(PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Family friendly eco travel website, http://www.greenloons.com, just added two new tour operators, Explorandes Peru and Camino Travel tours, to their extensive eco vacation listings. Both tour operators are extremely family friendly and customizable, holding the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) eco-certifications respectively. By providing visibility to these smaller yet deserving certified providers, Greenloons levels the ecotourism playing field, and makes progress toward their mission provide the most unique, certified and sustainable travel opportunities possible to families worldwide.
Explorandes Peru has created four customizable and family friendly Peruvian eco tours specifically for Greenloons. The tours, which range from 4-10 days, take visitors on exciting journeys through the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. They have all obtained the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System designation, which enables an organization to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products, or services; improve its environmental performance continually and to implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets. For Explorandes Peru, the certification deals mostly with impacts of adventure travel activities in the field, such as waste and water management, toilet waste disposal and risk of fire in the cooking tents.
The Camino Travel tour through Costa Rica has received the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (Level 4), which rewards tourism companies that comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural, and social resource management. Focused on first time travelers to Costa Rica, the tour includes whitewater rafting through class III-IV rapids on the Pacuare River, hiking the Poas Volcano, and taking tours of a coffee farm and La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
According to Irene Lane, the Founder and President of Greenloons, “Families can feel good knowing that the Explorandes Peru and Camino Travel vacations, like all eco tours listed on Greenloons, have been certified as those that support local communities, emphasize environmental education, sustain conservation efforts, minimize tourist waste, and respect local cultural traditions.” The addition of these quality tours to the already informative and engaging website will help make strides toward strengthening certified and eco-friendly travel on a global scale.
Greenloons L.L.C. is a Washington DC based company dedicated to providing nature enthusiasts and wildlife conservationists worldwide with trusted information about responsible, sustainable, and certified ecotourism travel vacations and volunteer conservation efforts both in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please visit: http://www.greenloons.com.
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