Ecological and green tourism; what you need to know

Ecological and green tourism; what you need to know

It is often during their holidays that residents of densely populated cities want to go as far away from civilization as possible in order to enjoy pure nature, natural products and suburban peace.

In recent years, this desire has become so widespread that it has grown into a whole original direction - green and ecological tourism. Today, many countries offer such types of recreation, even forming special programs for potential guests.

What you need to know about them, and what features an organization of this direction has, let's figure it out.

Ecological tourism

Ecological tourism is a fashionable direction of recreation, the essence of which is a purposeful journey through natural, preferably untouched by civilization, territories in order to study them, as well as rest without changing the existing ecosystem. This type of travel involves the fulfillment of a large number of conditions from the tourist.

  • Active participation in the life of the community in which the person comes, in particular educational activities are encouraged;
  • Minimal use of synthetic products during travel, minimization of waste. In some cases, a complete rejection of artificial materials in favor of natural analogs will be encouraged;
  • Respect for natural resources, including plants, water bodies. Careful use of renewable sources;
  • Exploring the functioning of the ecosystem without interfering with its normal development. In many cases, it is allowed to conduct educational lectures both during the stay on such a trip and on the basis of its results.

Ecological tourism as a direction with all its rules has emerged relatively recently. So only in the second half of the last century they began to actively practice it, however, only Africa was the object of study then.

Very quickly this direction has grown all over the world, and today you can find good educational tours to any corner.

Of course, not all of them have such a pronounced educational mission and strictly follow the general guidelines for using only natural and meticulous study of the biosystem. However, such tourism is still focused on respect for nature.

Everyone is recommended to take the opportunity to go on an eco-tour at least once. Such trips are useful not only for obtaining new sensations, but also for the maximum restoration of the body's resources.

They are especially good for those who work in offices, in production and practically do not visit nature. In just a week, two people are fully recovered here.

Ecological tourism, of course, has its own characteristics in the organization. In particular, when preparing a trip in this direction, a tourist needs:

Russian agritourism on a European scale

On March 24, at a meeting with cultural workers, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that within the framework of the Year of Culture, Russia will develop domestic tourism. Today, one of the most promising areas in this area is agritourism.

But if in Europe vacation in the countryside has become a fashionable trend for a long time, then in Russia the village is associated with conveniences on the street, cold showers and grandmothers on the heap. Does this correspond to reality? Can a Russian village offer a better vacation than in Europe today?

Can't afford it

Compared to Europe, a vacation in the countryside will cost several times cheaper. Accommodation for one person can be on average 300-500 rubles. without food, and in Europe for that kind of money you can only get a bed in a 6-room hostel room. And that's not a fact.

On average, a hostel in Europe costs 20-30 euros. And the average cost of accommodation in hotels in Europe in February 2014 amounted to 101 euros, or almost 5,000 rubles. according to trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI).

Now add your travel and air travel costs.

According to European standards

Confused by the prices for rural vacations? Can you get a high level of quality for that kind of money? Today in the village you can find rest in a comfortable house with a sauna, and next to it there will be a hayloft, endless spaces and natural village products.

So, the Yastrebino Estate has everything that the inhabitants of megacities are used to - hot showers, satellite TV, an equipped kitchen, a sauna and even a guarded parking lot. And right in the backyard, just 30 meters away, the non-freezing river Khrevitsa flows and there is not a soul nearby.

Choice for every taste

Of course, the "chips" of rural recreation can be very different. Someone, following Western standards, feeds guests with local food, as they say, "in the heat of the heat", someone treats tourists with spiritual food, recreating the "national specifics."

There are a lot of options for recreation in the village: "boarding house", "tour with accommodation in a traditional national dwelling", "national village", "VIP-village", "rural hotel". Most of the tourist businessmen are indigenous villagers who have decided to re-equip their houses for a regular reception of guests.

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