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Posts from the ‘South America’ Category

  • January 12, 2012
    Iguazu Falls, Argentina

    With a lot of changes in the itinerary and flight changes, we landed in Argentina and started with Iguazu Falls. Our flight was delayed so we ended up not going to the falls since the entry closes at 5pm. That gave us an opportunity to walk around the city of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina. A […]


  • November 23, 2011
    Ecuador issues clarification of new Galapagos Islands regulations

    Due to a misunderstanding created by a press release issued on 11 November (“Ecuador to Limit the Number of Visitors to the Galapagos”), Ecuador would like to clarify the new rules and regulations in regard to cruise routes and frequencies to and around the Galapagos Islands. These regulations come into effect on 1 February 2012. […]


  • November 21, 2011
    Argentina/Uruguay – Itinerary & Planning

    We are making a 10-day trip to Argentina and Uruguay in December 2011 and this is what we have prepared so far. You will learn more as we start the trip and keep writing more about our experiences. Keep checking this post for updates as we add costs for a lot of trips and excursions. […]


  • November 12, 2011
    Ecuador to limit the number of visitors to the Galapagos Islands

    Starting February 1, 2012 there will be new rules and regulations for cruise routes and frequencies to and around the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Tour operators have until February 2012 to incorporate the Galapagos National Park Authority’s new regulations, which are designed to protect the local animal and plant life, into their travel programs. The […]


  • October 17, 2011
    Volcano erupts in Chile, grounds flights

    Recently awakened Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano spewed ash clouds in southern Chile, disrupting flights to Argentine, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay, airline officials said. In statements released Monday, Brazilian airlines Gol and Tam say the cloud from the volcano appeared Sunday. The volcano has been sporadically active since June. The statements indicated that the problem is affecting […]


  • June 10, 2011
    Travel insurance for the volcanic ash cloud. Are you covered?

    Travelers to Chile, Argentina or Western European countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands or Denmark may be wondering if their existing travel insurance policies provide compensations for the cancellation of flights or the entire holidays due to the Chilean or Icelandic volcanic ashes. One of the things you need to look for when you purchase […]


  • May 2, 2011
    Great Blue Hole in Belize

    The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 metres (984 ft) across and 124 metres (407 ft) deep. As the […]


  • April 19, 2011
    Students & Professors can win a trip to Chile & Argentina at Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel wants to give college students (and professors) an experiential lesson in geography by giving away a trip for two to Chile and Argentina, including airfare. Students can enter to win the 13-day “Chile & Argentina Discovery” trip by registering here. Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2011. Starting in Santiago, this trip […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

    Picture: Valdir Grassi on Flickr Between Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, under the Patagonian sky, is Tierra del Fuego. Argentina shares half of this island territory in the South Atlantic Ocean with Chile. It’s a place of oil derricks, sheep, glaciers, wind and waterways. Ushuaia and Río Grande are the two main towns; awesome […]


  • February 18, 2010
    Machu Picchu to reopen on April 1st

    Peru’s government said that the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu will reopen on April 1, more than two months after rain stranded hundreds of tourists at the popular spot. Heavy rain in January unleashed mudslides that cut off roads and blocked a rail line between Machu Picchu and the nearby city of Cusco.


  • March 18, 2009
    All about Yellow Fever

    Yellow fever (also called yellow jack, or sometimes black vomit or American Plague) is an acute viral disease. It is an important cause of hemorrhagic illness in many African and South American countries despite existence of an effective vaccine. The yellow refers to the jaundice symptoms that affect some patients. Yellow fever begins suddenly after […]


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