Now’s a great time to experience what’s out there in the way of ‘green’ travelling… Get the most out of your holiday overseas with our guide to eco travel . We’ll help you experience the best the world has to offer.
Eco-friendly hotel in Morocco
Discovering Morocco is a real treat, and staying at the Little Morocco hotel offers a great example of the pleasures of green holidays. It’s a traditional mud-plastered stone dwelling, full of locally made furniture and pottery.
Luxury, low-impact camping in France
Camping is not usually associated with luxury. But at the Canvas Chic campsite, on the edge of the beautiful Ardeche Gorge nature reserve, traditional Asian tents become plush (but sustainable) accommodation. Great for romantic retreats and fun family holidays alike.
Green tour operators in Fiji
Fiji is a popular destination for tourists, and for such a small country, the large influx inevitably takes its toll. Fiji Adventures , as well as using indigenous Fijians as guides, pledges a great deal of support for the creation and maintenance of safe drinking water systems.
Rural retreats in Wales
Under the Thatch Cottages is collection of quirky holiday homes in West Wales, run by idiosyncratic local hero Greg Stevenson. The cottages were restored using lime rather than cement, while other green highlights include reed-bed sewage systems and wood-chip boilers. And what do they use for insulation? Sheep’s wool, of course…!
If you’re thinking about staying a little closer to home, Cooper Creek Wilderness is a wonderful refuge where visitors can witness the stunning biodiversity of the Daintree – one of Australia’s best-loved natural treasures. And by visiting, you’ll be supporting a major conservation effort.
( www.ccwild.com )