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Chile

Campo Aventura, Cochamo Valley -http://www.campo-aventura.com
Specialist tour operator based on 90 Ha of untouched nature in the scenic valley of the Rio Cochamo. Home made organic cookery is on offer, and you can stay in the riverside hostel or mountain lodge. A wide range of activities include hiking, kayaking, birdwatching and in particular horse riding. The have a clear philosophy of Responsible Tourism and protecting the environment. We especially like the character profiles on the page describing their team. 

Indigo Hotel, Chile, Puerto Natales -http://www.indigopatagonia.com
Stunningly modern hotel designed by acclaimed architect Sebastián Irarrázaval. Just 29 rooms and one suite, most overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope and Glacier Balmaceda in Torres del Paine National Park. The building is a fusion of natural materials around a central void, divided by an impressive vertical curtain of eucalyptus.-see the photos. The spa includes the most amazing outdoor jacuzzis plus massage room and sauna. Activities including trekking in Torres del Paine, kayaking through the glaciated fjord, horseriding in Patagonia and glacier cruises in a typical cutter.

Magic Mountain Hotel ,Huilo Huilo -http://www.huilohuilo.cl
Hotel and two lodges designed to integrate into the landscape at the Huilo Huilo reserve. The Montana Magica Lodge is built cave-like into the mountain and the Baobab Hotel is built around an oak tree. There are also hostels and shelters,, Neltume and Puerta Fuy in the forest for travellers on a budget.

Ulaa Patagonia, Patagonia -http://www.ulaapatagonia.com
The website describes it as a non traditional hotel concept, an agrotourism complex based on eco beliefs where the exotic and the fantastic are merged together in overwhelming surroundings. Accommodation is in a number of cabins in a variety of situations -the Beach House located in a small arrayán forest on the beach of Lago Puelo Inferior, the Farmhouse overlooking the organic farm, the Guesthouse Lago Las Rocas and the Main Lodge with its family atmosphere. Their aim is to generate ecological awareness through the activities in ecotourism as well as in Web communities. A magical location.

Ecuador

Black Sheep Inn, Chugchilán, Cotopaxi -http://www.blacksheepinn.com
Inexpensive eco bed and breakfast located in the heights of the Ecuadorian Andes. They serve gourmet vegetarian food with produce from their organic gardens. Eco-Certified by the Ecuadorian Association of Ecotourism and Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador, they have won many awards as one of the top ecolodges in the world. This initmate hotel has just eight rooms with wood burning stoves. They are big on environmental awareness and are responsible for numerous projects supporting the local community. The hotel is a permaculture demonstration site, has composting toilets and recycles their waste....but there is much more and you should read their environmental statement. 

Peru

Eco Inn, lima -http://www.ecoinnhotels.com
A chain of hotels in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Titcaca. Features include natural materials used in construction, solar heating system for water and energy, waste recycling, natural cleaning materials, organic food and local environmental programmes. The website also includes an incredibly annoying sound track. Other hotels at Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Valley and Sacred Valley.

Venzuela


See also Ecolodges in South America.

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