Finca del Sol, Alberta, May 2019

What started as a small camping getaway property in 1998, has changed a lot over the last year. We had made plans to build a straw bale house here in 2017, and late that year got our building permit. Too late to do much more than get a hole dug…

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Tambopata Research Centre Parrot Lover’s Program

The rainforest of Tambopata has gained a reputation of being a hotspot for parrot and macaw lovers due to its healthy population of parrots and macaws and due to an ongoing research project at the Tambopata Research Center that has been working with macaws for over 20 years. A huge claylick lays less than a kilometer from TRC. Up to 17 species of parrots have been observed at this claylick.

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Science Season at Tambopata Research Centre

rainforest expeditions

Did you ever imagine that you could go to a place where saving nature is not just an abstraction? Where you sense that presence of what “you” really means? Deep in the Amazon rainforest of Peru there is one such place that brings you face to face with all life, …

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Is Small Ship Adventure Cruising Sustainable?

I recall some of my first experiences in a cruise port city on big cruise day. I was warned “don’t buy anything on Thursdays because the prices go way up for for the cruise tourists.” And it’s not just cruises that cause problems. Whenever large influxes of tourists invade a…

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Wineries and Walking in Argentina and Chile

This is a wonderful tour that involves light walking in the mountains and visits to several wineries in a most beautiful part of the world. The itinerary straddles the Andean range and displays wineries and lodges in both Argentina and Chile. It stands alone as well and direct flights can…

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Eco Explorer Tour Ecuador

This is tour that operates with private driver guide with a minimum of 2 passengers. You can take it year round, any day of the year. Group discounts with 6 or more people travelling together. Day 1: Quito Upon arrival, we meet and transfer you to your hotel. Day 2:…

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Design Hotels can be Sustainable

Ecolodges or ecoresorts fall into a category that sometimes are wrongly thought to be only rustic. The fact is that many are beautifully designed buildings with all the amenities of upscale hotels and retreats. This linked article from Cayuga Collection goes into more detail. The Cayuga Collection is a group…

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Costa Rica Rainforest Connection A la Carte

Daily Year Round – Private Program (uses vans and buses for our guests only, not public)  This is a short easy package. Book your hotels yourself and use a handy private transfer van service or book the full tour with us. Here’s how it works, easy as 1,2,3 Day 1…

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