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Category: Ecotourism

This blog category features ecotourism projects across Latin America. From small, community-based conservation projects to more established ecolodges or social enterprises.

Indigenous tourism and jungle adventures at Sani Ecolodge in Ecuador

Ecotourism

Ecuador

In the middle of the Ecuadorian rainforest exists a jewel of sustainable tourism. The Sani Lodge, named after the native people that host and run it, is an ecolodge in Ecuador. At the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Sani Lodge offers an up-close look at one of Latin America’s greatest natural wonders, which local indigenous communities are trying to preserve with the …

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Wildlife watching in Colombia – Touring the Amazon rainforest

Ecotourism

Colombia

Last time, Elena’s post was about La Guajira: Where Desert and the Caribbean Sea Meet. We got an insight look on the lifestyle in such unusual environmental conditions. Today we travel with Elena to one of the most magnificent places on earth: the Amazon rainforest. Her main focus was wildlife watching in Colombia, and this is the perfect location for this …

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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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Whale-watching in Colombia – Exploring the Pacific Coast

Ecotourism

Colombia

Not so long ago we shared with you a blog post about whale-watching off the Huasco Coast in Chile, where our Happy Travellers Gabrielle and Ruth had the chance to see these incredible mammals and to explore the Atacama Desert as well. Now we travel to the north of South America for an experience of whale-watching in Colombia, where travel photographer …

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A thousand shades of green – Wildlife watching in Costa Rica

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

Having travelled for several months throughout South and Central America, and loving every minute of it, it was time to arrive in Costa Rica. Once we had entered the country via the southern border with Panama, we had a long bus ride until we reached San José. Amazed by how green this country is compared with many parts of Latin …

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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? 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 the most mysterious land in the world. Famous (and unknown) …

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The crees foundation: Supporting a sustainable Peruvian Amazon

Ecotourism

Peru

This blog post introduces the crees foundation’s great work supporting a sustainable Amazon. The crees foundation is a conservation and sustainable development organisation that has worked for over a decade to promote sustainable resource management in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Peruvian Amazon. Since 2012, the Manu Learning Centre has opened its doors to travellers to …

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Exploring Nicaragua – The land of lakes and volcanoes

Ecotourism

Nicaragua

This blog post falls somewhere in between our Happy Travellers and our #AdventureLust categories, and provides a bit more of a personal insight into our new Unexplored Nicaragua Tour. I recently returned from two weeks exploring Nicaragua and the trip has been a revelation. The countryside was stunning and varied, the people warm and engaging and I was able to learn about the …

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A stay in a blue marine paradise – Providencia Island tour

Ecotourism

Colombia

It is 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 …

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Ethical, cultural tourism in Argentina

Ecotourism

Argentina

You can’t really go to Buenos Aires without seeing a couple dance the tango, that sensual, slinky mix of Latin, African, and European influences that was magically brewed up by immigrants and sailors in the bars and ports of the River Plate sometime in the 1890s. But to add something different, how about joining an ecotourism programme run by local …

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