Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

GUEST REVIEW: Lima, Lares Trek and the Amazon

This group of four just returned from a custom 15-day Peru adventure. They began in the culinary capital of South America and capital city of Peru, Lima. From there, they made their way up to the colonial and historic streets … Continue reading

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Make A Difference in Tanzania and Nepal in 2019

If you want to “travel with a purpose”, Make A Difference is offering two great charity trips in 2019 — Kilimanjaro in July and Everest Base Camp in October. These trips typically sell out, so contact us right away if … Continue reading

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Sustainable Travel — Reducing Plastic on Your Trip

The use of disposable plastic items while traveling is hard on the environment, hard on the communities left with the garbage, it’s expensive, and it can often be unhealthy. No traveler wants to leave a trail of plastic behind them, … Continue reading

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Climbing Kilimanjaro Responsibly with KPAP

The mistreatment of porters can be a troubling challenge in the climbing industry. We are an approved Partner company with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project – KPAP – and the International Mountain Explorers Connection – IMEC – Partner for Responsible Travel … Continue reading

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AWR Now Carbon Neutral In Peru

At AWR sustainable and mindful tourism is one of our defining cornerstones. As of October 1st, we are proud to announce that we will be launching are our new carbon neutral plan for all of our Peru programs. A letter … Continue reading

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Make a Difference Group Climbs Kilimanjaro to Help Local Tanzanian Children (August 2018)

Climbing the tallest mountain in Africa is not your average adventure. In fact, it can be life changing. In August 2018, Gina Galdabini of Chicago, IL, Paula Gambina of Redondo Beach, CA, and Joey Villarreal of Los Angeles, CA will … Continue reading

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Truly Sustainable Adventures in South America

This weekend we would like to highlight our some of our best sustainable tourism adventure options in South America! Hiking and Camping in Argentina Hiking is a growing trend for independent travelers in search of a personal challenge and a … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Amazon: The Women of Cotijuba Island

Our journey deeper into the Amazon continues; the next four days we spend on Cotijuba Island with our hosts from MMIB (Movimento de Mulheres das Ilhas de Belem, Belem Islands Women’s Movement). From Belem, we head north to Porto Icoaraci, … Continue reading

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Climb Kilimanjaro for the Innocent Eyes Project 2017

Have you dreamed of climbing Kilimanjaro to watch the sunrise over Africa from the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world?  In June 2017, you can make a difference in the lives of children and experience Africa on … Continue reading

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Everest Base Camp Charity Trek with Make A Difference

Nepal: Everest Base Camp Charity Trek October 4-20, 2016 Make A Difference in the Lives of Children Join MAD on a 17-Day grand adventure. The trek begins with a beautiful flight to Lukla. The trek passes through the picturesque Sherpa … Continue reading

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