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Responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas.

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Are there scenic boats to see the ocean floor around Vigo?

The ocean floor around Rias Baixas is very rich in life. I would like to see it, and I was wondering if there are tours in boats with glass bottom to appreciate all the beauty.
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Where can I visit the mussel grow locations in Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain?

I would like to visit by boat where the mussels are grown in Rías Baixas. I have searched but I can only find boat trips where you hear the story and eat mussels. I would actually like to visit the ...
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What is the fastest way of reaching Albanian tourist attractions?

When I went to Albania on a day trip, I was told that it was the tourist destination of the future (but there again they would say that) It's certainly developing fast, and would attract tourists ...
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Which tour companies have a full permit to access the Churchill Wildlife Management Area?

According to the website of Natural Habitat Adventures ( http://www.nathab.com/polar-bear-tours/classic-polar-bear-expedition/ ): "There are only two polar bear tour operators in Churchill with ...
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Hinatuan river ( Enchanted River )

In my next visit to the Philippines I would like to visit Hinatuan river, but it's almost 600km away from the place I'll be staying. I was trying to find a place to sleep near there so I can go to the ...
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Japan's crumbling temples and shrines -- How can I find them?

I will be staying in Japan for a few weeks late this summer, and would like to find a bunch of back-woods, off-the-beaten-path temples and shrines, especially if they are dilapidated and not "new" ...
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Best things to do while in Pittsburgh - Food, historical sites, generally time well spent? [closed]

I will be in Pittsburgh for a meeting and will have a few days to explore the city. I love trying new dining experiences, historical and out-doorsy stuff, and generally anything that makes the city ...
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Chiang Mai Treks with Barking Gecko

I am researching eco treks in Chiang Mai and came across Barking Gecko Travel. They are a trekking company that doesn't use elephants and are TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) certified. I can't ...
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How many tourists are allowed in Antarctica at one time?

A user on reddit claimed that only 100 tourists are allowed on Antarctica at any one time. Is there actually a limit or is he misinformed? I know that there are limits in places like the Inca Trail, ...
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Boat access to Galapagos Islands?

It's meant to be possible to get to the Galapagos Islands by plane and by boat. If I return to Ecuador next year, which ports have tours / boats going out to the islands? And would you need to book ...
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Places to see wildlife near Melbourne

Does anyone know of any places near metropolitan Melbourne where you can see wildlife? I have been to the Healesville Sanctuary and have seen kangaroos in various places. However, I'd like to see ...
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Which European cities have bike rental stations for tourists?

During my last vacation in Barcelona I found out that some bicycle stations are made for citizens, where they can pick up a bike, ride on it to the other station, and leave it there. Unfortunately, ...
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Eco touring/diving in Malaysia

I've been SCUBA diving in KotaKina Balu. It was my intent to go to Sipidan, but couldn't make it, so I stayed in KKB. I'm looking at a return trip to Malaysia for some more diving, but also want an ...
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