Author Archives: Adventures Within Reach

Family Patagonia Adventure

This family of four just returned from trekking in Argentina and Chile. They began their adventure in Buenos Aires, continued on to trek and visit glaciers in El Calafate and El Chalten, explored the incredible Torres del Paine National Park … Continue reading

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Bahian Magic at UXUA: Trancoso, Brazil

Our own South America Program Director and Brazil expert, Gretchen, just returned from a family dream holiday at the incredible UXUA hotel in Trancoso, Brazil. Read on as she describes her experience at UXUA and exploring Trancoso. Authenticity is the … Continue reading

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Feeling Like Inca Royalty in Peru!

This couple just returned from a 3-week anniversary trip to Peru where they explored Cusco, the Sacred Valley and completed the Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu! Read on to hear about more of their experiences. “I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Brazil E-Visa Made Easy

Hoping to plan your next adventure to Brazil? Earlier this year, Brazil made the visa process much easier and MUCH cheaper for American, Canadian, Australian and Japanese citizens. >>Read More About What Changed Here Watch the following video for a … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Visit Torres Paine While Staying at EcoCamp Patagonia

Thinking of planning your next adventure to Torres del Paine National Park? Check out the following two options of how to best visit the park while staying in some of the most unique and well-located accommodations, at EcoCamp Patagonia. 5-Day … Continue reading

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Hidden National Parks of South America: Lencois Maranhenses

The Lencois Maranhenses National Park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the most marvelous and unique places in the world! An area encompassing about 1000 square kilometers of white silky sands intercepted at regular intervals by … Continue reading

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South America’s Best Secret National Park

Welcome to Chapada Diamantina, the favorite national park you never knew you had! Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil’s most glorious national parks, with plenty of options for hiking and trekking through gorgeous valleys, mountain plateaus, and enchanting caves. The … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Get to Machu Picchu

When visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley, there are multiple ways to travel to Machu Picchu. Below is list of our top 7 ways to arrive to the awe-inspiring citadel — from trains to less-traveled treks to the traditional Inca … Continue reading

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Hiking In Torres del Paine Was An Amazing Experience!

This family of 9 just returned from hiking the W-trek in Torres del Paine, Chile. Read on to hear their account: “We would highly recommend Gretchen and AWR to friends and others for their travel needs. Our trip was great … Continue reading

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10 Fun Brazil Coffee Facts & 3 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Sao Paulo

After having spent the past few weekends among the sprawling coffee farms in the verdant Brazilian mountains of Minas Gerais State, our Brazil expert, Gretchen Traut, is here to share 10 fun facts about coffee in Brazil as well as … Continue reading

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