Our Friends & Partners

Our Friends

BikingDutchman.com

Ecuador Mountain Bike Tours, Great Fun Trips! Good quality name brand mountain bikes and full safety equipment. Ride with them in Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador.

Exitotravel.com

For Discount Airfares from the USA to Quito Ecuador, use our Fare-finder powered by eXito Latin America Travel Specialists. It is constantly updated and allows you to search our database of 1000's of airline ticket prices.

SmartAboutCarbon.com

Smart About Carbon has partnered with the Black Sheep Inn. You can offset your carbon emissions from international flights, vacation travel and everyday living. This Carbon Calculator is sponsored by the Black Sheep Inn and your donation will partly help us to go off the electrical grid and go solar. Determine your carbon footprint, make a donation and help to SLOW GLOBAL WARMING!

Planeta.com

A practical guide to ecotourism around the world. Created in 1994, this website's forte is linking environmental conservation and tourism, particularly the development of ecotourism and responsible travel. The award-winning Planeta.com provides free access to more than 10,000 pages of articles and resource guides as well an active forum and wiki.

EcoClub.com

The International Ecotourism Club™ promotes social & ecological change through & within Tourism. It was founded on July 1, 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece (European Union). They act as an alternative, low-cost ecotourism consultancy, promoting environmentally-friendly holiday options & related services.

PackForAPurpose.com

Make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit. If just 500 individuals pack 5 lbs (2.27 kgs) each, we can provide 1.25 tons of supplies!

Greenty.com

Greenty.com is the first eco-travel search engine & a 2.0 portal on responsible travel. The goal is to simplify the search for green travel for the consumers.

GreenStayCard.com

In today's world, more and more people want to stay at eco-friendly Hotels, Lodges, Resorts, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. GreenStay is the first global network of Participating Eco-Friendly Hotels, Lodges, Resorts, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts.

Ecotourism In Ecuador

Please email us with updates to any of these sites, or suggestions of additional sites to include.

Black Sheep Inn co-authored Seven Recommendations for Strengthening Ecotourism in Ecuador.  Since December 2002 we have been working with Grupo Internet en Favor del Ecoturismo Ecuatoriano (GIFEE), a grassroots cyber-collective.  Together we have created seven recommendations for the Ecuadorian Government to take action in realizing Ecuador’s potential as an international ecotourism leader.  Check out the letter that was sent to a number of government officials. GIFEE letter (at Planeta.com) and GIFEE letter (at EcoClub.com).

SAEC – One of the best sources of information on Ecuador.  The Club is a non profit organization with Clubhouses in Quito, Ecuador, Lima and Cuzco, Peru and Argentina.  Head office is located in Ithaca, New York.  Membership fees are used to fund extensive resources for travelers, and additional projects of social and cultural merit in South America.

ITACA provides free information in both English and Spanish on Appropriate Technology such as water systems, sanitation, electricity, stoves, construction and more.  Check out their website for great information and designs.

For over 30 years, the single most useful and comprehensive resource – THE Web portal – for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel Overseas and International Living.  We wrote an article for their online magazine entitled “Slow Tourism in Ecuador – Travel That Raises Awareness”

Asociacion Ecuatoriana de Ecoturismo (ASEC).  The Black Sheep Inn is an active member of this association.  ASEC has helped to certify 12 organizations as “Empresas Especial de Ecoturismo.”  We are honored to be one of the first to be Eco-Certified in Ecuador. 

A site that aims to be a bridge between enterprises who offer any alternative tourism service or product, and domestic or international travelers; achieving an exchange of updated information, alternative tourism services and products, and human solidarity.

International Ecotourism and Conservation

An independent guide to some of the greenest hotels on the planet.  In a world where the choices we make increasingly impact on our environment, why not search for your next hotel here and enjoy a holiday knowing that you are one of the good guys!  Buy the Eco Hotels Book!

Index and rating of Green Lodging and Eco-Friendly Hotels.  Stay at a “green” property.  Support properties that are making efforts to be environmentally friendly.  Review properties you visit and share what they’re doing for our environment.  Invite people to join your network at iStayGreen and share with others.  Black Sheep Inn maintains a “Very Good Rating”, 3 Green Eco-Leafs.

Ecotrotters is a growing online community of ecotravelers.  At EcoTrotters.com you’ll be able to share your previous eco experiences and research your next ecovacations.

Black Sheep Inn is proud to be listed in Green Volunteers, the World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation.

An online directory of eco-friendly businesses, organizations and events (since 1998).  Our motto is: “Buy Green, Sell Green, Be Green”

Environmental Links, News, Courses & Jobs

Ecolodge in Costa Rica, One of the Top 10 Ecolodges in the World.

Offers a wide selection of places to choose from in their website directory.

Online journal dedicated to the creation of a future that works, smart choices aligning economics and ecology.

An Ecotourism directory of Eco Resorts and Eco Lodges in the Tropics.  Find the Eco Lodge or Eco Resort of your dreams on this ecotourism hotel lodging directory.  They are now starting a certification program called the Butterflies.

For those who wish to travel lightly and to encourage others to do so.  The site includes country guides, travel advice, health advice & details of ethical, ecologically sound holidays & eco-friendly holiday accommodation.

Linking travelers with accommodations that emphasize good health and green practices, the Hub is at the center of sustainable travel.

One green earth is an online eco directory, that has been running since October 2006.  We offer green businesses a profile page with a link to their site, in our directory for FREE.  The Book of Green:  One Green Earth has teamed up with Allthingseco to create Book of Green – a paperback eco directory, with a print run of 30,000 and an online flip page magazine version with clickable links.

Created as the antidote to tourism, a magazine with the specific goal of providing information that would enable travelers to actually meet the people of other countries, to learn about their culture, to speak their language, and to “transition” to a new level of understanding and appreciation for our fascinating world.  Great resources for work, study, travel or living abroad. Fantastic Magazine.

RHS Mission pursues the triangular system of: Conservation – Education – Sustainable Development (CESD) within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Worldwide.  La Mision de RHS persigue el sistema triangular de: Conservacion – Educacion – Desarrollo Sostenible (CESD) dentro de la Industria Hotelera y de Turismo en el mundo.

STI was founded in the year 2002 as a not-for-profit organization (501 c-3).  STI is the national body for eco-certification within the travel and tourism industry of the United States.  STI strives to attract a diverse membership including accommodation and tour operators, tourism planners, resource managers, travelers, students and teachers, tourism and environmental professionals, and local and regional tourism agencies and associations.  See their carbon offset programs.

Promotes holidays in over 100 countries ranging from B&B’s in Scotland; to walking holidays in Spain; beach resorts in the Caribbean; swimming with Humpback Whales in Tonga or volunteering with street children in Ecuador.  Our suppliers vary from large corporations and international operators to indigenous communities and local families who invite guests to stay with them.  Black Sheep Inn is a 2005 Responsible Travel Winner!

Ekoclub in Bulgaria’s mission is to support and conserve nature, to plant new trees, to support the authenticity, the customs and the traditions of Bulgaria, to promote sustainable tourism, to provide employment for the local people and to grow as people.

Southern Cross Permaculture Institute Australia.  Rick and Naomi Coleman came to Black Sheep Inn in 1998 to teach a Permaculture Design Course to 20 of our neighbor community farmers.

This site lists all the Ecotour Specialists that operate in and around Victoria BC and further afield on Vancouver Island.

This may seem unusual because the great distance between Ecuador and Pakistan, but they have excellent resources and links on their site.