JetBlue’s New Daily Nonstop Flights To Lima, Peru Set To Begin

Back in April of this year, JetBlue Airways announced new daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima, and those flights are set to begin today. The FLL-LIM flight departs at 5:40 PM and arrives at 11:30 PM. The LIM-FLL departs at 12:30 AM and arrives […]

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Five Must-Pack Items For A Galapagos Islands Vacation

In a special place within the Pacific Ocean, sea lions dive off black rock promontories.  Giant turtles mate in open waters and mother whales skim the surface with their young calves in tow.  The Galapagos Islands teem with wildlife.  They sing with bird calls and explode with technicolor sunsets.  Many visitors plan and save for […]

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Peru Travel: Tips For Doing A Homestay On Lake Titicaca

An increasingly popular way of visiting Peru’s Lake Titicaca is skipping the lakeside city of Puno, and instead staying with a local family on the island of Amantani.  For some people, a Lake Titicaca homestay sounds like a dream cultural experience; being able to stay with a real family and learn more about their culture […]

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Isabela Island: A Must-Visit On Any Galapagos Islands Vacation

The Galapagos Islands is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.  With a diversity of plant and wildlife, each island has something unique to offer.  Travelers looking for the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation will find it all in one place on Isabela Island. Covering an area of more than 4,600 square kilometers […]

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Essential Tips For Attending Carnaval In Rio De Janeiro

Carnaval is the music, costume, and hip-swinging party that has become famous all over the world. While the entire country of Brazil celebrates this festival in time for Easter, Rio de Janeiro has emerged as the capital for party-goers and all-night revelers. Here you’ll find pure samba kicking off the official four-day celebration with street […]

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Inti Raymi: A Chance To Celebrate Like The Incas

As a Catholic country, Peru hosts a number of faith-based festivals throughout the year. One of the most important of these events is Inti Raymi, which has been going on since Inca times and still takes place annually on June 24th, during Peru’s high tourism season. Inti is the Quechua word for “sun,” one of […]

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Visiting Tiwanaku In Bolivia

Tiwanaku (sometimes spelled Tiahuanaco) in Bolivia is an impressive pre-Columbian archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only does it date from one of the most important early cultures in this area, it is believed to have been an important precursor to the Inca civilization, as well. At least the Incas claimed this […]

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Exploring The Unparalleled Wilderness Of Patagonia

For wilderness and adventure lovers, it’s hard to find a place more beautiful and full of unique destinations than Patagonia.  The region spans the southernmost parts of Argentina and Chile and contains a variety of landscapes from lush grassland to beaches to icy glaciers. Most people that head down there will probably want to take […]

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Easter Island’s Tapati Rapa Nui Festival

If you are planning trip to Easter Island, (also known as Rapa Nui), located about 2,200 miles from mainland Chile, you may want to plan it for the beginning of February when the Tapati Rapa Nui Festival is held each year.  The first of the festivals was held in 1969 and it has been evolving […]

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Update On Argentina’s Reciprocity Fee

The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched a new online method of payment to enable payment of Argentina’s Reciprocity Fee via credit card. Travelers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system.  All tourists or business travelers must pay the reciprocity fee ($160 for U.S., $75 for Canadian, and $140 for […]

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Five Sites To See In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro brims with life and culture, music and dancing.  For travelers with limited time, the number of sites to see may seem overwhelming.  Between natural attractions, historical sites, museums, nightlife, and shopping, Rio de Janeiro has something for everyone.  The following sites offer a perfect introduction to the city. 1. Sugar Loaf Mountain […]

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Why Travel To Costa Rica In The Rainy Season?

People usually try to avoid traveling during the rainy season.  You have to carry more gear.  It isn’t as pleasant to go on walks, and there are some activities you may not be able to do.  And, let’s face it, most people like to see vacation photos from sunny days. However, there are some good reasons to make […]

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Places To Visit With Children In And Around Cusco

If you have children, you probably want to take them on exciting trips to learn more about the world.  One way to interest them in the cultural and educational side of the trip is to intersperse those history lessons with tours that are interesting to them.  Fortunately, there are a few places to do that in Cusco […]

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Five Of The Most Popular Hikes In Latin America

Latin America is one of the best places to hike, so much so that the problem is picking one out of the many possible treks that are available.  Here are five of the most popular, each in a different country, to help you in your choice.  You can´t go wrong with any one of them but each […]

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Big Savings On LAN Flights To South America

LAN’s BIG DEAL Mid-Year Sale offers big savings on LAN flights to South America.  Fly round-trip to Ecuador for $499, Peru for $599, Chile for $829, and Argentina for $899 when you book by June 18, 2012.  Prices are based on departures from Miami, and for travel between September 1 and November 30, 2012.

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Choosing The Right Option For Your Amazon Tour

The vast majority of people visit the rainforest either by taking an Amazon Cruise or by staying in one of the many Amazon jungle lodges, which provide quality, hotel-style comfort, great food, professional guides, and fascinating excursions into the forest itself. Choosing the right option for your own Amazon tour will depend on your interests, […]

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Popular Excursions Near Quito

Welcoming thousands of tourists per day in its modest airport, Quito is Ecuador’s major launch point for tours of the country.  Many visitors headed to the Galapagos Islands will spend at least a night in the city, but Quito’s Old and New Towns are great spots for dining and sightseeing which could keep visitors well […]

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Machu Picchu Artefacts On Display At Casa Concha Museum In Cusco

In 1911, Yale scholar Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu.  Although he thought, incorrectly, that he had found the last refuge of the Incas (this was actually Vilcabamba), there is no doubt that what he did find has turned out to be much more significant for visitors to Peru. In 1912, Bingham sent a number of […]

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Larco Museum In Lima, Peru Is A Must-See Attraction

The Larco Museum in Lima, Peru should be on your list of must-see attractions when visiting this city.  Founded in 1926, the museum displays gold, silver, and ceramic objects that provide an excellent overview of 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history in Peru.  The museum is housed in a vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over […]

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