Two years later : some news from Latin America

From 2014 to 2016 I traveled through 16 countries of Latin America swapping my marketing skills in exchange for food and accomodation, and making videos to document good practices for a more responsible and sustainable tourism : a HopTour of Latin America. I stayed in touch with many of the tourism stakeholders I met on more »

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Pacoche, Shanti, Rio Muchacho, three ecolodges on the Pacific Coast

[Ecuador] After the capital, the Amazon rainforest and the Andes mountains, I changed completely of scenery to spend 10 days on the pacific coast of the country, or more exactly, in the central part of it, in the Manabí region. I visited three hotels/lodges: Pacoche – natural reserve & lodge, RioMuchacho – organic farm & lodge, and more »

Huasquila Lodge Amazon Ecuador

Huasquila Lodge, reforestation and accessible tourism

[Ecuador] I met Bastienne during the eco-tourism conference ESTC15 in Quito. With her husband, Pablo, they developped a great responsible tourism project near Tena at the entrance of the Amazon. Huasquila Lodge was the first hotel to open in Cotundo village and take up a sweet challenge, which was to develop the destination tourism attraction and offer more »

village rio indillama

Rio Indillama, Kichwa community in the Yasuni National Park

[Ecuador] After Shayari and Limoncocha, I’m welcomed in a 3rd kichwa community of the ecuadorian amazon, this time on the Napo river and at the nord-west entrance of the famous and vast Yasuni National Park. It’s a very improvised last-minute visit. I met, during a Rainforest Alliance meeting and training at Limoncocha, Otorino who offered me to come and stay more »

Guillermo - Comunidad Shayari, Amazonia, Ecuador

Shayari, Kichwa community and rehabilitation of wild animals

[Ecuador] I started my tour of ecuadorian Amazonia with a beautiful experience within the kichwa community of Shayari (14 families, 97 people). I was welcomed during 3 days in the family of Fauster and Guillermo. They prepared me such a program of activities, very complete, delicious mix of tropical nature, kichwa culture and local gastronomy. more »