Over the last few years there has
been a world-wide explosion in interest in eco-tourism. People from many
walks of life have recognised eco-tourism as being one means to enjoy
the benefits of a country while remaining concerned about its
environment and wildlife.
But what exactly is eco-tourism? Originally eco-tourism involved travel
to areas of natural or ecological interest (usually under the guidance
of a naturalist) to observe wildlife and learn about the environment. By
its nature, eco-tourism is also ‘low-impact’ tourism – groups are small
and tours include advice and guidance on how to avoid damaging the
Nowadays, eco-tourism has grown to encompass a range of adventure and
travel activities including Bicycle Tours, Elephant Safaris, Sea
Cruises, Trekking, Walking and Wildlife Tours. Clearly, Thailand has
huge advantages for the eco-tourist. The country’s rapid development has
not reached all parts of the country and there are pristine areas for
the adventurous tourist to explore.
Thailand is known as a realm of eco-adventure destination of travelers
since the seventies, as backpacker was on tour in the jungle trekking in
northern Thailand des now offers a wide range of recreational activities
eco adventure in all parts of the country .
Are the most popular trekking in northern Thailand by the beauty of
nature. Deep jungles, rivers and waterfalls, hot springs are forested
hills and terraced fields of rice dreamscapes for travelers.The North is
also rich in cultural diversity with the villages of ethnic tribes,
travelers can experience while trekking. Thailand also offers a number
of national parks and national game reserves, where excursions can be
Pai and Chiang are May, the two destinations, where most of the trek
will begin in northern Thailand. Many travel agencies trekking for a
period of three days a week. Overnight stays in hill tribe villages
remain in the home, in bamboo huts for the more organized. The meals are
cooked by the guides who want to help travelers who want to learn to
cook Thai cuisine with local ingredients.
Umphang the Burmese border in Mae Sot, is also known for its famous
waterfalls. Ti-Lo Su is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia during
the rainy season and provides a majesticScenario. Elephant riding can be
arranged in two days, including a night in the jungle with elephants. In
the first part of the Wa rafting can be enjoyed in a bamboo raft, while
the second stage must be passed in the drifts Ti-Lo-Lee to get
An amazing journey is a day of cruise ship-3 in Bangkok and Ayutthaya,
where travelers experience stops along the banks of the Chao Phraya
river of bicycles. In this way, they discover thatVillages with local
factories, magnificent temples and appetizing food markets. Visiting a
school to meet Thai students in their classroom, a type of experience.
The trip ends in Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand from
1350-1767, where more than four hundred temples and monasteries can be
The south of Thailand has seen many years a growing number of visitors
in the last twenty, and has several national parks for eco-adventure
travel. The explorationKhao Sok by the oldest evergreen rainforest in
the world, which is one hundred and fifty kilometers Surrathani should
not be overlooked. The park has an extensive wildlife with elephants,
tigers, leopards, bears and mountain landscapes with Gaurs in limestone.
The nights are organized in tree houses and homes-top raft in the lake
of Khao Sok
From trekking and elephant riding in Chiang Mai, bamboo rafting in
Umphang on the motion on the ground and river cruises in
AyuthayaThailand has an Eco-Adventure Tours for those who want to enjoy
beautiful landscapes, sports activities.
Despite increasing development in Thailand, the country still manages to
maintain a resplendent natural beauty and Thailand ecotourism is
thriving. Much of this is due to government efforts that were
significantly prompted by His Royal Majesty, King Rama the IX. For
example in 1989 by Royal Decree the National Parks Act of Thailand was
amended to completely prohibit all forestry activities until such time
as Thailand’s forests have recovered and can be sustainably managed.
Thailand offers a variety of natural attractions. National parks,
wildlife, magnificent rainforests and beautiful beaches. Whatever you
prefer, Thailand is the optimal choice for a green and adventurous
You can rock climb or bicycle through mangroves, hike through the
largest areas of protected forest in Southeast Asia, and observe more
than 900 different species of birds. You can also enjoy kayaking in the
lagoons surrounded by limestone cliffs and dive in the most dazzling
places in the Andaman Sea.
Ecotourism is growing in popularity and rural populations are playing an
expanding role in the protection of Thailand’s natural beauty. If you
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Thailand’s natural splendour or to promote Thailand ecotourism, we
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Eco and adventure tourism involves responsible activities in natural
areas that conserve the environment and consider the quality of life of
the local people.
For more information on Eco & Adventure Tourism visit these websites
National Parks in Thailand
Thailand Ecotourism & Adventure Association