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Author: Felipe

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Felipe

Felipe writes about responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives in Latin America. He has travelled the continent extensively, always looking for great and non touristy destinations for our travellers. He particularly writes about connecting with local people and nature in an authentic and meaningful way.

Posts by Felipe

The Juanilama Community: Rural Tourism in Costa Rica

Happy Travellers

Costa Rica

 
This is the first of a series of blog posts about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Earlier this month, we organised a tour for Hannah, Kasi and Simone, bloggers and members of the Ethical Influencer Network. Hannah kicks off the series by sharing with us her experience at the Juanilama community:
 
A little over two weeks ago, I was sitting in …

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Organic chocolate tour in the Amazon rainforest – An Ecuador Adventure

Ecotourism

Ecuador

Last week we shared Elena’s blog post about Whale-watching in Colombia – Exploring the Pacific Coast, where she explored the Choco Region of Colombia. She came up close with these magnificent mamals and also explored the rich nature around Nuquí. Today, photographer Kris Davidson shares with us her experience of a chocolate tour we organised for her in Ecuador. She spent a few unbelievable days in the Amazon Jungle learning …

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Visiting the Huasco Coast – Whale-Watching in Chile

Happy Travellers

Chile

 
In our Happy Travellers category, we have had many generous travellers sharing their experiences, with words and/or pictures, to show the incredible places they visited in Latin America. Recently we’ve had Carolina and Camilo sharing pictures of their rural homestay near Bariloche (Argentinean Patagonia), and Matt, who shared some pictures of his Amazon rainforest adventures in Peru and Colombia. This time we travel to Chile, where Gabriele …

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Trekking in Puerto Williams: the Southernmost City in the World

Ecotourism

Chile

 
Ever dreamed of reaching the southernmost city in the world? Along with our partners in Chile, Travolution.org, we have made this possible! Here we share Juan’s first-hand experience, after he travelled to this region in the south of Patagonia. We can now be sure that trekking in Puerto Williams is an unforgettable experience!
In his own words…
The southern part of Patagonia has always been …

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Scenes From a Rural Homestay in Argentina

Happy Travellers

Argentina

Following on from our short but sweet photo journey through the Colombian and Peruvian Amazon last week, in this post we thought we’d offer you a glimpse of a rural homestay in Argentina. Once again, the lovely photos come courtesy of some of our Happy Travellers – and offer a new insight into this huge and mesmerising land: Patagonia.
Rural landscapes around Bariloche
Bariloche is …

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An Amazon Adventure – Photos from the Peruvian and Colombian Jungle

Happy Travellers

Colombia, Peru

 
About a year ago we sent Harry and Danny on an epic South American Adventure. They came back with lots of stories and some great pics, which they shared with us through their #AdventureLust series. We have also had great photo posts from some of our many Happy Travellers. But it has been too long since our last photo post, so we’re …

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Fair Trade Adventures of a Lifetime – Small Group Tours to Latin America

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia

 
If you are reading this blog post, most likely you consume fair trade products on a regular basis. The fair trade movement has grown considerably in recent years, but tourism is one industry where it is failing to establish itself. It is pretty simple to find fair trade coffee or bananas in a supermarket, or fair trade handicrafts online. But …

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A Stay in a Blue Marine Paradise – Providencia Island Tour

Ecotourism

Colombia

 
It’s sunset and the small plane is about to land on Providencia Island. We left San Andres, the largest island in the archipelago 20 minutes ago, and the view is simply stunning: a tiny island with big mountains, surrounded by the blue Caribbean sea. The beautiful shades of blue are too difficult to describe, so instead I’ll let the pictures …

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Community-based Tourism in Bolivia

Responsible Tourism

Bolivia

Can travelling be a better experience, both for the traveller and for the host community? If you are not reading this blog for the first time, you know I have been writing about how community-based tourism can be a tool for sustainable development, and about several destinations where this type of tourism is successfully implemented, such as the small fishing towns in the North-East …

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Backpacking Colombia – In Pictures

Happy Travellers

Colombia

 
A year ago we sent Kevin Rushby, one of the best Guardian travel writers, to Colombia. He produced some beautiful material, in particular the featured articles Colombia’s Lost City: lore of the jungle and Colombia is full of beans: coffee regions open for tourism. Those, combined with the improvement of Colombia’s image as a tourist destination, led this stunning country to becoming one of our best …

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