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 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

Amazon Adventure Part II

We arrived at our host family’s home by taravita (Spanish for rusty and life-threatening cable car) late the next afternoon after walking through sweltering heat and pouring rain from the bus drop off point a few kilometres away. Apparently few volunteers venture out this way, preferring the creature comforts of life in the city. All … Continue reading

Bringing in the New Year Living and Working in the Cloud Forest

The Parish of Cuellaje is a conglomeration of seven different communities situated in the mountain region of Intag, amongst the cloud forest. The region is extremely rich in ecological biodiversity and its lush green pastures and sub-tropical forests are home to many animal species and workplace for many farmers. The climate provides the communities here with the … 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

Paying for Principles: Ethical Trekking along the Inca Trail

Ever wondered why most Inca Trail treks are so expensive? A standard trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the biggest expenses to fork out for a lot of travellers to South America, but what most people don’t know is where their money goes. Andean Travel Web has provided a helpful … Continue reading

Lost Worlds and Jungle Tracks: Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail have been on my ‘must see’ list for as long as I can remember. So as soon as we had a vague idea when we would arrive in Peru, we booked ourselves on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Cusco-based company Peru Treks. It’s not permitted to go … Continue reading

Linking Cultures Through Sustainable Tourism in Celebration of World Tourism Day

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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

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