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What To Pack For An Overland Tour In South America

Overland tours are a unique and adventurous way to explore South America. Overland travelers can visit cultural and historical sites including the Chauchilla Cemetery in Peru, shop for indigenous goods in Bolivia and Peru and even trek the Inca Trail.

This South American overland tour packing list contains a list of recommended items and travel gear to take on an overland tour across South America based on what I brought.

Backpacks:

Overland tours tend to cover...

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The small town of Basari

We had barely met our tour leader when he suggested staying in a heritage listed hotel for a night. It was Day 1 of our 28 day tour of India and Nepal and he wanted to give us plenty of time to think about it. It was an option for Day 18 to replace the scheduled hotel in Khajuraho. Instead we would stay at the Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort in a village called Basari for only an extra $10US each. Surprisingly for a group of seven the decision was immediate and unanimous: 'Yes!'

This was...

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Preparing for Everest Base Camp

I’m sure everyone is aware you have to be relatively fit to do this trek. I was told you don't need to be the ultimate athlete (I'm most definitely not!); you just have to make sure you’ve had some form of physical preparation for a few months before your trek. After speaking to friends who have done the trek, I was advised some trekkers train for an entire year prior to the trek however, if you do regular exercise and are relatively fit, you should be fine. I hope so as I definitely...

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5 Tips For Traveling With Your Parents

I spent eight months in South America including Tucan Travel's 46 days overland tour through Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru… all with my parents.

We were one of the few families I saw traveling together and the only family in our tour group. My brother and I are teens, which leaves some wondering how we as a family can travel together. The questions arise… to my parents, “Aren’t teenagers moody and hard to deal with?” To my brother and I, “How do you get...

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Magical Mexico

Mexico has enchanted me ever since I read about the ancient civilisation of the Maya in history in secondary school. Such a fusion of cultures! The second biggest country in Latin America & so much more than sombreros & tequila!

I succumbed to the magnetic pull in March this year & I can honestly say it is an adventure that has altered me. How can you capture the essence & soul of such a charming country & life-changing holiday? Well, here it goes...

I landed in...

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