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February 2, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Responsible Travel, the online travel agent specialising in ethical holidays, today announces new additions for 2017 to its collection of holidays around the world. All have been screened for their commitment to responsible tourism and each offers something more unique, authentic and unusual than the average holiday experience.

From sailing and cycling to wild elephant conservation, here is the pick of the newest trips available via Responsible Travel:

Austria Yoga & Meditation Retreat:

Take a break from daily life. This brand new retreat in the heart of the Austrian Alps offers daily yoga and meditation sessions with guided walks in the surrounding mountains, delicious homemade organic food and a hot tub with mountain views. Eight days half board costs from €950pp excluding flights. Departs 15th July 2017. (01273 823700)

Vuelta a Espana (Tour de Spain) Race Viewing & Cycling Holiday:

The Spanish sister to the Tour de France, this is a holiday for real cycling enthusiasts. Ride the key segments of the Vuelta a España 2017 route just hours before the peloton and watch the race live in race viewing areas on the Vuelta’s most challenging climb. Costs from $3290pp including accommodation, most meals, activities and transfers. Excludes flights. Departs 7th September 2017. (01273 823700)

Namibia Elephant Conservation Holiday:

As China ends its domestic Ivory trade, do your bit to protect Namibia’s wild desert elephants as seen on Planet Earth 2, working on community and research projects to reduce human/elephant conflict in rural areas in the Namib Desert. Costs from £995pp for 12 days excluding flights. Regular Monday departures through 2017. (01273 823700)

Jordan Weekend Yoga Retreat:

Relax in the stunning Dana Nature Reserve in southern Jordan. Enjoy the luxury surroundings and Bedouin hospitality at the Feynan Ecolodge, morning and evening yoga sessions and meditate under the stars. Three days full board costs from $480 including all yoga sessions, transfers and conservation fee. Excludes flights. Departs 9th March 2017. (01273 823700)

Historic Sailing Holiday to the Scilly Isles:

Experience the romance and exhilaration of a trip to the beautiful Scilly Isles on board a traditional sailing vessel, with the luxury and comfort of a private en-suite cabin and an outstanding on-board chef. Explore the islands on foot and snorkel with seals. Costs from £750pp for six nights excluding flights. Dates 10th, 17th or 25th July 2017. (01273 823700)

Rural India Holiday – Culture & Wildlife:

Discover an alternative side to India, rooted in rural community life. Cycle or hike to Kanha National Park to spot tigers with local naturalists, camp in the courtyards of village homes and share meals with your host families. 14 days (mostly full board) costs from £2500pp including domestic flights and transfers. Excludes international flights. Departure dates tailor-made throughout the year. (01273 823700)

Walking & sightseeing holiday in Dominica:

Inspired by Levison Wood to take a challenge on foot? This trip includes treks along sections of the Caribbean Nature Island’s challenging Waitakabuli Trail, but combines it with relaxing spa treatments, swims in waterfalls and community experiences. Costs from US $1,600 excluding flights. Departure dates tailor made. (01273 823700)

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