Responsible tourism

Those Elephants, your Carbon Footprint and our Ozone Layer!

Does the Ozone layer ever come to mind when planning your next summer or winter holiday? It should! Because, little things matter a lot to the environment.

Wilderness walks can be as fun as a traditional safari!

And it’s not just you and I that suffer with climate change. Every creature on earth does, but you and I have a choice. Here are 6 responsible travel tips that Ayu in the Wild adapted into our tours, which you as a traveller can use to protect the only layer that keeps our world healthy. Enquire about our Low Carbon Footprint Tours

  • Green Accommodation:

    Book Eco lodges and hotels with organic farms or ones that “buy local” because the further the food travels the more nitrous oxide is produced by the engines that bring them to you!

A remote and beautiful Eco lodge surrounded by trees

Sri Lankan meal cooked by using fresh, home grown produce.

  • Eco miles :

    From using hybrid vehicles for our tours, to carefully planning out a tour that doesn’t call for a detour = minimize unnecessary mileage = low carbon travel plan! That’s what a responsible tour operator should do.

Home grown and picked – no use of carbon emitting machinery

  • Recycle! Recycle! Recycle!

    How many plastic water bottles do you think we purchase for each tour? Ayu in the Wild chose to recycle all water bottles at recycling centres at Kandy, Colombo and within the cultural triangle. Ask our Chauffeurs to take you to the recycling stops in the World Heritage Sites of Kandy and Dambulla to drop off used water bottles.

Villager using plastic bottles to grow fresh produce.

  • Walking safaris and Nature Treks:

    Minimize jeep safaris for its obvious environmental dangers, we curate hikes, nature treks, bush walks etc. to see animals. Our guests love them!

Nature walks are fabulous with Ayu in the Wild’s interesting guides.

  • Traditional insect repellent :

    Avoid all aerosols and choose traditional, eco friendly remedies to repel insects and mosquitoes. Citronella oil is an excellent mosquito repellent, while salt water, soapy water and Leech Socks are great when trekking in rainforests.

  • Mobile campsites :

    Stay in mobile tented campsites that are set up just a day prior to your arrival deep inside the jungle. Showers and camping toilets are set up in separate tents. Large cooler boxes are used to store food which are cooked just before each meal. When you leave, the camp is dismantled. One of the eco-friendliest methods of camping rather than permanently set up campsites.

Mobile campsites with the right amount of luxury that does not intrude on the environment.

Are you a ‘with-nature’ kind of traveler? 


Book with Ayu in the Wild Holidays if you are looking for a Low Carbon Footprint Tour and choosing a responsible tour operator matters to you. We think of everything!

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