--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author John Keller I nevered imagined that I would be able to climb an active volcano and come within just a few yards of freely flowing lava, but that's exactly what I did. After "skiing" down the pumice … Author Pam Thomas Javier wakes us up in the pitch dark, and soon we are on our way to the border. We see several skunks, as well as a baby eagle eating a dead hare in the road. When we leave the rough road for … Author Jayne Hope Along the trail I fell into one of the many streams we crossed and dislocated a finger. Rather than stop to have it assessed, I reset the finger and continued on. We trekked up to Valle Frances which … Author Margalit Ziv • Woke up at 6:00am (by mistake) for coffee before early disembarkation at Ushuaia, Argentina. Coffee bar was closed so we had nothing to do until 7:30am when the dining room opened for … Author John Keller On the move again (returning to Antigua), we stopped in the village of Panajachel and the town square and market of Solola. This market was a bit smaller, with a lot more hustle and bustle on the … Author Pam Thomas Today we are to go to the northeast part of the park for more wildlife viewing and a trek. Celine, instead, signs on for a 4-hour-in, 4-hour-out trek toward the towers. You apparently do it somewhat … Author Jayne Hope Waking with the sights and sounds of the parque is exhilarating. Hiked four hours from Las Torres to Los Cuernos through riverbeds as trails. The spires of Los Cuernos are daunting to look at. We are … 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. … 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 …