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A city tour of Arequipa, the White City of Peru

Responsible Tourism

Peru

Arequipa may be second to Lima in terms of population size and economic activity, and behind both Cusco and Lima for visitor numbers, but it is a worthy rival to both cities in terms of cuisine, historical significance and location. Once referred to as ‘The Independent Republic of Arequipa’ by anthropologist Thomas Love, the city has a strong regional identity and …

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The Quilotoa Loop – Trekking the Andes in Ecuador

Happy Travellers

Ecuador

In this final post of the blog series, Ann and Geoff take us on a journey down Ecuador’s famous ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’. For the last leg of their fascinating tour of the country, our Happy Travellers leave their low-lying Amazon retreat well and truly behind and head off to colder climbs. Exploring the area just south of the capital Quito, …

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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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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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More than a turquoise river – Rio Celeste tour with culture, farming and wildlife

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

 
In the middle of the rainforest that protects Tenorio Volcano National Park, we visited a river that seems to come out of the tales of goblins; a turquoise-colored body of water which forms a majestic waterfall that pours its waters through the nearby town of Guatuso. Its name is Río Celeste. However, our adventure didn’t end with our Rio Celeste …

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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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Ethical Bloggers Promoting Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Campaign Summary

Happy Travellers

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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Exploring Nicaragua – the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Ecotourism

Nicaragua

This blog post falls somewhere in between our Happy Travellers and our #AdventureLust posts, and provides a bit more of a personal insight into our new Unexplored Nicaragua Tour. I recently returned from two weeks exploring Nicaragua and the trip has been a revelation. The countryside was stunning and varied, the people warm and engaging and I was able to learn about the …

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A journey through the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert

AdventureLust

Chile

 
Wind battered us from all sides, throwing grit and sand into our eyes and hair.  Our bikes were weaving all over the road… this wasn’t easy. But slowly and surely we two riders on the (desert) storm kept up our lonely journey towards the Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert.
After an adventure-filled week in Pucon (South of Chile), Danny and I …

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Outdoor adventures in Chile – Trekking in Pucón

AdventureLust

Chile

 
Sitting at the bottom of the magnificent snow-capped Villarrica volcano in the Arauncanía region of southern Chile is a little village known as Pucón. What was once an indigenous Mapuche stronghold – even the name Pucón means ‘entrance to the cordillera’ in their native tongue – has now become a Mecca for adrenaline junkies or anyone wanting to venture into …

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