ecoDestinations Live Auction Items

ecoDestinations Live Auction Items
Don’t Miss the Chance to Bid on Amazing Trips!



All ESTC14 attendees will have the opportunity to bid on trips during a live auction at the conference.







Two lucky people will experience the exclusive safari trip of their dreams in Botswana!  Botswana is recognized as one of the world's leading sustainable tourism destinations; tourism industry policy and practices guided by the Botswana National Ecotourism Strategy (2002), the industry-wide Botswana Ecotourism Best Practices Manual (2008), and the voluntary Botswana Ecotourism Certification System (2009).


Prize trip includes:


 Ten (10) nights’ accommodation, activities and meals at the following Botswana Ecotourism Certified properties:


Two-night’s stay for two at Chobe Game Lodge inside the majestic Chobe National Park

  Provided by: Desert & Delta Safaris



Two-night’s stay for two at Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge in the renowned Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS)

  Provided by: &BEYOND



Two-night’s stay for two at Chitabe & Lediba Camp in the renowned Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS)

Provided by: Flamingo Investments (Pty) Ltd



Two-night’s stay for two at Jao Camp in the renowned Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS)

Provided by: Ngamiland Adventure Safaris (Pty) Ltd



Two-night’s stay for two at Selinda Camp in the renowned Okavango Delta Ramsar Site (ODRS)

Provided by: Great Plains Conservation



           Regional return flights by Air Botswana between Johannesburg, South Africa and Maun and Kasane in Botswana.

            Provided by: Air Botswana



           Internal charter flights between the camps

            Provided by: Botswana Tourism









Enjoy a 11 day/10 night adventure in Nepal and get the chance to explore the natural beauty in the surrounding mountains and jungles of Kathmandu, homestays with local families, and the opportunity to visit World Heritage Sites.


Itinerary includes:


Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu -- Transfer to Home stay in Kathmandu

Day 2: After Breakfast -- Full Day Tour at World Heritage Sites- Kathmandu Durbar Square + Swayambhunath Stupa.

Day 3: Transfer to Chitlang (Eco Village). Stay with local family at Chitlang Home Stay.

Day 4: Stay in Chitlang (Home Stay).

Day 5: After Breakfast Hike to Markhu – After Lunch hike to Daman. Over Night in Daman (Guest House).

Day 6: Early wake up transfer to Hetauda and later to Meghauli - Rhino Resort.

Day 7: Full Day Jungle Tour.

Day 8: Full Day Jungle Tour + Village Tour

Day 9: After Breakfast -- Transfer to Kathmandu and rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Rest Day in Kathmandu for Shopping.

Day 11: Transfer to International Airport for final departure.


The Cost Includes:

4 Nights / 5 Days stay in Kathmandu (Home Stay – breakfast included), 2 Nights / 3 days Village tour of Chitlang (accommodations inhomestay, breakfast, lunch and dinner included for 2 days), 1 night stay in Daman (bed and breakfast included), Chitwan National Park for a 3 Nights / 4 Days trip on full board plan.


The Cost Excludes:

All the transportations, Govt. Taxes, Service Charges, Entry Fees at World Heritage Sites & Chitwan National Park, Personal Insurance, Drinks & Emergency evacuation.








Escape into the jungles of Peru with Inka Natura and enjoy the beauty of Heath River Wildlife Nature Center, guided hikes thru the jungle, canoe trips down the Madre de Dios River and a stay at Sandoval Lake Lodge.


Itinerary includes:


Enjoy 3 nights stay at the Heath River Wildlife Center. After a 15-minute bus or van transfer from the airport to the Tambopata River part, continued by motorized canoe for 2 hours down the Madre de Dios River and two and a half up the Heath River to the lodge. And 1 night at Sandoval Lake Lodge, .5 hours on the way back to Puerto Maldonado and then take a motorized canoe for 30 minutes down the Madre de Dios River to the trail access to Sandoval Lake Lodge. From the Madre de Dios River you can we walk for an hour along two miles of flat rain forest trail. Once we reach a channel, we board canoes and are paddled 220 yards through a flooded forest of 30 meter tall palms. As the canal opens onto the shimmering surface of the lake, we transfer to a catamaran or a boat and are leisurely paddled across the lake to the lodge.


The Cost Includes:

Transfers to and from airport, Guided tours, local ground transportation, all meals and non-alcoholic drinks.


The Cost Excludes:

domestic air tickets, airport taxes, local fee.


*InkaNatura has generously donated 2 of these trips for the auction!






Explore the coral reefs and jungles of Micronesia’s Kosrae Island while staying at Kosrae Village, Micronesia’s award winning ecolodge resort. Rustic with amenities, the oceanfront traditional cottages will charm you while you enjoy the comforts modern travelers expect. Kosrae Village’s restaurant is one of the best in the region and caters to all types of dietary restrictions.


Itinerary includes:


Enjoy a five nights for two plus one day of land or ocean touring at Kosrae Village Micronesia’s Award Winning Ecolodge & Dive Resort. Relax in your private, oceanfront traditional cottage (complete with modern amenities) and enjoy the wonderful Inum restaurant while you explore the natural and cultural world of Kosrae. Kosrae is a safe, stable and US friendly island in the tropical Pacific. A remote and romantic high island blessed with cloud and rain forests as well as incredible mangroves, pristine reefs and some of the most generous people in the world.


The Cost Includes:

5 nights stay and 1 day of land or ocean touring


The Cost Excludes:

Excellent meals available, but not included. Airfare not included.








Escape to the extraordinary with 3 Nights 4 Days in Chhahari Retreat. Chhahari – a fantastic retreat, organic haven, powered by alternative energy, offering panoramic views of the valley and introducing you to a more wholesome lifestyle.


Itinerary includes:


Enjoy 3 Nights 4 Days in Chhahari Retreat. Nestled in the lap of the Shivapuri hills, bordering the wildlife and flora rich - Shivapuri National Park.


Activities for the 3 Nights 4 Days


a. UNESCO Heritage Tours

In the heart of the Kathmandu city, you will be able to visit some of the famous UNESCO heritage sites. A day of tour at this heritage sites and returning back to Chhahari – is an ideal 1 day excursion.

b. Hike into the Shivapuri National Park

Take a pack lunch from the lodge, and hike into the national park for a full day. Since Shivapuri lies in the transitional zone between subtropical and temperate climates, the vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types which depend on the altitude. Most of the areas below 1800m are covered with Schima castanopsis forest; pines (Pinus roxburghii) appear on the southern dry ridges, with Utis (Alnus nepalensis) along the streams. A forest of oak species such as Quercus semicarpifolia and Quercus lamelosa mixed with rhododendrons and a variety of orchids flourish on the northern slopes. A variety of medicinal herbs is found at higher altitudes. So far, a hundred and twenty nine species of mushrooms have been identified and catalogued.


The Cost Includes:

Pick up and drop from the airport to the lodge, 3 Nights accommodation at the Chhahari Retreat with all meals (excludes drinks), 1 Day of Full Tour in the Kathmandu valley, 1 Day of Full Hiking in the Shivapuri National Park (Park Entrance Fee Paid)


The Cost Excludes:

No Drinks at the Lodge, No Gratitude for the lodge staff






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