Ecolodge

You may be the kind of ecotraveler who enjoys the sense of travel with low impact on the environment, low energy use, and sustainable benefits flowing to the local host community. We try to include ecolodges, nature lodges, and other facilities catering to the interest and philosophy of travelers who enjoy being immersed comfortably in nature without causing damage. Usually you will have private accommodations and private bath, but rooms are simple and sometimes there my be limited or no electricity. We have our favorite ecolodges in many countries around the world. You may have heard about great ecolodges in Costa Rica, Belize, Kenya, Botswana, or South Africa. But how about sustainable-design ecolodges in Peru, Panama, Patagonia, Thailand, Mongolia, Nepal, Madagascar, and Gabon? We have lots of ecotravel ideas. See the trips listed below, or ask to talk with an ecotravel specialist when you call 1-800-255-8735.

ECOLODGE TRIPS
Peru: Amazon and Andes Odyssey
Cost: $3,595  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit the greatest sites of Peru in the Andes and Amazon, including Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Nature Reserve, where wildlife abounds and people do not.

Brazil: Amazon and Iguazu for Families
Cost: $2,395-$3,695  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Two totally different worlds, two comfortable family-friendly bases for wildlife, learning and hands-on fun.

Nepal: Annapurna Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike the scenic foothills beneath towering Annapurna, spending comfortable nights in cozy, hospitable guest houses along your trail. Porters carry your gear.

Belize Cayo and the Caye
Cost: $3,695  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Marvel at Mayan mysteries and rain forest wonders of this quintessential tropical environment in the company of a great naturalist guide. Stay in cozy ecolodges.

Papua New Guinea: Classic Goroka Show Tour
Cost: $7,560  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Sep. 4-16, 2014

Combine a classic sing-sing show with explorations of the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley, all with top-level accommodations.

Brazil: Complete Pantanal
Cost: $4,495  •  Duration: 10 days  •  May. 30-Jun. 8, 2014 or Privately on Request

Explore the planet's most extensive wetland. This unusual itinerary offers North and South Pantanal, featuring more wildlife than anywhere else in this hemisphere -- hyacinth macaws, black caimans, yellow anacondas, capybaras, anteaters, perhaps the elusive jaguar & more.

Costa Rica Adventure with Teens
Cost: $2,250  •  Duration: 8 days  •   2 upcoming departures

An exciting adventure up active volcanoes, through exotic rainforest, down ziplines, in boats, and on water. Join Kerina Rowley and her 18-year-old son in 2015. Perfectly timed for the end of school, consider this as a special gift for your child or grandkid.

Costa Rica Tropical Highlights
Cost: $2,725  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Flexible departures joining small groups

This trip includes amazing scenery, active days of hiking and other excursions, natural diversity and lots of wildlife, and cozy lodges with character, all sure to combine for a memorable adventure.

Costa Rica Tropical Treasures
Cost: $3,750  •  Duration: 9 days  •  Anytime with group with at least 2 people or anytime privately

Combine maximum natural diversity, Costa Rica's best scenery, a liberal dose of wildlife, cozy accommodations, and active hiking opportunities for a most memorable adventure.

Discover Malaysian Borneo
Cost: $3,895  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Aug. 4-17, 2014 •  Flexible departures joining small groups

Explore the greatest nature and culture sites of Malaysian Borneo while staying in award-winning ecolodges. Enjoy great hiking and birding options.

Thailand: Elephants, Arts and Adventure for Families
Cost: $2,500-$2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Your family will enjoy this active and hands-on experience -- it's a great first-time visitor's overview including some fantastic, quality time with elephants.

Nepal: Everest Namche Lodge Trek
Cost: $2,850  •  Duration: 11 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Hike to the heart of the Sherpa homeland and stay awhile in a cozy Sherpa lodge nestled in the highest valley of Nepal's Himalayas.

Nepal: Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Cost: $4,350  •  Duration: 19 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime. Choose your date or join a group.

Rwanda: Four-day Gorilla Adventure
Cost: $3,417-$3,797  •  Duration: 4 days  •   41 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

For those fortunate enough to do this, spending time up close with mountain gorillas is a lifetime highlight. This four-day trip allows enough time in stunning Parc National des Volcans for one or two gorilla treks and other natural and cultural encounters as well.

Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
Cost: $5,144-$5,715  •  Duration: 8 days  •   14 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Meet your ancestors on this chimp- and gorilla-focused trip featuring reserved permits, high standard accommodation, and the best guides and vehicles.

Grand and Gracious Nicaragua
Cost: $2,990  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the most distinctive and memorable features of Nicaragua from rich coffee country and iconic volcanoes to graceful Granada, Las Isletas and Lago Nicaragua.

Belize: Jungle Discovery Week for Families
Cost: $1,825-$2,360  •  Duration: 7 days  •   2 upcoming departures

Caves, crocodiles, ghosts! Geology, biology, anthropology! Hiking, swimming, paddling! A week in the rainforest of Belize will delight and fascinate everyone in your family. Put on your head lamp and get ready to explore. Plus, pack a snorkel and extend your trip on the coast.

Kenya Great Game Safari
Cost: $4,450  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Traverse several parks in search of large game with renowned guide Makau Nzioka, among Kenya's best birders and naturalists.

Belize: Mayan Secrets
Cost: $3,150  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Become an ancient Mayan in spirit as you join your expert guide in exploring the ruined cities, living forests, and reconstructed archaeology of a vanished civilization.

Peru: Mountain Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu
Cost: $4,425  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Multiple departures -- please call

This deluxe lodge-based trek rounds out our active Machu Picchu menu. Compared to the well-known Inca Trail, the hiking offers similar challenges and the scenery is equally breathtaking, but there are fewer trekkers enroute and the comforts in the evenings are luxurious.

Papua New Guinea: Mt. Hagen Show Tour Panorama
Cost: $7,255  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Aug. 15-25, 2014

Witness the famous Hagen sing-sing show, then visit the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley accompanied by great local guides.

Papua New Guinea: Mt. Hagen Show Tour Vista
Cost: $8,725  •  Duration: 13 days  •  Aug. 7-19, 2014

See the spectacular Hagen sing-sing and the fabled Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley, all with top-level accommodations and an expert escort.

Nicaragua Volcano Vistas
Cost: $3,095  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Enjoy an ecologically-sensitive exploration of the nature, scenery, and rural communities of Nicaragua. This is is a nature lover's fantasy tropical ecosystem escapade and a coffee connoisseur's dream java journey.

Oases of Chile: Atacama & Patagonia
Cost: $6,730  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Zipline through wine country. Climb sandstone hills and granite spires. Witness geothermal geysers. Circumnavigate blue lagoons. Encounter vast glaciers. Experience the vast range of Chile's landscapes with an adventure including the Atacama Desert of the north and the Patagonian Andes in the south.

Chile: Patagonia Discovery Safari
Cost: $5,235  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Daily departures, September to April

Choose your excursions around the Lake District and among the granite spires of Torres del Paine. Options include horseback riding, hiking, biking, boating, and more. Find yourself along towering glaciers, beside turquoise lagoons, and amidst breathtaking panoramas of the Andes.

Patagonia: Peaks, Plateaus & Glaciers
Cost: $5,290  •  Duration: 10 days  •  Dec. 27-Jan. 5, 2015

Ring in 2014 at the far end of the Andes. Few places on earth can compete with the grandeur and breathtaking beauty of this wild, pristine place. Extend for a grand time in Bueno Aires.

Papua New Guinea: Sepik Highlands Odyssey
Cost: $7,060  •  Duration: 12 days  •  Privately, May - July

This relaxed nature and culture expedition takes you to the Sepik River, Tari Highlands, and Waghi Valley to meet local people and observe colorful traditions.

Thailand Karen Home-Stay Trek
Cost: $1,750  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Weekly departures Oct-Mar

Meet the indigenous people of Thailand by trekking to their remote villages. This is a walk back in time, leaving technology trappings behind.

Three Gems of Nicaragua
Cost: $3,250  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Three alluring lodges distinguish this unique Nicaragua experience. Delight in your stays at Jicaro Lodge on one of the isletas near Granada, Totoco Lodge on Ometepe Island, and Morgan's Rock on the Pacific Coast near San Juan del Sur.

India: Tigers of Assam and Sunderbans
Cost: $5,350  •  Duration: 15 days

Visit Tadoba, Sunderbans and Kazirangain northeastern India in search of tigers, witness the Holi festival in Sunderbans, experience the city of joy, Kolkata, and more on this JOURNEYS Signature Trip with senior naturalist guide Avi Sarkhel.

Chile: Torres del Paine Trek
Cost: $4,250  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Friday weekly departures, October to April.

This famous hike of Southern Chile circles the the most scenic mountains in the southern Andes. Delight in spectacular trekking by day and comfortable ecocamps and rustic refugios at night.

Burma: Trek to the Last Village
Cost: $3,950  •  Duration: 11 days  •  Currently unavailable until further notice

Trekking through the tiny villages at the base of the towering Burmese Himalayas offers rich nature, tribal hospitality, and an unbounded exploration challenge.

Bhutan: Views, Valleys, and Visions
Cost: $3,450  •  Duration: 10 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

On this ten-day immersion in Buddhist culture, you may catch glimpses of the forest spirits, the leaping lamas, or at least a Musk Deer, Bearded Vulture, or Black-Necked Crane. Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica
Cost: $2,295  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 2015

Immersing ourselves in one of the richest environments of Central America, with writer/teacher Hannah Ensor, we use writing to expand our engagement and build our own senses of what it is to see, hear, feel, notice and even remember.

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