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Peru – Interactive Cultural Adventure

February 28th, 2017

This is a five day trip that changes everyones lives! You are invited to join a small team that will be building cooking stoves in the highland villages of Peru. Most Peruvian women in these villages still cook in a mud hut with poor ventillation and soot soaked walls balancing their pots on stones above open flames. This trip immerses you into true Peruvian culture that you won’t see while out with your tour groups, yet due to the schedule, you are able to incorporate it into a longer holiday if you wish.

clip_image002.jpgYou will meet in Cajamarca, Peru at noon on Monday for lunch at the Hostel. You’ll have a stovebuilding class for 3-4 hrs in the afternoon. The next day you’ll meet the local family you’ll be building the stove for and help transport the materials. Day three you build the stove for the family, on Day four you complete the work and enjoy the family hospitality. On Friday, breakfast is cooked on the new stove!!! You arrive back in Cajamarca Friday afternoon.

Departures: Monday Departures from U.S. year round

Price: From U.S. $435.00 excluding flights (5days), including building supplies

Contact: http://www.responsibletravel.com/Trip/Trip100765.htm

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Visit Iceland’s Snaefellsjokull National Park and the nearby Eco-friendly Hotel Hellnar

February 27th, 2017

Hotel Hellnar is 10 minutes away from Snaefellsjokull National Park where there is an abundant wildlife such as arctic fox and white-tailed eagles and the park has many incredible views of rock and ice formations as ancient lava flows are prominent in this landscape and there are a wealth of caves in the area, which are said to have inspired Jules Verne to choose the top crater at Snaefellsjokull as the entry point in his famous novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth. The hotel can help arrange horse-riding tours through lava-fields or along sandy beaches and Island Tours from Stykkisholmur where boat sails close to islands where birds such as puffins, cormorants, kitti-wakes and seaeagles nest. Also, there are many hiking trails from the hotel to a wide range of nearby natural attractions.

Hotel Hellnar is the first travel and tourism business in Iceland to be certified by GREEN GLOBE, and has been certified since 2002. This hotel is safely far away from the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano which erupted in the spring of 2010 and caused so much havoc with air travel to Europe. They offer accommodations with spectacular ocean view, at the heart of Snaefellsjokull Glacier. They are open from May 10th to September 15th. The hotel was originally planned to be a spiritual retreat it is currently a modern but simple, single story wood building that comfortably coexists visually with the surrounding natural splendor. See more information on the hotel’s website.

For more information on travel in Iceland you may want to check out this great travel guide on Amazon.

Here is a website that will also provide more detailed information about sustainable travel in Iceland.

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