Tag Archives: South America

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Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Posted on 10. Nov, 2016 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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Machu Picchu is easily one of the most coveted highlights on every avid adventurer’s list. Located high in the Andes, thousands flock to the ancient Inca city to explore the legendary ruins. Getting to Machu Picchu is a huge part of the experience. Many follow the well-trodden Inca Trail, a four day trek which includes [...]

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The Top 8 Experiences In Costa Rica

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by Tucan Travel.

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Costa Rica is the country on everyone’s lips at the moment. Direct flights from London to Costa Rica are just around the corner, so whether you’re trying to beat the rush or take advantage of the direct service, this laid-back Central American country has something for everyone. When Tucan Travel asked me to write about [...]

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Myths and Legends from around the world

Posted on 23. Feb, 2016 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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From ancient ruins steeped in history, to natural wonders that hide hidden beasts, there are plenty of myths and legends that surround some of our favourite destinations. Some have been told through the years to scare misbehaving children whilst others are engrained in historical textbooks – below are just some of the most interesting tales [...]

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An Insider’s View on Patagonia

Posted on 07. Jan, 2016 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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The wild, untamed landscapes of Patagonia in the most southern tip of South America may seem like a faraway destination. The region, situated between Argentina and Chile is remote. Famous for its vast national parks and jaw-dropping natural wonders, it is a destination to be conquered and explored. Maybe you are itching to discover Patagonia? [...]

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7 films and books that feature Latin America

Posted on 25. Aug, 2015 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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Films and books have inspired people to travel for years. Some of the greatest blockbusters and literary classics have been set in iconic destinations that have made people pick up their passports and journey to the corners of the world where their favourite forms of entertainment are made or set. Latin America has a whole [...]

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Rio Carnival 2015- Final Video!

Posted on 03. Jun, 2015 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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  Say hello to the final video of Rio Carnival 2015 from Greg and Carole over at Travizeo. Jam-packed with the top highlights from their adventure, it’s a three minute extravaganza into what to expect at the greatest party of the world as they followed one of our Budget Expeditions (18-35s) groups around If this [...]

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The Spectacular Cocora Trek

Posted on 14. Apr, 2015 by Rolf Stanley.

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On a map, the Zona Cafetera (“Coffee Zone”) of Colombia is relatively small, however the extremely hilly landscape of the region helps the Andean country to be the second largest coffee producer in the world. This very same landscape, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also allows for some incredible hiking. Unlike the likes [...]

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

Posted on 13. Apr, 2015 by Rolf Stanley.

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A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly [...]

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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Posted on 02. Apr, 2015 by Jac McPherson.

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Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music. But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during [...]

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