The Most Ecofriendly Countries to Visit

Konstantina Pyrnokoki

Travel Writer

Trying to travel more responsibly? Book one of these small-group tours across glassine glaciers and dense bamboo forests.

With global warming posing an imminent threat, the need to travel more responsibly has never been more pressing. Join one of our exclusive trips and reach the most ecofriendly countries on the planet, which prove that nature-led, sustainable travelling is always best – and way more fun. Spend your days trekking through the biodiverse jungles of Costa Rica or river-tubing in Colombia, treading oh-so lightly as you go.

Read our commitment to Responsible Travel to find out more about the sustainable principles that our trips are built on.

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Japan, for rural delights and sushi-making in the capital

Discover bamboo forests, grand peaks and ancient Shinto shrines on this super-green 12-day Rail Trip across Japan. You’ll tuck into okonomiyaki pancakes in Hiroshima, climb Mount Misen on Miyajima island and hike up to a sacred temple within the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove on the outskirts of Kyoto. Marvel at old farmhouses in the verdant Hida Folk Village and cruise down Lake Ashi before hovering above volcanic geysers aboard a cable car. You’ll end up in Tokyo, where you’ll learn how to make sushi.

From US$4161.75

Next available from 2nd Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Osaka, Japan

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ENDS AT

Tokyo, Japan

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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A person on a canopy cable ride in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica, for a jungle safari amid affable creatures

Want to feel as close to nature as possible? Then this journey through the wilderness of Costa Rica is just for you. Embark on a wildlife safari around the Arenal Volcano and wave hello to capuchin monkeys and jaguars as you cross hanging bridges springing out of the greenery. Catch sloths hunting their midnight snack on a nocturnal hike in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and learn the importance of local produce in a Costa Rican cooking class. All of our accommodations are eco-friendly country lodges and retreats, meaning you can immerse yourself in this country’s incredible nature with a clear conscience.

From US$1911.65

Next available from 9th Nov 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

San Jose, Costa Rica

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ENDS AT

Tamarindo, Provincia De Guanacaste

DURATION

8

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Maja Proescholdt contributed additional reporting to this article.

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