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Sustainable tourism destinations

We have a whole range of trusted and well established local tour operators to bring you some of the most exciting and awe-inspiring destinations in Latin America. We work with only one local tour operator per country and have carefully selected them, following strict criteria in terms of quality, reliability, sustainability and customer service. Have a look at the countries and iconic places below, bearing in mind that our local partners can create itinerates designed to suit your taste, interests and requirements. An offer of truly unique, experience-rich and incredible Latin America tours to:

Countries

Iconic places

Argentina

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

Guatemala

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

 Andes Mountains

Amazon Rainforest

Atacama Desert

Chimborazo Volcano

Chiriqui Province

Easter Island

Galapagos Islands

Iguazu Falls

Patagonia

Lake Atitlan

Lake Titicaca

Lost City Trek

Machu Picchu

Osa Peninsula

Riviera Maya

Sun Island

Toledo District

Uyuni Salt Flat

Experiences tailor-made to meet your needs and preferences

We used our expertise to craft unique itineraries that you can book as they are, or use as building blocks to create your personalised holiday. To get it ‘just right’ you might want to mix and match some elements, or to stay longer in some places and less in others. You might even want to slip in three days on a beach, or a couple more nights in a big city. Or you might want to create your dream holiday from scratch, with the help of our dedicated travel experts. Our local partners specialise in creating tailor-made itineraries designed exactly around your unique requirements. From any destination page or individual tour, you will be able to send a travel enquiry, so our experts can get in touch with a suggested itinerary for you.

All the tours are exclusively for you, whether as an individual, family, or group of friends: you won’t be travelling with people you do not know. Our local partners can arrange all your accommodation (boutique hotels, ecolodges, charming B&Bs, etc.), transportation (airport transfers, internal flights, coaches, etc.) and activities (city tours, excursions, day-trips, etc.), and you can decide to travel for a few days or for several weeks. All activities are guided in English, and guides will come and pick you up at your hotel. You choose how much support and guidance you want. You also benefit from a dedicated local team who will meet you at the airport and be available to assist and guide you as and when required, on a 24/7 basis throughout your holiday.

Eight reasons to book with our trusted local partners

1. An incredible, inspiring experience

The tailor-made tours give you the best of all travel worlds. Freedom and adventure coupled with the security and knowledge of a local team. You are given the chance to visit and explore the ‘must-see’ areas and sites, but also to drop off the beaten track and travel to the heart of Latin America through the eyes of the local people. These tours are authentic, incredible, inspiring and unique.

2. Hand-built ecotourism

Can’t decide between all the examples of tours and sustainable tourism destinations? Torn between the vastness of Patagonia and and the beauty of the Amazon rainforest? Not to worry, we are more than happy to advice you and help you find the right destination for your budget, travel dates and interests. Once you have picked a destination, our local partners can handle your specific requests, whether you want to travel for several months or just a few days.

They will plan a tailor-made itinerary to create your own special and unique adventure. Bespoke tours for individuals, families or groups, and also tours that have a specific purpose such as wildlife or a research project. If you want to build a tour to the rhythm of the samba or the syncopation of the tango, just ask. If you are all about bird-watching or want to conquer the Andean peaks, it can be arranged. Just imagine what would be most incredible holiday for you, and leave the rest to them.

3. The insider’s guide – In person

Your travel organiser is a local expert. They know their country like the back of their hand. When visiting local communities, you will be treated as a special, warmly appreciated guest. That is not surprising, because you are supporting the community practically and directly. You will be shown the sights, hidden places and local customs. Beliefs will be explained, and you will be told about the plants, the animals, and the cooking. Much more than what is in the traditional guide book.

4. A fair price and great service

Our local partners are all small, ethical social enterprises with a cost-efficient structure and excellent credentials. They are local tour operators and able to offer competitive prices and a high level of service. The majority of what you pay goes directly to local communities and family-run businesses.

5. Support and empower local communities

The local communities, association, co-operatives and organisations in our network redistribute the income from tourism to create decent jobs and implement sustainable, long lasting solutions to the problems they face. By booking with any of our local partners, you are directly supporting a practical and socially responsible form of self-reliance.

6. Preserve precious ancestral cultures and traditions

The local communities, associations, co-operatives and organisations in our network use tourism as a tool for sustainable development. In particular, local communities acquire the means to maintain their traditional way of life, whilst preserving their land and sometimes endangered ecosystems. We work exclusively with local communities, networks and organisations committed to environmental conservation. You can see some of the projects we are supporting in the Ecotourism and Responsible Tourism categories of our blog.

7. Payment facilities and peace of mind

Our local tour operators offer secure and reliable payment methods, including debit/credit card payments using secure servers (Visa and Mastercard). Most of them can also receive local bank transfer payments in the United Stated (in USD) and the United Kingdom (in GBP), and some of them in the Euro Zone (in EUR). We are permanently monitoring the financial and business stability of each local tour operator on our platform, so you can have peace of mind by knowing your money is safe and your tour will be operated as expected.

8. You are in safe hands

All of the local tour operators have been verified by our team and are operating in safe, politically stable environments. Sometimes political situations change, of course, but we monitor things closely and will take all necessary steps to ensure your safety comes first. You will be provided with 24/7 English language, local emergency contact details throughout your tour. We also receive detailed reports on how every single trip went, and ask all travellers for feedback through a survey after they are back home. This allows us make sure things are always running smoothly for all travellers.

 

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