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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 …

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Indigenous tourism in Peru: An Amazon rainforest tour in Shipetiari

Responsible Tourism

Peru

In a remote and pristine corner of the Peruvian Amazon, the indigenous Shipetiari community is welcoming travellers to their home. Shipetiari is located in the buffer zone of Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve, one of the most well-preserved parts of the Peruvian Amazon. Located in south-eastern Peru, the park is the meeting point of the Tropical Andes and the Amazon …

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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 Jungle

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 activity. On her own words:
The Amazon is …

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An Amazon Adventure – Photos from the Peruvian and Colombian Jungle

Happy Travellers

Colombia, Peru

 
About a year ago we sent Harry and Danny on an epic South American Adventure. They came back with lots of stories and some great pics, which they shared with us through their #AdventureLust series. We have also had great photo posts from some of our many Happy Travellers. But it has been too long since our last photo post, so we’re …

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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 help …

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Adventure Trekking in the Bolivian Amazon Jungle

AdventureLust

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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Bolivia: From the Amazon to the Andes with the Quechua

AdventureLust

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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