The Quito Easter Festival is a unique cultural event in Ecuador. From the balconies of the hotel you can overlook the procession route and the Plaza de la Independencia. The procession begins at …

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Peru travels: 2010 Candelaria Festival in Puno -- enjoy pictures of folkloric festival with its traditional dances, costumes, music, and story-telling. Photos are courtesy of photographer Guido …

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Argentina is widely known for its traditional cuisine and flavorful wines! Enjoy wine in the vineyards in Cayafate Valley and hike through the famous Humahuaca Gorge. The end of your trip includes an …

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Following the guide through the various terrain we come upon amazing mountains and valleys with vibrant colors. The history of the area is intriguing as we discover the cultural legacy of the …

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Located in northern Peru, the fortress at Kuelap ruins was built by the Chachapoyas tribe. Here you will see only a few visitors per week due to the four hour trek through the Andes to arrive at the …

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We wanted to explore non touristic areas of Ecuador and drove south for a few days finding magical places, wonderful views, amazing people, hidden nature... look forward to going again soon!!!

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La Luna
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Jesson Burnam
After a solid (and much needed) night of sleep, we headed off to the French Valley – named for the hikers who discovered it - for our last official trek in Patagonia. On our way, we saw a huge …
Our patio at Hotel Bonaparte. We sat out there every night
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Jesson Burnam
We headed off to breakfast bright and early to tell our newfound friends the big news and received a round of applause from the whole camp! Then, it was time to get down to business. We had a VERY …
Stunning view from the top
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Jesson Burnam
After a good night’s sleep and hearty breakfast of eggs, cereal and tea, we packed our own bag lunches with all of the Chilean basics (cheese, avocado, tomatoes, salmon) and headed out on our …
And we're still climbing...glad we decided not to walk
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Jesson Burnam
We had to take several flights to take us to our next destination of Torres Del Paine – it’s that remote – and flew from Santiago to Puerto Mont, then finally to Punta Arenas. …
Iguazu Falls
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Nanita Khurana
There’s never a “Wrong turn” in Buenos Aires! Another spare day in this city, we decided to wander the streets. I stumbled across some charming sites, my favorite discovery …
It's a LOOONG way up to the top of Cerro San Cristobal
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Jesson Burnam
With Jay at the helm, we conquered the Santiago subway system and boarded a bus headed for Valparaiso – a quaint port town and home of the late artist Pablo Neruda. After a daylong excursion in …
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Elizabeth Conway
March 27, 2010 will bring with it the fourth annual Earth Hour -- the world's largest switch-off. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is designed as a non-partisan movement, where the …
Devil's Throat Point, Iguazu Falls
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Nanita Khurana
Our plan to “not sleep” in a City that never Sleeps The next afternoon we had our flight back to Buenos Aires. Our hearts pained at the thought of leaving El Calafate. Our surreal …
Enjoying our very first pisco sour!
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Jesson Burnam
The day began bright and early as we met Eugene at nine in the morning, to drive us out of the city for a wine tour at Concha Y Torro (which means – shell and bull). Maria, our guide at the …
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Nanita Khurana
Illusion or Reality? We rose early getting a picture perfect view of grazing horses and sheep outside our bedroom window, a rare sight for a city girl who is not so fortunate. If one is to truly …
Hotel Bonaparte
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Jesson Burnam
We set out from Philadelphia, PA and landed on solid ground the following morning (and on my first piece of foreign soil!) at 6 AM Santiago time. The sun had just come up and as we headed off the …
The 'Women's Bridge' at Puerto Madero
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Nanita Khurana
Our End to the ‘End of the World’ Experience With a half day of leisure available for ourselves, we visited the Museu De Presidio, once a top security prison which housed the most …
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Elizabeth Conway
Vote for Adventure Life Journeys today! For over a decade, Adventure Life has provided authentic adventures throughout Latin America. And now, we are so pleased to be nominated for Travel + …
A young woman selling trinkets while doing her homework
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Nanita Khurana
There’s something for everyone! We are fetched by Frasco, our fluent “English speaking” tour guide. It was a relief to have your questions understood and answered in a country …