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Peru
Hiking from Chinchero to Urquillos
One thing that strikes you when hiking through Lares Valley toward Machu Picchu in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the terrain. With its varying shades of browns, tans, and greens punctuated with bright blue skies and an eerie stillness to the air, you can’t help...
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Small Farmers Cow
There are 500 million small farmers across the world producing around 70% of the global food supply. They do this despite the numerous threats and challenges that they face on a daily basis. This is no small feat.  So, in order to support production, we are working with these small farmers to develop their own...
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Turkey resize
Not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way – maybe between the marketing of hemp clothing and natural cleaning products – the concept of a having green lifestyle became a bit, dare I say, boring. Fortunately, this is not the case with green travel. While there are many meaningful and unique travel experiences...
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View of Rio Tambopata
Quite often, I am asked to describe the typical Greenloons travel experience with respect to how our trips promote sustainability for communities, the environment and for travelers. It’s always a pleasure for me to give examples, and the latest is no exception. This May, I had the opportunity to participate in a photo safari as part...
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Rainforest Alliance Verification
One of the primary aims of Greenloons is to educate consumers to understand both the similarities and different nuances among the various tourism certifications that exist across the globe today. While we have offered an easy reference guide to help consumers, it can still be confusing. So much so, even tourism suppliers themselves, who are...
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Compared with the euro zone of Western Europe and some of the more summer tourist attractions in the United States, where economies are affecting the price of ecotourism services and price negotiations by consumers are relatively shunned, green travellers will be pleasantly surprised at how far their dollars will go in these nature and wildlife...
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Recently Alfredo Ferreyros, the President of Explorandes Peru, which is a sustainable tour operator offering authentic ecotours to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, answered some questions about the process his company went through to obtain ISO 14001 designation. As a manner of introduction, the intention of the...
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