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Tag Archives: Lake Titicaca

Exploring the Andes – Photos from Life in South America’s Magnificent Mountains

Ecotourism

Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile

 
As the dominant mountain chain of South America and one of the longest-running chains in the world, the Andes is central to a number of holiday destinations in the region. Whether it be in the cities like Medellín, La Paz or Quito carved into the mountains, or in the far-off and isolated countrysides that awe with spectacular scenery, the mountain range …

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Fair Trade Adventures of a Lifetime – Small Group Tours to Latin America

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia

 
If you are reading this blog post, most likely you consume fair trade products on a regular basis. The fair trade movement has grown considerably in recent years, but tourism is one industry where it is failing to establish itself. It is pretty simple to find fair trade coffee or bananas in a supermarket, or fair trade handicrafts online. But …

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The #AdventureLust Trip Ends but the Memories of Community-Based Tourism Live On

AdventureLust

Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina

 
Our #AdventureLust travellers, Danny and Harry, recently got back from South America after four months of exploration. In a trip debrief we spoke to them about their experiences, discussing their favourite places, most enjoyable activities and what their travel tips are for those setting out on a community-based travel adventure.
Hi guys, welcome home. What were your initial expectations going into …

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Homely homestays in Lake Titicaca – Peru

AdventureLust

Peru

 
Can I make a confession? Before Danny told me about this opportunity to go away with Sumak Travel, I must admit that I – a 25-year-old city boy – had never even heard of community-based tourism.
It’s not that I was too far from Sumak’s target customer – give me adventure over alcohol any day – but I just didn’t even …

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The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

AdventureLust

Peru

 
Stepping off the boat onto the floating bed of reeds was a strange sensation and the spongy feeling under our feet didn’t exactly instil confidence that we would stay afloat. We had reached our destination of the Uros Islands in Southern Peru. Floating gracefully on top of  the highest lake in the world are forty or so man-made reed beds …

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Sun Island: A Dazzling Inca Shrine

AdventureLust

Bolivia

 
Leaving breathless La Paz behind, and after our adventures from the Amazon to the Andes with the Quechua people, Danny and I travelled via bus and boat to Sun Island, the birthplace of Inca civilisation. A 70km2 island in the middle of Lake Titicaca, the world’s largest, highest navigable lake, Sun Island’s beauty took our breath away – but this time …

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Community-based Tourism in Bolivia

Responsible Tourism

Bolivia

Can travelling be a better experience, both for the traveller and for the host community? If you are not reading this blog for the first time, you know I have been writing about how community-based tourism can be a tool for sustainable development, and about several destinations where this type of tourism is successfully implemented, such as the small fishing towns in the North-East …

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