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Ecotourism: Travel China with a Purpose on Hainan Island Vacation Eco Tour
With the largest population in the World, it is near impossible to tour China without finding yourself in crowded touristy areas. Fortunately, if you want to have a more meaningful vacation and responsible travel with a purpose, our eco tours can guide you to where less people are. With our Adventure Eco Tourism Program, you experience three (3) unique eco tours: volunteer to help endangered sea turtles, trek and hike the beautiful Hainan Island tropical rainforest nature reserves, and stay at the relaxing Nantian Hot Springs Resort. Our ecotourism package is designed for families traveling together looking for a unique vacation in China, and groups of ecotourists who want to become volunteers as well!
Volunteer to help Sea Turtles
Volunteer alongside with Sea Turtles 911 staff as they do volunteer work with sea turtles on Hainan Island, China. Volunteers in our program get hands-on experience working with one of the most ancient and amazing creatures alive today – sea turtles! Volunteers will share responsibilities such as feeding sea turtles, cleaning nets, monitoring water chemistry, and helping with medical treatments of sick and injured sea turtles. Volunteers will also get the opportunity to work with local children, students, and adults in community-outreach and education programs to build awareness about the importance of sea turtle conservation in China.
Trek Hainan Island's Tropical Rainforest Nature Reserves
Hiking and trekking through the lush rainforests of Hainan Island will leave you breathless. In these fragile, pristine, and protected areas, you'll encounter a multitude of butterfly species, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a plethora of plant life among the large amount of biodiversity to be found. Not to mention picturesque waterfalls, streams, and mountains. Only a percentage of Hainan's natural rainforest still stands, but the areas that remain give you a glimpse into the beauty that once covered the majority of the island.
Sleep at Nantian Hot Springs Resort
A stay at one of our premier partner resorts will have you feeling as cool as a sea turtle in no time! Nantian Hot Springs Resort houses several of our sea turtle ambassadors, with an informational sign in front of the sea turtle pond alerting guests to the problems sea turtles face in China. The resort features multiple expansive pools of varying temperature, as well as 15 separate hot spring pools of distinctive substance including red wine, rose petals, milk, and coffee. If you can sit still enough in their 'Cleaner Fish' pool, you'll feel small fish tickle your toes with their fishy lips. Each room also has a private hot spring tub that you can fill to your preferred temperature to soak in at your leisure.
Visa to China
China requires all travelers to obtain a visa for entry into the People's Republic of China. Visas can be obtained in person at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General in your area. If it is not convenient for you to visit the Chinese Embassy or Consulate, travel and visa agencies can help you handle the visa process for a fee. Apply for a tourist visa with a maximum stay longer than the time you intend on touring with us.
Getting to Hainan Island
We are glad to help organize travel if needed. The best way to get to us is flying to Haikou city (airport code: HAK), Hainan Island, from any major Chinese city, including Hong Kong.
Since we are a registered non-profit, we rely on program fees to fuel our mission to save the sea turtles from extinction. The total trip fee will depend on how many days you want to participate in our ecotourism trip. We require a minimum of 3-nights; though as always, the longer you stay the more you can give to sea turtle conservation, and the more you get out of it!
The ecotourism program fee is $82 USD per person per day.
The fee covers the costs of:
Transportation to/from the airport, resort, sea turtle hospital, and rainforest
Sea Turtle Volunteer Program Fee
Entrance Fee into Rainforest Nature Reserve
Accommodation at Nantian Hot Springs Resort
Sea Turtles 911 Volunteer T-shirt
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How to Reserve
If you are looking to experience China through an eco-friendly voluntourism adventure, our ecotourism program is for you.
To register, complete the
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