To help travellers to have suitable choice for their trips, travel experts from Boundless Journeys and Adventure Life picked out the world’s most eco-friendly tourism sites in the world, including Vietnam.
Vietnam has a rich history with an ancient diversified culture and unique cuisine. Interesting experience in Vietnam includes cruise along the Mekong River - a great way to explore the country, visiting national parks, beautiful coral reefs and the world's largest lagoons. On the picture is a fishing village on Halong Bay - where many foreign tourists love to visit.
According to Brian Morgan, expert from Adventure Life, "Costa Rica is where eco-tourism of Latin America originates" because of the large number of wild animals and plants. Here visitors will have special experiences such as swimming with sea turtles, learn about coffee, cocoa or bananas exported agriculture.
The Galapagos Islands, located off the coast of Ecuador almost separate from the rest of the world. 90% of the islands of the Galapagos belong to national park and hence it is always protected. This helps limit the visitors visiting the island and encourage tour operators to reduce the impact of tourism activities by recycling, protection of water resources and energy.
Borneo Island in Malaysia, the biggest island in Asia, is a paradise for those who love the wild natural world. They are usually small groups of tourist who are eco-conscious and willing to stay with the locals. Also, Borneo is also home to the rare pygmy elephants in Asia and the Sunda clouded leopard.
Machu Picchu is probably the most visited tourist attraction in Peru. A special feature of this country is the unique flora. Of the 25,000 species of plants in the country, 30% of which cannot be found anywhere else. The famous chef Virgilio Martinez of Peru are working with local people to study and conserve their lesser-known species of plant.
Between Chile and Argentina division, Patagonia brings stunning glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains. Torres del Paine National Park of Patagonia is considered one of the best preserved places on earth and is a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Bhutan is a small kingdom and least-visited in the world. However, the slow development of tourism is the way for Bhutan to conserve natural resources and protect the culture. Tourists come here can visit the wild animals in the national parks, and learn about life and people of Bhutan, which is known as a land of happiness and peace.
Ljubljana of Slovenia was voted as the European Green Capital in 2016. This is also the first European city which adopting the Zero Waste plan, by placing smart trashes which can charge users according to the amount of substance waste treatment. In addition, the bus system run by natural gas and 46% of the land used to grow crops. Guests can also visit the ecological farm in the suburbs to have more insight into the lives of local people.