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Want to feel good but also do good on your next holiday? Embarking on an eco-friendly trip is a great way to see the world, travel responsibly, support local communities and help protect endangered wildlife. At Lightfoot Travel, we believe in treading lightly in the countries we visit, and fortunately there are many sophisticated eco retreats and sustainable programs who share our passion for the environment and low impact travel.
All our eco trips aim to build respect for the Earth, raise awareness of cultural practises and social issues and empower local people. Get involved in an initiative to help schools in Sumba, Indonesia, working with the local community to build water wells, open medical centres and create primary schools.
Love diving? Head to the Maldives where you can talk to marine biologists and sponsor your own mini reef. Animal fans can help save the endangered elephants of Sri Lanka by walking and bathing them on the Elephant Freedom Project. Those looking for an authentic experience can wear traditional clothes and join farmers planting rice paddy fields in Chiang Mai. Alternatively, extend your safari and help to plant trees at South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
Combining adventure, culture, hard work and a kind heart, you’ll learn skills you never knew you had, meet people from all walks of life, shape the future of our planet and learn as much about a fascinating new culture as you do about yourself. A worthwhile and wonderful way to travel!Read more...
We only work with partners and hotels who are socially responsible and care for the community. Going eco doesn't mean compromising on quality, some of the world's best hotels have a strong focus on sustainability.
From diving to building a school, speak to our experts about incorporating a worth-while experience into your holiday. We have handpicked a few special experiences that will elevate your holiday from great to amazing.
Going beyond the norm on holiday by giving back to the destinations we visit is a truly rewarding experience, and achievement is fast becoming a buzz word in travel. Make 2019 the year you give back on holiday.