GREEN HOTELS and ECO TOURS

 
 

What is a Green Hotel? This is an exciting development in the accommodation industry. Hotels, motels, inns, campgrounds, and bed and breakfasts all over the world have started to make their businesses greener by either participating in certification programs or by maintaining memberships green hotel associations which require them to take measures which help protect the environment. We have made an intense search for such hotels and happily the list is growing.

Many measures may take place behind the scenes and include things like energy efficient heating and lighting, waste reduction, water conservation, use of non-polluting soaps and cleansers, recycling of sheets and linens and a host of others. Some measures may be more visible such as towel and linens reuse cards in your rooms, notices throughout the facility on ways visitors can protect the region they are visiting. We therefore use certified green hotels where ever we can so that we are assured that we are taking responsible steps to keep our tours as eco as possible.

Eco Tours are committed to leaving a small footprint while ensuring that local people benefit from tourism. The ecotourism concept is to operate the enterprise of tourism so that a fair share of the monetary benefits stick in the local host community while reducing the environmental impact and providing the visitor with an enhanced experience.

A La Carte Vacations: these vacations are immensely satisfying in that they are your trip and no one else's. You are not joining a group and you are not limited to a set "package". We will customize to suit your interests, budget and needs, while keeping a focus on the principles of ecological integrity.

Independent types of tours work well if you are looking for optional choices and less prepaid services. We  meet you at the airport and pre-arrange all your transfers, a few locally guided tours, some meals and all your accommodation. 

Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers and depart either daily or at specific days of the week. We also offer short modules at that you can piece together or take on their own if you are travelling independently but want to take part in a special organised package.

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 Belize Explorer
 Length: 6 days
 Country: Belize
Date: May , - November Level: Easy 
 Mayan ruins, rivers, and jungles: this is Belize. This is a specially designed community based ecotourism program for those seeking less included services.
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 Eco-Zone Explorer Panatanal and Iguassu Falls
 Length: 9 days
 Country: Brazil
Date: April , - December Level: Easy 
 This is a very unique tour taking in the lush Iguazu Falls rainforest, the wildlife of Pantanal freshwater flood plain, and freshwater snorkeling the tropical rivers and springs of Bonito.
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 Brazil - Ecoparque Amazon Nature Lodge
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 Country: Brazil
Date: Year round. , Level: Moderate 
 Amazon Jungle Lodge is in a very accessible location at just one hour from the Manaus International Airport. The lodge offers clients a comfortable and safe jungle experience.
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 Brazil Cristalino Model Ecolodge
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 Country: Brazil
Date: Year round. , Level: Moderate 
 The lodge has more than 550 bird species, including a number of interesting endemic species and probably at least 2000 species of butterfly! Several species of endangered primates live in the canopy of the pristine rainforest around the lodge, and mammals such as tapir, agouti and deer inhabit the forest floor.
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 Brazil Mamiraua Model Ecolodge.
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 Country: Brazil
Date: Year round. , Level: Moderate 
 A true conservation project located deep in the Amazon about 1 hour flight from Manaus. This area is one of few areas that you can visit in the undisturbed part of the Amazon rainforest.
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 Pantanal Ecolodges
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 Country: Brazil
Date: Year round. , Level: Easy 
 This is one of the best wildlife watching areas in the western hemisphere. Over 140,000 sq km of wetlands and plains.
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 Saltspring Island Kayak & Cuisine
 Length: 5 days
 Country: Canada
Date: Daily , Level: Active 
 These programs are specifically designed for beginners or people wanting to refresh skills they’ve let lapse. They take place in both fresh and salt water so that learners get comfortable with waves. Instructors are all certified.
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 Tai Chi Weekend Retreats
 Length: 3 days
 Country: Canada
Date: Spring ,   and Autumn Sessions Level: Active 
 Learn Tai Chi! We offer retreat weekends at Edenvale Retreat House in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island. Our sessions focus on the core elements of Tai Chi for health benefits as well as traditional Chinese natural philosophies and health.
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 Central Chile
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 Country: Chile
Date: Year round. , Level: Moderate 
 We have a very unique location in Chile that is easy to get to but few people visit as it is not as well publicized as others. Great hiking, wildlife, nice food and good people.
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 Costa Rica Rainforest Explorer
 Length: 7 days
 Country: Costa Rica
Date: April , - October Level: Easy 
 This is a 7 day/6 night program ideal for those independent travellers looking for a high quality, but inexpensive program that allows them to pick and choose additional tours while visiting, rather than pre-paying in advance.
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