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Eco-friendly experiences in South America
Eco-tourism in South America is exciting and progressive. Many tours and activities focus on sustainability and responsibility to local communities, and there's much for the environmentally conscious traveller to see and do. Our Lightfoot Travel experts can help to create a bespoke eco-trip while taking your holiday preferences, unique cultural traditions, and the planet into consideration.
Ecotourism in Peru includes the conservation and preservation of historical landmarks, nature and communities. Visit the Manatee Rescue Centre, where biologists and volunteers care for endangered Amazon manatees. In Cusco, you can contribute to preserving the indigenous Quechua’s artisanal weaving processes by buying their iconic colourful knitwear.
At the Charles Darwin Station on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, learn how the conservation of the islands is carried out. Meanwhile, Costa Rica is at the forefront of sustainable tourism with its diverse array of ecosystems, from cloud forests and rainforests to wetlands and coastal marine areas.