We are passionately committed to adding value back into this community that has given ourselves and our clients so much. This commitment to work with people in the village has helped to create a warm atmosphere towards visitors.
Our guests take advantage of lots of the services available in the village and this has a very positive impact on the local economy. Shops and restaurants benefit daily, as do the people offering rainforest walks and boat trips.
In addition, we provide quality employment for a number of local people. The lodge is managed by a local couple who ensure that everything is ready for guests when they arrive, and who organise the accommodation, meals and transport. Five other local people work in our team looking after the gardens and the accommodation.
The construction was undertaken by local people and over three years some 30-40 people were involved who benefited from a good deal of skill development. The design of our accommodations, with their stylish timber structures that sit gently into the landscape, has generated lots of positive comment and a recognition that development does not need to damage the environment.
Guests and staff are encouraged to care for environment and our website and visitors' books are filled with ideas on how to protect this unspoiled landscape.
A little local knowledge goes a long way. It turns a good holiday into a truly memorable one. We choose tour operators with a deep connection with special places - people who live and work in the destination and who have fallen in love with it.
So travelling with them is not just a brief stay somewhere, it's a real connection with the people, the landscape, the culture and the environment. It's like really living somewhere and enjoying the peace and quiet or the pace and excitement of the place as much as the people who live there do.
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