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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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Monteverde Footprints Tour: Exploring the cloud forest in Costa Rica

Responsible Tourism

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna, with the core of the country’s tourism offer lying beyond its cities, towns and developed coastal zones. Costa Rica offers tourists countless ecotourism possibilities in both exotic seaside locations and mountainous regions. Monteverde, located in the northern part of Puntarenas province, is one such example, a destination …

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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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An Ecotourism Adventure in Guatemala’s El Paredon Beach

Ecotourism

Guatemala

Located on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, El Paredón is a quiet village of fishermen near the Sipacate Naranjo National Park. Its mangroves provide a home for a vast biodiversity, and its volcanic black sand beaches are great for surfing. Each year, the humpback whale migrates along the coast. Also, hundreds of turtles nest and then embark on the journey …

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Breathtaking wildlife encounters on our Patagonia holiday

Happy Travellers

Argentina

 
This post is a contribution by happy travellers Gemma and Andrew who planned their Patagonia holiday through Sumak Travel. This was their third trip with us, and we were thrilled to be able to provide them with a personalised adventure, again! In Andrew’s words:
As our plane circled high above the curving contours of the River Plate, little did we know what …

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From turtle predators to anonymous heroes – Responsible voluntourism in Mexico

Responsible Tourism

Mexico

 
In the community of Escobilla (Oaxaca, Mexico), the beach is 25 km long and is the favorite nesting spot for two species of sea turtles in danger of extinction: the green and the leatherback turtles. This beach is also important for the olive ridley sea turtle, which is almost constantly spawning. It sounds exciting, right? Well… not so many years …

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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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The Green Gold of the Mayans – Rural tourism in the Mayan Riviera

Ecotourism

Mexico

 
Mexico is a country renowned for its crystal-clear waters, fabulous food, eternal sunshine and warm people. It also offers endless travel experiences which allow tourists to experience the depth of Mexico’s natural and cultural heritage. This is very much the case with several community-based projects promoting rural tourism in the Mayan Riviera. Through these programs, travellers have the opportunity to …

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica – A Trip Through Gorgeous Nosara

Ecotourism

Costa Rica

 
While not being much into yoga or surf, I didn’t know what to expect from my first trip to Nosara, a beach town in Guanacaste dominated by the two activities. After having lived in the country for several years, I traveled to the idyllic beach known for big waves and good vibes in search of other ways to enjoy sustainable tourism …

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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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