We have been in business since 1993 and have evolved into specializing in the areas that we love - classic tours and active adventures in South and Central America.We have been featured in International Travel News, National Geographic Adventures, Brandt Guides, Fodors, USA Today and Frommers, among others. Recommended by Simonseeks - travel guides and holiday reviews.Though we offer the typical, well-known tours in each area, we also try to offer you exciting options that you just won't find from your local travel agent - exciting, "different" tours that you will truly remember for the rest of your life. We are always trying to introduce new options to exciting off-the-beaten path places that haven't become mainstream destinations yet and we're trying to offer more chances to meet with the locals and experience their culture firsthand, instead of through the window of a tour bus.Though we do work with some American tour operators, we often try to work directly with local tour operators in each country so that we can offer you the best prices and more frequent services. We try to attend the annual conferences in each region to meet with the local operators to see what is new and exciting. When you contact most agencies, you talk to someone who is new or has only worked their for a few years - there is a big turnover in the business. But when you contact us, you deal with someone who has specialized in these countries for over 15 years. In fact, when people contact one of our operators directly, they refer them to us. Or when people send an inquiry from Brazil Ecotravel's website, they have us answer for them!