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What is Ecotourism?

A true ecotourism experience means much more than just spending time in nature - it's about traveling in a way that actively supports efforts to conserve wild places and improve the lives of people in local communities.

Unfortunately, lots of travel companies these days claim to offer ecotourism without actually doing much to live those values. With so many false claims out there, how can you find a genuine ecotourism experience? And do it without spending dozens of hours in tedious research?

At Lokal, we hope to be part of the solution! We carefully choose every experience on our site and only offer trips that are managed by community cooperatives, family businesses and local operators that are committed to supporting local livelihoods, preserving cultural traditions and protecting wild places.