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Danny and Harry spent several months visiting local, sustainable tourism projects in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. The #AdventureLust series is a compilation of their adventure travel in South America.

The #AdventureLust Trip Ends but the Memories of Community-Based Tourism Live On

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Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina

 
Our #AdventureLust travellers, Danny and Harry, recently got back from South America after four months of exploration. In a trip debrief we spoke to them about their experiences, discussing their favourite places, most enjoyable activities and what their travel tips are for those setting out on a community-based travel adventure.
Hi guys, welcome home. What were your initial expectations going into …

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Adventure Trekking in the Bolivian Amazon Jungle

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Bolivia

In between previous Sumak Travel tours which gave Harry and Danny experiences like a homestay on Lake Titicaca and an exploration of Moon Valley in Chile, the guys travelled to Rurrenabaque for a three day adventure trekking tour through Madidi National Park in the Bolivian Amazon Jungle.
After a reportedly terrifying 20 hour bus journey on and off muddy tracks along 1,000 foot …

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Organic Coffee Tours in Cuzco – Peru

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Peru

Fancy a cuppa? Have you ever wondered what its like to taste a wonderfully fresh organic coffee straight from the Peruvian rainforest? Well, Harry and I were lucky enough to experience it, as we ventured through the wild coffee growing region of tropical Peru. Thanks to Sumak Travel, and their partners in Cuzco, where we stayed for a few days, we learnt …

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Homely homestays in Lake Titicaca – Peru

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Peru

 
Can I make a confession? Before Danny told me about this opportunity to go away with Sumak Travel, I must admit that I – a 25-year-old city boy – had never even heard of community-based tourism.
It’s not that I was too far from Sumak’s target customer – give me adventure over alcohol any day – but I just didn’t even …

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The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

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Peru

 
Stepping off the boat onto the floating bed of reeds was a strange sensation and the spongy feeling under our feet didn’t exactly instil confidence that we would stay afloat. We had reached our destination of the Uros Islands in Southern Peru. Floating gracefully on top of  the highest lake in the world are forty or so man-made reed beds …

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Sun Island: A Dazzling Inca Shrine

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Bolivia

 
Leaving breathless La Paz behind, and after our adventures from the Amazon to the Andes with the Quechua people, Danny and I travelled via bus and boat to Sun Island, the birthplace of Inca civilisation. A 70km2 island in the middle of Lake Titicaca, the world’s largest, highest navigable lake, Sun Island’s beauty took our breath away – but this time …

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Bolivia: From the Amazon to the Andes with the Quechua

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Bolivia

 
After a brief spell away from our tours with Sumak Travel following our adventures in Argentina and Chile, Harry and I once again found ourselves back on the road in unchartered territory. This time we began our journey at the gateway to the Amazon rainforest, a small town called Villa Tunari in the North of Bolivia, known for its ‘Ethno-Ecotourism’. There was …

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A journey through the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert

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Chile

 
Wind battered us from all sides, throwing grit and sand into our eyes and hair.  Our bikes were weaving all over the road… this wasn’t easy. But slowly and surely we two riders on the (desert) storm kept up our lonely journey towards the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert.
After an adventure-filled week in Pucon (South of Chile), Danny and I …

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Outdoor adventures in Chile – Trekking in Pucón

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Chile

 
Sitting at the bottom of the magnificent snow-capped Villarrica volcano in the Arauncanía region of southern Chile is a little village known as Pucón. What was once an indigenous Mapuche stronghold – even the name Pucón means ‘entrance to the cordillera’ in their native tongue – has now become a Mecca for adrenaline junkies or anyone wanting to venture into …

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Living in a Ruka – Lake Budi Cultural Adventure

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Chile

 
Perched on top of the hillside on the windy shores of Lake Budi on the Pacific coast of Chile, there is a wooden dome concealed with straw, with thick smoke streaming out of one end. They are dotted around the green rolling hills of this region not to dissimilar to the English countryside. The straw dome is a traditional Mapuche house …

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