Vienna, VA, Aug. 28, 2012– Greenloons, which guides travelers to sustainable vacations, suggests five exotic destinations to wrap couples in winter adventures while and inspiring that big question: "Will you be mine forever?"
"Memories of perching with penguins in Antarctica or fending off the spray of Iguassu Falls can add more sparkle than diamonds to relationships," says Irene Lane, Greenloons founder/owner and a romantic at heart. Her ideas include:
Antarctic Explorer - Penguins are well known for sticking with one soul mate for life, so what better species to have as an audience for that big moment? Cruise guests embark from Tierra del Fuego, traveling through the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands to incredible landscapes created by the Arctic climate, witnessing multiple species of playful penguins, the imposing and graceful frames of Antarctica's whales, and a frenzy of feeding birdlife. This 11-day journey starts at $7,999 per person.
Romance with Nature – A three-day romantic get-away to Victoria, Australia, is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers with a helicopter flight over the spectacular Twelve Apostles, kangaroos grazing under bedroom windows, escorted wildlife walks and secluded beaches. Based from a certified eco lodge, the rate is $932 per person.
Iguassu & Beyond – This nine-day trip combines Argentina and Brazil for adventurers who love beaches and exploring the urban jungle's nightlife. Guests discover pristine wilderness between the tango palaces of Buenos Aires to the samba pulse of Rio de Janeiro with views from both sides of thundering Iguassu Falls, followed by a soak in the sun on Ilha Grande's beaches and the colonial culture of Paraty. The rate is $1,649 per person.
Maasai Conservation Safari – Prince William proposed while in Kenya! Guests are hosted at a Maasai-built, 16-guest eco lodge that is a community project with the local Maasai on their Kuku Group Ranch of 400 square miles. Guests stroll down (rather than ride in a 4x4) the foothills of the savannah and learn cultural traditions from the Maasai, visiting homes, schools and a medical clinic before joining in the dancing and singing that happens most nights around a moonlit campfire in the hills. Sometimes the celebrations are in one of the famous lava caves where Maasai warriors used to hide stolen cattle. The ultimate goal of the lodge is to protect the land and preserve the wilderness, wildlife and cultural heritages of the Maasai. The eight-day trip is $4,550 per person.
Land of the Maharajas – India's memorial of love, the Taj Mahal, is included in visits to the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, the stunning capitals of the former princely states' home, the sprawling haveli and Rajput-era palaces, and the rural Rajasthan villages and fortified towns untouched by time. This 15-day escape is $1,699 per person.
Greenloons makes it easy to connect adults and families to meaningful and unique nature-based travel experiences all over the world. Because Greenloons only works with third-party eco-certified tour operators and sustainable tourism accommodation providers, the company provides a level of assurance to eco-conscious travelers that these small group vacations not only offer distinction and quality in pristine natural surroundings, but they have also been independently verified as emphasizing conservation education, respecting local cultural traditions and supporting local communities.