Trees, Water & People’s (TWP) 2010 EcoTour will take travelers to El Salvador and Nicaragua to experience our international programs first-hand while enjoying the beautiful culture of these two Central American countries.
Starting in El Salvador, participants will visit Joya de Ceren, an archeological sight similar to Pompeii. In Candelaria de la Frontera, they will have a chance to learn how our fuel-efficient Justa stove is made from start-to-finish by actually participating in the process. Later, we will travel to our El Porvenir tree nursery to plant a grove of fruit trees. The El Salvador tour will end with exotic bird watching and scenic hiking in the Los Volcanes National Park. From El Salvador the EcoTour will travel to Nicaragua. The adventure continues with a tour of the PROLEÑA EcoStove factory in Managua. From Managua, the group will travel to La Paz Centro to tour TWP’s tree nursery, a reforestation site, and a ceramics factory. The trip will end with explorations of León and Granada, two of Nicaragua’s most picturesque colonial-era cities.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will bring adventurous travelers to the heart of TWP’s mission. Our commitment to developing sustainable community-based conservation solutions can be clearly seen when you travel to the places where our programs are being implemented. Meeting and working with the communities we serve will be an unforgettable opportunity!
TWP EcoTours are conducted through the Mesoamerican Tourism Alliance, an alliance of local organizations committed to the development and promotion of sustainable tourism as a means for supporting conservation efforts in Central America. The dates for our 2010 EcoTour will be February 7-16 and the $2,850/person price includes all lodging, meals, tours, and local transportation. For more information, please contact Allison Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.