- Gap Adventures South America
- Eco Hostel Malargue, Mendoza -www.hostelmalargue.com
- In a beautiful rural setting,
this solar-powered hostel offers the chance to get back to nature
on a working finca. Fantastic mountain views, clear skies and
home made tostaditas for breakfast. Part of the Hostelling International
Farm Hostel, Provincia
de Buenos Aires -www.familyfarmhostel.blogspot.com
- More than just a hostel, this
is an ecovoluntourist organization dedicated to developing sustainable
communities. Projects include building ecological constructions,
earth buildings made of natural materials and cultivating organic
gardens. Their aim is to make Family Farm Hostels a self-sufficient
community through the contributions of the visitors who can choose
whether they want to be mainly tourists or volunteers. Accomodation
is in either a mixed dorm or a private bedrrom (for couples),
and includes three meals a day, free instruction in Spanish,
ecological construction, yoga, massage, and more.
- Bonito HI Eco Hostel, Bonito -http://www.ajbonito.com.br
- The Bonito Ecological Hostel
was designed and built in 1997 by its civil engineer owner. Located
on the east side of the Bodoquena mountain region with some of
the the cleanest rivers in the world offering a large variety
of fish and wild animals, caves and balnearies. Ecological tourism
activities on offer include diving, adventure tree, flotation
/ snorkeling, tubing, quad bike, biking, horses-riding, and diving
in caves and rivers.
Camp, Patagonia -http://www.ecocamp.travel
Located in a beech forest in Torres del Paine National Park,
the camp comprises tented geodesic domes constructed from locally
sourced materials, and inspired by native nomadic Kawesqar
inhabitants. Registered under the environmental standard ISO
14001, the camp aims to have a minimal impact on the environment.
It uses solar and wind energy, and has a strict waste management
strategy. Visitors can trek in virgin beech forests and
admire the colossal calving glaciers of the national park.
Torre Suiza - A Backpackers
Paradise in the chilean lake district.
- A small hostel for the independent
budget traveler, built as a wooden Swiss-Chalet. The Swiss owners,
Claudia & Beat Zbinden, sold all their belongings in 1993
and cycled halfway round the world before settling in Villarrica.
- Black Sheep Inn
-an inexpensive ecologically friendly hotel high in the Andes
Mountains of Ecuador. The comfortable hostel offers affordable
accommodation and provides you with a great base for day hiking,
horseback riding, mountain biking, acclimating and exploring
- Casa Verde
- A new eco-hostel in beautiful
Baños, ecuador, established by a Kiwi/Aussie couple. They
offer a comfortable, peaceful and sustainable alternative
to enjoy the town and it's surrounds, with wonderful views of
valleys, hills and the Rio Pastaza.
- EcoLodge San Jorge -lodge in a traditional 18th Century Ecuadorian
farm located in the cloud forest north of Quito.
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