One of the greatest luxuries of travel is to contribute to the preservation of the places you love to visit. This idea, which propels the sustainable tourism movement, is now transforming the global travel industry. Eco-lodges are helping to safeguard cultural and natural heritage, support environmentally friendly practices, and deliver economic and social benefits to local people.
Here are 50 of the world's most spectacular and sustainable places to stay in a few of the planet’s wildest places. Many of them are National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of properties deeply rooted in their local communities and dedicated to protecting their surrounding ecosystems and cultures.
This gallery was updated in 2019 to include six additional lodges.