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Category: Happy Travellers

Our Happy Travellers share their experiences from their personalised, private tours of Latin America. This blog category shows the quality and variety of activities and destinations that can be combined in a tailor-made tour!

Rural adventures in La Calera – A homestay in Ecuador

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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 …

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Breathtaking wildlife encounters on our Patagonia holiday

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Argentina

 
This post is a contribution by happy travellers Gemma and Andrew who planned their Patagonia holiday through Sumak Travel. This was their third trip with us, and we were thrilled to be able to provide them with a personalised adventure, again! In Andrew’s words:
As our plane circled high above the curving contours of the River Plate, little did we know what …

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Community-based tourism in the Colca Valley: Building together in Coporaque, Peru

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Peru

 
When thinking about tourism in southern Peru, most destinations go often overlooked beneath the fabled Machu Picchu. Though the famous Incan site can always make for an incredible journey, other parts of the Andes Mountains in Peru’s south have proven to be well worth a visit as well. In recent years, world travelers have begun noticing the amazing sights and …

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Dolphin and whale-watching in Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

 
Travelling in Costa Rica almost certainly means a stop at a beautiful beach to catch a tour to spot the magnificent whales that roam these warm waters. We recently spent a weekend whale watching in Marino Ballena National Park, on the Pacific Coast. Noted for its iconic whale tail formation carved naturally into the sand, visitors from across the world flock …

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Community-based Tourism in Argentina – Traveling Through Beautiful Salta Province

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Argentina

 
Happy traveler Margaux went on a week-long trip through Salta province with our trusted local partner in Argentina, where she visited local communities to learn about their way of life and share an incredible experience with her gracious guests. As she illustrates, community-based tourism in Argentina is an amazing opportunity to see a different side of the country, away from …

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Ethical Bloggers Promoting Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Campaign Summary

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Costa Rica

 
When we think about ecotourism in Costa Rica, we immediately imagine pristine beaches, rich rainforests, stunning wildlife, landscapes and national parks. But what about people, food and culture? Can conscious travellers visit Costa Rica and experience local food and culture in a truly authentic way? Can they connect with the locals and have a proper cultural exchange? This was the main focus …

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What I Learned About Urbanization in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

 
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. At the end of last year we organised a tour for Hannah, Kasi and Simone, bloggers and members of the Ethical Influencer Network. Last month, Simone wrote about their experience on the organic farm, Finca Sura. Now, Kasi is back to tell us …

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Finca Sura: Tourism and Organic Farming in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

 
Welcome to the third post of the blog series about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Simone, blogger and member of the Ethical Influencer Network, writes about Finca Sura and the exquisite agricultural products it has to offer.
 
I’m going to be totally honest. I had no idea where I was going. I had freed myself of all expectations and had given everything …

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What I Learned About Slow and Sustainable Food in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

 
This is the second in a series of blog posts about ecotourism and rural tourism in Costa Rica. Last month, we organised a tour for Hannah, Kasi and Simone, bloggers and members of the Ethical Influencer Network. Kasi continues the series by sharing her insights about agriculture, gastronomy and sustainable food in Costa Rica:
 
The idea of ‘slow food’ is everywhere.
Consumers are more …

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The Juanilama Community: Rural Tourism in Costa Rica

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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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