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7 Sustainable Travel Destinations in 2023

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 10, 2023

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Make traveling responsibly one of your 2023 goals and plan a trip to one of these destinations for sustainable travel, as selected by the team from Jacada Travel tour operators.


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The small, carbon-negative nation practices responsible tourism by limiting the number of visitors and charging a daily visa fee.



The island in Southeast Asia is home to orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, clouded leopards and hundreds of other unique wildlife. Book a stay at Borneo Rainforest Lodge, in the Danum Valley, for prime wildlife-viewing opportunities.


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An impressive 37 percent of the African country is a designated conservation area. The country is also home to 10 national parks and numerous private reserves.



Costa Rica

Costa Rica has long been considered a destination dedicated to green practices. Costa Rica utilizes renewable energy sources to power much of the country. A reforestation project expanded the country’s rainforest, providing safe habitats for wildlife.


Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands are home to 6.1 percent of all of the species on Earth. Travelers will find sustainable lodging options throughout the area, including the Amazon, Cloud Forests and Galápagos Archipelago.



According to a 2022 report from the United Nations, Finland is the most sustainable country in the world. Lahti, Finland, won the European Green Capital award in 2021 due to its energy-efficient homes, recycling programs and UNESCO-certified groundwater systems.

New Zealand

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New Zealand

New Zealand aims to significantly reduce its carbon footprint to net zero before 2050. Government policies protect the environment, including giving natural wonders the same rights as humans.


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