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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Rainforest Ecotourism Vacation

Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to natural areas in which the environment is being conserved, and the well-being of the local people is being improved as well through uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. One of the main purposes of ecotourism is to educate tourists and travelers about the protected areas such as the tropical rainforest and the preservation of the natural resources. Likewise, most tour operators offer the visitors some alternative ways of learning more about the endangered ecosystem of our planet.

Ecotourism Offers Fun Activities

There are fun activities that encourage tourists and travelers to engage in learning about the conservation of our environment especially the rainforests. These activities are most often listed on their things to do on their vacation. Some of these are the following:

Hiking and Nature Trekking – nothing beats having a good hike on a trail surrounded by trees, rivers, and the undergrowth of the jungle. Most ecotourism operators offer their visitors to enjoy a trip along the nature trail, accompanied by guides and instructors to educate them while they venture within the jungle.

Zip Lining – experiencing this activity boosts the excitement of the tourists as they slide fast along the cables on top of the trees. Zip line tours are very popular all over the world, enabling a user to travel along the cables from one platform to another propelled by gravity. And adding to the experience is an ambiance surrounded by nature, from the trees to small rivers and even across a high cliff! This activity is a favorite amongst adventure lovers and thrill-seekers.

Bird Watching – spotting bird species and watching their population in the rainforest is also an ecotourism activity which is growing in popularity, especially for bird-lovers. Armed with visual enhancing equipment such as binoculars and telescopes, tourists can learn a lot about the birds that reside in a particular location. Likewise, there are many ornithologists (scientists who specialize in studying bird species) that engage in this activity. There is an international event, the Christmas Bird Count organized by Audubon Society, in which all bird-enthusiasts and scientists all over the world are invited to participate in spotting and counting the bird species found in participating locations worldwide.

Aerial Tram Ride – watching the rich vegetation and ecosystem above the trees is one great adventure for the whole family. From young school-children to the elderly, riding an aerial tram is an opportunity to explore the great view above the rainforest canopy. Accompanied by nature guides, they will also learn facts about the jungles and the preservation and conservation of our natural resources.

How Most Ecotourism Operators Help Save the Rainforests

Most tour operators offer programs designed to protect the rain forests of our planet, thus preserving nature and its secrets for future generations. They reach out to all sectors of the society, from young school children and high school students to adult members of local communities, aiming to protect the rainforest together. Some of the conservation and sustainability programs include the following:

Reforestation – many tropical forests are cut down every day to make use for other purposes such as making cow pastures, commercial infrastructures, and so on. An example program for reforestation in most ecotourism operators offers a chance for tourists and for the members of the community to replenish the depleted resources by planting new trees and recreating new forest and woodland areas.

Solid Waste Management – reusing, recycling and proper disposal of wastes are very important to keep our environment clean and to make our planet healthy. Together with community leaders, ecotourism operators are working to generate a change in attitudes toward waste. An example is by offering solid-waste classification, allowing visitors and local residents alike to see how it is possible to reduce the amount that goes to landfills by just the separation and proper disposal of waste.

Cleanup Projects – in order to keep the community clean and beautiful, tour operators participate in cleanup projects and activities within the local communities, employing the aid of their staffs and managing the procedure of proper waste management. Likewise, they also encourage all the members of the community to help in keeping the cleanliness of their surroundings and help save the environment.

Being Educators – one of the most common, as well as the most effective ways of contributing to the sustainability of the rainforests is by educating visitors about the importance and necessity of conserving the environment. Adding to the fun of the activities being offered by tour operators, tourists can learn eye-opening facts and important information about the earth’s ecosystem in their vacation experience.

Treks Around Bangalore

If tough deadlines and constant pressure is taking a toll on your workforce, taking them out on an adventure trip around Bangalore could be a nice way to beat the stress. Trekking is one of the many adventure activities that places around Bangalore have to offer. While there are a lots of trekking around Bangalore, we have picked 5 of the best ones out there.


Located in Kolar, about 60 km from the city of Bangalore, Anatargange offers not such a strenuous experience, but still, a very rejuvenating trekking experience. The 45 minute trek to the top of the hill involves a bit of rock climbing, nice camping and a lot of fun; the view from the top is every bit rewarding.

Savanadurga trek

Savanadurga is the largest monolith in Karnataka, located in Magadi. With a height of 4050 feet above sea level, trekking to the top of this single rock formation is a real adventure. At the top of it lies a historical fortress which is believed to have been built by Kempegowda II. There is even a conglomerating of two peaks near Savanadurga, namely Billiguddda and Karigudda. Between them lies the valley of Ramanagar, another popular trekking route to explore.

Kodachadri trek

Kodachadri is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka, located about a 100 km from Shimoga district. It lies in the Mookambika National Park. With a height of more than 1300 meters above sea level, the top of the peak is believed to have been the meditation ground for Guru Shankaracharya. A trek to the top takes you through verdant greenery, waterfalls and other scenic adventures; and the top of the peak rewards you with scintillating views and some really romantic sunrises and sunsets.

Green Route Trek

If you like a little more mystic to your trekking trails, the Green Route Trek is what is ideal for you. The Green Route Trek lies along the Bangalore-Mangalore railway line and takes you through interesting caves, biodiversity hotspots and everything in between. Trekking through this 20 km trail would be a lifetime experience for your corporate team.

Ranganathaswamy Betta trek

40 km from Bangalore, it is a peak with a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganathaswamy. There is interesting flora to be explored along the trail, and you even get to see some wildlife along the way. This trek to the top of this peak is about 4 km, which is ideal for a day off from office for a little bit of fun.

Dolphin Watch in Key West Florida

There are hundreds of dolphins in the waters surrounding Key West, Florida, making dolphin watch tours a high point for many tourists. In fact, dolphin watching is so popular that local dolphin experts have put policies in place to help protect the areas dolphins from exuberant tourists. Even though they’re wild, the bottlenose dolphins in Key West are typically curious and interested in the boats and people who have come so far to watch them. So you’re very likely to come across at least a few during your dolphin watch excursion.

Key West dolphin watch trips are created to give you the thrill of observing dolphins up close, without bothering the dolphins or interfering with their normal activities. Visitors of all ages are going to treasure a dolphin expedition. Dolphin watch expeditions are both fun and educational for the whole family.

Everyone wants to make sure that the dolphins don’t become a victim of their own popularity. It’s particularly moving for lots of folks whenever dolphins are observed in their native home in the sea. You’ll view them catching fish, going and playing singly and in big pods. Considering that they have a whole lot of natural intelligence, you are able to observe them carefully from a safe distance…safe both for you, and for the dolphins.

People are entranced by bottlenose dolphins because of their beauty and grace, and the special relationship they seem to have with our species. In fact, there are many confirmed reports of wild dolphins rescuing people in the water who need help. About 8 years ago, four lifeguards who were swimming off Ocean Beach in New Zealand were surrounded by a group of dolphins for almost an hour when the swimmers were being threatened by a great white shark.

Most The Key West dolphin tours last about four hours, which gives you plenty of time to observe dolphins and the wealth of marine life they share the ocean with. Tour operators provide everything that a Key West tourist needs to enjoy a day on the water, including snorkeling gear, snacks and beverages. They’ll help you put on your gear and get into the water safely and easily. But be sure to bring sunscreen and a waterproof camera so you can record photos of your dolphin watch adventure.

Dolphin watching is just one of the eco tourism options that are available in the Florida Keys. Others include sea kayaking tours in the Backcountry and seaplane and ferry excursions to the Dry Tortugas, a coral atoll 70 miles west of Key West.

Adventure in Climbing Kilimanjaro

If you wish to climb a mountain but haven’t any education or knowledge, you may want to think about using one of many Kilimanjaro tours available. Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is both highest free standing mountain on earth along with the greatest mountain on the region of Africa. It is amongst the number of mountain tops that can be climbed without specific tools or specialized know-how.

In order to ascend this mountain, you simply must to remain with one of the Kilimanjaro tours, that will steer you up one of the 6 approved routes for ascending the mountain. The local travel agency will make use of chefs and porters to cope with having tools and cooking your meals in your case, that makes the ability a little easier.

Even so, the trip to the top level of Mount Kilimanjaro and back on one of several Kilimanjaro tours normally takes of a full week, and requires hiking involving 45 and 75 a long way. Due to the huge different versions in altitude during the trek, it’s quite common for those to get altitude sickness. Some avenues give a day for acclimatization to generate this unlikely to happen.

Your knowledge being a hiker so you willingness to rough it helps to find out which route you must stick to to get to the top. The most frequent route, the Marangu Route, is sometimes called the Coca-cola route since it is the simplest path and lots of the camp of huts in places you remain in order to the top offer you Coca-cola for sale. Even so, taking this route gives you less of a probability of achieving the summit. To get a far more beautiful route, you need to be willing to be tents. The Machame Route provides you with a good venture of attaining the top as there are much less probability of altitude sickness because route offers you additional time to adjust. Possibly the Lemosha or Umbwe Routes supply you with fantastic landscapes within your trip up, but they’re a smaller amount utilised simply because they expect you to be more daring, and also the Umbwe Route is easily the most tough ascend, although it’s also the least.