Category Archives: Family Travel

You Won’t Believe These Amazing Sand Dune Pools of Brazil!

Lencois Maranheses, Brazil. The name of this park makes reference to the immense dunes that look like a bed sheet (lençóis) spread across the land. Near São Luis, Brazil this park is divided into Grandes Lençóis and Pequenos Lençóis, separated … Continue reading

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Season Kick-Off: 30% OFF Cape Horn Patagonia Adventure Cruise

The Australis small, luxury adventure cruise ships are offering a 30% discount for the season kick-off! On this incredible 5-Day Cape Horn Patagonian adventure voyage, follow the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego highlighting the stunning, natural … Continue reading

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Trip Review: Group of Four Friends Returns From the Peruvian Amazon

A group of four friends just returned from their 3-day trip to Inkaterra Field Station in the Peruvian Amazon with us and shared their experience here: “We had a wonderful time in the Peruvian Amazon! All four of us said … Continue reading

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Tips For Altitude Acclimatization in Peru

When traveling to Peru, we have many guests ask us about altitude acclimatization for when they arrive in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon and/or Arequipa. Here is a quick list of tips to remember … Continue reading

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NEW Epic Adventures and Luxurious Cabin Experiences in El Chalten, Argentina!

As we start gearing up for Patagonia’s next season, take a look at some of the new adventure opportunities around El Chalten in Argentina’s Patagonia! Laguna Condor Refugio de Montaña: Enjoy a meal, the day or several days here! Relax … Continue reading

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Choosing Between Torres del Paine, Fitz Roy Area or Tierra del Fuego

We are often asked: “If you had to choose between trekking in Torres del Paine, the Fitz Roy Area or Tierra del Fuego, which would you choose?” Our Patagonia expert, Gretchen, gives a quick rundown here: “It ultimately comes down … Continue reading

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New Machu Picchu Regulations Update

This is following our last update on the new Machu Picchu Regulations (published June 2nd) as additional changes have been announced. Due to the steep growth of tourism to Machu Picchu in recent years, new visiting regulations have been established … Continue reading

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Truly Sustainable Adventures in South America

This weekend we would like to highlight our some of our best sustainable tourism adventure options in South America! Hiking and Camping in Argentina Hiking is a growing trend for independent travelers in search of a personal challenge and a … Continue reading

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Treasures of the Amazon: The Women of Cotijuba Island

Our journey deeper into the Amazon continues; the next four days we spend on Cotijuba Island with our hosts from MMIB (Movimento de Mulheres das Ilhas de Belem, Belem Islands Women’s Movement). From Belem, we head north to Porto Icoaraci, … Continue reading

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PART II: Treasures of the Amazon: Belem, Brazil

Continuing on from the vibrant Ver-o-peso Market, we land in Praca da Republica, home to the famous Teatro da Paz, a theater built during the rubber boom. Upon arrival, we see that the Praca has erupted into a rhythmic, colorful … Continue reading

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