environment Archive

Sustainable Travel in the Jungles of Ecuador

Most of the jungle lodges in Central America and South America claim to be running a sustainable travel operation, but how you define that word can make a huge difference in how valid those claims are. Have they eliminated plastic? Are they powered in a way that doesn’t use any fossil fuels? Do they compost [&hellip

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For Smoother Sailing in the Galapagos, Get on a Good Ship

There’s been a dramatic rise the past few years of travelers doing a land-based trip of a few Galapagos Islands instead of the traditional trip on a ship that spends 4 to 8 nights on the water. These are often marketed as alternatives for the seasick or for those “who don’t want to be stuck [&hellip

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Make Sure Your Ship is a Green One in the Galapagos

No, you won’t find a ship painted green plying the Galapagos (that we know of), but in this fragile environment, you want a Galapagos Islands cruise that employs green environmental practices. Everything we humans do can have an impact on the flora and fauna of the area, so you want to choose a company that [&hellip

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Wildlife Activities Around Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

If you go to the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador, it’s a full-on jungle experience. While it’s the Amazon Basin rather than being on the big river itself, this expanse of 2.5 million protected acres is packed with even more wildlife than you’ll find in Peru or Brazil. In the Yasuni area UNESCO biosphere, [&hellip

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Glamping in Style on Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja Mexico

The Baja Peninsula of Mexico is best known for the resort filled dot at the end of it, but this long stretch of desert has the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean around it, both teeming with wildlife. One of the most interesting places to explore is the Espiritu Santo Island, the heart of [&hellip

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Explore More of Costa Rica on a Small Group Tour

Have you ever booked a small group tour in order to discover more of a travel destination? It might be the best option for an attraction-packed country like Costa Rica. We’re big fans of independent travel here at Luxury Latin America, loving the freedom and the opportunities to get off the beaten path. We also [&hellip

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