Eco - Activities
Are you travelling but not sure what company matches your standards regarding sustainability? Check the list before with tours and activities I personally tested that are vegan friendly with a focus on eco-travel!
Mexico is a huge country, and the capital an enormous city. On a limited time budget? Want a tour guide who knows everything about the history of the places you visit? Simply prefer to have a driver, are solo or with multiple people? Don't look further,Vibe Adventures got you covered. They offer tours all over Mexico with several in Mexico City and surroundings, their guides all speak English perfectly and are packed with facts you would never find by simply doing your own research.If you want to visit the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan and try some traditional pulque, make sure to check out their tour. They are rather inexpensive, even if you go on your own, organise everything for you and you even get the chance to visit a rarely visit 500 year old Viaduct a short drive from the pyramids. I usually visit places on my own, but I was really thankful to have a guide like Sal from Vibe Adventures with me who made it so much easier to explore the huge area and even had pictures with him of the places that were closed due to Covid. I cannot recommend them highly enough, no matter what tour you choose you won't be disappointed!
In the east lies the iSamngaliso Wetland Park which has the biggest lake in South Africa and the second highest forest dune in the world! You can spot all kind of deers, zebras, sometimes an elephant from afar and water buffalos in here. The hippos tend to be in the water, but these can be spotted in the village anyway. It’s a pretty straight drive that ends in Cape Vidal where you can go for a swim. But be careful of the monkeys as they are pretty reckless here and will try everything to steal your food.
Selfdrive - Rent a TukTuk!
If you really want to experience Sri Lanka, get close to its people, and do a once in a lifetime road trip - there is only one real way to do it: Rent a TukTuk with TukTuk Rental!Yes you heard right, you can rent a three-wheeler and drive around the island at your own pace. As much as I love exploring places with public transport, my number 1 recommendation for Sri Lanka will always be to drive yourself.You may think no way that it's possible to drive in that scary and dangerous traffic! And how do you even drive one of those things? First of all, the traffic in Sri Lanka is not as crazy as it may seem. They describe it as a waterfall and that's exactly how it works: once you`re in, it magically all fits together and is way easier than it seems from the outside. Driving the TukTuk is also not that difficult if you got the hang; TukTuk Rental will give you a driving lesson before you take off! But let`s summarise it to make it easier:- the TukTuks are owned by local drivers and the rental company does pay them very fairly so they can feed their families when they can`t use it- they also compensate for the CO2 of your drive, which is pretty awesome and makes it a bit more environmentally friendly!- you can either get the license yourself or let the rental handle it as you need your international driver license converted into a local one- you will get a driver license and instruction what to do if it breaks down before you hit the road- they offer all kind of accessories, so no matter if you need a child seat, a surf rack or a speaker, you can just rent it on top- you are fully insured with your TukTuk and don`t have to worry about anything during your journey- unlimited kilometers, which means you can go as far as it takes you- you can pick it up and drop it off wherever you want, and if you want to take the famous train ride, they offer a special service for that too!- a TukTuk gives you the chance to stop wherever you want and explore rural villages and to interact with locals - a unique experience that even taking the train or bus could never give you
Right around the corner of the Skocjan, there is a place with a huge historic value that you may didn`t even know has its roots in Slovenia: The stud farm of Lipica! You may already hear of the famous Lipizzan horses, the white majestic ones we all know from Disney movies and the Hofreitschule Vienna. But you may not know that they actually come from a place in southern Slovenia, where up to this day their heritage line is being bred on a beautiful historic property. They even got a hotel in a place where they try to focus on more sustainable possibilities, which is always more of a challenge in old structures. And you can take part in a tour or just stroll around yourself. The horses can roam freely and are held on very high standards; the same goes for the training they undergo. The breeding is via inseminating which I don`t support but used as a safe method to breed in every major stud farm. The whole place is incredible, if you`re into shows, they also have one that focuses on the connection between humans and animals -so make sure to check in advance if there is one on the date of your visit!
If you want to escape the bustling world of these coast towns, a tour on the water may be exactly what you need. There are many companies that offer tours along the Côte d’Azur; SeaYouSun is one of them and they take you on the water with small speed boats. The groups are a decent size and drinks are included, sadly offered in plastic cups though so make sure to take your own! They will take you to a little cove where you can go swimming and snorkelling, which is really cool and a place you couldn`t reach without a boat. The tours are primarily in French, so if you don`t speak it, make sure to let them know!