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Ecotourism & Safaris

Earth-first "green" travel and ecotourism make for true getaways. Here's the luxury travel guide to green destinations, wilderness vacations, and African safaris.

World's 10 Best Ecotourism Places, Says Johan Ernst Nilson
Explorer Johan Ernst Nilson's top luxury travel ecotourism destinations and hotels.

Mexico's Los Cabos - "Cabo" - Loves Luxury Travelers & Hollywood Celebrities
Los Cabos is more than a party magnet. Cabo is a sophisticated Mexico beach destination with wordl-class whale-watching. And celebrity-spotting, too.

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Terrifying, then Exhilarating
Whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, are sharks. But without teeth. You can swim with them in Cancun. Could you handle swimming with whale sharks?

Wuksachi Lodge, Ecotourism Nature Hotel in Sequoia National Park, California
Wuksachi Lodge, the best hotel in Sequoia National Park in California, an ecotourism hotel amidst giant redwood sequoia trees.

Galveston Luxury Travel Guide
Galveston, a Gulf island in South Texas, is one of North America's best birdwatching places. Join other birders for FeatherFest and great birding year-round.

Eagle Island, a Private Island Luxury Villa & Nature Retreat off the Coast of...
Eagle Island, a private island off the Georgia coast, with a beautiful nature lodge to rent (and eagles and crocodiles).

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa near Santa Fe, New Mexico
A description of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a New Mexico hot-springs retreat.

Extraordinary Journeys Africa for Custom Luxury Safaris
A description of Extraordinary Journeys EJ Africa, providers of "bespoke" custom safaris and luxury African travel.

Cimarroncita Ranch for Cowboy Ecotourism in New Mexico
Authentic Wild West vacations at Cimarroncita Ranch in New Mexico offer amazing scenery, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe is a New Mexico luxury resorts for travelers who want to be amidst nature.

Gorgeous Garden Tourism for Global Luxury Travelers
What garden tourism is and why it appeals to luxury travelers who love gardens and nature.

Château de la Bourdaisière, an Ecotourism and Garden Destination in France
Green travelers who love France will fall for the heritage garden at Château de la Bourdaisière.

Cenote Cave Diving & Snorkeling, The Riviera Maya's Deluxe Adventure
Why jump into a water-filled cave in Mexico's Riviera Maya? Because it's completely thrilling.

Jacada Travel, for Private, Guided Luxury Tours Planned by Destination Experts
Jacada Travel's customized private tours include luxury safaris in Africa.

Ulusaba, Sir Richard Branson's Safari Lodge in South Africa
You'd expect Ulusaba, Sir Richard Branson's South Africa safari lodge, to be a definitive safari experience. You'd be right. Here are the luxury safari details from About.com's Honeymoons/Romantic Travel Guide.

Love Animals? You'll Go Ape for the Top 10 Wildlife Adventures
If you'd like to get up close and personal with amazing animals who share our planet, check out the intriguing nature vacations and wildlife expeditions selected by About.com's Adventure Travel Guide.

How to Spot Local Birds, Not Just the Twitter Bluebird, on Vacation
If you get a kick out of birds but are not up for a bird-watching vacation, you can still work some quailty bird time into your luxury travels. About.com's Birding/Wild Birds Guide has good ideas about casual bird-watching on the road.

Sublime Samana: Eco-Chic Boutique Hotel on a Perfect Dominican Republic Beach
Sublime Samana in the Dominican Republic is a small, quiet, eco-chic hotel on a magnificent Caribbean beach.

Nicaragua: Authentic & Unspoiled, It's a Great-Value Luxury Travel Hotspot
Nicaragua in Central America is an emerging ecotourism destination. Visitors to Nicaragua can expect beautiful scenery, delicious food, a rich culture, and nice hotels.

Vacations Don't Get Greener Than a Stay in a Caribbean Treehouse
So you're committed to the concept and principles of ecotourism but have done eco-lodges and safaris. What's next? About.com's Caribbean Travel Guide has found these junglicious Caribbean treehouse lodgings for your green travel consideration.

Treat Your Kids to a Family Safari Adventure in Africa
Some African safari vacations are suitable for luxury family travel with kids. About.com's Africa Travel Guide brings you some great family safari options in Africa.

Elevate Destinations: Socially Conscious Private Tours
Elevate Destinations private tours help people and environments around the world. It's a cool way to travel.

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