Want to go somewhere warm this winter? Then choose from our many Galapagos Islands Ecuador Cruises. If the Galapagos Islands have been on your bucket list, then the northern hemisphere’s wintertime (from November to February) is an excellent season for taking a Galapagos Islands Ecuador cruise. The Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, enjoy […]

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When it comes to tours and sightseeing, one of my favorite topics is Salvador da Bahia. On a Salvador Bahia tour, you can learn about Brazil’s colorful history and experience Bahia’s unique Afro-Brazilian culture. Salvador da Bahia is the capital of the state of Bahia, which is a huge swath of land on the coast […]

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Here’s an important update for travelers headed to Argentina: Beginning with the new year, Argentina will now require all US, Canadian, and Australian citizens to pay the reciprocity fee ahead of time.  Whether entering the country by land, sea, or air, all entrants will need to show proof of payment when at the border. This […]

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Comparing South America Tour Companies

December 1, 2012

There are hundreds of tour companies out there, and many of them specialize in South America travel packages. How to choose from all those South America tour companies? Here’s a quick list of things to keep in mind when making your decision. Why You Might Need a Tour Company Even if you want to go […]

Travel Planning for Retirement in South America

November 20, 2012

Overseas Retirement has become a popular trend lately, as baby boomers get itchy feet and move beyond their home borders to a different, and often, cheaper place to retire abroad. Many North Americans and other senior travelers consider Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, and other destinations within South America as prime places to retire overseas. But if […]

An Amazon Jungle Boat Cruise on the Motor Yacht Tucano

November 4, 2012

Is there anything more enticing than an Amazon Jungle Boat Cruise? On the heels of Michael Palin’s new book on Brazil and his forthcoming BBC TV series on Brazil, we want to encourage those interested in Brazil to consider an Amazon Jungle Boat Cruise on the Motor Yacht Tucano. This Amazon River cruise boat is […]

An Insider’s Guide to Machu Picchu Peru Tours

October 29, 2012

From packing bug spray to finding the best vistas, a Peru travel expert reveals insider’s secrets on how to get the most out of your Machu Picchu Peru tour. When to Go Machu Picchu is open year-round. The Inca Trail is closed every February for maintenance, but Machu Picchu itself is accessible daily, from 6:00am […]

Experience the Great Outdoors with these Patagonia Estancias Tours

October 26, 2012

In his famous travelogue In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin explored the large swaths of land west and south of Buenos Aires known as Patagonia. On the open plains of Patagonia, a few brave farmers and ranchers (gauchos) had settled down and made Argentina famous for its largest export: beefsteak. Many of these ranches, or estancias as […]

Grab a FREE Copy of the New Brazil Travel Guide!

October 23, 2012

The brand-new, Brazil Travel Guide E-Book is now available for free download! Just in time to get excited about Rio “Reveillon” (the New Year’s bash that Rio de Janeiro puts on every year), this exciting new Brazil Travel Guide is sure to inspire you to travel to Brazil in 2013. Once you request your copy […]

Best South America Tour Itineraries From 3 Days to 2 Weeks

October 17, 2012

South America is the 4th largest continent, and it can be difficult to visit all the highlights in South America if you only have a limited amount of time for vacation. Read on for best South America tour itineraries, listed by length of time. There is always a perfect South America tour itinerary for you, […]

The Rio de Janeiro & the Amazon Rainforest Tour

October 11, 2012

Did you know that Rio de Janeiro is over 1930 miles (3100 km) from the Amazon Rainforest? Rio de Janeiro is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Brazil, while the Amazon Rainforest is located in the north-central region of Brazil. The majority of the Brazil Amazon Lodges and Amazon River Cruises are accessible from […]

LAN Chile Offers New Flight Route to Chiloe Island

October 8, 2012

There’s good news for travelers to Chile who want to see more of Chile’s highlights in a shorter amount of time. LAN Airlines will be starting flights from Santiago to Chiloé, the picturesque island that until now was only accessible by ferry. This new flight route will make a side trip to Chiloé Island much more […]

The Perfect Brazilian Vacation Package

October 2, 2012

What is the perfect Brazilian Vacation Package? you may be wondering to yourself. You’ve heard about some of the amazing destinations and activities that Brazil has to offer, but you have to figure out how to cram it all in to your vacation time. Everything that travelers usually want to pack into a vacation can […]

Celebrate New Year’s in Rio de Janeiro!

September 27, 2012

What would you rather be doing for New Year’s Eve? Chattering your teeth in the sub-zero climate of Times Square in New York City, or lounging on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with a caipirinha cocktail in hand? One of the most appealing aspects of New Year’s in Rio de Janeiro is that you […]

Chapada Diamantina Brazil Tour: Incredible Places Less Traveled in Brazil

September 20, 2012

Go beyond the well-trod paths of Brazil’s most popular travel destinations, and see a part of Brazil where natural beauty and tranquility meet. On a Chapada Diamantina Brazil tour, explore one of Brazil’s most unique and fascinating national parks. “Chapada Diamantina,” which means The Plateau of Diamonds, is a mineral-rich region just inland from Salvador […]