Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

NEW TRIP! 9-Day Active Rio and Iguazu Adventure BRAZIL

On our newest 9-Day Active Rio and Iguazu Adventure, hike, climb and cycle while discovering two of Brazil’s top destinations: Rio and Iguazu Falls! Known as the Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro is an amazing, and magical place! Surrounded by … Continue reading

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Colors of the Andes: Dyeing Wool the Peruvian Way

While some ingredients for natural dyes may seem strange, their colors saturate Andean textiles and have a long history among Peruvian artisans. Peru is a country full of vibrant colors that reflect the unique culture, creativity and energy of its … 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

In light of our Carbon Neutrality in Peru, we would like to take a quick moment to talk to our travelers about avoiding plastic while traveling (and at home!). The use of disposable plastic items while traveling is: hard on … 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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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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