VILCABAMBA “CONSERVATION WITH LODGING”
A recent development in world tourism industry is the Ecolodge concept. Under this mode, people who can realize their aptitude to protect biodiversity have endeavored to create a profitable and controlled use of an area’s attractions (i.e. adobe rooms, wooden cabins, camping, nature trails), in order to maintain and valorize it. In doing so, a complete self-sustainable cycle of intervention is accomplished.
Earth travelers, no longer mere passive tourists -unaware and unconcerned passersby- become instead doubly satisfied, with their active partaking in the welfare of the region she/he is temporarily enjoying.
This new trend in international travelling – the fastest growing segment in world tourism- is present now in this sensitive little valley.
- 40 hectares of protected forest
- 142 different species of birds
- More than 700 species of plants