- Gap Adventures South America
Don Joaqin Ecolodge,
Rustic converted cattle ranch, offering a range of nature based
activites. No cars allowed on the vast expanse of ranchland,
which is slowly converting back to a more natural state.
- A working cattle ranch in Argentine
Patagonia, run by generations of the Wood family who have worked
to produce a self-sufficient oasis and thriving cattle operation.
Life at Huechahue is centred on horseriding in the beautiful,
rugged and wild Patagonian steppes. Huechahue maintains traditional
values and customs whilst welcoming visitors into a unique world
where horses and cattle still roam free and food is home grown.
Estancias Rincon del
Sorro & San Alonso - http://www.rincondelsocorro.com
Rincon del Sorro & San Alonso
Very well done and artistic website for 2 ecolodges on Nature
reserves in Corrientes. Offering a wide range of wildlife and
conservation based experiences. The lodges were sustainably built
and feature organic and local menus.
Rio Manso Lodge
A beautiful fly fishing lodge high up in the Andes Mountains
with views over Lago Hess. If fishing isn't your thing there
are also a range of wildlife treks, horse treks and other activities
to partake in. Organic, locally produced menu.
Yacutinga Lodge - http://www.yacutinga.com
Popular ecolodge set in dense jungle, with a vast array of flora
and fauna to experience. Only a tiny amount of the complex is
taken up by buildings with the rest a dedicated reserve. These
buildings are made using sustainable local materials and the
lodge runs education, conservation and planting sessions throughout
Chalalan - http://www.chalalan.com
Madidi National Park
Well known community project, beautifully situated in a jungle
national park and next to an amazing lagoon. Owned by the Quechua.
Uses only sustainable methods for eating, cooking, cleaning and
living. The lodge also helps to support the local community,
preventing economic migration.
La Estancia Eco
Lodge - http://www.ecolodge-laketiticaca.com
Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca
This popular ecolodge is found on the sacred Island of the Sun
on Lake Titicaca and has stunning views of the mountains as well
as the lake itself. It is staffed by locals, making it the perfect
base from which to experience the lake and its surroundings.
Uses solar power, composting and recycling amongst other eco-friendly
San Miguel del Bala Eco Lodge - http://www.sanmigueldelbala.com
San Miguel del Bala
Community eco-tourism project run by the indigenous Tacana. The
area is all national park and offers great opportunities for
naturalists to experience the bolivian jungle. The lodge itself
was produced using sustainable and natural methods and composts
or recycles all of its waste.
Acajatuba Jungle Lodge - http://www.acajatuba.com.br
Beautiful and natively styled treetop lodge found deep in the
Brazilian Amazon. Offers great opportunities to relax and experience
the rain forest environment. Follows ecologically friendly principles
and has no electricity.
Village Jungle Lodge
Based on Native construction methods, this lodge is a perfect
base for exploring the jungle. Offers a wide range of tours and
activites for every type of guest. Features sustainable construction
methods and environmental controls on the surrounding area.
Jungle Lodge - http://www.anavilhanaslodge.com
Described by the New York Times as the most elegant jungle lodge
in the Amazon, this lodge has all the modern conveniences a traveler
could want and is perfectly placed on the banks of the Rio Negro.
The loge is also extremely environmentally aware, with features
such as sewage treatment, recycling and environmentally controlled
planning all part of its make up.
Barranco Alto Lodge - http://www.fazendabarrancoalto.com.br
Ferzando Barranco Alto
Truly stunning location of a beautiful lodge that offers fantastic
contact with the wildlife of the Brazilian pantantal (including
giant otters), while being situated next to an intricate network
of rivers and lagoons. Follows ecological principles and implements
a conservation program for locals as well as the farm.
Villa Tamarindo Eco Lodge,
Florianopolis Island -http://www.tamarindo.com.br
Colourful, beachside lodge offering relaxation and a wide variety
of activites, including "eco sports" (!?) and whale
watching. The lodge works on sustainable principles, and has
a huge ecological policy, which includes education in the community,
sustainable design and water recycling, amongst other measures.
Very simple and cozy rustic cabins in the rainforest just 140km
North of Rio de Janeiro. Features natural pools and waterfalls
alongside a range of activities in the jungle. The lodge works
at protecting the environment through a range of measures and
Fiordo Queulat -http://www.queulatlodge.com
Queulat National Park
Lodge strategically located on a picturesque fjord in Queulat
National Park on Western Aisen, five miles form the entrance
to the "Ventisquero Colgante" (Hanging Glacier) and
five hours north from Coyhaique. The lodge has four beautiful
cabins made of native wood and a comfortable clubhouse to relax
by the chimney watching the tides. Each cabin is heated with
wood stoves and has private bathroom and meals are served in
the Club House, with regional products prepared in a wood burning
kitchen.Activities include glacier and rainforest treks, sea
kayaking, birdwatching and fly fishing. Have a look at the photos
of the setting -looks amazing!
Colorado Eco Lodge,
Lake General Carrera - http://www.mallincolorado.cl
Beautiful lodge in Patagonia catering to just eighteen guests.
Situated next to a beautiful lake, there is a vast expanse of
Patagonia open for exploration. The area has a uniquely mild
microclimate as a result of the ice field to the west, and has
excellent opportunities for walking. Uses all natural sustainable
products for the interior and exterior of the cabins, with eco-friendly
wood heating systems.
de Sollipulli Lodge
Campsite made up of a series of "space domes", in the
heart of the mountains. Describes itself as the gateway to Chilean
Patagonia and offers great opportunities to visit the local wildlife
and attractions, including volcano treks and guiser walks. The
camp itself is fairly low impact - obviously the lack of buildings
makes it more sustainable, but features all the mod-cons.
Cantil - http://www.elcantil.com
Beautiful lodge on Colombia's Pacific coast, offering a raft
of incredible experiences including whale watching, scuba diving
and kayaking through the jungle.
Lodge - http://www.pijibalodge.com
Another stunning lodge on the Pacific Coast. Again featuring
fantastic whale watching and scuba diving experiences. Winner
of an Ecotourism excellence award, for its environmental protection
efforts, in 2000. No electricity.
San Bernardo del Viento
Picturesque location on the Caribbean Sea, close to Cartagena.
Right on the beach, but with jungle behind, the lodge offers
a fantastic opportunity to view the natural world. Extremely
environmentally conscious with composting toilets, mangrove reforestation
and local education projects an important part of the lodge's
Black Sheep Inn
An ecologically friendly hotel high in the Andes five hours from
the capital, Quito. Winners of many awards for sustainable tourism,
they have a strong environmental policy and are accredited by
the Asociacion Ecuatoriana de Ecoturismo.The inn provides an
excellent base for day hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking,
acclimating and exploring native indian markets.
El Monte Cloudforest Lodge - http://www.ecuadorcloudforest.com
A sustainably managed ecolodge, with private cabins in verdant
cloud forest. Most of the land is maintained as cloud forest,
with low impact meals and the lodge's philosophy is to maintain
a low impact form of tourism.
Ecolodge - http://www.kapawi.com
A World famous lodge, deep in the Amazon Jungle. Working in partnership
with the indigegenous Archuar people, the lodge promotes environmental
policies in the region as well as implementing composting toilets,
recycling and solar power and heating for the lodge itself.
Reserva Ecologica Pachijal, Mindo -http://www.pachijalreserve.com
A small eco and birding Lodge
located in 100Ha of Cloud Forest near Mindo. Features a
roof terrace with panoramic view where you can observe the amazing
biodiversity of the region. They offer accommodation only, wildlife
viewing and birding packages
Sani Lodge - http://www.sanilodge.com
Sani Isla, nr Coca
Remote lodge, reached only by dugout canoe along the Rio Napo
from Coca. Promotes ecotourism and sustainable conservation measures
to the local community and its guests. Uses solar power.
San Jorge Ecolodges - http://www.hostsanjorge.com.ec
A collection of Ecolodges situated around the country. The lodges
have all the mod-cons, but also take on volunteers and have a
focused area of conservation. The areas are botany, hummingbirds,
orchids and birds and a wildlife sanctury.
Lodge - http://www.yachana.com
2.5hrs by canoe from Coca
Award winning and immensely popular ecolodge found deep in the
Amazon, Yachana also has extremely comfortable rooms. The lodge
works towards local education alongside its personal conservation
efforts, which include solar power, organic meals and recycling,
amongst other methods.
A small family run lodge found on the Savannah of central Guyana
where the Rainforest and Mountains meet. The lodge is very friendly
and can be very helpful in terms of organising excurisions around
the region. The owners have a very good relationship with the
locals and run joint conservation efforts together with large
1 hour drive from Georgetown
A large scale resort that also includes a reserve of 125 hectares
of primary rainforest. The lodge offers both luxurious and budget
accommodation, along with a range of activities for guests to
take part in. The reserve promotes ecologically sensitive tourism
in partnership with local communities.
Amarakaeri Eco Lodge - http://www.amarakaeriecolodge.com
Rustic lodge situated in a large reserve just two hours from
Cusco. The lodge itself has a rustic feel, uses recycled rainwater
and also takes on volunteers to teach English and conservation
to the locals, through a library and education program.
Aqua Expeditions - http://www.aquaexpeditions.com
The Peruvian Amazon
Not technically an Ecolodge, but the M/V Aqua is the first luxury
vessel to cruise the Amazon. The company offers a collectionThe
vessel also treats the river water for safe usage and uses low
Ecoamazonia Lodge - http://www.ecoamazonia.com.pe
Puerto Maldonado, Cusco
Another beautifully located lodge deep in the jungle, but also
featuring most of the mod-cons of a city lodge. Despite this
the lodge uses solar power on many buildings, implements a recycling
program and also runs conservation classes.
Pampa Hermosa Lodge - http://www.pampahermosalodge.com
Chanchamayo nr. San Ramon
Beautiful location in the stunning Peruvian Amazon, surrounded
by rainforest. The lodge describes itself as a waterfall paradise
and offers the opportunity to see a lot of the reserve's stunning
wildlife and flora. Traditional style cabañas, with not
electricity and promoting ecologically friendly measures to the
Madre de Dios, Cusco
The lodge was founded in 1991 and prides itself on being small
and well run as a result. It is located on the banks of the Madre
de Dios, in dense jungle and presents a fantastic opportunity
to experience Peru's nature. The lodge uses solar power, sustainable
building designs and aims to implement its own program to protect
the surrounding rainforest.
la Costa Eco Lodge
Henri Pittier National Park
An absolutely beautiful location on Venezuela's Caribbean coastline,
showcasing azure waters and swathes of marine life. Loads of
marine related activities in Venezuela's oldest national park.
All the buildings have energy and water saving features and have
been designed to maximise the habitat space for wildlife.
Also operate Cienega
Coral Lagoon Lodge which is in a bay accessable only
by sea and right on the waterfront.
Cedral - http://www.elcedral.com
Another well made website showcases the wildlife experiences
that can be had at El Cedral Ranch including Anacondas, Pink
dolphins, capibaras and a range of other wildlife that makes
this area world famous. The lodge and its surroundings have featured
in many natural publications and the reserve itself is what makes
Delta Lodges - http://orinocodelta.com
A collection of lodges providing comfortable accommodation in
native style cabins. The lodge aims to be low impact and also
works with the local people towards conservation and education
efforts. Volunteer/Work Experience Program.
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