Category Archives: Sustainable Tourism

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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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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When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Torres del Paine?

It’s the question that all travelers to Torres del Paine want to know: when is the best time of year to visit? Our partners at EcoCamp give us the breakdown here: To make it simple, there is no single best … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Inca Trail Trek Option For You

We asked our Peru experts, who have done the 5-day, 4-day and 2-day Inca Trail Trek options, which one(s) they liked best. The resounding answer was the 5-day (2-day was in second place). Read on to see why. Our experts … Continue reading

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South America Treks for Every Month of the Year (October, November & December)

This post concludes our “Trek a Month South America” overview highlighting our favorite treks each month to help you pick a great adventure for your travel dates. Check the final three months of the year and what we’ve got in … Continue reading

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South America Treks for Every Month of the Year (July, August & September)

This post is the third installment of the Adventures Within Reach “Trek a Month South America” overview highlighting our favorite treks each month to help you pick a great adventure for your travel dates. We’ll write 1 more post, with … Continue reading

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Trekking To The Clouds: An Inca Trail In Argentina

The following morning, I set out with my companions to embark on the exhilarating Trek to the Clouds! This trek was developed based on the famous “train to the clouds” that used to run through the high Andes connecting Salta … Continue reading

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Transformative Father-Daughter Inca Trail Journey

This father-daughter duo just completed the Inca Trail together and shared their incredible experience with us upon their return. Continue on to hear about their transformative journey! “This vacation was not only great for us because we achieved so much … Continue reading

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