Tag Archives: Adventure Travel

Puritama Hot Springs: An Oasis in the Atacama Desert

Last month, our South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, along with her husband, Diego Arelano, were traveling in Chile’s Atacama Desert and got to trek to the Puritama Hot Springs while staying Explora Atacama! Take part in their adventure with … Continue reading

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Atacama: An Adventurer’s Playground

From Salta, in northwestern Argentina, I planned to head east and visit Chile’s Atacama Desert. I had been there in 2014 for a week and was left completely mesmerized. The contrast of fiery-colored canyons, impressive dunes, enchanting hot springs and … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking Maras and Moray

This past April, our South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, along with her husband, Diego Arelano, were traveling in Peru and got to experience Maras and Moray, in the Sacred Valley while mountain biking! Take part in their adventure 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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Gastronomic Delights and Mummies in Salta, Argentina

Once back in Salta, I had just enough time to visit the fascinating MAAM (Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña de Salta, Salta Museum of High Altitude Archeology), experience some of the incredible local restaurants and head off to the … Continue reading

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Exploring Salta: Argentina’s Undiscovered Land of Adventure and Wine PART 2

This morning we awoke to the mountain mist lifting from the rustic fields stretching out around Cachi. We piled into Jorge’s 4×4 and set off on the windy roads towards the famous high altitude vineyards of Donald Hess’ Colome. (Read … 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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NEW TRIP: 6-Day The Dientes Trek

Experience what has been called the best trek in Patagonia on this nature-lover’s paradise trek! Walk through the Dientes de Navarino massif at the far end of South America, trekking along rural roads through and alongside forests, peat bogs, valleys, … Continue reading

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NEW TRIP: 9-Day In The Footsteps of The Gaucho: Argentine Estancia Adventure

Come check out our newest Argentine adventure: 9-Day In The Footsteps of The Gaucho: Argentine Estancia Adventure! Get to know the life of the Argentine cowboys, or “gauchos” in the tranquility of a ranch surrounded by the most incredible scenery. … Continue reading

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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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