Category Archives: Trekking

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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Best South America Travel Destinations for March and April

Thinking of booking a last-minute adventure this March or April? Check out our list of the best South America trips for inspiration for the next two months! 1) 5-Day Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek with EcoCamp This 5-Day/4-Night tour … Continue reading

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Physical Preparation For The Inca Trail (and other treks in Peru)

Getting ready for the Inca Trail? Here are a few FAQs that we receive from travelers about ways to prepare your self at home, in the US and in Cusco before heading off on the trail: 1. What is the … Continue reading

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Explora Lodges 25th Anniversary Deals

We would like to take a moment to say a big congratulations to our partners at Explora Lodges in Chile and Peru. This year they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary and they want everyone to celebrate with them! 25 … 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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New Peru Group Trekking Departures for 2018

Happy New Year! As we roll into 2018, we would like to highlight our newest Group Trek Departures for Peru. This is the year to grab your trekking boots, meet new travel companions and explore the magic of Peru!TREKS WITH … Continue reading

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Adventure Life: Follow One of Our Travelers in Torres del Paine For a Day

Come experience the grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park with our traveler, Diego Arelano, as he takes us from the cozy and luxurious yurts at Patagonia Camp, up the little-known Pingo Trail and finally to the epic banks of … 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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