--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Margalit Ziv • Cape Horn – END OF THE WORLD!!! – What a miserable experience. We climbed the 160 steps in heavy rain, strong winds and cold temps. The weather has not changed a bit during the … Author John Keller While crossing the somewhat choppy lake in a small motorboat, we saw fishermen in traditional boats, along with windsurfers speeding across the surface of this gorgeous lake. Our hotel faced one of … Author Pam Thomas I wake up at dawn as Chris heads for the bano, and through the door I spot -- golden sunlight! I dash out of the tent to see the park’s three famous towers aglow. Mariana and Ronaldo are out in … Author Jayne Hope Began hiking the "W" circuit from Hosteria Las Torres. Getting up the huge rocks in the final ascent to Mirador Las Torres was challenging. It was raining off and on which made the surface … Author Margalit Ziv • This morning we attended 2 lectures: Patagonia, from Ice to Flowers and Glaciology.
• After lunch we disembarked at Pia Fjord. The zodiac had difficulties to get to the shore due to … Author John Keller On our way to Lake Atitlan, we stopped for lunch and shopping in this amazing kaleidoscope of colors, smells, and sounds. There is SO much merchandise for sale!! My favorites, though, were the indoor … Author Pam Thomas In the morning we have breakfast in the hotel’s lovely tearoom-like dining room. Historic pictures of Patagonia line the walls.
Maria, our guide for the day, whisks us out to the airport, … Author Brigitta Ouellette Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers that is stable and not receeding. Although it keeps providing a continuous amount of fresh water, it is also receiving enough snow to keep it's … Author Jayne Hope One never knows if arrangements made via internet are going to pan out. Niko picked us up from our hostel in Punta Arenas to transfer us to Puerto Natales just as I had arranged through Paine … Author Margalit Ziv • The morning walking excursion at Ainsworth Bay was so-so; we saw 2 elephant seals from a distance and a lot of flora.
• The lecture about Penguins and other birds was very … Author John Keller Arrived in Guatemala City on a direct flight from Newark airport, and, as is the custom with this company, were greeted promptly and courteously, and taken to our hotel in Antigua in time to rest and … Author Pam Thomas The alarm rings at 6 a.m. and one word gets us up: PENGUINS! It’s our expedition to Isla Magdalena, where between 100,000 and 150,000 Magellan penguins live.
It is raining a little … Author Jayne Hope Caught a bus very early in the morning to Santiago. Our travel alarm worked! We connected with another bus to Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez. Flew Sky Airline to Punta Arenas. … Author Margalit Ziv • Rain again
• Long 6 hours drive to Punta Arenas (with another couple from camp) for boarding the cruise ship. On the way we stopped at Puerto Natales for an hour and a half lunch break. … Author Adventure Life Flights are notoriously competitive, so I was impressed to see the following discount from our air partner, Exito Travel.
†Winter Blues? Take a Cool $25 Off … Author Pam Thomas Today we are gliding through narrow passages with the islands quite close on either side of us, majestic ancient hulks of rocks slathered in green, sometimes with rivulets of water running down. … Author Jayne Hope Found Pablo Neruda's digs in Valparaiso. The hike from our hostel to his place was all up hill. The view from Neruda's house is well worth the effort. There is plenty to do in Valparaiso and it is … Author Margalit Ziv • Due to bad weather, yet again, we did not do the 8 hours hike to the base of the Torres. Instead, we did a van trip and 3 hours hike to observe the local wildlife, including guanaco, foxes, … Author Carol Libey All packed up and ready to head for home. We said our goodbyes and headed out for Dangriga and the one room Mayan Air terminal. The great white egrets were still lounging by the airstrip and one of … Author Pam Thomas During the night we travel through a passage of open water unprotected by islands, as the captain had warned us the evening before, and sure enough, the waves are high. The motion wakes us up, and we … Author Brigitta Ouellette We spent several days trekking about the park, guided by Pedro.
The first trek, a day hike, we left our hostelleria "la Casa de Piedras" and hiked to the base of a mountain. We had lunch … Author Jayne Hope Bob wanted to do some wine tasting. Spent the entire day visiting two different wineries between Valparaiso and Santiago. We booked the tour through our hostel. Author Margalit Ziv • We were surprised to find out that the shower head and water flow are the best we have seen in any hotel.
• Again, the weather was bad – windy and rainy
• We had an amazing …