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Самые лучшие, по мнению (рейтингу) National Geographic эколоджи на Земле.
Мы приводим приблизительную стоимость за стандартный двухместный номер в сутки (т.е. минимальную стоимость), по ценам низкого сезона. Однако нужно иметь в виду, что в большинстве случаев указанные эко-отели предлагают 3, 4 и 5 дневные пакетные программы в которые включены экскурсии и разнообразные программы активного отдыха. Более подробно на сайтах лоджей…
Banjaar Tola Lodge - Индия, стоимость от US$1450
With fewer than 5,000 tigers left in the wild, by 2015 it may not be possible to lock eyes with a 500-pound Bengal outside the zoo. That's precisely why travel giants CC Africa and Taj Safaris are working so quickly. This month they open Banjaar Tola, an elegant 18-tent camp outfitted with hand-carved furniture and private pools. Set on the banks of the Banjaar River, overlooking the tall sal-and-bamboo forests of Kanha National Park, it's the duo's third lodge dedicated to tiger conservation in India.
The Boat Landing Guest House - Лаос, стоимость от US$40
Luang Namtha, Laos's jungle-choked northwestern province, was off the radar until the 1990s, when travelers started streaming in to check out the remote indigenous tribes. The Boat Landing, an open-air, thatch-roof backpackers' enclave, was the first lodge to promote culturally sensitive, mutually beneficial visits to the surrounding villages and to implement eco-friendly practices, like recycling and solar power.
The Chalalan Ecolodge - Боливия, стоимость от US$345
Chalalan is the product of San Jose de Uchupiamonas, an indigenous Bolivian Amazon community located a jostling five-hour riverboat ride from the nearest town. The villagers built Chalalan's community-sustaining solar-powered cabins with the help of Conservation International and now welcome guests like family with traditional dinners, music performances, dances, and moonlight canoe trips through the Chalalan Lagoon.
Canopy Tower Ecolodge & Nature Observatory - Панама, стоимость от US$265
In Panama, where migrating North and South American species collide in a cacophony of avian life, the best way to spot birds is, of course, in the treetops. At least that's what Panamanian banker-cum-conservationist Ral Arias de Para thought when he recycled an old U.S. Air Force radar tower into a five-level ecolodge in 1999. The 12 rooms and observation deck, 45 minutes from Panama City, afford toucan's-eye views of the surrounding Soberana National Park and the Panama Canal.
Daintree Eo Lodge & Spa - Австралия, стоимость от US$460
Run in partnership with the local Kuku Yalanji tribe, Daintree is one of the few places where outsiders can interact with Australian Aborigines in their element. Guides offer painting workshops using ocher from the lodge's waterfall and hiking tours (a must for fans of Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines) to see medicinal plants and ferns with 25-foot fronds. Guests stay in a series of 15 elevated tree house-like villas ensconced in thick, misty rain forest, located a mere 40-minute drive e from the Great Barrier Reef.
Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve - Эквадор, стоимость от US$230
During the two plane rides and canoe trip from Quito to Kapawi, guests survey endless swaths of Amazon stuffed with so many bird species that they may stumble upon a new one. But remote Kapawi is best known as one of the world's first tribe-run lodges. Achuars welcome visitors to their villages to try manioc beer and consult with shamans.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge - Коста-Рика, стоимость от US$490
Set in a thousand-acre private tropical rain forest reserve on the Osa Peninsula, Lapa Rios was Costa Rica's first ecolodge to combine creature conservation with creature comforts. Hardly a weed was harmed in the building of the 16 thatch bungalows outfitted with locally made bamboo furniture, solar-heated showers, and hammocks overlooking the Pacific.
Chaa Creek began in the '70s as a hippie-run farm reachable only by dugout canoe; by 1981 it was Belize's first jungle lodge. Located in the Maya Mountain foothills on a 365-acre reserve, it has a medicine-plant trail, an iridescent-butterfly farm, and day trips to Maya temples.
Travelers in little-visited Honduras often feel a unique sense of discovery. This is especially true at Pico Bonito's secluded cabins, built with hurricane-downed timber in a remote stretch of rain forest near the eponymous national park and the Bay Islands. Horseback ride and whitewater raft one day, snorkel and visit Maya ruins the next.
Black Sheep Inn - Эквадор, стоимость от US$100
The Black Sheep Inn, perched at 10,500 feet in the Ecuadorian highlands south of Quito, has transparent roofs to let sunlight into the indoor flower gardens, with views of the Rio Toachi Canyon. Everything else at this simple eight-room eco-retreat and bunkhouse follows in irrepressible green style. After hiking through remote Andean villages and canyons, feast on a vegetarian dinner from the organic garden, sit in the sauna, then cap it all off with a glass of Ecuadorian rum.
Crosswaters Ecolodge & Spa - Китай, стоимость от US$220
As China's first ecolodge, perhaps it's fitting that two-year-old Crosswaters is a celebration of bamboo—the country's common ultra-renewable building material—and feng shui principles. Just a two-hour drive from Hong Kong, the lodge offers low-key activities like stargazing and hiking in the lush, towering bamboo forests. But the 46 villas, spa, teahouse, and lotus and rice gardens tucked in China's southern Guangdong Province are really about accessing your Zen.
El Monte Sagrado - Мексика, стоимость от US$680
If entering El Monte Sagrado, in downtown Taos, immediately invokes a sense of calm, perhaps it's because New Agey spatial-energy workers advised on the placement of the adobe cottages (made from recycled materials). East of the cottages, a unique eco-friendly water-filtration system cleans brook water for the lodge's use. On the quiet lawn of the Sacred Circle, guests do yoga after hiking, consult with local Native American healers, and lounge after treatments in the organic spa. Kicking
Highland Center - UK, стоимость от US$165
The Highland Center was built in 2003 as a showcase of green design, with triple-glazed energy-efficient windows, recycled steel, and a biomass- and wood-burning boiler. But most guests come to Crawford Notch, four miles from Bretton Woods, simply to hike the rugged White Mountains and for the free naturalist tours. In the evenings, they gather for games by the fire before sharing a communal belly-warming meal with homemade bread.
Horse River Lodge - Канада, Британская Колумбия, стоимость от US$125
Golden, BC, lures skiers and mountain bikers to the steep slopes of Kicking Horse Resort year-round. But even diehards often find themselves lingering at the Kicking Horse River Lodge, a geothermally heated log cabin and ski dorm. Amenities extend far beyond the standard après options: Eco-themed films are screened, community theater events benefit local charities, and the collegial Bugaboo Café dishes up seven kinds of eggs benny.
Milia Mountain Retreat - Греция, стоимость от US$105
Local Cretans built Milia out of the ruins of their ancestors' rural stone village and reforested the farm-ravaged gorge in the early 1990s. Now, staying in one of the 16 unique rooms, outfitted with wood-burning stoves, candles, and handwoven blankets, is akin to time travel. After hiking the surrounding peaks, guests dawdle over local wines and learn to cook dishes like grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs grown in the organic garden.
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Villas, & Lost World Spa - Австралия, стоимость от US$325
The O'Reilly family first moved to the McPherson Range outside Brisbane in 1911 to dairy farm, but instead they developed a guesthouse that has become a model of sustainable practices. Family-friendly activities abound in the surrounding rain forest of Lamington National Park, from glowworm walks to canopy zipline rides with local Yugembek guides. The newest of the 48 villas, run by a third generation of O'Reillys, sit on stilts and have outdoor hot tubs with views over the forest.
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge – Непал, стоимость от US$500
Located outside the trekkers' capital of Pokhara, 125 miles from Kathmandu, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge resembles a typical Nepali hiker crash pad—with a plush eco-twist. Staff members deliver organic coffee to the hand-cut stone bungalows in the morning, and private verandas offer views of three 8,000-meter peaks, including Annapurna. Hiking these Himalayan foothills is a must, but the lodge also provides rare luxuries like ayurvedic massage and private yoga sessions.
Whitepod Ldge - Швейцария, стоимость от US$535
James Bond meets Conrad Anker in Whitepod's nine groovy, ultra-insulated geodesic domes, outfitted with cowskins, wood-burning stoves, and retro-chic furniture. Situated high in the Swiss Alps, Whitepod is a train ride, a car ride, and a short walk from Paris or Geneva, so guests have the vistas, private ski lifts, and pistes almost all to themselves. Après-ski, paraglide above the Alps or take a dogsledding tour, then gather around a campfire for aperitifs and fixed-menu dinners like cheese fondue.
Kasbah du Toublal - Марокко, стоимость от US$230
Sipping a cup of sweet mint green tea and admiring North Africa's highest peak from a terrace at Kasbah du Toubkal, you'll be just as likely to meet a film star as a college-age backpacker. The Kasbah's Berber hosts hope to offer access to the arid High Atlas Mountains to all walks of life, so the lodging, two hours from Marrakech, ranges from dorm beds to palatial apartments. A self-imposed tax on rooms funds community projects.
Basecamp's backyard teems with wildlife, but the coolest part of staying in this rustic tented camp, a 45-minute flight from Nairobi, is getting to know your Maasai hosts. Gossip with bejeweled, statuesque Maasai women, learn about local trees' medicinal uses, then listen to guides tell warrior stories around the campfire.
Bushmans could be the world's largest outdoor art gallery. This 18,500-acre reserve north of Cape Town is home to 130-plus rock-art sites, dating back 10,000 years. The stylish lodge funds environmental organizations and local schools. Fly-fish, mountain bike, and canoe around the starkly beautiful Cape Floral Kingdom, a World Heritage site.
Caiman Ecological Refuge, spread across 131,000 acres of the Pantanal wetlands, is equal parts sustainable beef farm and conservation project. Three ranch-style lodges have helped save large swaths of the Pantanal from the ill effects of traditional cattle ranching. But what you’ll notice are the macaws, capybaras, and giant otters on bike, canoe, and horseback rides through the vast, seasonally flooded grasslands.
Campi ya Kanzi - Кения, стоимость от US$1300
Owned by local Maasai, Campi ya Kanzi has exclusive access to some of Kenya’s most biodiverse areas between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. Learn how to track wildlife in Land Rovers and on hikes, then return to solar-powered cottages made of lava rock and sustainable timber.
According to anthropologists, Kenya's Northern Frontier District is home to some of the last vestiges of indigenous culture in Africa. Il Ngwesi, an assemblage of thatch huts about a hundred miles from Nairobi, is designed to support the community as an alternative to poaching. Learn how to stalk wildlife on foot by following tracks, scat, and calls with an expert local guide.
With just ten sinfully luxurious cottages on this 24,800-acre reserve, Kleins Camp feels like your own private Serengeti. It also happens to be smack in the middle of wildebeest and zebra migration paths. View uncountable numbers of these peaceful herd animals on bush walks before “sundowner" cocktails overlooking the wooded hills, grasslands, and marshes of the Northern Serengeti.
Phinda Private Game Reserve - ЮАР, стоимость от US$765
Phinda was once depleted farmland, but thanks to outfitter CC Africa, it's now home to seven ecosystems and endangered black rhinos, protected by trained game wardens who were once poachers. The 16 bush-ensconced, glass-walled suites in the reserve's Forest Lodge are ideal perches to tick off the Big Five.
Vumbura Plains Camp - Ботсвана, стоимость от US$2050
The Okavango, encompassing thousands of square miles of floodplains, is a paradise for avian species and megafauna. Vumbura, set on the delta's northern edge, has minimalist-chic suites with private lounges and plunge pools overlooking the plains. The lodge also offers the best way to sneak up on those wattled cranes and rare Pel's fishing owls: the mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe.
Zibandianja Camp - Ботсвана, стоимость от US$2050
The South Africa-based, wildlife-focused Great Plains Conservancy raises funds through tiny, high-end lodges like the newly opened Zibandianja. Located in Botswana's 300,000-acre Selinda Reserve, this was once an active hunting area but now houses a thriving elephant population. Gaze over savanna alive with hippos, lions, and antelope from one of four palatial tents.
Situated in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro amid the innumerable elephants, lions, and gazelles of the private 15,000-acre Selenkay Conservancy, the Amboseli Porini Camp is the Africa of picture books. Snap photos of the continent’s superstars as well as the area’s booming population of birds of prey before returning to one of nine guest tents, with solar-powered lights and Maasai goatskin rugs, among acacia trees.
Adrere Amellal - Египет, стоимость от US$495
Set in a remote oasis of date and olive groves eight hours from Cairo, Adrère Amellal is a series of traditional mud-and-salt-rock houses stylishly refurbished with local renewable materials. By day, discover an Egypt free of tour buses while exploring ancient sites like Cleopatra's Bath and riding horses in the Arabian Desert. Evenings are unfailingly romantic: Dine alfresco, by lantern light, on traditional fare straight from the organic garden.
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa - ОАЭ, стоимость от US$1000
Though set in Arabian Desert dunes only 45 minutes from Dubai, Al Maha feels impossibly remote. Credit goes to the resort, which helped establish a 55,600-acre reserve, the country's first. Guests can camel trek, ride purebred Arabian horses, and watch falconry displays, then bed down in decadent Bedouin-style suites with Persian rugs, antiques, and private pools.
Apani Dhani Ecolodge - Индия, стоимость от US$30
Apani Dhani boasts an organic farm, eight solar-powered clay-brick cottages, and a vegetarian eatery in a bougainvillea-draped courtyard. But its greatest offering is the chance to experience village life in Rajasthan. Learn to cook regional dishes, make traditional crafts with local artisans, and ride in camel carts through the countryside, stopping for tea or rotis in villagers' homes.
Wolwedans - Намибия, стоимость от US$345
Like many private African reserves, Wolwedans started when a Namibian businessman bought up desert farms to return them to nature. But Wolwedans, which offers four camps to suit all tastes, is anything but typical. Play Hemingway in a canvas-and-gum-pole tent or in an elegant wood-and-canvas chalet—both staffed by trained villagers—and hike through the vast quiet of the golden sand dunes, punctuated by oryx and springbok. Our advice: Splurge on hot-air ballooning at dawn.
Desert Rhino Camp - Намибия, стоимость от US$815
Thanks to the joint efforts of outfitter Wilderness Safaris and Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia's million-acre private Palmwag Conservancy hosts the largest free-ranging population of black rhinos in Africa. Track the beasts on foot with SRT rangers and researchers across rolling hills and desert scattered with ancient welwitschia plants, then sip South African Merlot and retire to an elegant canvas-and-thatch tent overlooking red-rock badlands.
Three Camel Lodge - Монголия, стоимость от US$160
To the uninitiated, the Gobi looks strikingly lifeless. But Three Camel, a solar-powered huddle of yurts with a stylish lodge, reveals a rich herdsmen's culture and rare wildlife like ibex, argalis, and snow leopards. Hike in the Gobi-Altai foothills, chat with nomads at the refurbished well, and listen to performances of Hoomi, haunting local song.
In just four years, entrepreneur Stephen Boler bought 34 farms in the Kalahari Desert and turned them into a 220,000-acre wilderness reserve, one of the largest private conservation projects in African history. Walk and horseback ride to view resuscitated populations of rare wild dogs, roan antelope, lions, and rhinos. Luxury cottages have private pools and sundecks overlooking watering holes.
Uno Eco Lodge - Мексика, стоимость от US$1485
Uno Eco Lodge is perched above the Urique River on the rim of Copper Canyon—deeper than the Grand and a lot less crowded. The nine solar-powered rooms are owned by the Raramuri Indians, and your stay supports their 65,000-acre wilderness, where pumas and bobcats prowl. Trek to caves, waterfalls, and archaeological sites or skirt the canyon in a 1950s-era open-deck railcar.
It pays to wake up at dawn at Voyages Longitude 131º: A bedside button draws the shades of your safari-style tent to reveal an unfettered view of the sun rising over Ayers Rock, the outback's famed monolith. By day, Aborigines lead tours around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In the evenings, dine out in the open, quaff local wines, and listen to stargazing tutorials.
Jordan's Dana Biosphere Reserve covers 116 square miles, protecting rare wildlife like the sand cat and Syrian wolf. In 2005, to raise funds for the reserve and employ local Bedouins, Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature established this 26-room, solar-powered retreat with a mountain bike trail system. The inn, a model for Jordanian ecolodges, offers unprecedented access to Bedouin life.