020-3642-4246 | 844-677-7010

Filter by Category

Filter by Country

Filter by Author

A stay in a Mapuche community in Chile: Reconnecting with nature

Ecotourism

Chile

In a hidden corner of the Southern Andes in Chile, about 8 hours by bus from Santiago and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, you will find the community of Quinquén. The name comes from the Mapuche word Kmkañhue, which means “place of refuge”. Formed by a group of indigenous families dedicated to the forest, this community is part of the Mapuche …

Read article

Trekking the Chicamocha Canyon in Colombia

Ecotourism

Colombia

The Chicamocha Canyon in Colombia, located in the northeast of the country, is one of the largest canyons in the world. Close to the city of Bucaramanga, the charming town of Barichara and the backpacker hotspot of San Gil, it is considered to be one of the country’s natural wonders and a top hiking destination. A day spent trekking the …

Read article

Monteverde Footprints Tour: Exploring the cloud forest in Costa Rica

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna, with the core of the country’s tourism offer lying beyond its cities, towns and developed coastal zones. Costa Rica offers tourists countless ecotourism possibilities in both exotic seaside locations and mountainous regions. Monteverde, located in the northern part of Puntarenas province, is one such example, a destination …

Read article

Pueblos Mancomunados: An example of rural tourism in Oaxaca, Mexico

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

A visit to the Pueblos Mancomunados offers travellers a unique opportunity to experience rural tourism in Oaxaca and at the same be inspired by the value systems of these ‘people of the clouds’ who live here.

Read article

Alternative Lima city tours, an example of responsible tourism in Peru

Responsible Tourism

Peru

Lima has recently undergone a rebirth and is now vying for travellers’ attention alongside some of Peru’s top tourist attractions. It hasn’t yet shaken off its grimy urban feel, or developed a functional transport system, but it lures travellers with promises of world-class gastronomy, a buzzing contemporary art scene and vibrant nightlife.
Due to significant internal migration, Lima is also a …

Read article

A city tour of Arequipa, the White City of Peru

Responsible Tourism

Peru

Arequipa may be second to Lima in terms of population size and economic activity, and behind both Cusco and Lima for visitor numbers, but it is a worthy rival to both cities in terms of cuisine, historical significance and location. Once referred to as ‘The Independent Republic of Arequipa’ by anthropologist Thomas Love, the city has a strong regional identity and …

Read article

Villa Pardo – Sustainable rural tourism in Buenos Aires Province

Ecotourism

Argentina

Villa Pardo is much more than a rural tourism destination; it is a small town that has harnessed its history, identity and natural heritage to look towards the future. Located just 220km from the Argentine capital,  members of the community have come together to reverse the town’s decline and champion a kind of tourism firmly rooted in the principles of …

Read article

The Quilotoa Loop – Trekking the Andes in Ecuador

Happy Travellers

Ecuador

In this final post of the blog series, Ann and Geoff take us on a journey down Ecuador’s famous ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’. For the last leg of their fascinating tour of the country, our Happy Travellers leave their low-lying Amazon retreat well and truly behind and head off to colder climbs. Exploring the area just south of the capital Quito, …

Read article

Visiting the Mandari Panga community – Indigenous tourism in Ecuador

Happy Travellers

Ecuador

In our last post, Happy Travellers Ann and Geoff told us about the lovely time they spent in the small traditional town of La Calera in northern Ecuador. There they enjoyed three and a half weeks staying with a local family and getting into the swing of rural life. After leaving La Calera, Ann and Geoff headed to visit the …

Read article

Rural adventures in La Calera – A homestay in Ecuador

Happy Travellers

Ecuador

Happy Travellers Ann and Geoff spent an incredible five weeks travelling in Ecuador with our trusted local partner. During their first three and a half weeks, they opted to stay with a local family in the small traditional village of La Calera, just 3kms from the town of Cotacachi in the north of the county. Here, they really got into …

Read article