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At 11,200 feet above sea level, Cusco is the heart of Tahuantinsuyo, Perus's pre-Colombian Empire. Cusco today is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, a fascinating and colorful ...
Written by Ernest White, February 2013
Mountain climbing in Ecuador is but one of many adventure activities offered in the northern stretch of the Andes, and climbing Cotopaxi is often featured on the bucket lists of backpackers from ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, December 2012
One of the most relaxing day trips from Medellin
is an excursion to El Penol. This popular outdoor destination is
located about 86km (53mi) northeast of Medellin proper, close to the
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
Rising above Rio de Janeiro’s Sao Conrado and Leblon skyline from Tijuca National Park is a shear granite monolith known as the Pedra de Gavea. Sailors, who still use it for coastal navigation, named ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
The Incas were the masters of the terrace, carving their steep Andean territory into enormous staircases, where layers of crops could be grown. In the mountains above the Sacred Valley, some 25 miles ...
Written by esmith, February 2013
Packing well for Chilean and Argentine Patagonia can mean the difference between a toasty, cozy trip and a freezing, windblown time, or between a smattering of freckles across the bridge of your nose ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011
Though the most popular image of Peru is that of Machu Picchu, rising from the cool, arid Andes to an air-catching 2430m (7970ft), this is an incredibly diverse nation. From the steamy Amazon ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
Rising to a tree-carpeted point above the capital of Chile, Santiago and centerpiece of its beloved Metropolitan Park of Santiago is the city’s second-highest point, Cerro San Cristobal, with the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
The barren altitudes of the Andes and shifting dunes of South America’s Pacific deserts are known well as a place to test oneself. From the Inca engineers responsible for South America’s first real ...
Written by esmith, March 2013
Cerro Castor is said to be the best skiing in Argentina, and it’s just 30 minutes’ drive on a paved road from Ushuaia, the undisputed capital of Tierra del Fuego, the large island at the tip of the ...
Written by Viator, April 2013
Winter in Bariloche is synonymous with skiing. Plainly put, winter sports rule the day in Bariloche come winter (June to October), and these attract South Americans, including many Brazilians as well ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
While the Northern Hemisphere bakes in the hottest summer on record, savvy skiers are headed south to hit the slopes in Chile’s icy Andean highlands. These glacial mountains and snowcapped volcanoes ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, January 2012
The world’s wildest motorsport race just finished and announced its winners! Racers crossed the Andes into Chile on January 6th beneath the watchful cone of the world’s highest volcano, Nevado Ojos ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most best kept secrets for travelers interested in visiting the rainforest. The melodies of Peru‘s Madre de Dios wilderness are sung by scores of frogs and more ...
Written by David J, February 2013
More than a quarter of Costa Rica is covered in rainforests, and one of the best ways to explore these enchanting ecosystems is via a zipline. First developed by American scientists, who wanted to ...
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