Our aims and about us
Background to the Green Ibiza Tours
Green Ibiza Tours has been founded as an Ecotourism study-project, and provide ecotourism holidays for individuals and groups who are seeking a low-impact holiday, active contact with nature and inspiration for a greener way of living.
We believe that a holiday should be a positive, fun experience which is also sensitive to tourism's impact on the environment. The destinations for our events and holidays are chosen for their natural settings, their provision of ecological information, support for local community and green businesses, and suitability for carrying out our holistic activities.
What are the Green Ibiza Tours?
The Green Ibiza Tours provide a positive and fun experience of Ibiza, in a manner respectful of nature and creating a low environmental impact holiday or break.
Our activities are organized by and for people who are concerned about the environment, nature lovers, music fans and people interested in mind-body activities and learning more about the way we live together on this planet.
During our tours, we visit the places of natural and cultural interest on the island by hiking or walking trails and offer other sporting activities such as windsurfing and kayaking. We also carry out mind-body sessions (Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung etc.) in the outstanding natural settings of the island, and hold activities such as workshops of percussion, music and dance.
In addition, a part of our program is dedicated to environmental awareness and education to provide our visitors with information and guides for a greener life. Also, we offer our ecotourists a chance to participate in activities for the conservation of the nature of the island, such as beach cleaning and recycling workshops.
To minimize the environmental impact of the tours, we encourage our visitors to use alternative means of transport for travelling to the island, and we provide information on offsetting carbon emissions if visitors decide to go by plane. We adopt a 'leave no trace' attitude on all our excursions. For more information contact us.
We work in partnership with the ecological initiative, Greenheart Ibiza and their backing NGO, the Foundation for the Future. Our tours have been featured in the Spanish newspaper El País, and the UK's user-friendly guide to green holidays, ecofriendlytourist.com.
We are able to tailor our tours to meet your requirements and preferences, ideal for specific needs groups, company incentive breaks, special celebrations, student study courses etc. Contact us for more information.
What is ecotourism?
The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as:
"responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people".
The World Conservation Union adds that ecotourism "promotes conservation, has low visitor impact... to relatively undisturbed natural areas."
With this in mind, our goal is to provide a healthy balance of fun, nature and ecological information for people of all ages and races.. Please contact us for more information.
Profiles of a few of the organisers can be seen in the Green Ibiza Tours team section.