Travels through Cusco to the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, the San Pedro market for fresh goods, the local market in Urubamba, and Samanapac Hotel in Ollantaytambo.

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Juice vendors at San Pedro MarketWoman vendor at the local San Pedro Market Beautiful floral arrangements at the local San Pedro Market Indigenous women selling medicinal plants at San Pedro markeDoing the dyeing with natural plants at the CTTCGuide Ayul explains how to get the differents colors
sunset on the beach
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Kathleen Rollins
We were pounding across the rough sea between San Cristobal and Santa Cruz, with the four of us seated on the upper deck bench of the “Sofia Girl,” when Captain Naim “Nacho” …
Pedro & Mariano
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Renee Noffke
River crossing, hiking on the glacier, and transferring to El Calafate.
Plaza de Armas in Trujillo
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Betty Jaramillo
After a relaxing night, we woke up to drive down to Nazca and make the arrangements for the flight over the lines. The lines were amazing, but the experience of flying on small craft that shakes your …
Yacht Basin at Puerto Madero
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Kenneth Nelson
We hit the ground running at 10 am after about 36 hours of travel for my wife, Kathy, myself (Ken), and our friend, Alberta. We arrive a day ahead for our Adventure Life tour of Buenos Aires, and …
2 Land Iguanas
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Diane Meixner
We could either have a dry or wet landing with our pangas, this day the water was a bit rough, but our skilled drivers kept us safe. We were able to see the pacific green sea turtles mating. What …
Deception Island
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Jayne Hope
During the crossing of the Drake Passage we had seminars on ice bergs, glaciers, marine life, birds, vegetation and history. We received expedition jackets, special boots and directions on getting in …
Guanaco in Torres del Paines National Park
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Margalit Ziv
• The panoramic view from the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, at 1,296 ft (395m) above sea-level, is breathtaking. Two sets of cable cars elevated us to the top of Sugar Loaf. The first brings …
Galapagos Tortoise
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Kathleen Rollins
Andreas, our naturalist on Santa Cruz, had given us an overview of the geology and biology of the islands, as well as a review of Charles Darwin’s research there. Often referred to locally as …
Passing the mate
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Renee Noffke
Relatively less strenuous hike to Lago Torre.
Do you see the woman there? that is the size of the walls
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Betty Jaramillo
No one was ready for an early morning so we started our day at 09h00. Belen, my cousin, picked us up in her car and drove us to the old town... Gosh I was glad we were not driving there! Driving in …
Rabida Island red sand beach in the Galapagos
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Diane Meixner
I never thought I would use beautiful to describe a crab, but the sally light foot crab is indeed that. We saw lava lizards as well. We went to the Central Interpretation Center, There was …
Deception Island
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Jayne Hope
By 5 o'clock we were on board the Akademik Shokalsky. We found our lodgings. We would be living here for the next 10 days. Bob bunked with the guys. I took the top bunk in a cabin with two other …
An iceberg on Grey Lake, a fallout of Grey Glacier
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Margalit Ziv
• For the first time the plane from Foz to Rio left on time, however, due to terrible lending at the intermediate airport it needed a new tire, a 45 minutes delay. • On the flight we …