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A stay in a Mapuche community in Chile: Reconnecting with nature

Ecotourism

Chile

In a hidden corner of the Southern Andes in Chile, about 8 hours by bus from Santiago and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, you will find the community of Quinquén. The name comes from the Mapuche word Kmkañhue, which means “place of refuge”. Formed by a group of indigenous families dedicated to the forest, this community is part of the Mapuche …

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Trekking the Chicamocha Canyon in Colombia

Ecotourism

Colombia

The Chicamocha Canyon in Colombia, located in the northeast of the country, is one of the largest canyons in the world. Close to the city of Bucaramanga, the charming town of Barichara and the backpacker hotspot of San Gil, it is considered to be one of the country’s natural wonders and a top hiking destination. A day spent trekking the …

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Pueblos Mancomunados: An example of rural tourism in Oaxaca, Mexico

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

A visit to the Pueblos Mancomunados offers travellers a unique opportunity to experience rural tourism in Oaxaca and at the same be inspired by the value systems of these ‘people of the clouds’ who live here.

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Alternative Lima city tours, an example of responsible tourism in Peru

Responsible Tourism

Peru

Lima has recently undergone a rebirth and is now vying for travellers’ attention alongside some of Peru’s top tourist attractions. It hasn’t yet shaken off its grimy urban feel, or developed a functional transport system, but it lures travellers with promises of world-class gastronomy, a buzzing contemporary art scene and vibrant nightlife.
Due to significant internal migration, Lima is also a …

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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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Rural adventures in La Calera – A homestay in Ecuador

Happy Travellers

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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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 in Mexico: a story of women’s empowerment

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

Cuetzalan del Progreso, located in the state of Puebla, Mexico, is a town steeped in indigenous legacy. Due to its climatic and geographic characteristics, many refer to it as a sanctuary of biodiversity and the area is indeed known for its dense vegetation, mountain ranges and multiple waterfalls. The indigenous inhabitants of Cuetzalan maintain their traditional culture and way of …

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Rural tourism in Chiloe Island, one of Chile’s hidden gems

Responsible Tourism

Chile

 
Every Chilean has heard about Chiloe Island. If you ask anyone in Chile, they will tell you Chiloe is a place of magic, where witches and mythological creatures still wander around. And if they are lucky to have visited the island, they will definitely speak about the friendliness of its inhabitants, known as chilotes. When I first went to the …

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Visiting the Atacama Desert and meeting its ancestral inhabitants: the Lickan Antay people

Responsible Tourism

Chile

 
Atacama: few words sound so mystic and appealing. The idea of deserts has always blown humans’ minds because of the openness, the toughness and the challenging conditions for life. When it comes to the Atacama Desert, it is no wonder that this enigmatic place has been one of the main destinations for explorers of South America in the last 40 …

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