Friday, February 21, 2014

Thailand has many beautiful adventures to offer; yet this tourist destination is behind in ecotourism awareness. Many endangered animals dwell in Thailand and there is still country wide destruction of natural resources and both have seen no relief. With so many things to see and experience, how can we fulfill all desired adventures without causing harm to this beautiful country. Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) is an organization that "shows a concern for environment, culture, tradition and sustainable interest of this planet earth." This organization provides an almost endless list of adventures like bike tours that offer the ability to see the sites at you own pace; kayaking, rafting and canoeing that will not disturb the wildlife while allowing you to take in the beauty of the water and surrounding wildlife. This organization also provides options for eco-friendly lodging that include camping, homestays, hotels, small resorts and "eco lodges". Their mission is to provide an eco friendly activities and adventures that conserve natural attractions and educate and train the public in sustaining eco friendly activities. They also encourage their members to stay responsible tourists by avoiding or minimizing activities that might damage the cultural and natural environment as well as promoting positive impact of the local communities. They also encourage their members to organize any activity in a way that can educate tourists about the environment and local culture. They have four locations in Thailand that include Koh Chang, Pattaya, Krabi and Kanchanburi. Please visit their website and see what they have to offer.

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