Independent Eco Explorer Panama

panama birding

On this journey you will see Panama’s stunning beaches, experience an unforgettable encounter encounter with the Embera people, then hike the mountains of Chiriqui to observe the elusive, long-tailed Quetzal.

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Costa Rica Rainforest Connection

Daily Year Round – Semi Private Independent Explorer Program (uses vans and buses for our guests only, not public) 7 days – 6 nights from CAD $1609 pp based on dbl occupancy Here’s how it works, easy and affordable. Day 1: Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San…

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Wellness Escape – Cloudforest Eco-Spa and Ocean Retreat

This semi-independent vacation not only visits beautiful locations from cloudforest to pacific beaches, but also has three of the best Green Hotels in Costa Rica. Two of them have spa facilities as well as many other natural amenities and activities. Day 1: Today you’ll be met at the airport by…

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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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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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Arctic Dream in Ivvavik National Park Canada

Canada’s arctic remains an undiscovered dream destination in Ivvavik National Park. It is remote and a long way from anywhere, but parks Canada have made it easier by offering set date departures to a based camp along the Sheep Creek. There are 8 departures of  5 day and 1 for…

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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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Colombia Coffee Route

Day 1 IN / BOGOTA Arrival and reception by our team in Bogotá. Transfer to the hotel Night at the hotel Day 2 BOGOTA Breakfast Buffet In the morning City Tour is a three-hour excursion that visits the colonial area of “ La Candelaria “, the historical center of the…

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