TRAVELCOOL: ECO TOURS

Ecotours

Imagine yourself in the middle of your greatest adventure.

Whether your idea is safari or sipping port in the Mediterranean, diving the Great Barrier Reef or trekking through the Himalayas - our eco tours redefine what adventure and responsible tourism is all about.

Check out our list of recommended ecotour companies. Contact each company directly for more information.

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Featured Eco Tours

Sustainable Harvest InternationalSustainable Harvest International (SHI)
10% Discount on Smaller World Service Tours


Smaller World service based trips offer volunteers the opportunity to experience rural life in Honduras, Belize, Nigaragua and Panama while making a positive impact on the global community. Groups and individuals that take part in these trips get to see SHI's work first-hand while participating in a service project. SHI is building a global network of local partners working toward environmental, economic and social sustainability. More about service trips

Members get 10% off volunteer vacations.

Email: sarah@sustainableharvest.org
Website: www.sustainableharvest.org
Reservations or More Info: Contact Sarah Kennedy
919.933.9471 or 207.374.2002


Huckleberry Tent & BreakfastHuckleberry Tent & Breakfast
10% Off
Your Stay With Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast or Stay 6 Nights and the 7th Night is Free

Welcome to North Idaho's Backwoods Bed and Breakfast. Upscale camping with everything you need to relax and enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. Each private site features a comfortably furnished tent, a fully-equipped camp kitchen, outhouse, outdoor shower and s'mores! Start each morning with breakfast at the solar-powered homestead. Serenity abounds with no electricity, video games, tv, internet or other modern distractions. Hand-pumped water, campfires, and kerosene lamps complete the rustic, pioneer setting. A peaceful, private retreat from the modern world in the heart of North Idaho's backcountry. Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast is open from April 15 to November 15.

BWC Members get 10% off their stay at Huckleberry Tent & Breakfast or stay 6 nights and the 7th night is free. Members just need to show their BWC member card when checking in.

Email: info@huckleberrytentandbreakfast.com
Website: www.HuckleberryTentAndBreakfast.com
Toll Free: 208-266-0155


Green Tara Tours Green Tara Tours
10% Off
Green Tara Tours Vegetarian Tours

Green Tara Tours is the only tour company in Mongolia specialized in providing opportunities for both vegan and vegetarian travelers to experience the uniqueness and purity of Mongolia. Whether travelling by plane, off-road vehicle, horse, camel or simply hiking; the unique, exotic diversity of Mongolia is nearly unparalleled anywhere else on Earth.

BWC Members get 10% off Green Tara Tours vegetarian tours. Provide your BWC member number when paying for the tour.

Email: altangerel@greentaratours.com
Website: www.GreenTaraTours.com
Toll Free: 976-9986-6876


Green Earth TravelYellow Bear Journeys
10% Off
Yellow Bear Journeys Eco-Tours

An Eco-Tour Company based in Olympia, WA, designs, plans, and guides tours mainly in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii with a unique focus: Restoring the hope, strength, and joy of the participants, and bringing clarity to their next step in life. Our journeys are designed to reconnect every-day people with nature in gentle ways that allow enjoyment without overwhelming the participants. The rich, life-giving ecosystems of ocean beaches and rainforests are ideal environments to refresh those beleaguered by a modern lifestyle disconnected from nature, and those who have a nagging suspicion they've lost touch with their truest self and purpose. Members 10% off Yellow Bear eco-tours.

Email: journeys@yellowbearjourneys.com
Website: www.YellowBearJourneys.com
Toll Free: 360-918-8121


Green Earth TravelGreen Earth Travel
$25 Off
Vacation Packages Valued at $1000 or more (per person)

Green Earth Travel is the one stop travel service for all of your vegetarian and vegan travel needs. To serve the needs of those individuals, who for whatever reason abide by a Vegetarian diet/lifestyle, they have created this vegetarian travel site. World wide travel destinations available. Members get $25 off vacation packages valued at $1000 or more per person.

Email: greenearthtravel@aol.com
Website: www.vegtravel.com
Toll Free: 1.888.246.8343


Gutsy Women TravelGutsy Women Travel
10% Discount on Select Tours

Gutsy Women come from every walk of life. They are homemakers, caregivers, educators and businesswomen. They are mothers, daughters, sisters and best friends. They are both well-traveled individuals curious to interface with their counterparts in another culture and women who have never found the opportunity to explore the world outside their community--until now. They are generally women between 30 and 62, but just as they don’t like to label themselves, neither have we--except as the “Gutsy Women” they are…seeking fresh and exciting travel options with congenial companions. More

Members get 10% off select tours.


Sustainable Energy In Motion
$50 Discount on Select Tours

Intentionally designed for beginner and intermediate cyclists. The stunning places you will visit on this program and the extraordinary people you will meet will challenge and inspire you.
To receive a $50 discount on a Sustainable Energy tour, simply provide them with your Better World Club number when paying the tour cost.

Members get $50 off select tours.

Recommended Companies (listed alphabetically)

Adventure Life Journeys
Email: info@adventure-life.com
Website: http://www.adventure-life.com

Adventure Life specializes in nature and culture based travel in Latin America. The company carefully designs each itinerary to minimize impacts and maximize benefits to local communities. Their philosophy emphasizes small group, grass-roots travel, led by outstanding native guides. Adventure Life's staff of in-country coordinators works in tandem with the U.S-based staff to ensure an intimate, authentic experience. Journeys include single and multi-sport adventures as well as educational tours in Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Guatemala.
Alaska Wildland Adventures
Email: info@alaskawildland.com
Website: www.alaskawildland.com
Amazonia Expeditions Inc
Email: Paul.Beaver@gte.net
Website: www.perujungle.com
Backroads
Email: kenh@backroads.com
Website: www.backroads.com

Boogie Pilgrim / Bushhouse Lodge
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Email: contact@boogie-pilgrim.net
Website: www.boogie-pilgrim.net

Travelling with Boogie Pilgrim means: Discovering the most spectacular places all over the island of Madagascar using the most varied forms of transport : walking or trekking, four wheel drive vehicles, private planes or helicopter with experienced bushpilots

Borneo Ecotours/Sukau Rainforest Lodge
Email: albert@borneoecotours.com
Website: www.borneoecotours.com

International ecotourism winners Borneo Eco Tours puts together its Best of Borneo tours on botanical, culture, diving, trekking, rafting, wildlifes and caves covering Kinabalu World Heritage Site and Mulu World Heritage Site, Danum Valley and Sabah's Lost World at Maliau Basin, tribal longhouses in the interior, marine islands and world renowned Sepilok Orang Utan rehabilitation centre on the island of Borneo. Also operates "Tourism for Tomorrow" best lodge winner for 1997, the Sukau Rainforest Lodge at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, premier wildlife destination in Malaysia, one of two known places in the world with ten species of primates. Also a Board of Advisors, The International Ecotourism Society; Past Chairman, MATTA Sabah Chapter, Organising Chairman of World Ecotourism Conference 1999 and Asia Pacific Ecotourism Conference in 2002; a keen photographer, publisher of six books and numerous post cards.

Canyon Travel (formerly Columbus Travel)
Email: copper@canyontravel.com
Website: www.Canyontravel.com
Costa Rican Adventures
Website: www.costaricanadventures.com

Costa Rican Adventures is a family-run company committed to creating a healthier and more sustainable planet through EcoCentered travel. They offer experiences for travelers of all ages to personally connect with the natural wonders of the Earth. They hope to add to a new generation of environmentally conscious world citizens through their programs. Their high-quality EcoVacations can be tailored for families, groups, and individuals. Their EcoClassroom provides learning excursions for teachers and their students. Teenagers can travel with EarthConnect - a summer program created especially for them. All of their guests are invited to visit Punta Mona - their organic farm for sustainable living and education.
Eco-resorts
Email: anne@eco-resorts.com
Website: www.eco-resorts.com

Travelling green doesn't mean roughing it. Custom design your Dream Safari with us or try one of our unique safaris: Women's Safari, Adventure Safari, Volunteer Vacation and Spa Safari.
G.A.P Adventures
Email: danielle@gap.ca
Website: www.GAPadventures.com


"The freedom of independent travel with the security of a group" has remained our philosophy since our early days. We respect our travellers as individuals and don't try to second guess their tastes or interests. You don't have to be exceptionally athletic to embark on a G.A.P Adventure, but you must have the spirit of adventure and the desire to experience a world so different from what you are accustomed to. G.A.P travellers are also culturally and environmentally sensitive and realize it is a privilege and not a right to visit any country.
Hacienda Baru
Email: jeewing@racsa.co.cr
Website: www.haciendabaru.com


Ecological Tours are our specialty. Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge is situated on Costa Rica´s Southern Pacific Coast. This is a region of distinct natural beauty, where forest covered mountains rise up from the dramatic Pacific coastline.
Holbrook Travel
Email: travel@holbrooktravel.com
Website: www.holbrooktravel.com


Creating experiences to learn about the world's natural and cultural diversity.
Horizontes Nature Tours
Email: info@horizontes.com
Website: www.horizontes.com

We are Costa Rica’s leading ecotourism operator, known internationally for personalized customer service and innovation in the field of nature-based travel.
Through the careful design of our travel programs, we aim to create appreciation of Costa Rica’s conservation areas and contemporary culture. Our personal goal is to exceed the expectations of our guests, each and every time they visit us.
InkaNatura Travel
Email: postmaster@inkanatura.com.pe
Website: www.inkanatura.com

InkaNatura is the most versatile full-service tour operator in Peru with jungle lodges in Manu (Manu Wildlife center) and Tambopata (Sandoval Lake Lodge). The latest Inca trail to Machu Picchu offerings complement our extensive portfolio of Wildlife and archaeology destinations. We are the leading service provider in the Northwest of Peru, and area of rich archaeology. Attractions include the tomb of a Moche Lord in Sipan, the Chan Chan citadel, the Temple of the Sun and the Moon, and Kuelap & Chachapoyas. An extension to the Northwest can turn an Inca trail into an archaeology extravaganza. Offices in Lima, Cusco and Chiclayo.

International Expeditions, Inc
Email: nature@ietravel.com
Website: www.ietravel.com

International Expeditions has been sending adventurous travelers to remote parts of the world since 1979. As pioneers in environmentally responsible travel, we have taken pains to promote conservation and community projects in the places we go. Because we work with outstanding guides, our guests learn a great deal about the places we visit. Among our many destinations are the Amazon, East and Southern Africa, the Galapagos, Costa Rica and the Brazilian Pantanal. We offer both scheduled departures and customized individual travel.
Intrepid Travel Pty Ltd
Email: jane@intrepidtravel.com
Website: www.intrepidtravel.com

If you're a traveller with a yearning for adventure, a sense of fun and a wish to escape the humdrum of mainstream tourism - then come and explore Asia, Europe, the Middle East & Latin America with us!
Jungle Expeditions
Email: junglex@junglex.com
Lindblad Expeditions
Email: svenl@expeditions.com
Website: www.expeditions.com

We take small groups to out-of-the-way places on nimble expedition ships that nose into ports and call on islands where cruise ships simply cannot go. Our distinguished roster of Expedition Leaders (EL) and naturalists are experts in their field with a passion for uncovering - and interpreting - the mysteries of nature and history. At Lindblad, we have faith that adventurous travelers long for an original experience that reveals a destination to them in a way that is unique unto itself. These are not scheduled tours, these are expeditions. Every one is different - every day is different.
Maupintour
Deluxe Escorted & Independent Vacations
Website: www.maupintour.com
OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists)
Email: reservations@oars.com
Website: www.oars.com
Peruvian Safaris / Explorers Inn
Email: safaris@amauta.rcp.net.pe
Website: www.peruviansafaris.com
Rainforest Alliance
Email: rsanabria@ra.org
Website: www.ra.org
Rainforest Expeditions (Posada Amazonas/Tambopata)
Email: rforest@perunature.com
Website: www.perunature.com
Trans Niugini Tours
Email: travel@pngtours.com
Website: www.pngtours.com
Wilderness Travel
Email: ray@wildernesstravel.com
Website: www.wildernesstravel.com

Wilderness Travel has specialized in trekking expeditions, wildlife safaris, inn to inn hiking, archaeology tours, sea kayaking, and expedition cruising since 1978. We feature small groups, carefully designed itineraries, and a strong emphasis on expert leadership. Educational programs include field symposiums on archaeology, history, and wildlife, as well as solar eclipse programs, photography tours, and participatory research programs, all with renowned experts in their subject. Wilderness Travel has a deep commitment to responsible travel and fosters environmental and cultural preservation through our literature, policies in the field, and support for a variety of organizations worldwide.
Wildland Adventures
Email: info@wildland.com
Website: www.wildland.com

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