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Book discounted cycling tours with Intrepid travel by April 30.

WALKING, CYCLING TOURS

The buy: Intrepid Travel is now offering discounts on its walking and cycling tours.

The savings: 20 per cent off selected walking and cycling tours for departures before July 31, 15 per cent for departures Aug. 13 to Oct. 31 and 10 per cent for selected departures through Dec. 31.

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The catch: You have to book by April 30.

Why it's worth it: The discounts are available to a wide range of destinations including Turkey, the Inca Trail, Galapagos, Everest Basecamp, Vietnam, Serengeti and Kilimanjaro, Yosemite and Morocco, among many others with trips ranging from five to 37 days.

Book it: Visit intrepidtravel.com/reachyourpeak.

EXPLORING ETHIOPIA

The buy: G Adventures is offering an Earth Day promotion on its Ethiopia Discovery tour.

The savings: 20 per cent.

The catch: You have to book by April 30 for travel by July 31.

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Why it's worth it: The trip explores the less-travelled part of Ethiopia offering travellers an opportunity to interact with various communities and use local businesses and locally run hotels as they explore the beehive houses of the Dorze and stop in numerous villages to meet the Ari, Karo, Murse, Hamer and Dasanech people. The tour also includes visits to national parks and exploring Lake Chamo by boat in search of crocodiles, hippos and bird life.

Book it: Visit gadventures.com or call 1-888-800-4100.

SUSTAINABLE IN VICTORIA

The buy: The Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, which calls itself B.C.'s first and currently only carbon-neutral hotel, has launched a sustainable package priced from $179 a room.

The savings: $20 on the room, $15 on parking plus wine and chocolates.

The catch: The number of rooms available at this rate are limited.

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Why it's worth it: The package includes overnight accommodation; hemp linens on the bed; a complimentary bottle of local wine, organic chocolates and a potted plant (opposed to cut flowers); and parking. The hotel uses organic and locally sourced food in its restaurant, hydrothermal technology heats and cools the building, housekeeping uses ecoSafe cleaning products, and glass, plastic, tin, cooking fat, batteries and toner cartridges are all recycled.

Book it: Visit laurelpoint.com.

COSTA RICAN GETAWAY

The buy: Wildland Adventures has three packages for those looking for a sustainable Costa Rican getaway.

The savings: Up to 50 per cent.

The catch: You must book between April 23 and April 27 for travel from May 1 to Dec. 14.

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Why it's worth it: The Earth Day tours include flights with Nature Air and accommodation at five eco-conscious properties: Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort (Costa Rica's first property to earn five-leaf sustainability and five-star luxury); Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge (a 16-bungalow Osa Peninsula accommodation); Hacienda Tayutic (a five-room guesthouse in the mountainous region of Turrialba); Latitude 10 Exclusive Beach Resort (a wellness-centric property with five casitas); and the Harmony Hotel (on the Playa Guiones, Nosara coast).

Book it: Visit wildland.com/earthday.



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