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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Science Season at Tambopata Research Centre

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

If you’d like to come here, just contact me and I’ll make it happen.

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

Bats! The kids loved them. Making chocolate from ground cacao was more my style. Then we sampled it. Wow! Watching the mother turtles dig their nests at night on the beach we felt like we were in the presence of something much greater than ourselves. We will never forget Costa …

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To Take a Tour or Not

I have spent the majority of my career in tourism selling tours and here’s what I’ve found: most people like tours, once they try them. OK, let me dissect that statement. First, a “tour” is simply an event that pre-planned and organised with at least some elements pre-paid where the …

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Curbing the North American Addiction to AC

Recently, Hans Pfister from Cayuga Sustainable Hotels in Costa Rica published an article on one hot topic: how do we get off our addiction to artificial air conditioning? Well, people do want to be comfortable when they vacation, certainly. So let’s explore if this a technical problem, or a marketing …

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Ecuador Explorer

Featuring cloudforest visit,  high Andes paramo eco-zone, Incan culture, Amazon ecolodge, Huaorani indigenous experience, Galapagos 3 island stay and Avenue of the Volcanoes. You will make a connection with local people, contribute directly to conserving precious and threatened environments, help foster respect for native and traditional peoples and cultures, and …

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South Africa World in One Country Tour

DETAILED ITINERARY 19 Day World in One Country – Mpumalanga Panorama Route, Game Drives in Kruger National Park, Kingdom of Swaziland, Cultural Experience and Game Drives in Zululand, Walking in the Drakensberg Mountains, Lesotho 4×4 Route, Garden Route, Cango Caves & Karoo, Cape Town A semi-participation safari from Johannesburg to …

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