If you are planning a vacation, here are some very interesting destinations! As the world becomes more aware of protecting our wildlife and environment many travelers are choosing destinations that allow eco-friendly, exciting and up close contact with nature and wildlife.


Depending on where you live and how far you want to travel the options are there. For example if you love sea turtles you can go on a family volunteer trip to Costa Rica. Volunteers will help patrol the beaches with teams trained in protecting the turtles while nesting and hatching. The communities are remote and the accommodations are rented from local families so they are very traditional. Besides helping with the patrols there is plenty to do for fun. Horseback riding, lagoons for swimming and surfing lessons to name a few. A wonderful way to have fun and make a difference.


For the really adventurous Wild Ark travel offers eco-friendly experiences in destinations you will remember for a lifetime. Going on a Wild Ark destination visit means that you will be contributing to the protection and sustainability of that particular ecosystem.


Wild Ark was founded by Mark and Sophie Hutchinson, who began actively working with their team to make a difference in the perils facing the world’s wild places. Their mission is to protect the environment while creating research and experience opportunities to help people to embrace nature and find inspiration to protect it.


Wild Ark offers several packages to amazing destinations. A couple of examples are African Wilderness Trails which is 6 days of hiking and sleeping under the stars. This expedition includes tracking and stalking game on foot in very remote regions of South Africa. For avid bird watchers they offer the Botswana Mobile Birding Safari. There are several choices for these safaris and they are led by a team with more than 20 years experience of bird watching tours. The accommodations are tents that include a bathroom, covered front area, camp beds with mattresses, sheets and pillows.


Wild Ark tours are designed for sustainability so as to leave very little trace of the camps and visitors.


For more details, visit http://wildark.com/.