Category Archives: Trekking

5 Things to do in Aguas Calientes that DON’T include Machu Picchu

With the new Machu Picchu time slot regulations, most guests will now be spending at least one night in Aguas Calientes, the little town located below the Machu Picchu citadel. For those with some extra time, wanting to explore Aguas … 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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Planning a Two-Week Trip to Patagonia and Antarctica

 We are often asked, how best to combine Antarctica and Patagonia with limited time. We recommend the following: Our best-selling, Antarctica expedition is our 11-Day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition. To accompany this itinerary, we recommend adding on 5 or 6 days … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Patagonia In The Shoulder Season

The shoulder seasons in Patagonia are magical times! The shoulder seasons are: September-early November, Patagonian Spring and late-March-May, Patagonian Fall. Read on for 5 top reasons to visit Patagonia in the shoulder season: 1) The winds are less intense and … 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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Bucket List Adventures: Lencois Maranhenses

The lagoons are full, it’s the best time to visit this sensational national park! This year, due to heavy rainfall, the lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park have been full since March and will probably maintain their water level until … Continue reading

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Chilean High Mountain Expeditions

Climbing a mountain or a volcano and reaching peaks of more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet above sea level) is a unique experience. Preparing to go up to the Licancabur volcano is a challenge for every mountain lover, and even … Continue reading

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