The Dead Sea has always been one of the most intriguing natural wonders known to man. Travelers head for its waters to soak in the rich salts and minerals, take a mud bath, and lie back effortlessly on the surface. It is an out of this world experience to immerse yourself in the Dead Sea, even just for a while. Hot mineral springs flank the shores and the surrounding region is full of surprises including beautiful national parks, hiking trails, and diverse scenery from dry deserts to lush green oases.
Sanibel Island is an island located on the Gulf coast of Florida. With the city of Sanibel incorporating the entire island and with a population of just over 6,000, it is the perfect sunshine hideaway for any ecotourist looking to relax and soak up some rays. Most of the city proper is concentrated on the east side of the island, leaving the rest mostly free fof traffic - human or otherwise.
Discovering the incredible Armenian History Museum in Yerevan is an essential part of your journey through a country that has yet to be flooded by a wave of tourism and few know about its history or even where it is. Anyone interesting in historical, adventure and cultural tourism, Armenia is a must! Armenia has stone circles older than UK’s Stonehenge with a story filled with thousands of years of Paganism.
Assam, one of the green states of India, has a lot to offer besides its world famous tea. Situated in the north-eastern corner of the country, Assam is home to many rare species of flora and fauna and hosts five national parks and eighteen wildlife sanctuaries.
South Africa is home to majestic mountain ranges, scenic beaches, and some of the most unspoilt wilderness areas on the planet; it also has a diverse cultural heritage going back thousands, if not millions of years. It is therefore not surprising that South Africa is home to no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of which are impressive in their beauty and their contribution to humanity.
If you are looking for a way to contribute the local community while enjoying a unique holiday, then look no further.
Elevate Destinations is a US-based tour operator specialising in sustainable and philanthropic luxury travel. All their tours are custom-made, designed with the greatest attention to detail and sustainability in mind and some have been awarded the prestigious title of “Tour of a Lifetime” by National Geographic.
Is it a calling or coincidence that some of the most marginalised communities, endangered animals and vulnerable habitats of the world are found in dream holiday destinations. Masai Mara tribe of Kenya are deprived of basics, Orangutans remain synonymous to Borneo and are threatened with the illegal pet trading and habitat destruction from illegal logging, and the Amazon rainforest is fast disappearing from booming industry in Latin America.
Towards the north east of Ecuador sits the Yasuni National Park. At nearly 10,000 square kilometres the park is renowned for being one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. Any eco tourist with a love for fauna and flora will not be disappointed as Yasuni has an abundance of both to be enjoyed. It is said that almost half of all mammal species that live in the amazon make their home at Yasuni National Park.