" Experience the Ecotourism in Romania- Get natural, live it!"
Welcome to the Eco-tours’ webpage!
We can organize for you relaxing and instructive journeys and excursions all over Romania. You can have experiences that make your journey in Romania unforgettable. You will have the possibility to learn the way to make cakes, eat the bread that was partially made by you with the help of your host, or other dishes.You have the opportunity to be acquainted with the folk crafts like carving, sewing skirts and dickies, and the craft of the blacksmith. For the tourists who want to take part in hiking, we can assure this service as well in several parts of the country . This page offers you the opportunity to organise your trip.You have the chance to choose the destination, the programs that are suitable for you, you can stay as long as you want and you can choose your own accommodations.
What is ecotourism?
Ecoturisms „Enviromentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature (and accompanying cultural features, both past and present) that promote conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide beneficially active socio – economic involvement of local people.”
(World Conservation Union, IUCN)
The concept of ecotourism was first used in the 80’s. The word appeared in North – America and already had a connection with nature and culture. Ecotourism developed, and it is focused on maintaining the pristine ecosystems and cultures in their original forms.
At the beginning the ecotourists organized their trips only in national parks, but today they go on trips to areas inhabited by the local communities. The tourists can develop close relationships with their hosts, get acquinted with the local culture, buy products and eat dishes made by the locals.
In this way the tourist will take part in an environmental education, without abusing and having harmful impact on the environment. This is the consequence of the little strength of the ecotourist in the destination, they assist in conserving the local values, and by this they strengthen its positive impact.
Not every action which takes place in nature, is considered ecotourism. There are activities which take in the nature,but for their fruition it is necessary to modify the natural medium (golftourism, skiing). This activity is part of another type of tourism, not of ecotourism.
The most important attributes of ecotourism are:
- tends to natural areas
- assists in maintaining the local values
- minimalizes the negative impacts of the tourist on the environment, society and culture and enhances the positive impacts
- it is a complex concept, it’s more than hiking
Ecotourism can be considered as a solution to problems such as sustaining national parks, and financially challenged areas with touristic potential, in order for them to be able to receive tourists.
Come and enjoy ecotourism in Romania, scrape acquaintance with the beautiful landscapes in Romania and take part of the colorful programs.