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Ultimate List of Best things to do in Patagonia

By |2019-01-18T16:10:47+00:00January 18th, 2019|Argentina, Best Things To Do In, Chile, South America|

Show someone a picture from Patagonia—perhaps a snapshot of the imposing Monte San Valentin or precious Perito Moreno Glacier, and chances are they’ll guess its a photo from somewhere else: British Columbia, maybe, or the Alps or Himalayas. Fair or not, South America just isn’t the first place most of us think of when we picture snow-capped mountain ranges [...]

Ultimate List of Best things to do in Buenos Aires

By |2019-01-19T21:49:43+00:00January 11th, 2019|Argentina, Best Things To Do In, South America|

Buenos Aires, or “good airs”, was named by the city’s first European settlers and sailors, who chose the name as thanks for the strong winds that brought them to South American continent. As the capital of Argentina, some 14 million people call Buenos Aires home. It’s actually the second most visited city in all of Latin America (and the [...]

Ultimate List of Best things to do in Ecuador

By |2019-01-12T04:36:57+00:00January 4th, 2019|Best Things To Do In, Ecuador, South America|

The Republic of Ecuador is a country that has long captivated travelers. The first indigenous peoples settled here around 12,000 years ago, and since then, the land has hosted a rich human history. Today the artifacts of that past mingle with country’s vibrant present. Both provide visitors much to marvel at. When you visit, you’ll find Inca Empire ruins, [...]

Ultimate List of Best things to do in Quito, Ecuador

By |2019-01-12T04:36:58+00:00December 21st, 2018|Best Things To Do In, Ecuador, South America|

Quito, Ecuador is a sprawling city that lines the rolling hills and slopes of the Guayllabamba basin. At nearly 3000 meters above sea level, Quito is one of the highest national capitals in not only South America, but the world. Home to nearly 3 million inhabitants and 32 districts, Quito has a rich history. The city was founded by [...]

Everything you need to know and do while visiting the Galapagos: A Comprehensive Guide

By |2019-01-20T03:27:18+00:00December 14th, 2018|Best Things To Do In, Ecuador, South America|

There is no other place on earth like the Galapagos Islands. In fact, that's one of the reasons why the Galapagos are one of the most famous island archipelagos in the world. The isolated islands are home to uncounted endemic animal and plant species that exist nowhere else on earth. These include the massive Galapagos tortoise, the only species [...]

Ultimate List of Best things to do in Santiago, Chile

By |2018-11-24T04:03:29+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Best Things To Do In, Chile, South America|

Nestled within the Santiago Valley and surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks, Santiago offers some great opportunities to explore and experience Chile. Chile stretches some 6,000 kilometers north to south along South America's western coast. And Santiago, Chile's national capital, holds over a third of the country's 18 million people. Santiago has a fascinating and rich history. Archaeologists think humans [...]

Different ways to get to Machu Picchu

By |2018-11-10T00:37:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Peru, South America|

Machu Picchu is, hands down, one of the coolest places on the planet. Nestled high in the Andean mountains some eighty miles from Cusco, it's perhaps the most recognizable archaeological site in the world. Machu Picchu was once used as a retreat for the Incan royal family, and the height of the site's occupation was before Spanish contact and [...]

Ultimate List of Best things to do in Lima, Peru

By |2018-11-09T03:07:01+00:00November 1st, 2018|Best Things To Do In, Peru, South America|

Lima has been deemed the gastronomic capital of the Americas. And that's for good reason -- the Peruvian capital city has three of the world's 50 best restaurants. But Lima has so much more to offer than great eats: stunning ocean views, opportunities for unforgettable adventures, and an immersive history seen nowhere else. Look: The city's colonial and pre-Columbian [...]

Ultimate List of Best Things to do in Peru besides visiting Machu Picchu

By |2018-11-09T03:07:15+00:00October 26th, 2018|Best Things To Do In, Peru, South America|

Peru is a stunning country rich in both cultural history and natural wonders. Those looking for the best things to do in Peru will find that the country holds a bit of everything, from sand dunes and dessert caravans to one of a kind ecology and island life and a truly unique cultural heritage. Those familiar with Peru's tourist [...]