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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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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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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Kayak and Cuisine on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island Kayak and Cuisine Daily Programs for Individuals or Groups 5 Days Saltspring Island is a wonderful place to learn sea kayaking. This small island is alive with artists, fine food, wineries, a quaint harbour and colourful local people. Two days of instruction will prepare you to begin …

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Explorer Borneo

Sukau Rainforest Lodge Experience The 20 room lodge was built in 1995 in traditional Malaysian architecture using several Borneo hardwood species. It is built on stilts with a lounge, gift shop, education centre, Hornbill Boardwalk with two elephant passes, three open deck for wildlife viewing, an enclosed garden, a riverside …

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Colca Canyon and Arequipa

The beautiful “White City” of Arequipa and the nearby Colca Canyon is the perfect place to start or finish a trip to Peru and is ideal for acclimatising oneself to the rarefied air of the Andes or for relaxing in Hot-springs following your Amazonas Explorer adventure. The road to Puno …

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Pachamama Peru

Why did the Inca believe that the long valleys  in the Andes were sacred? This tour explores many fascinating ruins and developments of the ancient Inca and their modern descendants. You begin the journey with a visit to the Larco Museum in Lima which chronicals 3000 years of civilisation in …

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Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

We offer a slower paced in more depth tour of the Sacred Valley to allow you a relaxed and intimate visit to this truly remarkable area. Hotels are generally boutique style locally owned, moderate level. Day 1: Lima   You will arrive at the airport and be met by our local …

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