Vienna, Virginia (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
In support of Earth Day's environmental movement to preserve ecosystems, global ecotourism concierge, Greenloons has added seven family-friendly and sustainable summer travel experiences for those travelers and their children who seek unforgettable journeys to distinctive destinations that respect the world, its cultures, and the future.
These select journeys offer opportunities to gain instruction about indigenous wildlife and local folklore, participate in cycling, hiking and cooking activities, stay at distinctive lodgings, and immerse themselves in the local culture.
“Whether you want to explore your heritage, support your team at the World Cup, discover a less-traveled route in your favorite destination, or fulfill your travel bucket list, these adventures will not disappoint,” says Irene Lane, founder of Greenloons.
Southern Croatia Cultural Adventure
Guests discover the best of southern Croatia with this fully guided trip offering different activities and plenty of downtime to reconnect as a family. They'll visit the old walled city of Dubrovnik, paddle to hidden caves and beaches, learn how to make local delicacies, and trace history to the Paleolithic and Neolithic times. (8 days; flexible departures; from $1,950 per person including locally owned accommodations, some meals, transport, activities, and naturalist guides.)
Scottish Highlands Safari
This couple or family getaway will have guests walking and cycling their way through the Scottish Highlands by day, and relaxing in an authentic castle, replete with all the modern conveniences by night. (3 days; flexible departures; from $550 per person including locally owned accommodations, breakfasts, and activities.)
Scottish Highlands Family Adventure
Including activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing and wildlife watching, this family adventure is second to none! Guests visit Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and enjoy a kilt fitting, a Burns Supper and a day out at the Highland Games. (8 days; set departures; from $1,295 per person including locally owned accommodations, meals, transport, activities, and naturalist guides.)
Scotland Railway Experience
The special charms of this train journey include visiting ancient castles, lochs and glens, and isolated beaches. Guests learn about the achievements of pioneering engineers and are provided an insider's guide to the best hiking and canoeing trails, shopping, swimming and culinary delights. (9 days; flexible departures; from $1,750 per person including locally owned accommodations, some meals, transport, and activities.)
Sao Tome & Principe Explorer
Guests discover unique birdlife, view spectacular scenery, sample home grown chocolate, spot whales (or turtle-nesting sites) on their migration routes, hike through diverse ecosystems, swim and snorkel in crystal clear seas, enjoy local festivals and experience extraordinary peace and natural beauty in a remote part of the world. (4 days; flexible departures; from $750 per person including locally owned accommodations, meals, transport, activities, and naturalist guides.)
South African Fair Trade Explorer
Guests will experience a Jazz Safari in Cape Town, meet the people of Masiphumelele and Xhosa via a community-benefiting cycling tour, head to the wine lands for a culinary adventure, go whale and dolphin watching, visit monkey and elephant sanctuaries, marvel at 'Big 5' game reserves focused on conservation, and still have time for horseback riding, hiking and boating along the Garden Route. (11 days; flexible departures this summer; from $2,760 per person including locally owned accommodations, some meals, transport, activities, and naturalist guides.)
Brazil Beach & Cultural Highlights
Just in time for World Cup, guests spend three days visiting a farm in South Pantanal that sets aside its land as a wildlife sanctuary, followed by unforgettable visits to Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro before rounding out the trip at conservation-focused Ilha Grande. (11 days; flexible departures; from $3,250 per person including locally owned accommodations, some meals, transport, activities, and naturalist guides.)
Greenloons is a premier online travel resource dedicated to inspiring people to think different, be different and travel different – in ways that help to ensure a more sustainable planet. In addition to being a recent recipient of National Geographic Traveler magazine's 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Greenloons is an advocate of social empowerment, financial viability, and environmental preservation connecting mindful travelers with unique and eco-certified travel experiences all over the world.