Rural Community Tourism in Peru

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

The Wonder of Iguazú

In February, we visited what is arguably one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders – Iguazú Falls. Our visit marked the perfect end to an amazing journey in South America, filled with wonderful memories and some of the most mind-blowing experiences one could ever hope for. Perhaps the absolute awe of this occasion led … Continue reading

The Green Passport

The United Nations Environmental Programme has come up with a great website to help travellers limit their tourism impact. It’s called the Green Passport, and you can check it out here:

Australian Ecotourism Recognised By United Nations Sponsored, Global Sustainable Tourism Council

Ecotourism Australia is proud to be one of ten organisations in the world to be recognised by the United Nations Foundation sponsored Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Ecotourism Australia’s Ecotourism and Advanced Ecotourism Certification have been formally recognised along with the Rainforest Alliance’s Standard for Tourism Operators and eight other certification programs around the globe…. via … Continue reading

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

Finding Honest Ecotourism: Challenges and Benefits

Finding Honest Ecotourism: Challenges and Benefits.

Sun, Sand and High Altitude Sea? Lake Titicaca and the Isla del Sol

Lake Titicaca defies all reasonable logic. It’s expansive deep blue waters go on for as far as the eye can see, with small waves crashing upon white sandy shores. You could be forgiven for thinking you are on a tranquil beach somewhere. The only problem is that the ‘playas’ of Lake Titicaca are at 3,800 … Continue reading

White Hot Days and Cold Desert Nights: From San Pedro de Atacama to Salar de Uyuni

 The first time I saw a picture of the majestic salt flats of Uyuni, I had decided that I wanted to go there. A place where the red sun goes down over a horizon of miles of white as far as the eye can see. After a week in San Pedro de Atacama we had … Continue reading

Letting off Steam at the Tatio Geysers – San Pedro Part 4

The Tatio Geysers, 99 km from San Pedro de Atacama is another surreal landscape adorning the Atacama desert in northern Chile.   Our sunrise bike ride to Valle de la Luna was a good practice run for waking up early for a 4am trip to Tatio Geysers. At 4,320 metres above sea level, I’m not sure … Continue reading

Walking on the Moon in La Valle de la Luna – San Pedro Part 3

Lunar landscapes of earthly proportions grace the edges of the Atacama Salt Flats. When we heard about Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) the name alone was enough to peak our curiosity. Many tours operate buses to Valle de la Luna to watch the sunset over the 22 million year old geological site. However, afternoons … Continue reading

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