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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On our Argentina tour, we made an excursion to explored the Iguazu Falls. I was amazed that over 275 cascades make up the falls. We took a boat out to see the falls from below and were showered by …

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We went on a tour with a group to San Ignacio Ruins, near Iguazu Falls in Argentina. It was the built by the Jesuits in the 1600s in order to convert the Guarani people and establish a presence in …

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We trekked through the diverse landscape on our way to the towers - Las Torres del Paine. Amid snow and mist, it was a wonderful feeling seeing those grand statues towering above us - made by …

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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego lies just north of Ushuaia and is Argentina\'s first coastal national park. We spent a day exploring the trails and relaxing. We wandered along the coastal path, …

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Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, a must-see Patagonia travel stop. With previous incarnations as a missionary outpost and, subsequently, a prison town, Ushuaia is now most well-known as …

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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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If you are looking for things to do in Ushuaia while you await the next part of your trip, the Martial Glacier is a good option. It is about 7km outside of downtown Ushuaia. The view from the …

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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 …