Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

You Won’t Believe These Amazing Sand Dune Pools of Brazil!

Lencois Maranheses, Brazil. The name of this park makes reference to the immense dunes that look like a bed sheet (lençóis) spread across the land. Near São Luis, Brazil this park is divided into Grandes Lençóis and Pequenos Lençóis, separated … Continue reading

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New Machu Picchu Regulations Update

This is following our last update on the new Machu Picchu Regulations (published June 2nd) as additional changes have been announced. Due to the steep growth of tourism to Machu Picchu in recent years, new visiting regulations have been established … 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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PART II: Treasures of the Amazon: Belem, Brazil

Continuing on from the vibrant Ver-o-peso Market, we land in Praca da Republica, home to the famous Teatro da Paz, a theater built during the rubber boom. Upon arrival, we see that the Praca has erupted into a rhythmic, colorful … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Amazon: Belem, Brazil

Belem entrances you. Far in the north of Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon river, is the state of Para. Belem, it’s capitol, was a strong hold for the Portuguese that rapidly grew during the rubber boom and has … Continue reading

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Notes From The Field: Secrets and Spices of the Amazon

This week, our South America Program Director, Gretchen, is taking off on our newest adventure to the Brazilian Amazon: Secrets and Spices of the Amazon! On this gastronomic, island-hopping and community-based journey, we explore the world of culinary delights that … Continue reading

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NEW TRIP: 3-Day Unique Amazon Bungalow Adventure

Explore the Brazilian Amazon with your family or group of friends while staying at the unique Manati Bungalow Lodge, run by a charming local family. Experience what living in a traditional Amazon bungalow is like. Perfect for small groups of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Muyuna Lodge and Iquitos Are a Must For Your Next Peru Adventure!

Deep in the rainforest, up the Amazon River, outside of the jungle city of Iquitos, one finds the Muyuna Lodge!  This is a small rainforest lodge, secluded, intimate, that GUARANTEES the observation of monkeys, birds, sloths, pink dolphins, fish, caimans, … Continue reading

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Exploring Brazil: The Pantanal and Bonito

Vibrant sunsets, pastel sunrises, crystal clear waters, scuba diving, caving, country cycling, wildlife spotting and a real taste of the Pantaneiro (Brazilian cowboy) way of life: welcome to Brazil’s Wild West. Several months ago, I had the extraordinary opportunity to … Continue reading

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