From time to time, people ask us if we’re still putting together ecotours to exotic places. The answer is maybe. Over the years, we have led ecotours to Tanzania (2013, 2018, 2022) and Rwanda (2014, 2022) as Heartfelt Associates and previously for National Association for Interpretation in Kenya (2003), Tanzania (2005, 2010), Peru (2006), China (2007) and Ecuador (2007).
We keep our ecotours small – usually only 6 to 12 travelers. We use experienced in-country guides, but we accompany every tour to make sure there are no glitches along the way. We also try to go only to places we’ve been before (which includes over two dozen countries) so that we know what to expect and can adequately prepare you. When we are booking a tour, we stay in contact with you throughout the process to keep you informed about conditions on the ground, what to pack, travel tips, etc. Our ecotours encourage responsible travel, including both nature based and cultural activities in a variety of settings. We have stayed in ecolodges, safari tents, 5-star hotels, and everything in between to give you the best experience possible at an affordable price.
Our latest tour took place in March 2022 when we took a group of 10 people to Tanzania and Rwanda for an epic 18 days. All travelers and our guides were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and we complied with all testing and mask requirements in the countries we visited without any problems. We were impressed with how these countries were handling tourism in times of Covid and would not hesitate to return to either country. In fact, we’ll be returning to Tanzania in March 2023 with a group of 12 people (trip is currently full).
If you are interested in a trip to East Africa or another destination and want to see if we will put together a trip, contact us to discuss it in detail. These days, we usually wait until someone asks us about a specific place before we start the process of setting something up.
Coffee Farm Tours
We offer free tours of our small Kona coffee farm on Napoopoo Road near Captain Cook, Hawaii. You can learn about how grafted trees improve the survival of Kona’s unique typica coffee trees, world famous for rich flavor. And you can try our delicious, homegrown Kona coffee and meet our miniature horses. Medium roast coffee from our farm is for sale every day of the year at our farm or on line at HeartfeltKonaCoffee.com.