Green Travel With Asia Transpacific Journeys

For the Ecologically Inclined Adventurer, Asia Transpacific Journeys Fuses Earth Consciousness With Culture

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2015) - Tucked into the comfortable, resource-filled amenities of North America, it's easy to forget that we are part of a much larger community called humanity, joined by the water and earth we share. Asia Transpacific Journeys has intertwined travel and preservation to offer ecologically inclined travelers the opportunity to discover the world through an earth-friendly lens.

Sri Lanka is one of Asia's hidden gems and one of the world's most bio-diverse locales. For lovers of wildlife, Sri Lanka offers some of the best encounters in Asia. Asia Transpacific Journeys can help you gain a deeper appreciation for all things fauna with naturalist-led, wildlife safaris in one of the island's many national parks. Observe wild leopards on the prowl at Yala National Park, watch vibrantly colorful birds at Sinharaja Forest Reserve and, most unexpectedly, watch elephants swim between islands at Gal Oya National Park.

For those drawn to a tropical eco-adventure, look no further than Indonesia. Bali is overflowing with unique experiences to offer eco-friendly travelers. Walk through stunning rice fields outside of Ubud to chat with friendly farmers about the impact of traditional, organic rice versus government-subsidized hybrid rice cultivation on Bali. Stop for a breakfast picnic of rice porridge served from a banana-leaf cone and eaten with a bio-degradable spoon fashioned from a palm frond.

Hop a short flight to the nearby island of Borneo, home to wild orangutans and a profusion of other endemic wildlife. Sadly, recent fires (to clear land for palm oil plantations) have devastated large swathes of land, further imperiling the endangered orangutans and other wildlife that call the island home. For this reason, now is the time to see these creatures for yourself and invest your tourism dollars in eco-conscious initiatives that support these animals' protection. One option is a visit to Camp Leakey, located in Tanjung Puting National Park. This renowned orangutan research station reintroduces formerly captive orangutans to the wild and provides the rare opportunity to observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat.

About Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys has been crafting private Custom Journeys and Small Group Trips to Asia and the Pacific since 1987. Our highly decorated staff is committed to providing exceptional service and deeply insightful cultural interpretation based on firsthand experience. Asia Transpacific Journeys has been honored with the designation of World's Best Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure, received a Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Award and was highlighted in National Geographic Traveler's Best Trips feature.

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