Tag Archives: South America

On our South America tours you can go off the beaten path on our small group tours and see some of the world’s most amazing sites. From the Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia, spanning Chile and Argentina, to the Perito Moreno Glacier, the mountain ranges at the southern tip of South America are full of epic visuals!

The mighty Andes line the western edge of the continent, extending virtually its entire western coast. Off the western coast of South America, see the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Peru’s Incan ruins at Machu Picchu.

Explore the Amazon rainforest, stretching across Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Travel to Colombia is a necessity as well, with friendly people, great food and amazing sites.

Regardless of where you travel in South America, it’s sure to be an epic experience that will leave a positive impression on you for the rest of your life.

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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. 

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

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Palenque de San Basilio – The First Freed African-American Settlement

Sometimes the most impactful parts of the journey are getting off the beaten path and discovering what real life is like. We’re excited to share the next chapter from Dale of The Maritime Explorer on our Colombia and Panama tour.  Check out this link for more info on this Colombia tour.

Benkos Bioho statue Cartagena

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Jardin Colombia – Hard to Get To, But Worth the Effort

Like many places, the road less travelled is often rewarding. Tucked away in the Colombian heartlands, Jardin is a similar town that is hard to reach but easy to love. Many thanks to Dale of the Maritime Explorer for sharing his experiences in this small town with us after joining a recent Colombia tour.  We hope you enjoy his post as much as we do. 

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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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