After more than 20 years of striving to promote responsible tourism, in mostly remote locations and important destinations in the Andes and the Amazon of Bolivia and Peru, we decided to open ECOAMERICAPERU. This is the sister company of America Tours Bolivia (america-ecotours.com), the leading ecotourism company in Bolivia since 1998 which is largely responsible for the rapid positioning of spectacular destinations. As ECOAMERICAPERU we continue our commitment: to empower locals– especially those neighboring well-preserved landscapes or unique places with unparalleled biodiversity and wildlife, and also some territories of first nations who continue their struggle for better opportunities in their economic development. As well, we are committed to help save precious world heritage sites, historical, and cultural places that we visit with our international clients. Be part of our quest!
Promote and provide quality tourist services through efficient and environmentally friendly operations, culture and heritage, relying on our experience and constant training of our staff.
To be a leading operator in ecotourism and responsible tourism that supports tourism development and collaborate with the conservation of natural, historical and cultural heritage, providing quality services in national and international destinations.
Our clients always come first, providing them with high quality services is our priority. We serve our clients with honesty and knowledge in our industry and the reality of our country is our priority. Being responsible with our tourist operations is our priority.
Our operations include third parties that are individuals or companies that work legally in the tourist activity, whose services do not create a threat, do not deteriorate natural resources in tourist destinations, or violate human rights.
From Ecotourism towards Responsible Tourism
We believe that tourism, the largest global service industry and one of the top industries for poor countries, has a social and environmental obligation. Ecotourism became prevalent as a travel concept in the late 1980s as the desire grew to travel to natural destinations, ensuring that tourism and tourists respect the flora and fauna by emphasizing conservation, education, low impact travel, and social and cultural participation. In late years we entered in the realm of Responsible Tourism, a more ample concept that fits with our business selling tours not only including untouched nature but more. Responsible tourism is not only about conservation, but takes into account the welfare of the local people and how tourism affects their lives and livelihood.
Since 2019, before the Covit 19 pandemia, we are part of a group of international operators collaborating with Terra Incognita which is leading discussions to create Principles for a New Global Ethical Code of Conduct for Ecotourism. Here a list of summarized highlights:
- We put wildlife first.
- We conserve and enhance wildlife.
- We respect local people.
- We benefit local people.
- We strive for a positive impact.
- We share our knowledge.
- We respect boundaries.
- We avoid irreplaceable losses.
- We contribute to a global community who travel for good
- We’re eyes on the ground.
- We strive to continuously improve.
We are helping to mitigate and stop negative impacts in wildlife, support efforts to solve relevant ecological challenges at local, national or global level collaborating with local and regional conservation organizations and citizen science. We respect and work alongside local and indigenous communities, work in all possible partnerships with all communities to help solve specific economic, social and cultural challenges. We strive for net positive impact on people and the planet in business decisions we make, focusing on sustainability. We use education and interpretation to amplify positive impacts and build greater environmental, social, political and cultural awareness, also help improve the tourism sector.
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As ECOAMERICAPERU we are always looking for outstanding national and international partners B2B that are looking for excellence in travel experiences and that place a great emphasis on environmental and social responsibility
Eliana Ricalde, is an architect involved in rescuing Cusco’s monumental heritage, and presently also working as the Assistant of the Executive Director of the Guaman Poma de Ayala Center, one of the most influential NGOs dedicated to support municipal and social development in South Peru.
David G. Ricalde is a field biologist, ornithologist, and consultant who worked in conservation and tourism development in important destinations of Peru and Bolivia for over 25 years. He is also an experienced wildlife and wetland researcher, and a dedicated environmental activist.
Jasmin Caballero is a consultant in destination management with extensive experience in developing tourism destinations and training of human resources in the Andes and Amazon. She worked for conservation and development agencies in Bolivia for over 15 years. She is also the owner of America Tours Bolivia SRL.
What Is Ecotourism and Responsible Tourism?
We believe that tourism, the largest global service industry and one of the top industries for poor countries, has a
social and environmental obligation.
Ecotourism became prevalent as a travel concept in the late 1980s as the desire grew to travel to natural destinations.
Ecotourism ensures that tourism and tourists respect the flora and fauna by emphasizing conservation, education, low
impact travel, and social and cultural participation. Their mantra: Take only photographs; leave only footprints.
Responsible tourism is not only about conservation, but takes into account the welfare of the local people and how
tourism affects their lives and livelihood. To this end, we are committed to the social and environmental impact of
- To provide travel that minimizes negative impact;
- Brings economic benefits to host communities;
- Preserves the culture and natural resources of the destinations.
We protect our business by protecting the destinations on which our business depends.
Helping Conservation Efforts in saving threatened valuable ecosystems in Peru
We support ECOAN (Association of Andean Eco Sistemas)— a Non-Governmental Organization –dedicated to
the preservation of Andean endangered species and ecosystems. This organization leads community-based conservation
projects in Peru. For instance, in northern Peru, ECOAN created a world-class nature reserve at Patricia summit for the
protection of endangered species like the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey and Long-whiskered Owlet, among other
poorly-known. Nearby, ECOAN helped the Pomacochas Community establish an ecological easement – the first of its kind in
Peru – to preserve the habitat for the rare Marvelous Spatuletail Hummingbird. Also, ECOAN has worked with communities
surrounding these two reserves to plant more than 800,000 native trees and coffee bushes to restore forests and habitat
connectivity among degraded private lands.
Also we support the Cocha Cashu Biological Station, a remote tropical ecology field station located in
Manu National Park, in Southeastern Peru. Now training several talented young Peruvian biologists coming from all over
Peru.Cocha Cashu is unique and well-known to be a field station situated in a vast region minimally impacted by man.
International ecologists are, for over 40 years, providing critical insights about the biodiversity and processes of a
healthy, intact rainforest like nowhere else in the Western Amazon. Since 2009, several groups of students have
benefited from intense field courses in tropical biology with the hope to prepare nationals to undertake more interest
in field science and conservation biology.