All travel leaves a carbon footprint. But travel to certain destinations can benefit those places enormously, and even contribute to ensuring their very survival. At Tambopata Ecolodge, our whole reason for being is the protection and conservation of the Amazon rainforests that are our home, and in the face of multiple and ongoing threats we have learned that only ecotourism can guarantee those forests’ continued existence.
Around the world, many travel companies engage in what has become known as “greenwashing”. In our case, nature conservation based on eco-friendly travel practices is what we have been doing for more than 30 years. And finally, the world seems to be catching up with us! Today’s devotees of responsible travel are showing that green travel is not a passing trend, but a portable lifestyle choice. More and more travelers have shown that they are committed to making more environmentally sound choices, and that they understand that sustainable travel is all about creating a positive effect on the communities they visit, and even leaving the place they experience better than they found it.
So, what is green travel? Well, at Tambopata Ecolodge we believe that exercising choices that are aligned with a sincere ecological commitment means that being green doesn’t involve making any kind of sacrifice.
Although no form of international travel can be fully green, traveling to enjoy oneself while at the same time choosing an outdoor destination that relies on ecotourism and ecoadventure initiatives for its survival should not generate any sense of guilt among ecologically aware travelers.
At Tambopata Ecolodge, we are fully committed to Earth-friendly policies and practices. It is by both practicing and promoting ecotourism and ecofriendly living that we are able to continue our essential work in the fields of habitat conservation and the protection of natural resources. In the areas of rainforest that we protect, the environment has its own rights.
The Peruvian Amazon is both our home and workplace, and so of course we naturally embrace the green lifestyle, and we invite our guests to do the same.
Of course, you’ll need to fly to get to us, and there really aren’t any green ways of flying. But there are many ways you can shrink your carbon footprint if you plan your vacation carefully (fly coach, make as few stopovers as possible, look into carbon offsetting projects, etc.). Today, for example, many nature lovers are committed to traveling less, and also maybe staying longer instead at the places they do visit. And, of course, a visit to the Amazon basin really is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. At Tambopata Ecolodge we know this, and we work to ensure that every one of our guests enjoys an unforgettable, life-enhancing experience, through which they can remind themselves, and everyone they know, of the importance of conserving our shared natural world.