Tag Archives: South America

Ecuador Galapagos Islands Tortoise

Ecuador Tours – Experience the Galapagos Islands

There’s no doubt the most popular part of our Ecuador tours are the Galapagos Islands, but they’re far from mainland Ecuador, at around 1,000 kilometres west of this South American country.

Ecuador Galapagos Islands Tortoise

The tortoises living on the Galapagos Islands are the largest species on Earth, growing up to 900+ pounds and live 100+ years!

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Patagonia dreaming: A journey through Chile & Argentina

It’s often thought that in the worlds wildest places, the best views are only accessible to those willing to push themselves to the limits. Patagonia, found at the tip of South America straddling the borders of Chile and Argentina while following the spine of the Andes to their southern reaches, is often thought of one of those wild places which rewards only the fittest. It isn’t true.

Torres del Paine mountains Chile

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Cathedral of St. Catherine Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena – Colombia’s Fantastic Caribbean Colonial City, Part II

What to see, do, and eat in Cartagena? All valid questions! Luckily we have Dale from The Maritime Explorer who has recently returned from an Adventures Abroad trip to Colombia and is kind enough to share his insights with our readers. 

Cartagena Colombia old town clock tower Torre Del Reloj

Old town Cartagena’s clock tower, or Torre Del Reloj.

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Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Botero Museum – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Not every piece of art is beautiful to every person. But it almost always can invoke some sort of emotion and usually, a conversation. We’re pleased to present a blog written by Dale of The Maritime Explorer on a recent tour to Colombia with a stop at the Botero Museum. Thanks for sharing with us Dale!

Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Bogota’s Plaza de Bolivar’s first building dates back to 1539 and was a primitive cathedral.

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La Candelaria Bogota Colombia street art woman

La Candelaria – Where Bogota was Born and Street Art Reigns Supreme – Colombia tour.

Have you ever took the time to appreciate the street art while travelling? On a recent Colombia tour, we did just that. In another instalment from a wonderful trip to Colombia, we join Dale from The Maritime Explorer as he describes the street art encountered on his travels through Bogota.  We hope in sharing his blog written from a recent departure, you enjoy this piece as much as we do.

La Candelaria Bogota Colombia street art woman

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Monserrate – Bogota’s Sacred Mountain and Top Attraction

Time for another wonderful installment from a member of our recent trip to Colombia. Written by travel writer Dale Dunlop who joined our intrepid group on a remarkable exploration early 2018. 

Sanctuary of Monserrate Bogota Colombia

The Sanctuary of Monserrate is a Catholic Shrine located in Bogota, Colombia, and built between 1650 and 1657. If you’d like to visit, it’s possible to walk the 1.5 miles to the top of the mountain. If that sounds too strenuous, it’s possible to take the funicular or a cable car.

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