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Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism. Its purpose may be to educate the traveller, to provide funds for ecological conservation, to directly benefit the economic development and political empowerment of local communities, or to foster respect for different cultures and for human rights. Since the 1980s ecotourism has been considered a critical endeavour by environmentalists, so that future generations may experience destinations relatively untouched by human intervention. Several university programs use this description as the working definition of ecotourism.

Generally, ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability. Ecotourism typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Ecotourism is intended to offer tourists insight into the impact of human beings on the environment, and to foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats.

Responsible ecotourism includes programs that minimize the negative aspects of conventional tourism on the environment and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to evaluating environmental and cultural factors, an integral part of ecotourism is the promotion of recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, and creation of economic opportunities for local communities.For these reasons, ecotourism often appeals to advocates of environmental and social responsibility.



Ecotouristic programmes


One-day programmes

  1. „Hungaricum, culture and bathing” (jaunt to Békés, Vésztő-Mágor and Füzesgyarmat)
  2. „Literary wandering abouts” (jaunt to Békéscsaba, Szabadkígyós and Mezőhegyes)
  3. Gyulavári Wenckheim Castle (Gyula)
  4. Dead-Sea program package (Békéscsaba)
  5. Travel to Arad
  6. „Interactive history” (Gyula)

Description of the program

-         Anecdotal pictures of the Gyula Castle- visit the castle

-         Sightseeing with narrow-gauge railway

-         Lunch

-         Bathing in the „Várfürdő of Gyula”

  1. One-day rowing tour in Békés-Dánfok


One-weekend programmes

  1. „Sausage from Csaba” tour (Békéscsaba)
  2. Two days rowing tour in Békés-Dánfok
  3. Walking tour in Middle-Békés

Natural reasures of the Middle-Békés could open for us, if we are choosing this walking tour. Proceeding/Come along on the marked tourist roads, revive the beauty and history of the landscape.

Hiking routes:

- Békés-Békéscsaba on the bank of the Live-water chanal

- „Threetowns tour”

- Békéscsaba- Szabadkígyós- Újkígyós- Békéscsaba route

- Békéscsaba- mine lakes in Jamina- Szabadkígyós route

- Békéscsaba -Póstelek forest- Gyula route

- Békés- Cimborafa- Bandikafa- Békéscsaba route

- Békés- Mezőberényi (Kereki)-bridge- Békés route

- Békés- Ludaspuszta- Bélmegyer- Fáspuszta- Tarhos- Békés route

- Szanazug- Holt-Körös river-bed route

- Gyula- Póstelek route

- Gyula- Gyulavári- Városerdő route

- Gyula- Szabadkígyós- Gyula

- Gyula- Remete forest-Szanazug-Gyula route

- Gyula- Mályvádi forest- Városerdő- Gyula

  1. Fishing weekend (Békéscsaba, Békés, Gyula)
  2. Swimming in the Körös river (Békés, Gyula)



One-week programmes

  1. An active rest in Middle-Békés (An opportunity is presenting onto becoming acquainted with the three towns show-places and hisrory and revelation of the typical lowland landscape’s beauties)
  2. Homeland of the thermal waters

This program package is recommend, who are onto real freshening up, bodily, spiritual becoming to eagerness. Wellness invisibles are prevolent/preponderate in the programs, but also provide on opportunity to becoming acquainted with the three town’s show-places and history. The participants spend the first three days in Békéscsaba, where we put refreshing programs in the nationally famous Árpád Curative and Open-air Bath, which is contain curative massage, underwater collective therapeutic gymnastics, therapeutic and cosmetic treatments and also get the opportunity to using the medicinal water in. The fourth day the group travel to Gyula and thanks to the services of Várfürdő of Gyula, the regeneration is continue from the everyday’s stress. During that filled three days here the participants have bodey recreation and they get concerned in cultural experiences. Certainly have to see the Castle of Gyula, the beautiful castle garden and the ancient monuments, which this town famous for. The participants travel to Békés in the sixth day, where there is one more sightseeing as in the program. The nice town of the Great Hungarian Plane is contain any amount of marvel. Hopefully the members of the group take difficult lave of the towns of Middle-Békés.

  1. Békés-Dánfok five days rowing tour
The project "Organising Thematic Tourism Programmes in the Körös Valley" was implemented under the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (, and is part-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, Hungary and Romania. The programme aims to bring the different actors – people, economic actors and communities – closer to each other, in order to better exploit opportunities offered by the joint development of the border area.