Eco tourism is the latest buzzword these days. Increasingly large numbers of tourists are opting for eco tours.
Eco tourism is a boon for the environment. Unlike main stream tourism that is practiced on a large scale, eco tourism is mostly small. These tours incorporate locally owned activities which in turn help local communities. Trusted providers of eco tours make the tourists aware of their natural habitat and encourage them for preservation and conservation of the biological diversity. Eco tours help people connect with the environment, understand the diverse world to which we belong and live in, and how conservation of our forests and species would benefit us in the long run.
Well established eco tours result in minimum carbon footprint. It helps protect the wildlife and employs and profits the locals. The tourists are educated on the significance of social, political, and environmental issues pertaining to the eco tourism destination being visited.
How can you help the environment during your eco travel?
Do you wish to help the environment while you travel? If you are planning a family vacation to Nicaragua or you are interested in eco tour to some other destination, here is how you can help the environment.
Auto emissions are the biggest cause of air pollution. Make use of bus or train to travel to your destination rather than using cars. There are airlines that are known for eco friendly travel. Such airlines have implemented advanced systems that result in less fuel consumption, reduced CO2 emissions, and less noise.
When you hire a car at the holiday destination, ask if they have eco friendly vehicles. It is advisable to live within the walking distance of tourist sites so that you can walk and reduce your dependence on cars, buses, and other modes of transport.
During your family vacations in Nicaragua, pick up green hotels and support their green policies such as reusing your sheets and towels. The energy and water savings made by tourists in this way are significant. Do not waste water by taking prolonged showers. Turn off the lights, AC, TV, and other appliances in the room when you are going out or when you do not need them.
During eco tour Nicaragua, enjoy local markets and native sites. Visit natural parks and areas to support the development of economy of the eco destination.
For charging your phone, laptop, camera, and other devices you can use solar powered chargers. Solar energy is renewable source of energy and it has no impact on the environment.
Tourists can support the local economy during eco tours Nicaragua by buying souvenirs and other items from local market. By buying local goods and items you could help the natives in their endeavours to sustain themselves.
Eco tours can be as enjoyable as conventional tours. You just need to show some consideration to the environment so that you don’t cause any harm to it while you are having all the fun.