Category: South America

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Leaves are falling, so pack your bags!

If you live in the northern hemisphere, the striking change of seasons is upon you now. Autumn is such a beautiful phase of the natural rhythms of birth and death. Final harvests make it a busy time full of quaint apple and pumpkin picking, hay bail rides, and corn mazes. The various colours of the […]

Where to see amazing wildlife in Latin America

Where to see amazing wildlife in Latin America

Latin America abounds with all manner of fascinating wildlife species, from tree-dwelling monkeys and birds of paradise in an array of colours to rare marine creatures like the pink dolphin and land-based ones like the elusive jaguar and the famous camelids of Latin America: vicunas. Sloths, Costa Rica Sloths, found in the Monteverde Cloud Forest […]

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

How even really busy people can have travel experiences of a lifetime

Awesome Experiences provides travel experiences of a lifetime for busy people. Helicopter over the ultimate adventure destination of Mount Everest, track gorillas in Rwanda, explore the otherworldly lunar landscapes of South America or visit Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Fair. Escape from work for just 7 days – or a fraction longer if you have […]

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

7 ways to enjoy a luxurious multi-generational travel experience

Have you ever been on a multi-generational vacation? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, these are holidays that can be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike, and something that is not always easy to achieve. Finding a single travel experience that will keep a wide age range entertained can be a challenge, but here […]

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

When many travelers think about Ecuador, the things that come to their minds are mainly adventure, volcanoes, Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and World Heritage Site. However, nowadays its catching the attention of worldwide foodies. Ecuador gastronomy is so diverse as its ecosystems. Each of the four regions that formed this small country has their cuisine. This […]

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A baby boomer’s wonderland

Are you getting closer and closer to your long-anticipated retirement? Then you must belong to the dynamic demographic known as “Baby Boomers”. You have undoubtedly worked hard in order to get to this point, so you likely feel somewhat drained and in need of a much-deserved vacation. You’ve travelled far and wide, through hill and […]

6 of the finest luxury hotels in Cusco, Peru

6 of the finest luxury hotels in Cusco, Peru

The great Andean city of Cusco is an important stop on any trip to Peru, for the chance to marvel at ancient archaeological sites, beautifully kept colonial architecture, and vibrant markets piled high with colorful fruit and fabrics. There’s a wonderful range of places to stay here, so we decided to round up the best […]

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru's Sacred Valley

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru’s Sacred Valley

When travelling to Peru, it is almost inevitable that you will fly into Cusco and visit the iconic site of Machu Picchu. A few days exploring the charming city of Cusco is recommended before heading towards the ancient citadel. In order to get there, one must travel through a region known as the Sacred Valley. […]

Luxury - the new trend in Galapagos

Luxury – the new trend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most pristine and coveted destination for nature lovers on our planet. This famous Archipelago consists of 13 major islands and over 100 islets and is located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from the coast of Ecuador, a small and beautiful Andean country in South America. Because of the remote location […]

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has unveiled 10 of the world’s quirkiest hotels, ranked according to the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings from the past year. For travelers who want to look beyond the conventional hotel room, TripAdvisor revealed these highly-rated weird and wonderful hotels around the globe. “Booking a stay […]

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

Did you know that, aside from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a wonderland for adventure activities and wildlife safaris, on the mainland too? Instead of hopping straight from Quito to the Galapagos, why not stay longer on the mainland and explore all that this compact country has to offer for active types – read on […]

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#1 for every birdwatcher’s bucket list

Why do so many avid birders agree that Ecuador is the best spot in the Amazon for birdwatching? Thanks to the geographic positioning of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Equator, a unique variety of habitats support more bird species here per square mile than anywhere else. The Tropical Andes and Amazon are […]

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The small country of Ecuador is often overlooked by travellers considering a holiday to Latin America, however, this tiny gem packs a punch when it comes to old world charm, stunning vistas, delicious food and a rich culture. From the deep Amazon, to the towering Cotopaxi volcano and the outstanding Galapagos Islands, there is plenty […]

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

In all my years of experience working in the tour and travel industry, there is one question that I repeatedly receive from travelers wanting to come to the Galapagos. Is it better to cruise Galapagos in a bigger or a smaller vessel? My answer is always the same. It depends on your needs and interests! […]

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galapagos are 16 volcanic islands and hundreds of islets in the middle of the Pacific Ocean straddling the equator 950 km from the South American coast. Our five day cruise was on La Pinta, a ship accommodating just 48 guests accompanied by 4 experienced Naturalist Guides hosting excursions during the day and presentations on […]

6 remarkable facts you may not know about Easter Island

6 remarkable facts you may not know about Easter Island

Easter Island or Rapa Nui as the locals call it, requires a long journey and only one plane can fly there at a time, but it is one of the most remarkable places to visit and has an equally incredible story to match. 1. It is the most remote island in the world It is […]