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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.