Travelers in search of destinations that are both rewarding and supportive of the people and environments they visit should pay more attention to South America, say the folks at Ethical Traveler. Argentina has a vast array of natural wonders: from glaciers in the Andes to pre-Columbian villages in the North. Uruguay has spectacular beaches as well as trekking in the interior.
Ethical travel to developing countries raises the standard of living for the locals and reinforces programs that protect the environment. “The reward we receive is also worthwhile,” says ET: “A memorable vacation, and the realization that, although the world is getting smaller, some parts of it are actually getting better.”