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10 overlooked eco-tourism destinations

Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo

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Off the beaten path

Certain destinations, from Costa Rica to Kenya, have built a reputation for their eco-tourism activities. Other places have not yet earned headlining eco-tourism status, but are nonetheless known for their amazing landscapes and abundance of plant and animal wildlife. It doesn't really matter if you are going to “the next big eco-tourism destination” or traveling somewhere that has not yet made a name for itself, because the goal is always going to be the same: finding ways to be amazed by nature. In these 10 places, amazement is all but assured. (Text: Josh Lew)