Explore the Earth and the most beautiful natural paradises in the world. These stunning locales are preserved thanks to the dedication of local populations. Meet the inhabitants of these lands who have developed small businesses to welcome visitors in their environment, and helped create a new form of travel: sustainable tourism.
Directed byJean Froment
S01:E01 - Brazil - a Preserved Beauty
Journey to Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. observe sea tortoises, dolphins, albatrosses and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
S01:E02 - Mexico - a Desert Between Two Seas
At 1,100 km from the U.S. border, the Baja California peninsula is a succession of beaches and creeks in Pacific Ocean. Each year, millions of whales come to reproduce in the preserved waters of the peninsula.
S01:E03 - Chile - Desert Voices
Known as the driest desert in the world, the Atacama stretches 1,500 miles along the Andes Cordillera. Spectacular droughts help to preserve archaeological sites dating back to the origins of the indigenous Likan Antai people.
S01:E05 - Egypt - Water and Sand
Siwa is an island in the middle of the desert where the Great Sand Sea comes to rest at the foot of the date palms. This large oasis, bordered by two lakes of turquoise blue, is unique in Egypt and attracts travelers in search of authenticity.
S01:E06 - South Africa - a Rainbow Nation
With its wide open spaces and pristine coastline, the province of KwaZulu-Natal has become one of the South Africa's eco-tourism havens. Away from the carefree atmosphere of its beaches, visitors witness the well-preserved flora and fauna.
S01:E07 - Sri Lanka - the Emerald Isle
Today, Sri Lanka is known principally for the beauty and great diversity of its landscapes: heavenly beaches, mountains, falls, famous tea plantations and forests. This country has begun to preserve its ecological resources for future travelers.
S01:E08 - Laos - Along the Mekong
Cut off from the rest of the world for 30 years, Laos is slowly opening up to tourism, but its environment and cultures are fragile. From the fishing villages to the forests in northern Laos, meet people who develop designs of environmental protection.
S01:E09 - Australia - From the Ocean to the Vine
Surrounded on three sides by ocean, Margaret River in Western Australia is a small peninsula nestled in a corner of paradise! Its thousands of miles of coastlines and beaches contain magical, deserted, primeval places. Go surfind and pick wine grapes.
S01:E10 - French Polynesia - Blue Lagoon
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Tuamotus is one of the larges archipelagos in French Polynesia. Displaying stunning beauty, the islands now face the challenge of preserving the ecosystem of their coral gardens.