Newly Launched Tour Operator Offers A Sustainable Take On Travel In South America

As more people become aware of eco-travel and the sustainability issues surrounding tourism, the demand for ethically-minded travel is growing. Many travellers are becoming more discerning, wanting to escape the well-trodden tourist trail and really connect with the local life and culture of the places they visit.

South America has a wealth of fascinating cultures, communities and traditions to explore, as well as some of the most breathtaking landscapes and eco-systems on the planet. Offering tailor-made trips across Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil as well as bespoke eco-adventures to Chile, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, Sumak gives travellers the opportunity to combine community-based eco-tourism with visits to the well-known highlights of each of these countries.

On Sumak Travel’s Argentina eco-tours, as well as exploring the exciting capital city of Buenos Aires and the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, travellers can discover the distinct landscapes and culture of Northern Argentina. Staying within rural settlements and villages around Salta they’ll take part in the everyday life and activities of the local communities. Each activity or excursion draws the visitor into the heart of rural Argentina, showing them the people, culture and places that make it tick.

Other experiences include Amazon adventures, visits to vibrant urban and coastal communities on eco-trips to Brazil or fair-trade projects in rural Colombia. On all trips travellers will see incredible sights, meet inspirational people, sit down to talk and eat with the locals and gain a true insight into life in Latin America.

The website features a range of eco-trips, from 6 to 16 days, but all are entirely flexible itineraries and can be tailor-made to suit each traveller.

Sumak Travel also caters for school and university groups on field and research trips to South America, organising expert guides, local specialists and academics, as well as workshops with social entrepreneurs and innovators. Sumak Travel is an active member of Tourism Concern, Responsible Travel and the Travel Foundation.