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My adventure started out as somewhat of a mid-life vision quest, something I was going to do solo, taking me far away from home and work. However, it eventually grew into a father/ son bonding …

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After having a successful trip last year to San Vincente de Paul Orphanage, in Quito, Ecuador I decided to return again. Over the past year I had kept in contact with Sister Rosa at Casa 5, and also …

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Stomachs full after a hearty traditional Peruvian lunch, my husband Craig and I sat in the 12-passenger van and enjoyed the scenery as we chatted with Vidal (our guide) and Carlos (our driver). We …

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Knowing a bit a Spanish comes in handy when talking with locals on a Bolivia tour. Spanish a bit rusty? You and me both. In general, Spanish is used throughout Latin America - but you'll …
Bogota La Candelaria is the historic neighborhood of Bogota. The city was founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada who was drawn to the area by the myth of El Dorado; his tomb is in Catedral Primada …
Every region of Uruguay has its own unique charms. Many travelers are attracted by the beaches of Uruguay's Gold Coast, not to mention its nightlife that rivals that of Las Vegas. Others seek the …
The remoteness of Patagonia's Torres del Paine allows the park to continue to boast its incredible pristine environment and natural beauty. Because of this remoteness, it is a little adventure in …
Royal official, Juan de Matienzo, once recommended to King Philip II of Spain that \"to do away with coca is like denying the existence of Peru.\" The coca leaf has been entrenched in every part of …
History The first inhabitants of Peru were nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived in caves in Peru's coastal regions. The oldest site, Pikimachay cave, dates from 12,000 BC. Crops such as cotton, …
El Calafate is located at the base of Calafate Hill on the shore of the Argentinian Lake, 315 km from Río Gallegos, the capital of the Santa Cruz Province's Capital. There are different ways to …
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an alliance to …
At the \"End of the World,\" in the Tierra del Fuego region of the Argentina archipelago, there exists a clear history of European settlement. Europeans, motivated by conquests of gold, oil, and …
From a tourist point of view, Patagonia is divided into two clearly distinct regions, on the one hand there is Patagonia of the Andes, a region of lakes, forests and glaciers where the necessity of …
7 steps you can take to help save the Amazon and the world's rainforests, from the Rainforest Action Network. 1) Reduce your paper and wood consumption. Logging companies are cutting down some …
For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly. Except for the occasional internal flight, we'll be taking canoes, kayaks, jeeps, vans and our own feet between destinations. A …
Make Your Amazon Trip a Healthy One! Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is the most common ailment of visitors to Latin America. It's a good idea to ask your doctor for an antibiotic specifically for TD, as …
The distances involved in hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu are not that great. The entire 4-day trail hike is only 25 miles (40 km). However, the altitude can cause problems in the strongest …
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a real architectural jewel. The beauty and misery of its walled ruins, once palaces of the finest Inca stonework, are augmented even more by the lush, almost virginal …
To the north of Arequipa in Peru is the higher course of the Colca river valley whose deep canyon is renowned among rafters. The section before the canyon consists of an encased valley that runs from …
Uruguay is a small country nestled between Argentina and Brazil. It boasts a beautiful coastline along the Atlantic with beaches, sand dunes, and the occasional clear blue lagoon. Most of the …
Colombia, is a colorful, vibrant, Spanish speaking country located in northern South America. Colombia tours open up a destination which has remained largely undiscovered for many years. Colombia has …
Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful country, with nearly every type of dramatic landscape packed into its small area. There are world-famous beaches on the coast, which is always warm due to …
Peru, land of the legendary Incas, has retained much of its mythical feel. The cultural capital of Cuzco provides a glimpse into the country’s proud history, as the center of the Sacred Valley and …
Brazil is by far the largest country in South America. From the Amazon to the coast, it hosts a vast array of wildlife and landscapes within its borders. Rio de Janeiro, the nation’s capital and …