Lush greenery, pristine waters, and delightful animal encounters. The Nature & Wildlife Star is awarded to tours and activities providers that offer ethical nature retreats and exciting wildlife adventures.
It’s no secret that Australia is teeming with wildlife! In fact, the outback is home to animal friends native to the region like wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian Devils. The Healesville Sanctuary is an ethical zoo and breeding facility that serves as a laudable refuge for beasts and critters of the Australian bushland. Here, guests can witness the action inside an actual animal hospital and gain insights from friendly zookeepers.
No doubt there are many natural marvels in the Land Down Under. But for the most authentic experiences amid Australian wilderness, Wayoutback Australian Safaris delivers without fail. Sign up for an exciting excursion deep into the Australian outback; explore breathtaking Uluru and the rest of the Northern Territory. Wayoutback Australian Safaris specialises in tours that spotlight Central Australia’s rich history and heritage. Are you ready for a great Aussie adventure?
Considered the oldest zoo in Japan, Ueno Zoo is a respected institution for wildlife conservation in the country. Through the years, it has continuously bolstered the spread of ethical wildlife tourism in Japan. Prepare to step into magical zoological gardens like Gorilla Woods and Tiger Forests, where you can see these majestic mammals up close. Take delight in rare animal encounters: Meet protected species like Giant Pandas, Aye-ayes, and Okapis!
Danum Valley Conservation Area presents the rare opportunity to live in a vast conservation zone that protects an ancient tropical forest and its magnificent animal residents. Home to world-class forest trails and facilities as well as Borneo flora and fauna that would delight any naturalist, Danum Valley Conservation Area is a go-to for in-depth rainforest research. Here, guests can relax in comfortable resthouses while enveloped by luxuriant greenery and the sweet symphonies of nature.
There are many crocodile farms all over the world, but what sets Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm apart from the rest is its interesting origin. The facility is actually owned by a crocodile hunter and farmer who learned the trade from generations before him. A family enterprise and tourist go-to, Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm offers a closer look at their scaly residents and presents unique crocodilian encounters to all visitors.
A nature park like no other, Gardens by the Bay is Singapore’s luxuriant urban oasis. Punctated by an impressive collection of flora as well as verdant attractions that cover an expanse of land with lush greenery and artful landscaping, the premium garden destination is truly “where wonder blooms”. Beyond this, Gardens by the Bay strives to be a global model for responsible tourism, sustainable development, and environmental conservation.
A truly unique facility, Mandai River Wonders is at the forefront of animal conservation and public environmental education by being Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. It serves as a haven for the world’s freshwater creatures and even houses world-class aquariums, terrariums, and enclosures that fully simulate the animals’ natural habitats. Meet manatees and friendly capybaras, and step into a mystical flooded forest that transports guests deep into the Amazon.
Have you ever wondered what lies on the seabed or dreamed of seeing the mysterious creatures that call our oceans home? Make holidays more memorable with marine wildlife encounters and unique aqua adventures at Resorts World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium. A haven for more than 100, 000 marine animals, S.E.A. Aquarium is an enchanting underwater realm with a wide array of special experiences such as VIP tours, diving programmes, and underwater immersions.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Thailand is a rare and respected institution that offers a truly holistic holiday. It merges luxurious stays with a scenic nature retreat on top of heartwarming wildlife encounters. Roam the plush resort’s vast grounds and take in unparalleled mountainside views of nearby countries Myanmar and Laos. Here, guests can endlessly observe Elephant herds while respecting the gentle giants’ natural habitat.
Guests searching for an immersive and insightful tour in the majestic mountains of Sapa need not look further — Sapa Sisters Trekking Adventures is a social enterprise run by the women of the ethnic minority, Hmong. Imagine stepping inside a wonderland marked by the greenest mountains carved to artful perfection by skilled locals. Trek around the area and interact with the friendly folks that call Sapa home.