Hands-on tours boost conservation

BANGKOK, 14 March 2019: EXO Travel is selling conservation tours to Indonesia’s coral reefs that it claims should help to preserve natural treasures.

The selection of coral reef tours focusing on sites around Bali, introduces guests to the science behind reef cultivation with coral farm visits guided by local experts.

In Candidasa, on the island’s east coast, guests embark on a full-day tour of a coral farm with a marine biologist, or a local fisherman, to study coral symbiosis and the challenges these ecosystems face.

On the family-friendly sailing and ‘save the reefs’ tour, guests are faced with an exciting escape room activity, finding solutions that aid marine protection and coral cultivation.

In the afternoon, children between seven and 14 take a sailing lesson under the supervision of a Balinese captain, while parents set sail on a Hobie Cat trip across the waters of Sanur Bay.

“Indonesia is at the centre of the Coral Triangle, offering a window to the world’s most biodiverse reefs,” says, EXO Travel director of product and marketing, Ruben Derksen. “These tours give travellers the chance to see how local organisations are striving to protect and restore local reefs, while observing their work first-hand.”

EXO Travel operates in 10 destinations in Asia: Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, with sales offices worldwide.