprehend. There are now many eco-resorts, but the island focuses its efforts to protect the surrounding aquatic life and reefs, which differentiates from the rest in the vicinity. The best time to visit is November.
Only a select few are lucky enough to be able to experience this secluded, rare, albeit wonderfully untouched destination. However, it’s great to know that expeditions are available to the average person seeking a unique experience. Cruises leave from Chile, Arenas, or Ushuaia, Argentina and set off for the South Shetland Islands. Once there, you’ll experience dramatic glacial lagoons, incredible iceberg, and amazing wildlife like Penguins, whales, and seals. As a tourist in an obviously risky destination, it’s worth getting Chubb’s premium travel insurance before you go to protect yourself from any medical or miscellaneous circumstances (same with any destination in this article.)
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
A favorite destination for many eco-travelers, Galapagos Islands is a group of islands that are both geographically remote and unique. You can retrace Charles Darwin’s footsteps here while seeing the wonderful wildlife in person. That’s the reason maybe that UNESCO recognizes it as the World Heritage Site.
Rwanda receives most of its tourists from June to September, but the shorter dry season from December to February is also popular as it allows visitors to savor the country’s spending ecotourism locations, offerings as well as avoid the crowd. The top attractions here are the Mountain Gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. To date, there are 10 habituated gorilla families open to tourists. Being surrounded by massive Silverback gorillas, mamas, and their babies is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t forget.
So, where are you off to?
Of course, there are other awesome ecotourism destinations you can go to, but chances are you won’t have enough time to visit all of them in a year. You can start with the above nature havens, though. Also, eco wanderers, especially those who are more prone to injuries or other travel mishaps should get seniors travel insurance to maximize their nature adventure and fun without worrying too much about anything that can go wrong.
Plan your travel destination now!
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