Ujung Kulon EcoTravel supports tourism in a region with only few jobs.
At the same time our aim is to control visitor numbers and their
behaviour in order to prevent negative impacts on social and ecological systems. With the
tours operated by EcoTravel Carita Beach, we optimize your support for
the environment and the well-being of animals in the Ujung Kulon
National Park. Equally important is the support of local people in and
around Carita beach. So we also offer homestays with local families in
addition to our sustainable adventure tours. On top of supporting your
host by enjoying their home made food and accommodation, you also help
their communities: 5% of the price of this tour goes to the village
As the team of our tour operator are local, they are
in constant touch with their communities and families. The English
speaking guides are certified by the local ITGA-HPI (Indonesia Tourist
Guides Association - Himpunan Pramuwisata Ind.) and have excellent
knowledge of plants and animals living in the rainforest. We insist on
two guides taking care of you while jungle-trekking. They
will be constantly searching for wildlife and providing lots of
information. Families with children will be supported by additional
guides. For overnight treks we further provide porters, cooks and a
rafting team no matter if you are trekking as a couple or in a group.
Meeting local people is the base of many other
tours. Here your guide will act as interpreter and show you the
Indonesian way of life in West Java. Being deeply rooted in this
region our experienced team in Carita Beach will help you discover the
rainforest and the Indonesian culture in a unique and innovative way.
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Principles of ecotourism
Ecotourism travel focuses on the discovery of a natural or wildlife
habitat in a manner that maximizes local economic and social goals, and
reduces the possibility of environmental degradation. It is about
preserving ecosystems, educating visitors about conservation, empowering
localities, operating sustainable tourist attractions – and, most of
all, having fun and unique family experiences! Greenloons defends the
principles of ecotourism in that it should:
Support the conservation of natural areas and wildlife
Minimize air and water pollution as well as tourist waste
Offer safe and enriching or educational visitor experiences
Respect the cultural tradition of the host destination
Maintain and enhance the landscape so as to avoid physical or environmental degradation
Efficiently use scarce or non-renewable resources, and
Maximize opportunities for local prosperity for the host destination
in the form of long-term economic viability for tourism, local
management control, quality employment, local retention of visitor
spending, and fair distribution of economic and social benefits.