Author
Elizabeth Conway
Artist impression of the Amazon's Chullachaqui by David Hewson. Spot Chullachaqui yourself on an Amazon tour! A little local legend, compliments of the Amazon... The Chullachaqui is a …
Leaving Punta Arenas
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Dileep Bhandarkar
On waking up at the usual 7 am we were told that the flight from Punta Arenas had not departed and they were in standby mode. We would probably not leave until some time after lunch. We were give …
First Rainbow of trip
Author
mary Fuller
Set off with my daughters, Katy and Becca, for a southernly adventure.- Antarctica. Left winter in Maryland to Summer in Argentina and Antarctica. First omen - rainbow over the planes in Miami, while …
Gentoo Penguin with two babies on Sea Lion Island
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Greg Michaels
We arrived hungry and tired in Santiago, Chile after an overnight flight. Going through immigration and purchasing the necessary entry visa took a little longer than expected. When that was finished …
Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery
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Dileep Bhandarkar
We cruised in to Maxwell Bay in the morning. The weather looked clear, but as we closer the fog set in. Antarctica did not want us to leave! Weather was not good and the incoming flight was delayed. …
Inca Trail group of hikers
Author
Elizabeth Conway
A motley crew of travelers successfully tackle Peru's Inca Trail and the altitude! On Peru's classic Inca Trail tour, travelers hike in altitudes ranging from ~ 9,000-14,500 ft. The highest …
Sara Braun Municipal Cemetery
Author
Dileep Bhandarkar
Once again, we heard Mariano wake us up at 7:30 in morning to get ready to enjoy what we thought would be our last whole day of excursions. After breakfast, we landed on Mikkelsen Harbour …
Sunset on the beach at Turtle Inn
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Julia Kocubinski
After breakfast, we headed back to the little airstrip in Placencia, and flew to Belize. It was sad to say goodbye to this beautiful country, but no doubt we will be back. It really has everything …
Antarctic Dream
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Gifting Travel: Is an Antarctica cruise on your holiday gift-list? Since October I've received at least a hundred newsletters highlighting great travel deals, flight discounts and specials …
Punta Arenas Dock
Author
Dileep Bhandarkar
We did not go to Paradise Bay, but Neko Harbour was outstanding! It was our second Antarctic peninsula landing of the cruise. Neko Harbour video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0IN4vM2LHM Today, we …
Biking from Turtle Inn to downtown Placencia
Author
Julia Kocubinski
Today was another day of just relaxing before heading home. We did our last-minute shopping, ate some more great local food and swimming in the pool. I really was enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of …
Sea in Punta Arenas as seen from Dreams Hotel
Author
Dileep Bhandarkar
Our day started with a 7 am wake up call and 7:30 breakfast. Today was an exciting day in Antarctica! We started with a talk about penguins by Andre, followed by our first continental landing at …
Relaxing by the pool at Turtle Inn
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Julia Kocubinski
Placencia really is a great little place. I was in San Pedro several years back, and without a doubt, I would recommend Placencia. It is more laid-back, smaller and quieter. We spent today just …
Church in Punta Arenas
Author
Dileep Bhandarkar
At the 7 am breakfast, we were informed that we would head out to the airport at 8 am for a 9 am departure! We were relieved to see the C-130 provided by Argentina Linea Aerea del Estado (LADE) ready …
It was a fun day fly fishing!
Author
Julia Kocubinski
Our guide Benji picked us up super early this morning, and we cruised out across the water before sunrise. Evan spent the day fishing, I spent the day relaxing, reading, sleeping and dipping in the …
The butterlies and moths are huge
Author
Diane Dusini
Back to Playa Hermosa where we surf and relax until sunset. At sunset, the turtle project housed there took buckets full of baby turtles to the water to release them. They are so little and move so …
Punta Arenas City from viewpoint
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Dileep Bhandarkar
After breakfast, many of us went on a 3 hour city tour visiting the buildings around Plaza de Armas, the Sara Braun City Cemetery, and Maggiorino Borgatello Museum. We returned to the hotel around …
Our beach in Placencia
Author
Julia Kocubinski
We had an early morning departure today for Belize City. We took our time through the mangroves, saw a couple more manatee, and then cruised the 30 miles back across the ocean. A quick and beautiful …
Jaguar footprint
Author
Diane Dusini
Hope and I take a run and decide to use things in the town along the way to do strength training like push- ups and tricep dips on an old cannon. I am sure people think we are nuts. We venture to …
Punta Arenas Cathedral
Author
Dileep Bhandarkar
After more than 24 hours travel from Seattle and 3 flight changes in San Francisco, Lima, and Santiago we arrived in Punta Arenas around 2 pm. The Antarctica XXI staff was waiting for us in baggage …
A beautiful bonefish caught at Turneffe Flats!
Author
Julia Kocubinski
We went out today to the same area we had been yesterday, south of the lodge. Dion took me out flats fishing, and I got my first shots at bonefish on the flats! I had a couple on, but couldn't …
Some of us take off our own boots
Author
Diane Dusini
The last time we were here, we fell in love with the town and Hope actually took the initiative to find out what projects and programs were going on for children here. She connected with Barrio …
Rafting the Fu
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Fantastic Futaleufu whitewater rafting on a Chile adventure tour! From the stark and stunning Atacama Desert, to its legendary Patagonia peaks, a Chile tour provides an outdoor playground for …
Old Hotel in Punta Arenas
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Dileep Bhandarkar
It all started with the 4 am alarm and we were ready by 5 am for the taxi to show up for the half hour trip to SEATAC airport. The flight out seemed to be on time. What a relief! But after checking …