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.

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

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

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

In the Land of Glaciers and Blueberries– El Calafate and the Parque Nacional los Glaciares

In the heart of Argentinean Patagonia at the end of Route 40 lies El Calafate at 50º20‘ latitude, the gateway to some of this country’s most amazing natural wonders. El Calafate, meaning blueberry in Spanish, is home to around 25,000 people and nearly 1000 species of birds and unique geographical features including steppes, valleys, mountains, … Continue reading

Organic Farming in San Juan – Part II

For every six days on the farm, you’re entitled to a day off. Since we hadn’t been to the big city yet, we decided to spend ours in San Juan. San Juan is the capital of the Province bearing the same name and with a population of approximately 120,000 people it’s not exactly the most … Continue reading

Sustainable Tourism in Bariloche: Views and Debates on a Fragile Region

Brazilian-based international environmental NGO Aruanda, is holding an expo in Bariloche, in conjunction with Aruanda Patagonia on sustainable development and sustainable development in Patagonia. “Expo Desarrollo Sustenable II” will look at different points of sustainable tourism for Patagonia, including for example: The environment and socio-environmental responsibility Principles and universal concepts ‘Best practice’ examples and experiences Value-added environmental tourism The … Continue reading

Organic Farming in the Desert of San Juan – Part I

They say the second time’s a charm, and it rings true for our Argentinean farming experience. From our first experience at the farm in Tunuyán, we were almost ready to pack up, head south and then leave Argentina, a month before planned. Then we met two French girls in Mendoza who had told us about … Continue reading

Malbec and Mountains – Part 2

      Mouth-Watering Malbec The following day we took a bus from the city to Maipú, in the heart of Malbec country Mendoza. Maipú is renowned amongst travellers for being a great destination to hire a bicycle and explore the region’s best wineries. Not being ones to shy away from a good wine, that … Continue reading

Uruguay Natural: From Coast to Campo

Uruguay isn’t known for big attractions like its more frequented neighbours. ‘Uruguay Natural’ is the country’s national tourism slogan, highlighting its natural assets. Our mission was to find out why. Our desire to get out of the big city and discover the other side of Uruguay led us to its coast. First stop was a … Continue reading

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