5 of the Best Family Friendly Eco Holidays Around the World

Posted on Dec 30 2015 - 5:24pm by Susan

Going on a holiday with your family is sure to create long lasting memories that everyone will treasure. Consider taking them on an eco holiday this year and explore nature at its finest in a new and exciting location that you have never visited before. Remember to take your camera so that you will be able to treasure the memories forever.

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Travel to one of the eco resorts in Sri Lanka and get back to nature in this exciting and beautiful country in South Asia. Sri Lanka has a diverse geography and you have many different options to choose from. You can stay in a rain forest, a tea estate, in the middle of the jungle, or on the beach. A holiday in Sri Lanka also offers the opportunity to go on Safari and see wild elephants, monkeys, leopards, interesting birds and insects. You can also volunteer to work on a farm that has rescued elephants and babies as well.

A great way to relax as a family is to stay in a log cabin in the UK. There are various places across the UK and you can stay on a quiet lake, or in the middle of a pristine forest. Walk through the woods all day, do some bird watching, ride bikes along paths and commune with nature in these quiet and tranquil settings. They come with kitchens so you can prepare your own food or go out for a bite to eat if you are too tired to cook.

Another great option for your family holiday is eco tours in Costa Rica, which is already a very green country. You can try rafting adventures, hiking through jungles on guided tours, snorkeling trips, and guided canopy tours. Costa Rica has many diverse species of animals and it is a great place to see animals like: sloths, monkeys, toucans, and various kinds of interesting insects on your treks.  You can also help look after sea turtles or watch them lay their eggs if you are there between July and December.

This year take a farm holiday in Tuscany, Italy. You can experience harvesting of grapes and olives, pleasant hikes through the beautiful countryside, bike riding along trails, horseback riding and many other things that will put you in touch with nature. The countryside is beautiful and you can stay in various different kinds of accommodation varying from luxury Tuscan villas to family run estates. You may be able to eat with the family and also enjoy cooking classes and wine tasting. This area is famous for its quality of wine and olive oil, so make sure you indulge.

Consider taking your family on a safari in South Africa this year. You can see the big five (Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffal, and the Rhinoceros) as well as giraffes, crocodiles, hyenas and many other types of animals. There are various types of accommodations available and you can stay in everything from luxury resorts, to basic tents. This is a great experience for the old and young alike and your family will be talking about this eco vacation for years.