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Base of operations: Ecuador -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 7
M19828 and Center for Geotourism Training is an award-winning, Amazon ecotourism destination that inspires thousands of international and Ecuadorian visitors each year. A 2008 winner in the National Geographic Ashoka Changemakers Geotourism Challenge as the best example of Geotourism in the world, M19828, is the only lodge in the country run by students of ecotourism and sustainable development! Here students get practical, hands-on experience while managing the operation, guided by professional staff acting as their mentors and trainers and this is what helps make your stay with us a truly unique experience.

As you embark on your journey deep into the Amazon, you can be proud that your visit is helping to address not only education but also conservation and sustainable development in a unique way in this environmentally sensitive region. At M19828, we believe the future of the rainforest is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of its inhabitants and only those who call the rainforest their home can ensure its survival.
Questions and Answers
M19828 and Center for Geotourism Training is an internationally recognized Amazonian ecolodge.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

It was founded in 1995, so it is 17 years old. It started as part of the Foundation Yachana (1991)

2. What is your company's mission?

To teach visitors and local inhabitants about the rich diversity of the Amazon and the importance of its conservation.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Geotourism and best Eco-tourism practices.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Originally from the US state of Kentucky, Douglas moved to Ecuador in 1986. After working for six years as an environmental and cultural consultant for the oil industry, he realized that something had to be done to help the people living in the Amazon region. In 1991 he founded the Yachana Foundation to develop community-based solutions to poverty and environmental conservation in the rainforest. Over the years the Foundation has created many opportunities through its work in education, conservation, ecotourism and health care along with its countless community development initiatives.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

5 days / 4 nights, considered as a classic package.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Excellent service and professionalism!

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M19828
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The Yachana Exchange Students Tour The Yachana Exchange Students Tour 10% off.

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A tour designed for students interested in learning about a unique education model located in the heart of the Amazon while giving them the opportunity to interact with Yachana students.

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Tour Package
Volunteering Vacations
Rainforest
USD 285 Ecuador

Yachana Culinary Tour Yachana Culinary Tour 10% off.

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This 4 or 5-day Yachana culinary tour offers the option to combine learning about the ancestral culinary arts of the Ecuadorian Amazon while participating in a variety of activities in the jungle.

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Tour Package
Food & Wine
Rainforest
USD 415 Ecuador

Yachana Lodge Yachana Lodge 10% off.

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Yachana Lodge, 2008 winner of the NatGeo Ashoka Changemakers Geotourism Challenge as the best example of Geotourism because of its focus on education and sustainable development in the Amazon.

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Property
Eco lodges
USD 375 Ecuador
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