Destinations in South America

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San Juan Travel Guide

San juan, a modern city with wide streets and well drawn avenues with wide sidewalks and vegetation of different species of trees irrigated by canals, from which it derives its nickname oasis town. Don’t miss the Difunta Correa pilgrimage.

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Amazonas Travel Guide

Think of the Amazon River and visions of wild jungle, exotic animals and native peoples come to mind, sailing on the Amazon River is an incomparable experience. Manaus in the Amazonas state is 1107 KM away from Leticia and the only transportation available are by boat (5 days) or plane.

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Cafayate Travel Guide

Cafayate is a city in Salta province. Cafayate is known for its vineyards as well as for its fantastic rock formations. You may take a private guided tour through Shell Gorge to Cafayate or take the two day small group tour through the Calchaqui Valley via Cachi.

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Salar of Uyuni Travel Guide

South of Bolivia, we find out the Salar of Uyuni, one of the marvels created by the nature, its formation took place after the drying of an immense lake that existed some million years ago in the high plateau, the unique salt plains, with more than 10.000 square km, this region becomes the perfect place […]

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Mancora Travel Guide

Máncora is a small beachtown smack on the PanAmericana at the Peruvian Northern coast. During holidays, peruvians come all the way from Lima to spend their holidays at the beach. It turns into a real partytown with an overcrowded beach and bars competing for the loudest music day and night.

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Minca Travel Guide

Minca is, a small village of about 600 people at an elevation of 650m in the Sierra Nevada above Santa Marta and home to waterfalls and an organic coffee plantation. Located about 20 miles south east from Santa Marta, with fresher nights, Minca is a peace of heaven where you want to stay a few […]

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Cuzco Travel Guide

Cuzco, located in the Southern Sierras is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cuzco is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is one of Peru’s most visited cities as it is the largest and most comfortable city from which tourists can begin visits to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of […]

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Margarita Island Travel Guide

Margarita Island is a Venezuelan island in the Caribbean Sea. It is located off the northeastern coast of the mainland and to the northeast of the country’s capital Caracas and is part of Nueva Esparta state. The island has more than 50 beaches which are scattered along 106 miles of coastline and is blessed with […]

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Manaus Travel Guide

Manaus is a Brazilian city of about 2.5 million, located on the Rio Negro a few miles before it meets the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River proper. The two rivers flow side by side for many miles, different in color, mixing in eddies.

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La Paz Travel Guide

The sight from the air as one flies into La Paz is incredible. First, one sees the sprawling shantytowns of El Alto, slowly giving way to the sight of La Paz itself, clinging tenuously to the sides of what looks like a large gash in the earth. Altitude of the city ranges from about 4,058 […]

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Guatapé Travel Guide

Guatapé is a small, very pretty lakeside town in Eastern Antioquia, about 1.5 hours from Medellín, Colombia. The picturesque town of Guatapé is known as the Pueblo de Zócalos, named for the beautifully sculpted and painted depictions of village life that adorn the lower half of most buildings in the town center.

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Santa Elena Travel Guide

Santa Elena de Uairén, the Brazil border town lying 20km to the south of the park, is the main administrative centre for Canaima National Park and capital of the Gran Sabana municipal district. Santa Elena de Uairén is home to many travel agencies offering hiking tours to the famous Monte Roraima.

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Lake Maracaibo Travel Guide

Lake Maracaibo is a large brackish bay in Venezuela. It is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by Tablazo Strait (55 km) at the northern end, and fed by numerous rivers, the largest being the Catatumbo. The weather phenomenon known as the Catatumbo lightning at Lake Maracaibo regularly produces more lightning than any other place […]

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Medellin Travel Guide

Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia. It has over 3 million people and is the capital of the department of Antioquia. It’s set in a valley running south to north just under one hour by plane from Bogotá. In 2013 Medellin was awarded the Innovative City of the Year by The Wall Street […]

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Tupiza Travel Guide

Tupiza is a small town in the Potosí Department of Bolivia, close to the border with Argentina. Tupiza seems a few beats slower than in other Bolivian towns, making this a great place to relax for a few days. From Tupiza, you can organize a 5 days excursion to the Salar of Uyuni.

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Cali Travel Guide

Cali nicest cheerful nature is manifested in salsa, a Caribbean rhythm that is danced here among the sugarcane in its own unique way. In this city, nicknamed “Branch of Heaven,” the peaks of Cristo Rey, the hill of the Three Crosses, and the hills of San Antonio jut upwards from the plains that make up […]

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Palomino Travel Guide

Palomino is a town with a special character. The town itself is mainly a collection of houses near the main road. Here is where you can find the shops, bakeries, drugstores and restaurants in town. The real beauties of Palomino are the beaches, rivers and mountains. During your stay in Palomino, you may encounter indigenous […]

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Angel Falls Travel Guide

Canaima National Park is the gateway to Angel Falls. Although other waterfalls and lagoons can be visited from Canaima camp, the main reason tourists fly here is for the three-day, two-night trips to the base of Angel Falls. It’s listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

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Merida Travel Guide

Mérida the capital of Merida State, is located in Venezuela, at the foot of the Andes, only fifteen kilometers from Venezuela’s highest point. It is the centre for outdoor activities in Venezuela. There are several small Andean towns in the region which are quite scenic and easy to visit, such as Jají, Mucuchies, Apartaderos, and […]

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Otavalo Travel Guide

Otavalo is a town in Northern Ecuador. It has about 50.000 inhabitants and is the capital of the district of the same name. Otavalo is world-famous for its indigenous population, the so-called Otavalos, many of which are travelling around the world to sell their famous handicrafts or play in Andean Folk music groups.

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Riohacha Travel Guide

Riohacha is a city in Colombia. It is the capital of the department of La Guajira. It is located on the caribbean coast and the land behind the town is rather desertic. Riohacha is the entry point towards the peninsula of La Guajira, untouched by mass tourism.

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Guayaquil Travel Guide

Guayaquil is the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. Called the Pearl of the Pacific, it is one of the main South American ports in the Pacific. The climate is hot for the first semester of the year and breeze cool for the rest of it. A proud city of the tropics where foreigners […]

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Purmamarca Travel Guide

Purmamarca is located north of Salta and Jujuy close to the intersection of RN9 and RN52. This makes it a good base for exploring the north. Tour operators in Salta offers two day combo tours to the north and will drop you off in Purmamarca on the way back the first day and pick you […]

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Salta Travel Guide

Between the peaks, arid and subtropical valleys, Salta is known as “la linda” which is certainly the most colonial city Argentina and most Andean. Discover the mild climate, the warmth of los salteños and the Calchaquí valleys.

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Mount Roraima Travel Guide

Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateaus in South America. The mountain also serves as the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. Since long before the arrival of European explorers, the mountain has held a special significance for the indigenous people of the region, and it is central […]

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Morrocoy Travel Guide

In the Falcon state, at the northwest of Venezuela, between the villages of Tucacas and Chichiriviche, is located Morrocoy National Park. There’s plenty to see in Morrocoy Coral Reef Islands are: Cayo Sal, Cayo Muerto, Cayo Peraza,Cayo Pelon which recently disappeared, Varadero …

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Lima Travel Guide

Lima is the capital of Peru and its largest city. Lima is also the best place to try the wonderful Peruvian cuisine, which has a huge variety of ingredients from coast, mountain and Amazon regions. The cold sea current in front of Peru’s large coast makes the sea very rich in fish and seafood, which […]

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Cabo de la Vela Travel Guide

Cabo de la Vela is a fisherman village in La Guajira. Cabo de La Vela remains off the beaten path for travelers who visit Colombia. This desert paradise is located in the La Guajira peninsula of Northern Colombia. It is a popular ecotourism destination of the Caribbean Region of Colombia.

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Humahuaca Travel Guide

Quebrada de Humahuaca follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande, from its source in the cold high desert plateau of the High Andean lands to its confluence with the Rio Leone some 150 km to the south.

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Baños Travel Guide

Baños is a small city in the Andean highlands of Ecuador under the smoke of volcano Tungurahua. Its name, which is Spanish for “Baths” comes from the famous hydrothermal springs in the area. It’s equally popular with foreigners as with Ecuadorians, and is known as the adventure capital of Ecuador.

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Taganga Travel Guide

Taganga is a small fishing village 5km north of Santa Marta at the Caribbean coast in Colombia. Taganga is a great and idyllic fishing village. Many tourists, local and international, visit this beautiful place every year. It has great charm and the surrounding attractions are plenty.

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Bogotá Travel Guide

Bogotá is a huge city, with a population of about 8.8 million people, Bogota sits approximately 2640m above sea level in the Colombian Andes region. Orientation is relatively easy, as the mountains to the east are generally visible from most parts of the city. Bogotá is a city of contrasts, and as such it offers […]

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Santa Marta Travel Guide

Santa Marta an important commercial port and tourist destination. Every day, there are cargo ships coming and going and the action is very much so visible. From the beach, the view of the Caribbean Sea is more or less to the west (beautiful sunsets) with a huge rock of an island jutting up out of […]

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Cartagena Travel Guide

Cartagena is a city in Bolivar, Colombia. The city was the first Spanish colony on the American continent and one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves in the Americas. It is currently populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia’s own variety. Cartagena, located on Colombia’s northern coast and facing the Caribbean Sea, […]

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Quito Travel Guide

The historic center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas, and is clearly one of the cities main tourist attractions. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978.

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Gran Sabana Travel Guide

La Gran Sabana is a region in the Bolívar State of South-east Venezuela. All of the area known as the Gran Sabana is protected by Canaima National Park. Canaima is huge – roughly the size of Belgium or Maryland State. It ranks among the world’s largest protected areas and has been a World Heritage Site […]

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Salento Travel Guide

Salento is a sleepy little town in Quindío department, in the Zona Cafetera region of Colombia. On weekends and holidays, the town is flooded by tourists from Armenia and Pereira. Don’t miss the Valle de Cocora where grows Colombia’s national symbol, the 60 meters high wax palms. The landscape is surreal!

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