Finca del Sol Project Takes Step Forward

We purchased a small piece of land in south eastern Alberta near the Cypress Hills in the 1990’s  as a summer camp to experience the quiet solitude of the rolling grasslands. We loved going to latin America and this area of Alberta is about the sunniest place in Canada so …

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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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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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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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Eco Explorer Nicaragua

The largest, and least known country in Central America is also the safest according to the Nicaraguan tourist board. A beautiful country awaits you with friendly smiles and few tourists. Day 1 Arrival at Managua Airport and welcoming by local guide. Transfer to a local hotel in the city centre. …

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Birds of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has an amazing variety of habitats from lowland humid forests to misty cool cloud forests. This program designed by one of Costa Rica’s top ornithologists, Leo Chavez, covers the top birding sites in Costa Rica, including the Costa Rican Birding Route. Day 1: San Jose Meet driver at …

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