Ecological tourism is not a new phenomenon, but it is still relatively young. And, what is already there, fashionable and not cheap.
Eco-friendly materials, alternative energy sources, and even safe cleaning products used in many hotels are not cheap. Hence the high level of prices for holidays in eco-hotels. In addition, eco-tourism is a concept, and nowadays, it is always more expensive than an evil option. However, do not rush to despair. If a person wants to travel environmentally, he will always find a way. Here are just a few of the options I've tested.

Option one - eco-hostels. Yes, there are fewer of them than just hostels and even fewer than eco-hotels, but they are. Like ordinary low-cost hotels, eco-hostels offer accommodation at affordable prices. Here you will not find spacious rooms and restaurants, and most likely, the amenities will not be in the room. But you can also fully enjoy nature, taste local products prepared with your own hands, and get to know the resting place without harming nature.
One of these hostels is located on Lake Baikal in the village of Listvyanka - Belka Hostel. It is a wooden cottage with all amenities and a summer house. The furniture and interiors of the hostel are made of wood, and the electrification of the entire complex is carried out with the help of solar panels placed on the roofs of houses. Rooms are presented in options for accommodation for two or four, but common facilities are in the corridor. But around there is only wild nature, undeveloped and untamed, living by its laws, the immense water surface of Lake Baikal, and the ever-clouded mountain ranges. The hostel has many activities for a sustainable holiday. This includes trekking along the Great Baikal Trail and Lake Baikal's western coast, visiting Olkhon Island with or without accommodation, and guided tours around Listvyanka. Fans of outdoor activities can ride a dog sled or a snowmobile in winter. In summer - scuba dive into the pristine waters of Lake Baikal, accompanied by local certified divers.

The second option for a budget eco-trip is traveling with a team. These can be expeditions, volunteer trips to reserves, or work tours to farms. This travel option will not only help you get involved in sustainable tourism but will allow you to contribute to the conservation movement personally.