Rural Community Tourism in Peru

Condor Travel has helped implement a community-based rural tourism project in Andean communities. Read more about it here: SustainableTrip.org Blog. Advertisements

The PachaMama Project – Update

The PachaMama Project is launching today! Way back during our South American adventures, we not only discovered the amazing lands and people of this stunning continent, but we also got to know a bit about their arts, culture and traditions. That’s where the idea of our new venture The PachaMama Project started. Pachamama is the … Continue reading

Fair Trade Tourism?

Is fair trade tourism the next ethical buzzword, or will it make a real difference in responsible and sustainable tourism? Read this article by Express Travel World.

Five Australian Aboriginal Cultural Experiences

Australia’s Indigenous Peoples have a long and rich history in this country. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are the original and rightful Custodians of the land. Aboriginal Australia is one of the world’s oldest living cultures. The Aboriginal People express their culture through dance, art, music, storytelling and a connection to the land … Continue reading

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Helping to Develop Sustainable Tourism in Cuellaje

Cuellaje is situated in the Intag Zone of Ecuador, well known for its riches in ecological biodiversity and the famous endangered Andean Bear. Unfortunately the region is not untouched by mining activity. The town of Junin has become a mining hub in Intag, despite its proximity to the nationally protected Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. During 2006-07 the people of the … Continue reading

Five Reasons to Rethink your Decision to Volunteer Overseas

To be a Voluntourist or not to be a Voluntourist?…That is the Ethical Question “Voluntourism is a balanced engagement alternating between voluntary service and tourism activities allows for a reciprocal relationship with communities. Residents who may be recipients of voluntary service are able to return that service by sharing their destination with visitors via exposure to the arts, … Continue reading

The Beautiful Yungas Region and its Ugly Past

Only three hours drive from the high-altitude, cold climate La Paz is a neotropic ecozone with dense lowland forest and cloud forest. The road there follows the rugged terrain through valleys, across streams and past some of the most ecologically diverse environments in Bolivia.   Las Yungas serves as a transition between the highlands of … Continue reading

Potosí an Ethical Minefield of Tourism Development

Our trip to Potosí was more one of personal curiosity than of tourism interest in this mining town. Despite the fact that during our stay, Potosí was fraught with moral and political circumstances, we wanted to see what role mining still plays in this purpose-built town, and how today it impacts the community and the … Continue reading

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