South America Travel Articles

Kassi Magruder
Gorgeous reflections on the Bolivia trek
Rudy Huhold
Experience carnaval during your Brazil tour
Christian Paramo
Hikers next to a mountain lake on top of Chile's mountains.
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Bolivian landscape
Yvonne Smith
Kids loving Santa Cruz Island
 Giant lily pads on the Amazon River
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
Hikers stand looking at the view of Wulaia Bay.
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Adventure cruising goes luxury
Small ship adventure cruising is not a new way to travel.  However, it has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels.  Upscale ships, such as Le Soleal, reflect a shift …
Get to know Choquequirao
Little known to the world, this ancient Peruvian city is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city.  However, we wholeheartedly believe it is a worthy destination on its own.  …
Six Tips for Traveling on a Budget
After a long year of hard work and effort, you've earned yourself a vacation. Go ahead and map out your travel plans, but be sure to set a budget. Unless you're Kim Kardashian or Kanye West, …
The Peruvian Amazon – It's for the Birds
The Amazon is saturated with thousands of different species of plants and animals, making Peru one of the top countries for bird-watchers and nature lovers. In birds alone, Peru’s Manu Biosphere …
Peruvian Passion for Food
In recent years Peruvian gastronomy has continued to progress, drawing on the legacy of our regional culinary styles, accepting influences from other parts of the world and giving full rein to the …
Community Grants
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
Beautiful Brazil
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 …
Discover the Wonders of Peru
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 …
Incredible Ecuador
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 …
Colombia Unveiled
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 …
Uruguay
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 …
Peru's Colca Canyon
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 …
Mysterious Machu Picchu
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 …
Hiking the Inca Trail
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 …
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
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 …
Jungle Packing Tips
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 …
What Can I Do?
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 …
Patagonia- The Last Refuge of Nature
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 …
Tierra del Fuego Culture
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 …
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
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 …
El Calafate
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 …
Peru Overview
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, …
Coca: Much More Than a Simple Plant
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 …