Nestled inside our comfortable homes, filled with common-day amenities in North America, we tend to forget that we are part of a much larger community known as planet earth, connected by water and land that all of us share. For the eco-friendly minded, the countries many of us choose to explore including the means in which we do so, are important. Asia Transpacific Journeys understands that the importance of travel and cultural discovery must be shared with a commitment to protecting the world’s magnificent beauty and natural resources. Without a rich landscape, a wide variety of wildlife and unparalleled geography, there would be nothing left to discover.
Our journey begins in Sri Lanka one of Asia’s hidden treasures as well as one of the world’s most eco-diversified places. For wildlife enthusiasts, Sri Lanka provides tourists with some of the best experiences found in Asia. Asia Transpacific Journeys provides tourists to a better understanding and a deeper appreciation with regard to fauna with exclusive, nature -run wildlife safaris within one of the island’s numerous national parks. Tourists are able to observe wild leopards on the prowl at Yala National Park, observe vibrant colorful birds at Sinharaja Forest Reserve and look on as elephants swim among the islands at Gal Oya National Park.
The eco-experience continues on throughout the tour with the addition of luxurious, eco-conscious accommodations. Asia Transpacific Journeys prefers facilities such as the Jetwing Vil Uyana, regarded as one of the world’s top rated eco-hotels. The hotel is situated on a private, man-made nature reserve featuring wetland lakes and reed beds. All guest rooms are located inside of these paddy fields to create a genuine wilderness experience. Tourists are transported between the resort’s thatched-roof bungalows by zero-emission electric buggies.
For individuals seeking a tropical eco-adventure need to look no further than Indonesia. Bali, a beautiful and mystical island is filled with unique places to explore allowing eco-friendly travelers to a wonderful experience. Travelers can wander through spectacular rice fields outside of the town of Ubud to speak with friendly farmers regarding the effect of traditional, organic rice as opposed to government-subsidized hybrid rice cultivation on Bali. Relax and enjoy a breakfast of rice porridge served from a banana leaf cone and consumed with a bio-degradable spoon fabricated from a palm frond.
Travelers will be able to visit the bamboo-built campus of The Green School, an extremely advanced private K-12 centered on holistic, eco-conscious education. The entire school is practically zero waste-free where banana leaves are used to wrap snacks as opposed to Tupperware, old truck windshields are reused into whiteboards in addition to students learning aquaponic agriculture as well as composting techniques together with their academic subjects.
From there, travelers will board a plane for a short flight to the nearby island of Borneo, home to the wild orangutan and an abundance of other native wildlife. Unfortunately, recent fires to clear out land and make room for palm oil plantations have destroyed large strips of land, further jeopardizing the endangered orangutans and various other wildlife that call the island home. Because of this, it’s important for travelers to see these creatures for themselves and why it is so crucial to invest their tourism dollars in eco-conscious endeavors that support these animals’ from extinction. A visit to Camp Leakey, situated in Tanjung Puting National Park is highly recommended and is only accessible by river. This famous orangutan research facility reacquaints previously captive orangutans to the wild and provides the rare opportunity to observe these intelligent creatures up close in their natural habitat.
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