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Green Vacations: Gap Adventures

written by: Laura Jean Karr•edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 9/19/2011

The Gap Adventures travel agency works with various agencies around the world to provide only green vacations for individual and family packages.

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    Green Vacations: Gap Adventures

    The Gap Adventures travel agency is a green vacation operator that specializes in sustainable and environmentally responsible travel. The heart of their travel packages lies within their work at the local level. With every green vacation package that they operate and offer, they work with the local communities of each destination to develop sustainable and Eco-tourism in an effort to become as impact neutral as possible.

    Currently, the areas of the planet that they offer trip packages in are as follows: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica. The most popular trip packages contain both an element of adventure in exploration and a volunteer service slant to help keep travel sustainable.

    See Madagascar or Antarctica

    Gap Adventures offers green vacation packages for individuals and families. Under individual vacations, the two highest rated packages are the Madagascar destination and the Antarctica destination. In Madagascar, travelers will get to experience the endangered lemur while learning about and participating in the process to help save the local area wildlife. The trip to Antarctica includes education and an up close introduction to the area's wildlife such as seals and penguins.

    Visit the Galapagos Islands or Africa

    The Eco-family adventure travel destinations center around three main areas of the planet. The first area is Costa Rica which offers butterfly gardens and an up close giant sea turtle experience. Galapagos Islands, being the second highest rated family green vacation, offers the family the chance to swim and snorkel with giant sea turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. The African Safari is the last main family package and offers the family the ability to experience elephants, zebras and giraffes in their natural habitat.

    Help Plant More Trees

    The Gap agency is in partnership with the Planet Positive Project, which works with various groups and Eco-organizations around the world to keep replenishing the plants trees. For each trip that is booked through the Gap agency a tree will be planted for each individual member of the green trip package. The total for plantation of new trees in native species has reached one million so far across Africa, Central America and Asia.

    You can learn more about the green vacation packages that are offered through Gap on the main web site at: www.gapadventures.com