After a long time where you couldn’t just go out and see the world, there are a lot of things to do and planning is just the beginning.
Many touristic places around the planet are still closed, due to the pandemic, and many of them are fighting to be open whenever it is permitted to receive visitors again. This is the case of many local Communities worldwide. Now, if we know today how health is important, the fact of protecting the Lungs of the World should be a matter of personal responsibility.
Last year, more than 2 million of hectares of the Amazon Rainforest, were burned only in August, to its southern area. Those are zones where Indigenous Communities have been historically living, but now are being pushed by the powerful interests of important extractive industries and poverty.
That’s why, this moment of planning becomes crucial, as your next holidays may combine all: mesmerizing yourself with the marvellous landscapes, experiencing pure nature, learning from ways of living who respect a symbiosis with the environment, safety from the pandemic, remoteness with all comfort you want to find on a luxury holiday, and of course, the responsibility that comes with the help you could provide to a local Community.
Napo Wildlife Center follows the dream of the Añangu Community, to develop themselves, without having to rely on the extractive companies that are affecting the Amazon Rainforest, and that are looking to set ground nearby. The luxury ecolodge has been recently awarded by Premios Latinoamérica Verde (Green Latin America Awards) as one of the best projects, allowing a sustainable Human Development (Latinoamérica Verde, 2020). Additionally, World Travel Awards have chosen the project as nominee for the Ecuador’s Leading Green Hotel 2020 award and as nominee for the South America’s Leading Eco lodge 2020 award. It should be emphasized that Napo Wildlife Center was recognized as Ecuador’s Leading Green Hotel in 2018 and 2019 already. (World Travel Awards, 2020)
Ecuador is already open for international flights, and we see the effort to beat the pandemic is giving its results already. We know the Yasuní National Park, where the Añangu Community has been living for generations, will be open very soon. Therefore, planning your holidays for a near future, may not only result on giving you a great experience, but involving yourself with responsible tourism, on a project well managed by their owners, the Amazon Rainforest Protectors.