...is devoted to the love and understanding of Nature. Our work focuses on conservation and support to local cultures throughout the Maya World, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. We take eco-oriented travelers on experiential adventures to unique destinations.
Join our expeditions and go jungle trekking and mountaineering... star gazing, whitewater rafting, caving or scuba diving... You may sign up for a specialist-led in-depth experience in nature and go on unique archaeological adventures in our biodiversity-rich forests, while you meet the people of Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama... Explore sanctuaries for the preservation of endangered species and the wonders of nature and ancient Maya cities while you experience people, places and share our culture & lifework with us!
...include providing real eco- travel opportunities for real eco- adventurers... but more than this... we are forming a network of people who appreciate the natural world and native cultures! If you are looking for a trip with a purpose and a hands-on approach... get in touch with us!
Being involved in ecotourism means much more than taking people through the jungle... We do more than watch the flora and fauna or visit archaeological sites of great value... To us ecotourism is not a marketing strategy but a statement about our involvement and objectives... What it means to us is working for the conservation of the very ecosystems we visit, protecting the endangered species from irresponsible human behavior and its effects, as well as supporting and respecting local cultures in their own development the way they understand it and not the way western culture may dictate... We hope to be helping secure the areas we visit for the sons and daughters of nature to live in...
Ecotourism and Adventure Specialists is currently supporting hands-on projects where our partners are contributing to make a difference, however small, in the destinies of many people we know and work closely with in rural communities... Our partners are helping preserve the last Forest Society, the last Cloud Forest- where the Quetzal Bird lives or the last lagoons where the Scarlet Macaws nest and feed... They are sharing their cosmic vision and welcoming those who know and appreciate these ancient values as a part of their own family!
Our partners are preserving medicinal plants and want to share their knowledge about the great healing powers of plants, demonstrating the deep connection between our well-being and the magic of the natural world! They are showing they can make a living making an adequate use of the jungle and its resources and have asked us to help them commercialize their handicrafts and products... All of our staff are committed to help rescue the Scarlet Macaw. A young macaw chick appears on our logo, a symbol of health, hope and beauty!
Each of our guides is a real expert in his or her field of expertise. From our architects and historians in Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca & San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico and Guatemala City & Antigua in Guatemala, who guide our city and museum toursm our archaeologist friends and partners and the epigraphers who will read the Maya glyphs to you around the Maya World, and elite sportsmen & women, who guide our extreme volcano and new mountain biking adventures, to our jungle trekkers -naturalists and birders- going through our river guides, cavers, volcano climbers and divers, each and every one of our guides is a master at what he or she does and loves!!! That is why when traveling with us you will learn and enjoy... while your comfort, safety and well being are our top priority. Most of our staff were conservationists long before becoming involved in ecotourism and were wilderness explorers, who made great long-lasting friendships with people in rural communities. In other words, we were ecotourists ourselves, a long time before the term was even "invented" in the 1980s. It is this great friendship and trust that serves as the base for all of our operations and mutually beneficial relationships with people and nature!!! All of our staff is integrated by trained professionals, who excel in their areas of expertise.
Our equipment is state of the art gear... ranging from our vehicles to everything at our camp sites and field gadgets... We have comfortable equipment that is environmentally friendly and safe. Everything we have from tents and camping chairs to cookware is specially thought-out to avoid waste and pollution. We haven’t left anything to chance... We carry first-aid kits including every imaginable cure to every possible condition in a jungle setting... (including snakebite antidotes, anti-histamines, pain relievers, vitamins and natural remedies, etc...) Our staff are also trained paramedics and know how to handle emergencies for our extreme adventures and action sport operations. We have all of this and more: GPS, altimeters, infrared vision telescopes for wildlife observation by night, comfortable drinking bottles and great 4X4 vehicles, specially built for the type of traveling involved.
Our meals are well thought out: balanced, healthy and nutritious. We know when you need more energy that you can use fast... and we know when a tablet of vitamin C might help you get a fresh start the following morning if you are not used to rugged terrain and climbing temples on a daily basis... This will help you enjoy the uniqueness of exploring nature with us. We use only the freshest and finest organic ingredients in preparing our meals and, of course, our secret ingredients in everything we do: love and respect...