What To Pack For The Amazon

By Allie Almario The Amazon region covers about 40% of the entire continent of South America. For many travelers, the opportunity to explore the rich bio-diversity of the rainforest is not to be missed. In fact, according to the World Wildlife Fund, there are at least 40,000 plant species, 427 mammals (such as the jaguar, anteater, capybara – the largest rodent in the world – and giant otter), more than 1,300 species of birds (the harpy eagle, hoatzin and toucan...
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Top Five Patagonia Travel Tips

By Allie Almario Driving in Patagonia Be prepared for the vast distances between national parks and gateway cities. For example, the drive time from the airport in Punta Arena, Chile to Torres del Paine National Park can take between five to six hours.  A popular overnight stop is Puerto Natales, somewhat halfway between the two points. Breaking up the trip here means you can take time to explore the fjords of La Ultima Esperanza by catamaran or ferry.  A must is a...
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When Is The Best Time To Go To Patagonia?

By Allie Almario For many travelers, going to southern Patagonia is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. With a nickname like “The End Of The World”, Patagonia beckons visitors with thoughts of passing through one of the most beautiful but remote corners of the world. Picking the right time to go to Patagonia, whether it’s on the Chilean or Argentinean side, is very important so you can best enjoy the majestic mountains, emerald waterways and stunning trails. Good weather and...
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When Is The Best Time To Go to Machu Picchu?

By Allie Almario As one of the most iconic sites in all of South America, Machu Picchu is probably also Peru’s most popular destination.  It’s been named one of the New Seven Wonders of The World. American explorer Hiram Bingham found the mythical Machu Picchu in 1911, hidden in the clouds at about 8,000 feet in elevation. The 15th century citadel is open daily, rain or shine, even during major holidays.  When you are planning a trip there, keep in consideration the...
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