Ecotourism

The ecotourism movement 

Ecotourism is a movement that was born in the 1980s.

It aims to shape travel into a more environmentally friendly practice, while protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the destinations by supporting local communities. 

Ecotourism at the European Safari Company

The European Safari Company is an ecotourism operator that offers unique, adventurous safaris throughout Europe. These eco holidays are perfect for people looking for ethical travel options.  

We pair with local tour operators and hotels to ensure all of our safaris provide you with unique, memorable experiences while protecting the environment, which make us one of the premier ecotourism agencies in Europe. 

European Safari Company

The European Safari Company is a premier, ecotourism agency providing you with memorable trips throughout Europe.

When you book with us:

  • 5% of your booking goes to Rewilding Europe
  • You will be hosted by caring local partners who are commited to sustainability. 
  • You’re getting a once in a lifetime unique, eco friendly vacation. 

Ecotourism in Europe - Destinations

Our ecotourism destinations span the European continent ensuring you can travel ethically on any vacation you take. From Faia Brava in Portugal to Southern Carpathians in Romania; from Swedish Lapland in Sweden to the Oder Delta in Germany; we offer safaris in the most breath-taking destinations to give you the holiday of your dreams.

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The importance of ecotourism

Ecotourism is a beneficial way to travel because it provides experiential ways to get closer to nature all while conserving natural environments. 

It’s an impactful way to both boost local economies by creating jobs and to build environmental and cultural awareness.

 

Eco holidays that support the planet 

When you travel with us, you don’t just embark on a journey, but you directly support nature and the comeback of wildlife in some of Europe’s most amazing areas.

We take you to some of the most untouched places on the continent and help you do it in an environmentally friendly way.

 

Frequently asked questions about ecotourism

What is ecotourism?

The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “responsible travel that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” It is often directed toward exotic natural environments that may be threatened and aims to aid conservation efforts while giving travelers the unique opportunity to get close to wildlife.

What are the benefits of ecotourism and why is it important?

The main benefits of ecotourism revolve around the conservation of nature, wildlife, and communities. It aims to preserve the natural environment and aids sustainable development via traveling.

Are ethical travel and ecotourism the same thing?

Ethical travel and ecotourism are not the same thing, but they are closely related. While ecotourism focuses on conserving natural environments and building cultural awareness, and can relate to aiding conservation efforts, ethical travel refers more to thinking about the consequences of your travel destinations, plans, and impacts you may have and adjusting accordingly.

Does the European Safari Company work with ecofriendly hotels?

The European Safari Company works with companies that align with our value and mission of pairing incredible vacations with a dedication to nature conservation. We pride ourselves in finding and working with the best local partners to deliver unique, authentic experiences to you! Our business is based on relationships, filled with trust and integrity - our partners are here because they strive for the same.

Are all of the European Safari Company’s vacations examples of eco friendly travel?

Yes! We’re passionate about creating adventurous and enjoyable holidays that you can enjoy without worrying about how it impacts the environment. Our eco friendly holidays are memorable events you’ll feel good about taking with you for the rest of your life.