South America Travel Articles

Kassi Miller
Gorgeous reflections on the Bolivia trek
Rudy Huhold
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
Christian Paramo
Hikers next to a mountain lake on top of Chile's mountains.
Adventure Life
Bolivian landscape
Yvonne Smith
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
 Giant lily pads on the Amazon River
Adventure Life
View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
Hikers stand looking at the view of Wulaia Bay.

Amazon

Sharma's Peru Travel Journal
We're travelers just like you! Read Sharma's Peru travel journal and about her adventures on our Machu Picchu Pilgrimage and Lake Titicaca tour.
Ecuador Rainforest Adventure
Travelogue from an Adventure Life Ecuador jungle tour. Chronicles the traveler's stay at Nativo Lodge and experience canoeing through the Ecuadorian Amazon.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
DarAnne's Peru Travel Journal
We're travelers, just like you. Read DarAnne's Peru travel journal - it offers a personal and intimate look at what you could encounter on your own Peru tour.
Two National Parks Declared Off Limits to Drilling, Mining
Efforts to protect the Amazon, including how Adventure Life Amazon tours benefit the Cuyabeno reserve
Activities and Weather
Activities and weather tips for Amazon jungle tours
What Can I Do?
Seven steps you can take to help save the Amazon and the world's rainforests. How to reduce your resource consumption and support rainforest communities.
Share Your Travels. Win a Trip Contest: Past Winners and Prizes
Our first journal contest was a terrific success. Take a look at the winning entries, as well as the incredible prizes, including an Alaska cruise and Antarctica adventure!
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
The World's Largest Macaw Lick
Information about Amazon tours in Peru to the world's largest clay lick. Birds and Macaws feed daily off of this clay lick. It is a mysterious yet vital part of their diet.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Indigenous People
A 'Q and A' session from the Rainforest Action Network to help teach children about the indigenous people of the Amazon and other rainforests.
Narcisse's Amazon Travel Journal
Discover the real Amazon adventure experiencing through the eyes of Bakhsh Narcisse, an Ecuadorian traveler: the sounds of nature, the indigenous tribes, beauty all around, and the gizillion flies. Check it out before you travel.
My Dream Come True
One traveler describes her two week trip to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon.
Tropical Rainforest Animals
Questions-and-answers on the unique animals that reside in the tropical rainforest, including the Amazon. Nearly half of all earth's animal species live in the rainforest, including monkeys, toucans, jaguars and insects.
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Health advice for Amazon tours, including advice for avoiding traveler's diarrhea and malaria, as well as recommended vaccinations and boosters.
Delay of Pipeline Construction
January 2003, Press Release: Delay of pipeline construction in Ecuador's Amazon stands in the way of Citigroup loan guarantees.
Dave & Val’s Ecuadorian Adventures, 2008
Adventure Life travelers, Dave and Val LaHart, share a travel tale about their experiences during our Wildlife Odyssey trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon and Galapagos Islands.
Observing Macaws
Find out the best way to capture great pictures of macaws at Tambopata's Clay Lick in the Amazon where hundreds of parrots and small green macaws descend to eat clay.
The Peruvian Amazon – It's for the Birds
Bird watching tips for first-timers, plus information on species that reside in the Manu and Tambopata regions of the Peruvian Amazon
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Statistics and important information regarding rainforest weather, area coverage, animal species, vegetation, medicines and food.
Tambopata Research Center
The Tambopata Research Center is a spartan yet comfortable 13 bedroom lodge built to accommodate Peru travelers and researchers alike while protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick.
Medicinal Treasures of the Rainforest
A look at the botanical medical treasures that exist within the Amazon and other tropical rainforests. Details on how they are put to use in the Western world and a glimpse at how these resources are being threatened today.
Tambopata Conservation: A Letter from Charles Munn
A letter from Charles Munn, Senior Conservation Zoologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussing the nature of the tropical forest around Tambopata Nature Reserve in Peru.
Jungle Packing Tips
Essentials and useful items for your Amazon jungle trip. For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly.

Argentina

Argentina Wine: Classics in the Making
Although wine industry is relatively new to Argentina, the country's climate and soil make it a prime location to produce fantastic wines. Argentina wine is quickly becoming a world favorite.
Patagonia
A history and description of Patagonia, one of the most remote and strikingly beautiful destinations in the world.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Argentine Tango
Attending a tango performance while on an Argentina tour is something that every traveler should do. Argentina was the birthplace of the tango; the dance is representative of the cultural history of the country.
Northwest Argentina
Useful information for travel to northwest Argentina. Includes details on the pre-Columbian cultural history, folklore and ancient traditions as well as the natural wonders of the region.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Iguazu Falls + Ibera Marshlands
Iguazu Falls is one of the most stunning spectacles in the world. Here is a summary of the surrounding geographical area and variety of wildlife. Included in a description of the "brilliant waters" that you will see on trips to Iguazu Falls and Ibera Ma
How You Can Help Patagonia Land Trust
Discover how you can help preserve the wild coastline of the southern Atlantic, the grasslands that border the Andes and the southern beech forests of Patagonia.
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
Take a look at the distinct regions of Patagonia and their importance before your tour. Learn more about the history and makeup of the region.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Among the 356 glaciers within the Parque Nacional de Los Glaciares, the Perito Moreno is the most outstanding one. Read more about this awesome glacier from descriptions of a trip to Patagonia.
Patagonia Land Trust
Learn about the Trust and their mission to acquire, restore and preserve the fragile forests, grasslands and coast of South America's Patagonia.
Patagonia Land Trust Current Projects
Learn more about the Patagonia Land Trust current preservation projects along the coast, grasslands, mountains, and forests: where and how they are working towards conservation in Argentina and Chile.
Buenos Aires
The history and culture of Buenos Aires is explained along with important information on navigating this seductive and cosmopolitan city in South America.
Tierra del Fuego Culture
Prior to European settlement, a number of indigenous cultures thrived in the most southern reaches of Patagonia. This article describes a few of those hearty groups.
Bioregions of Patagonia
Discover the three main bioregions that make up Patagonia: The Southern Coast, Mountain Grasslands and Southern Beech Forests. Learn about the damages occurring in Patagonia from land use and plans for restoration.
Trip Journal: Argentina is Awesome
El Chalten
The frontier town of El Chalten becomes an international hub in the summer, as peak baggers from all corners of the world descend on this picturesque town.
Lago Argentino
Argentinian Lake is the source of the Santa Cruz River in Argentina and the third largest lake in South America. Discover more interesting facts about the lake before your trip.
Tierra del Fuego
For the wildlife enthusiast the Tierra del Fuego is a great place to spot many different species of animals. Shared by both Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego is a top choice for Patagonia tours.
Ski Resorts in Chile & Argentina
A brief summary and overview of the various ski areas in Chile and Argentina. Compare by powder conditions, elevations, chairlifts and ski-able acres to find the perfect Ski resort for your Argentina or Chile ski vacation.
European Settlement in Tierra del Fuego
In 1520 a European vessel exploring foreign waters came across what is today known as Tierra del Fuego. Look at the historical visits to Patagonia and various influences of European settlement.
The Breaking of the Perito Moreno Glacier
The Perito Moreno Glacier forms an ice dike that blocks the flow of the water from Brazo Rico toward Argentinian Lake. Changes occur in the glacier to create a phenomena where the two lake basin connect for a day or two.
Tierra del Fuego- The Southernmost Point in the World
Discover the history of the land and indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego. Learn about the geography of the region, sites to visit and activities during your trip.
Threats to Biodiversity Are Mounting
This article explains some of the current and ongoing threats to the bio-regions in Patagonia: logging, clearcuts, oil drilling, oil fouling, and commercial fishing.
The Tomasovic Argentina Adventure
Read through Barbara Tomasovic's trip to Argentina that was on of those "adventures of a lifetime." She describes experiencing the wildlife, trekking up and down glaciers, and traveling with her wonderful trip companions.
Patagonia Estancias and Mountain Lodges
Experience a variety of Patagonia tour options from the comfort of a working estancia ranch or mountain lodge retreat. Guided outdoor excursions include hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing and village visits, among a variety of other hosted activities.
El Calafate
El Calafate is located at the base of Calafate Hill on the shore of the Argentinian Lake. Discover the history of settlers and several facts about the area including the geography, climate, winds, and annual rainfall.
The Argentinian Estancias
Take a look at the Argentinian "estancia" history and daily life. Learn more about local customs and what to expect before your trip.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.

Bolivia

Activities and Weather
Activities and weather tips for Amazon jungle tours
Potosi
With an altitude of 4,090 meters above sea level, Potosi, Bolivia is the highest city in the world. Peru travelers who visit Potosi may discover mining sites, enjoy magnificent architecture, and much more.
People, Mountains and Spirits in the Andes
The Andes Mountain Range includes so much more than an unforgettable trekking circuit. The rural countryside of the Andes and its inhabitant offer travelers true contact with the beauty, culture and mystery of the Andes.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Advice for High Altitude
Tips for coping with high altitude on your Adventure Life tour.
Jungle Packing Tips
Essentials and useful items for your Amazon jungle trip. For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly.
Salar de Uyuni
This articles includes information on the largest salt flat in the world, visited on our Bolivia tour.
Witches' Market of La Paz
The interesting wares (dried frogs, etc) one can find on a tour to the Witches' Market in La Paz, Bolivia, plus their uses.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Bolivia Overview
Learn about the history, religion, language, and food of Bolivia before your travels to South America.
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Health advice for Amazon tours, including advice for avoiding traveler's diarrhea and malaria, as well as recommended vaccinations and boosters.
Tarabuco Market
Famous for its intricate Bolivian weavings, the Tarabuco Market is a remarkable destination.

Brazil

Introducing Brazil!
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world, with geographic and cultural diversity to match. Whether you are looking for exotic natural beauty, exceptional human accomplishments, or simply a relaxing time wit
Beautiful Brazil
Brazil is by far the largest country in South America. From the Amazon to the coast, it hosts a vast array of wildlife and landscapes within its borders. Before your trip, learn more about this fascinating South American country
Indigenous Peoples
Brazil's ancient history starts with it's early inhabitants of North Asia which were a hunter/gatherer civilization. European diseases and the rubber exploration have been a couple of many challenges for native people of Brazil.
Brazil's Ancient History
A brief overview of the ancient history of Brazil dating back to prehistory up through its colonization through the late 1800s.
A Complex and Beautiful Culture
Brazilian culture is a rich blend of European, African, and indigenous elements, which varies strongly by region. As shown through dance, cuisine, religion, and devotion to football, Brazil culture is varied and rich.
Environment
The Brazilian environment is incredibly rich in natural resources, not to mention the first-place winner of the world’s biodiversity. Many species living in the rainforest are thought to be undiscovered.
Brazilian Cuisine
The cuisine of Brazil is just as diverse as the rest of its culture, mixed with flavours from Portugal, Africa, and its own indigenous peoples.
Diverse Landscape
Brazil is the largest of South America's countries and contains some amazing features such as the Amazon Basin, a diverse coastline, and the widest waterfall in the world, Iguassu Falls. Also enjoy the cultural hubs of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo.
Geography of Brazil
Brazil is a diverse country, offering forested plains and mountain ridges, the Amazon rainforest basin and Pantanal, along with some of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Colonization of Brazil
This article provides a brief history of Brazil from its first discovery in 1500 to its current political situation. Get to know this country better before your trip with this informative article.
Brazil's Modern History
A short summary of Brazil's modern history, from the Napoleanic Wars to the modern times.
Brazil's Political Structure
Brazil is a democratic republic with a governing president. The National Congress addresses grievances of widespread concern, often in response to peaceful protests.
Brazil Weather
As the savvy traveler has probably already figured out, Brazil’s weather is as variable as its landscape. The equator bisects the country, and so 90% of the country is tropical. Temperatures along the equator are hot with next to no seasonal variation.
Incredible Numbers of Wildlife
Brazil is known to have some of the highest numbers of wildlife in any country in the world: the most mammals, highest primate diversity, and highest number of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates in general. A Brazil tour is sure to reveal an aston
Florianapolis
A hidden coastal gem is Santa Catarina, which is also known as Florianopolis or Floripa. An island located roughly 200 miles southwest of Sao Paulo, it can be reached by bride, ferry, or short domestic flight.

Chile

Chile's Wine
Chilean wines are world-renowned. Wondering what contributes to such high quality? Read this!
Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking is an excellent way to experience the quiet majesty of Patagonia - read why.
Patagonia
A history and description of Patagonia, one of the most remote and strikingly beautiful destinations in the world.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Chilean Cuisine
Read about the wonderful taste temptations that Chilean tours have to offer! See the variety and richness of the local cuisines.
Unforgettable Patagonia
This article tells about the history of Patagonia and the effects with Indigenous and European settlement. Also look at the North and South regions and their geography.
Threats to Biodiversity Are Mounting
This article explains some of the current and ongoing threats to the bio-regions in Patagonia: logging, clearcuts, oil drilling, oil fouling, and commercial fishing.
Atacama Desert
Look at the Atacama Desert through the eyes of a climatologist. What is the primary cause of a global climatic phenomenon that creates this South American desert?
Additional Chilean History
Chile's history is as multi-faceted as the country is long. Read a brief summary in this article.
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Geology
Chile's geological history from the earliest stages of continental drift to present-day geothermal activity.
Religious Festivals
The majority of religious festivals in Chile derived from the concept of patron saints. Read a brief introduction to these holidays.
Chile's Archaeological History
Here is an overview of Chile's archaeological remains and the history that brought them about. The country has one of the earliest confirmed sites of human habitation on the South American continent.
Book Review of Miracle in the Andes
Miracle in the Andes is Nando Parrado's true account of his struggle to survive after the plane chartered by his rugby team crashes into the Andes Mountain range near Chile. Read a review of this novel before trip.
Patagonia Estancias and Mountain Lodges
Experience a variety of Patagonia tour options from the comfort of a working estancia ranch or mountain lodge retreat. Guided outdoor excursions include hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing and village visits, among a variety of other hosted activities.
Biking in Chile
Here is a brief explanation of why biking tours are so popular in Chile and what you can expect from the experience.
History
Take a look at Chile's history from the Ancient Inca civilization to the Spanish conquests and independence later in 1810 follow by the Pinochet era.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Easter Island
Visit one of the world's wonders, Easter Island maintains a strong Polynesian identity despite belonging to Chile. Here's a description of the island both present and past.
Whitewater Rafting
A relatively recent addition to the list of things-to-do in Chile, where whitewater rafting trips have made their name.
Fishing in Chile
Fishing in Chile has become an increasingly popular activity. Check out the best times to visit for fishing and the types of fish you can catch on your trip.
Northern Chile
Arid, remote, and remarkably beautiful, travel to northern Chile is unlike visiting any other part of the country's variegated landscape. Learn the terrain and a few tips before your travels.
Victory in Chile! Coastal Road Rerouted!
This press release from January 23, 2003 reports on the rerouting of a road that threaten the Valdivian rainforest of southern Chile.
Chile's Hot Springs and Spas
A brief look at why to visit the wonderful hot springs that result from Chile's fortunate geography.
How You Can Help Patagonia Land Trust
Discover how you can help preserve the wild coastline of the southern Atlantic, the grasslands that border the Andes and the southern beech forests of Patagonia.
Geography
Discover the geographical effects of glaciation, Chile's diversity of flora, and the picturesque rivers that flow through the land.
Central Chile
Description of Chile's central valley, where population is concentrated and visits to vast cultural and natural wonders are possible.
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
Take a look at the distinct regions of Patagonia and their importance before your tour. Learn more about the history and makeup of the region.
Nature and Wildlife
Many unique ecosystems are preserved within one of South America's finest national park systems. Read about the flora and fauna within these reserves.
Hiking in Chile
Discover the benefits of touring Chile and Patagonia by foot! Find intimate contact with local environments and cultures.
Patagonia Land Trust
Learn about the Trust and their mission to acquire, restore and preserve the fragile forests, grasslands and coast of South America's Patagonia.
Robinson Crusoe Island
The very island of Robinson Crusoe fame is a Chilean possession. Read a bit about it and see what the island has to offer to travelers.
Patagonia Land Trust Current Projects
Learn more about the Patagonia Land Trust current preservation projects along the coast, grasslands, mountains, and forests: where and how they are working towards conservation in Argentina and Chile.
Astronomy
Chile is a hot spot for astronomers to visit because of its incredibly clear skies. Read a bit about the observatories throughout the country.
Chiloe
Tour Chiloé, a cultural gem in the south of Chile that was isolated from the rest of the country for much of its history. Read about how the island evolved.
Birding tours in Chile
Chile for birders - why it's such an attractive for bird watching tours. Information for novice and veteran birders.
Lakes and Volcanoes Region
Chile's Lake Region is a fantastic place to visit. Here's a look at the lakes, volcanoes and forests that make it so visually spectacular.
Tierra del Fuego
For the wildlife enthusiast the Tierra del Fuego is a great place to spot many different species of animals. Shared by both Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego is a top choice for Patagonia tours.
Ski Resorts in Chile & Argentina
A brief summary and overview of the various ski areas in Chile and Argentina. Compare by powder conditions, elevations, chairlifts and ski-able acres to find the perfect Ski resort for your Argentina or Chile ski vacation.
Horseback Riding in Chile
Discover the history and current use of horses in Chile. What do you need to know before going on a horseback riding tour in South America.

Colombia

Colombia Unveiled
Explore Colombia, with her unspoilt beaches, lost ruins, and hospitable local culture. One of the most bio-diverse countries in the world, Colombia tours offer adventure travel enthusiasts great options to play and explore.
Colombia Ancient History
Details on the indigenous and foreign people groups that from Colombia's ancient past. Learn about the struggles and wars fought to gain control of what is now modern-day Colombia.
Colombian Culture
Colombia's culture is as diverse and unvaried as its topography. Various people groups from over the years have stayed and made it home. These groups have over the years mixed traditions, merged families and created a unique heritage that is diverse, yet
Colombia Cuisine
The fusion of cuisine in Colombia cooking offers the traveler a great overview of various tastes and preparation methods. Learn about the Bandeja Paisa, a popular Colombian dish, or aguardiente, the strong liqueur made from sugar cane and popular among th
Land of Colombia
Explore the vast country of Colombia, with its coastlines to the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean sea, and the majestic Suarez Canyon, Cauca River and Las Baldias Cloudforest. Learn about various Colombia tour adventures as you explore the geography of this An
Colombia's Modern History
Read about modern history of the Republic of Colombia. Learn of its conquests and heroes, and the history that helped unite Central and South America in revolt against the Spanish Empire.
Colombia Modern History
Learn about the modern history and heroes that led to Colombia's independence from Spain.
Colombia Politics
A brief summary on the politics of Colombia's recent and current influences and situation. Learn about recent events that helped contribute to current political influences.
Colombia Weather Overview
A summary of the best times to take a Colombia tour. Learn about the dry and wet seasons, average temperature and other general information to aid in your Colombia travel plans.
Colombia Wildlife
Explore the immense diversity found inside Colombia's borders. Experience nature in Tayrona National Park or the Sierra Nevada Cloudforest on a Colombia tour. Learn about the long list of wildlife that can be spotted in Colombia.
Colonial Cities of Colombia
A brief introduction to some of Latin America’s most beautiful colonial towns found in Colombia. Among the most striking colonial buildings in Colombia are the many churches, chapels and cathedrals.

Ecuador

Incredible Ecuador
Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful country, with nearly every type of dramatic landscape packed into its small area. Andes, cloudforest, Amazon, Galapagos Islands - come discover Ecuador!
Legend of the Incas
This informative article helps provide some understanding of the famous Inca empire that once dominated the country of Ecuador.
Ecuadorian Culture
This article gives insight into the amazing cultural experience a trip to Ecuador will provide. Markets filled with unique handicrafts are just one of the things that make for an incredible cultural experience.
A Dramatic Environment
Ecuador is known for its unpredictable landscape that makes it prone to natural disasters ranging from flooding to earthquakes. Get to know this area better through this informative article.
A Taste of the Andes
Ecuador cuisine is bursting with unique and delicious flavors. Learn more about their unique, and sometimes startling, signature dish as well as other staples that make up their everyday cuisine.
Coast to Andes to Amazon
Ecuador has some incredible varying landscape that ranges from the amazing peaks of the Andes to stretches of white sandy beaches where you can swim year round. It also is home to the Amazon rainforest so your trip will be full of geographic diversity.
After the Incas
Learn about the civilizations of Ecuador after the Incas and the constant disputes that took place all the way up to 1999.
Politics in Today's Ecuador
The unfortunate political history and modern politics have prevented Ecuador from thriving. Read through this brief article to gain a better understanding of its current situation.
Weather in Ecuador
Ecuador has little seasonal variation due to its location right next to the equator. This makes Ecuador a great place to visit any time of the year. Read through this brief article for some more detailed weather information.
Wildlife Wonders of Ecuador
Ecuador is bursting with unique flora and fauna do to its varying landscape. The cloud forests are fabulous for bird watching, and the rainforest is excellent for witnessing brightly colored amphibians of all sorts.
People, Mountains and Spirits in the Andes
The Andes Mountain Range includes so much more than an unforgettable trekking circuit. The rural countryside of the Andes and its inhabitant offer travelers true contact with the beauty, culture and mystery of the Andes.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Las Fiestas Patrias
Visit Peru and Ecuador during independence days, celebrated as Las Fiestas Patrias. Their holidays, both observed near the end of July, commemorate the birthday of military leader Simon Bolivar. A look at the history of Peru and Ecuador's quest for indepe
Family Travel in Ecuador
Ecuador is an ideal destination for families interested in educational travel. With four distinct ecosystems in a relatively small area, travelers can experience a high degree of natural diversity in a short period of time.
Advice for High Altitude
Tips for coping with high altitude on your Adventure Life tour.
About Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve
Explore, hike and look for birds and orchids on your Ecuador tour at the Bellavista cloud forest lodge, enjoy the gourmet food and just relax, or tackle a real adventure to the hidden falls!
This Isn't Your Traditional Galapagos Tour
Traditional Galapagos travel is changing. While taking a cruise is still the most popular way to explore the islands, new tours are offering unique and unusual ways to explore the beauty and the wonder of the Galapagos.
Sacha Lodge Information
Information about Ecuador's premier rainforest lodge
Activities and Weather
Activities and weather tips for Amazon jungle tours
Ecuador Rainforest Adventure
Travelogue from an Adventure Life Ecuador jungle tour. Chronicles the traveler's stay at Nativo Lodge and experience canoeing through the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Two National Parks Declared Off Limits to Drilling, Mining
Efforts to protect the Amazon, including how Adventure Life Amazon tours benefit the Cuyabeno reserve
Andean Music and Dance
A traveler's description of Andean music, instruments used in Ecuadorian music, and the role that music and dance play in Andean culture.
To Weave for the Sun: Andean Weaving
A history of the textiles and Andean weavings that you'll find throughout Latin America, discover what you'll find while traveling thru indigenous markets like Ecuador's Otavalo market and the Pisac market of Peru.
Grant Report: Science lab at Maria Guarderas School Guitig
Science lab at Maria Guarderas School Guitig in Cotopaxi, Ecuador was a recipient of an Adventure Life grant. Here is an update on how their funding was put to use.
Longline Fishing Threatens Galapagos Islands
The International Galapagos Tour Operator Assocation is fighting proposals to introduce longline fishing to the islands. Here's more information about what longline is and how you can help save the Galapagos Islands.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Cabañas Quilatoa
Read about Ecuador's Gringo Trail that includes popular destinations such as Otavalo, Quito, Latacunga, Banos, Riobamba and Cuena. Here's one travelers account of their experience off the beaten Gringo Trail.
Sierra Negra Erupts in the Galapagos
Information about the tourist destination of Sierra Negra and it's recent eruption
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Quito School of Art - Clashing Tides of Indigenous and European Culture
This article presents the Quitenian School of Art and the history of the struggle between indigenous and European culture that finally reached harmony.
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Health advice for Amazon tours, including advice for avoiding traveler's diarrhea and malaria, as well as recommended vaccinations and boosters.
Ecuador: An Adventure with Diversity
Ecuador is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world. Learn about the different terrains of the the Amazon, Andes, and Galapagos Islands.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
An Overview of Ecuador
Ecuador's history includes a mixing of indigenous and European cultures as a new Creole society evolved. Learn about their culture, religion, language and foods.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
New 15-Day Itineraries in the Galapagos
2012 is officially bringing some of the most significant changes to Galapagos tourism that the islands have encountered in decades. New 15-day circuits designs with conservation in mind.
Share Your Travels. Win a Trip Contest: Past Winners and Prizes
Our first journal contest was a terrific success. Take a look at the winning entries, as well as the incredible prizes, including an Alaska cruise and Antarctica adventure!
Pintores de Tigua: Indigenous Artists of Ecuador
Enjoy these descriptions of Tigua art and its history. Tigua artists live southwest of Quito, high in the Ecuadorian Andes and are known for their colorful paintings of rural life.
Jungle Packing Tips
Essentials and useful items for your Amazon jungle trip. For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly.
Narcisse's Amazon Travel Journal
Discover the real Amazon adventure experiencing through the eyes of Bakhsh Narcisse, an Ecuadorian traveler: the sounds of nature, the indigenous tribes, beauty all around, and the gizillion flies. Check it out before you travel.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Betty Ann's Story
Betty Ann Morgan takes another trip to San Vincente de Paul Orphanage in Quito, and revisits the people and the places that continue to make such an impact on her life.
A Father and Son Odyssey
One traveler describes his adventure to the Amazon and the cloudforest of Ecuador with his son.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
Delay of Pipeline Construction
January 2003, Press Release: Delay of pipeline construction in Ecuador's Amazon stands in the way of Citigroup loan guarantees.
Galapagos Travel Journal - Betty Wittels
Get a first-hand account of an Adventure Life traveler and her experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Betty traveled with us to the Galapagos onboard the Diamante.
Dave & Val’s Ecuadorian Adventures, 2008
Adventure Life travelers, Dave and Val LaHart, share a travel tale about their experiences during our Wildlife Odyssey trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon and Galapagos Islands.

Falkland Islands

Introducing the Falkland Islands
Located north of the Polar Front, the Falkland Islands are not considered sub-Antarctic, but are a common stop for many Antarctica travels.
Falkland Islands
The English speaking Falkland Islands are located north of the Polar Front. Here is some information about the islands before your voyage.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.

Guyana

Introducing Guyana
Guyana is one of South America's hidden gems. Learn a little more about this tiny country, from its fantastic rainforest to its vast savannah.
Weather in Guyana
The country has four distinctive geographical zones: the coastal belt, the forested area, the savannah zone and the sandy zone. Varying geography means varying climate.
Rupununi Savanna in Guyana
The Rupununi Savanna surrounds the Kunuku Mountains, where wildlife abounds. Giant anteaters, huge snakes, harpy eagles, and jaguars all find refuge in this vast grassy landscape.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Guyana History: A Look Back
Arawaks and Caribs were the first known tribes to inhabit Guyana. Columbus sighted Guyana in 1498, but did not drop anchor. Instead, the first European settlers were the Dutch.
Wildlife-rich Iwokrama Forest
Iwokrama Forest is considered to be one of the few remaining pristine tropical forests in the world. These robust lowland tropical forests have been relatively undisturbed.

Patagonia

Patagonia
A history and description of Patagonia, one of the most remote and strikingly beautiful destinations in the world.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Sea Kayaking
Sea kayaking is an excellent way to experience the quiet majesty of Patagonia - read why.
El Chalten
The frontier town of El Chalten becomes an international hub in the summer, as peak baggers from all corners of the world descend on this picturesque town.
Lago Argentino
Argentinian Lake is the source of the Santa Cruz River in Argentina and the third largest lake in South America. Discover more interesting facts about the lake before your trip.
Tierra del Fuego
For the wildlife enthusiast the Tierra del Fuego is a great place to spot many different species of animals. Shared by both Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego is a top choice for Patagonia tours.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
Ski Resorts in Chile & Argentina
A brief summary and overview of the various ski areas in Chile and Argentina. Compare by powder conditions, elevations, chairlifts and ski-able acres to find the perfect Ski resort for your Argentina or Chile ski vacation.
European Settlement in Tierra del Fuego
In 1520 a European vessel exploring foreign waters came across what is today known as Tierra del Fuego. Look at the historical visits to Patagonia and various influences of European settlement.
The Breaking of the Perito Moreno Glacier
The Perito Moreno Glacier forms an ice dike that blocks the flow of the water from Brazo Rico toward Argentinian Lake. Changes occur in the glacier to create a phenomena where the two lake basin connect for a day or two.
Tierra del Fuego- The Southernmost Point in the World
Discover the history of the land and indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego. Learn about the geography of the region, sites to visit and activities during your trip.
Threats to Biodiversity Are Mounting
This article explains some of the current and ongoing threats to the bio-regions in Patagonia: logging, clearcuts, oil drilling, oil fouling, and commercial fishing.
The Tomasovic Argentina Adventure
Read through Barbara Tomasovic's trip to Argentina that was on of those "adventures of a lifetime." She describes experiencing the wildlife, trekking up and down glaciers, and traveling with her wonderful trip companions.
Patagonia Estancias and Mountain Lodges
Experience a variety of Patagonia tour options from the comfort of a working estancia ranch or mountain lodge retreat. Guided outdoor excursions include hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing and village visits, among a variety of other hosted activities.
Best Routes to Torres del Paine
Whether you’re coming from Argentina or Chile, here’s a little direction on what routes we’ll take, and what to expect from your drive to those legendary spines.
The Argentinian Estancias
Take a look at the Argentinian "estancia" history and daily life. Learn more about local customs and what to expect before your trip.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Unforgettable Patagonia
This article tells about the history of Patagonia and the effects with Indigenous and European settlement. Also look at the North and South regions and their geography.
How You Can Help Patagonia Land Trust
Discover how you can help preserve the wild coastline of the southern Atlantic, the grasslands that border the Andes and the southern beech forests of Patagonia.
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
Take a look at the distinct regions of Patagonia and their importance before your tour. Learn more about the history and makeup of the region.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Among the 356 glaciers within the Parque Nacional de Los Glaciares, the Perito Moreno is the most outstanding one. Read more about this awesome glacier from descriptions of a trip to Patagonia.
Patagonia Land Trust
Learn about the Trust and their mission to acquire, restore and preserve the fragile forests, grasslands and coast of South America's Patagonia.
Patagonia Land Trust Current Projects
Learn more about the Patagonia Land Trust current preservation projects along the coast, grasslands, mountains, and forests: where and how they are working towards conservation in Argentina and Chile.
What Is A Glacier?
This article defines what a glacier is and the different types of glaciers. Take a look at some common glacier terms that are helpful before your Patagonia tour.
Tierra del Fuego Culture
Prior to European settlement, a number of indigenous cultures thrived in the most southern reaches of Patagonia. This article describes a few of those hearty groups.
Whitewater Rafting
A relatively recent addition to the list of things-to-do in Chile, where whitewater rafting trips have made their name.
Bioregions of Patagonia
Discover the three main bioregions that make up Patagonia: The Southern Coast, Mountain Grasslands and Southern Beech Forests. Learn about the damages occurring in Patagonia from land use and plans for restoration.

Peru

Discover the Wonders of Peru
Peru, land of the legendary Incas, has retained much of its mythical feel. Visit the cultural capital of Cuzco or the Sacred Valley -- the explorer’s base for the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Ancient History
Peru is filled with an abundance of incredible history. This is the place where the famous Inca empire of Machu Picchu has continued to fascinate travelers from all over the world. Learn more about the amazing ancient civilizations of Peru in this article
Peruvian Culture
Learn more about the various elements of Peru that shape its unique culture. Art, dress, architecture and the ancient Inca civilization are just a few of the components that make up this amazing culture.
Environmental Issues
This brief article gives some insight into the struggle that Peru has had in protecting its incredible environment and the species that make it their home. Learn more about the efforts being made and what you as a traveler can do.
A World Famous Cuisine
Peruvian cuisine is rapidly becoming popular outside of Peru and boasts of many amazing dishes. Read more about this unique cuisine before heading on your next journey to Peru.
A Dramatic Landscape
Learn more about the breathtaking Peruvian landscapes that cover this large country. This article educates on the incredible wonders that Peru has to offer its visitors.
Recent History
Learn more about the history of Peru from the early 1800s to the present with this short but informative article.
Current politics
This short but informative article gives you a brief introduction into the current political situation of Peru.
Weather
Before planning your trip to Peru, get a better sense of the weather there through this informative article.
A World of Wildlife
The wildlife in Peru is incredibly diverse mainly in part because its varying geographic landscape. The articles give you more detailed coverage on the types of animals that can be seen on a Peruvian tour.
Andean Music and Dance
A traveler's description of Andean music, instruments used in Ecuadorian music, and the role that music and dance play in Andean culture.
Mary's Peru Travel Journal
Adventure Life trip coordinator Mary Camp shares her travel journal from a recent trip to Peru. Mary and her husband Steve joined a group of our travelers on the Panoramic Peru tour, and then journeyed into the Amazon to visit Tambopata Research Center.
To Weave for the Sun: Andean Weaving
A history of the textiles and Andean weavings that you'll find throughout Latin America, discover what you'll find while traveling thru indigenous markets like Ecuador's Otavalo market and the Pisac market of Peru.
People, Mountains and Spirits in the Andes
The Andes Mountain Range includes so much more than an unforgettable trekking circuit. The rural countryside of the Andes and its inhabitant offer travelers true contact with the beauty, culture and mystery of the Andes.
Sharma's Peru Travel Journal
We're travelers just like you! Read Sharma's Peru travel journal and about her adventures on our Machu Picchu Pilgrimage and Lake Titicaca tour.
South American Packing Essentials
Packing advice, including a list of recommended essentials for trips to South America
Las Fiestas Patrias
Visit Peru and Ecuador during independence days, celebrated as Las Fiestas Patrias. Their holidays, both observed near the end of July, commemorate the birthday of military leader Simon Bolivar. A look at the history of Peru and Ecuador's quest for indepe
Advice for High Altitude
Tips for coping with high altitude on your Adventure Life tour.
Ancient Symbols in the Sand
Written by a traveler on our Panoramic Peru tour, this article from the New York Times is about the famed Nazca lines of Peru and other highlights such as Islas Ballestas and the mummies of Chauchilla.
DarAnne's Peru Travel Journal
We're travelers, just like you. Read DarAnne's Peru travel journal - it offers a personal and intimate look at what you could encounter on your own Peru tour.
Activities and Weather
Activities and weather tips for Amazon jungle tours
Peru Trekking Circuits
From the highest tropical peaks to jade-colored crystalline lakes, traveling Peru on foot offers breathtaking views and unforgettable encounters with nature.
Observing Macaws
Find out the best way to capture great pictures of macaws at Tambopata's Clay Lick in the Amazon where hundreds of parrots and small green macaws descend to eat clay.
Inka Porter Project
Inspiration for Diane Dandeneau's art show came from her travels to the Inka ruins. Profits from her show got to the Inka Porter Project. Find out more about the porters and efforts to help their communities.
Mysterious Machu Picchu
Read an account of how Peru's famous ruins of Machu Picchu were discovered and theories about Inca city's former function. Check out some tips and information on hiking around Machu Picchu.
The Peruvian Amazon – It's for the Birds
Bird watching tips for first-timers, plus information on species that reside in the Manu and Tambopata regions of the Peruvian Amazon
Incas and Rainforest: Travelers' Thoughts
A traveler describes his experience on the Incas and Rainforest tour. Highlights include Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Cusco.
Our Friends in Peru say THANK YOU
Travel entails an invaluable relationship between visitors and hosts. Their success is our success. Here are a few organizations and communities in Peru that we are more than pleased to offer our support.
Tambopata Research Center
The Tambopata Research Center is a spartan yet comfortable 13 bedroom lodge built to accommodate Peru travelers and researchers alike while protecting the adjacent macaw clay lick.
Pisco, Peru
Take a tour through Pisco, Peru to become familiar with its sites and the layout of the city. It is a very beautiful destination with vibration local life and popular Peruvian cuisine.
Sacred Valley Journey- Part 1
Travel Journal for Peru explaining sites and activities of interest in and around the Sacred Valley, an area visited on most of our Peru tours.
Jungle Packing Tips
Essentials and useful items for your Amazon jungle trip. For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly.
Thousands of Inca Mummies Raised from Their Graves
Thousands of Inca mummies have been discovered in excavations outside Lima, Peru. Learn about the artifacts uncovered and the information they give us aobut the Inca empire.
Panoramic Peru Travel Journal
Harold and Karen Greig traveled with us on our Panoramic Peru trip on September 22 thru October 8, 2006. They wrote a fantastic travel journal outlining their day-by-day activities. We very much enjoyed it. We hope you will too!
Peruvian Passion for Food
Discover Peru's culinary treasures on our new tour. In recent years Peruvian gastronomy has continued to progress, drawing on the legacy of our regional culinary styles, accepting influences from other parts of the world and giving full rein to the creat
Cusco - The Sacred City
Cusco is also both a mestizo and colonial city. Here is the legend and history of the colonial city, Peru's main tourist destination.
Coca: Much More Than a Simple Plant
The coca leaf has been entrenched in every part of Peruvian culture for as long as people have lived in this region of the world. It is a part of religious and spiritual ceremonies, business transaction and family celebration.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Tambopata Conservation: A Letter from Charles Munn
A letter from Charles Munn, Senior Conservation Zoologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussing the nature of the tropical forest around Tambopata Nature Reserve in Peru.
Inca Trail Regulation Changes Affect Last Minute Options
To better manage the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Sanctuary, Peruvian authorities have placed tighter limits on the trail. The changes make last minute booking for the Inca Trail more difficult.
A Note from Peru's Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco
Over the years Adventure Life has provided on-going support to the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC). Here is a note from the director.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
A Note from the Cachiccata Community in Peru
Adventure Life a long-standing relationship with Peru's Cachiccata community. Here is a note from the president of the community.
Cusco's Golden Corn
One traveler describes his adventures in Cusco and some legends that their guide used to entertain them along the way.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Mantay Shelter in Cusco, Peru: Making a World of a Difference
The Mantay Shelter in Cusco, Peru continues to provide imperative education and support to young, single mothers and their children. Learn about how you can help contribute to Mantay.
About the Sacred Valley
The Urubamba Valley, or Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archeological sites. Learn about the valley and Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community located 21 km from Urubamba.
Last Minute Inca Trail
New restrictions to hiking the Inca Trail have been added recently. Learn more about the new reservation system and what it means for travelers.
Travel in Peru
Two travelers describe their adventures in Peru including Cusco, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and the Nazca Lines.
Ancient Peru Brewery - SALUD!
An ancient brewery of the Wari Empire was found. Twenty ceramic 10 to 15 gallon vats suggest that this was much more than a Mom-and-Pop-shop. In fact, it may be the oldest large-scale brewery ever found in the Andes.
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Preserving Weaving Traditions in Peru
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) is a non-profit organization established in 1996. The center is dedicated to recapturing and aiding the survival of Incan textile traditions and providing support to weaving communities.
Sacred Valley Journey- Part 2
Continuing the second half of his Peru Travel Journal, the author speaks more about the Pisac ruins, Sacred Valley and the village of Ollantaytambo.
Peru Overview
Here is a brief overview of Peru including history, culture, religion, food, and language. Take a look before your trip.
Peru Has 3,000 Annual Festivals that Beckon Travelers
Peru travel offers the chance to experience an unbelievable synthesis of festivals and celebrations varying from Christian traditions to ancestral rites, carnivals, dance contests, and grape harvest parties.
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Health advice for Amazon tours, including advice for avoiding traveler's diarrhea and malaria, as well as recommended vaccinations and boosters.
Hiking the Inca Trail
A short description of Peru's Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, including a rough daily itinerary.
Peru's Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon, the world's deepest canyon, is home to the Collagua people and is one of the best places to visit to spot the Andean condor.
Secondary Inca trail leads to rewards
Kendra Gonnerman traveled with her friend Mary on our Cachiccata Trek in Peru. The following in an article Kendra wrote about her experiences during her trip. It was published in the Arizona Republic on July 10, 2005.
Bus Stop
Adventure Life Alumni Stephanie and Craig Smith have been busy traveling with us everywhere from Peru to Belize to Guatemala and down to Chile. On their first trip with us in Peru, they offered a group of school kids in the campo a ride home from school.
My Dream Come True
One traveler describes her two week trip to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
Country of Contrasts
Read through a traveler's impressions of Peru's Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Arequipa, and the Amazon jungle of Peru. It includes a short description also of the Inti Raymi festival, or Andean Festival of the Sun.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Mountains of Peru
The Andes cut across Peru from north to south and mold its geography and with it, the landscape and the people. These mountains form the largest concentration of snow peaks of the Americas. Learn more about their wildlife and beautiful treks.
A Note from Peru's Mantay Shelter
Over the years Adventure Life has provided on-going support to Peru's Mantay Shelter. Here is a note from the director of Mantay, Raquel Garcia.

Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay is a small country nestled between Argentina and Brazil. It boasts a beautiful coastline along the Atlantic with beaches, sand dunes, and the occasional clear blue lagoon. Before you travel, get to know a little more about this tiny treasure.
The Natives
Get to know the native people of Uruguay, the Charrua, and their history dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese settlement in this area.
Uruguayan Culture
The gaucho tradition has heavily influenced the culture of Uruguay due to the success of cattle ranching in this area. Read more about the different aspects of Uruguay culture that have been influenced by this such as art and music.
Treasured Uruguay Environment
Uruguay has managed to be the least polluted countries in South America though it does deal with it's share of environmental troubles. Become more informed on these issues through this short article.
The Gaucho Diet
The cuisine of Uruguay has been heavily influenced by the Mediterranean as well as by the ranching community. Learn more about this delicious cuisine in this very informative article.
Uruguay Culinary Traditions Estancias to Wine Country
Uruguay is a country with an abundance of cuisine and national dishes. Despite being one of the smallest countries in South America Uruguay holds its own in terms of culinary traditions.
Geographical Exploration on a Uruguay Cruise
Get an overview of the beautiful landscape that might be visited while on a cruise around Uruguay. There are some amazing coastal areas that boast of beautiful beaches. Also learn more about the Rio de la Plata and its estuary that opens into the ocean.
Uruguay: After Colonization
Learn more about the history of Uruguay after Spain and Portugal settled then and fought over who would control the country. It continued struggle is illustrated more in this article about Uruguay's modern history.
Current Politics
Brush up on your political knowledge of Uruguay with this brief but very informative article about the current political status of Uruguay.
Weather
This article will help you get a feel for what the weather is like in Uruguay at different times of the years. This knowledge can help assist you while planning a trip to Uruguay.
Wildlife
Uruguay has a variety of wildlife roaming its landscape. A variety of birds roam the skies, tortoises and lizards live by the river, and armadillos and wildcats roam the plains.
The Four Faces of Uruguay: Interior, the Littoral, Greater Montevideo, and the Coast
Every region of Uruguay has its own unique charms from bustling metropolis to historic estancias. Discover more about the varying landscape and regions of Uruguay.