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Improved routes allow tourists to experience the best of Peru, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, all while better acclimating the body to high elevations and reducing wasted travel time. Peru is a very popular South American destination thanks to the natural wonder of Machu Picchu, the culinary sophistication of Lima and other attractions […]

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Hikers Aconcagua

Editor’s Note: Travel Consultant Adam joins us to take a look at the top five climbs in South America. Adam is an experienced mountaineer who has climbed extensively in South America and throughout much of the rest of the world. This past June, he summited Mount Rainier in Washington State, a height of 14,409 feet. Cotopaxi […]

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Kids at Galapagos

Parents! You’ve made it through another long, hot summer where it must have seemed at times as though school would never start up again. But alas, September is upon us and you deserve a brief respite while the kids head back to the classroom. With summer vacations in the rearview and the holiday crush still a […]

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Lake Titicaca Peru at Sunset

Get the latest travel news for Peru   Peru is a large and diverse country with a lot to offer. We often focus on Machu Picchu as a popular travel attraction, but the country is known for so much more. Join us as we take a look at the news and events taking place in this […]

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Travel Tales: Joyce and Friends Explore Peru, Take Excellent Pictures

August 12, 2014
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Friends Make the Already Breathtaking Machu Picchu of Peru Even Better! When Joyce was contacted by her friends in Thailand about a trip to Peru in 2014, she initially thought that she would just be along for the ride. She was a little surprised when they handed her a well-researched plan for their desired destinations […]

Win a Trip for Two to Chile with the “Go to Extremes” Sweepstakes

August 8, 2014
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Some like it hot, some like it cold, and the winner of our new Go to Extremes sweepstakes can experience both in one great trip! SouthAmerica.travel has teamed up with outdoor clothier Marmot, Turismo Chile and LATAM Airlines Group to giveaway a trip for two to Atacama and Aysén, Chile. This expenses paid adventure includes […]

Travel Tales: Yashvi and TJ’s South American Engagement

August 5, 2014
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Every once in a while, a client takes a trip that turns into something more. Travel consultant Tye was thrilled to find out that his customers Yashvi and TJ became engaged on their trip to Peru, Easter Island and Chile. Tye helped the couple put together a highly customized trip that turned out to be even more […]

Wild Colombia: Dazzling Destinations and Exhilarating Expeditions Await

July 29, 2014
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From the darkness of decades past now comes the dawn of Colombian tourism. New and exciting natural adventures await eager tourists who find themselves ready to explore the South American country known for “having it all.” Colombia welcomed more than 1.8 million visitors in 2013, causing the travel industry to take note. On July 17th, Colombian […]

Meet Travel Consultant Adam: Expert South America Trip Advisor

July 24, 2014
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From climbing and whitewater rafting to surfing and wine tasting – Adam knows the best activities by travel destination Recently, we had a chance to catch up with SouthAmerica.travel consultant Adam Haynie for a discussion on his experiences with the continent, and the ways in which he helps clients plan the perfect South American adventure. In his most recent […]

Machu Picchu Reviews Tell the Tale: This Place Can’t be Topped!

July 18, 2014
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Our Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu tour is a consistent top-seller. Because of that, we receive a lot of excellent testimonials from our clients telling us how much they enjoyed the experience. Last week alone, three wonderful reviews came in that we’d like to share with our readers. Travel consultant Kyle assisted Monica and Sunil in planning and […]

Experience the Amazon in the Most Intimate Way Possible… by Kayak!

July 15, 2014
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Get up close and personal with this incredible ecosystem We may write about the Amazon River and rainforest a lot, but it’s for good reason. The region is one of the most unique and distinctive places on the planet. People contact us all the time wanting to know more about this vast wilderness, which covers […]

All About Flights: South American Comings and Goings

July 9, 2014
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A lot goes into booking a trip to South America. Most of our clients are primarily concerned with the basic ‘when and where’ type questions. However, once the travel objective is established, the question then becomes how to get there, where to stay and what to do. Our travel consultants can tell you that flights are […]

Colombia Rising: New Travel Apps for Techies, Sustainable Tourism in the Port of Cartagena

July 2, 2014

Colombian tourism has grown by leaps and bounds over the past several years, as evidenced by the more than 1.8 million visitors who spent time in the country in 2013. Those in charge of welcoming the tourism boom are becoming increasingly well prepared for the future. Follow along with us as we summarize new Colombia-specific apps […]

Argentina Scuba Diving Off Coast of Valdes Peninsula

June 26, 2014

One of our clients went scuba diving off the coast of the Valdes Peninsula, near Puerto Madryn in the Patagonia region of Argentina. They got up close and personal with friendly sea lions, including some sea lions who even nipped at their hair in curiosity, perhaps thinking it was seaweed! Although not many people think […]

Testimonial of the Month: Kent and Svend Nielsen Explore Peru

June 20, 2014

This month’s testimonial comes from Kent and Svend Nielsen, who traveled to Peru in April 2014. SouthAmerica.travel consultant Christina Schranz worked with the Nielsen’s from the beginning of February to create a customized tour of Peru over 20 days. Read on to learn about the Nielsen’s trip and be sure to check out their photos too! Kent’s review of SouthAmerica.travel –  […]