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Nazca Lines (Peru)
The Nazca Lines are located in the Nazca desert, in the south of Lima-
This is a unique place I the world, with mystery and mysticism, the
great constructions of observatories of astronomical cycles, were used
by the farmers to control the metrological agrarian cycles, also from
their possible religious significance this is the theory from Maria
Reiche’s, who studied for several years the Nazca Lines.
These lines form drawings of several kilometers in the Nazca desert,
with animal forms; some of them can only be seen from an airplane. The
figures of the spider, the monkey, the small lizard, the hummingbird,
the condor, the dog, and the astronaut, among others.
Machu Picchu (Cusco – Peru)
The city of Machu Picchu, is the most popular tourist attraction in Peru
and one of the new seven wonders of the modern world. It is the most
visited destination in Peru, with its complex construction since Incas
time, and culture. Machu Picchu was the ceremonial center of the Incas,
the tourists visiting the ruins, because the get the full energy of the
Apus (Gods of the Incas). To visit Machu Picchu, we can take a domestic
flight from Lima to Cusco, it takes around one hour (by Bus takes around
20 hrs) once there you have to book the train ticket from Cusco to Aguas
Calientes town, as soon as arrival to Machu Picchu, you will take a bus
to climb the ruins and admire the stunning city.
The Machu Picchu Ruins, is one of the best tourist attraction in Peru,
is an amazing contraction , it is called The Lost City of the Incas;
inside the city we can see the different temples ( The Intihuatana
Stone, Moon Temple, Temple of the Three Windows, Wiñawayna, Temple of
the Sun, Gate of the Sun)an hire a tour guided to visit the ruins , it
takes approximately two hours to visit the ruins
Titicaca Lake (Peru - Bolivia)
The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world and the
largest one in South America. The weather in this region is dry and very
cold at night (below 0°C or 32°F), but it's sunny during the day (13°C
the Titicaca Lake hast to big island , Taquile is one of those, people
from there have kept their ancient customs and wearing colorful typical
clothes and living like they did a century ago. The people is prepared
to received tourists and show their dance and typical food and also sell
their products. The other island is Amantani, there you can stay for a
night in a family house in one of the communities there. As soon as your
arrival to the Island, people from there give you a warm welcome, and
Finally, the Uros islands, it is known as the "floating islands" those
small islands are hand-made by the communities, who using an ancient
technique have built their own island with "totora" reed.
Galapagos Island (Ecuador)
The Galapagos Islands is a paradise, where creatures seem to be
enchanted. They have unique and amazing forms, with a variety of animals
and flora; it was declared a world natural heritage by the UNESCO.
Experience this amazing destination in the best way possible with an
specialized packages that cover the most representative sites in
combination with the best cruises in the Galapagos Islands
The warmest months are from December to June. January to March can be
hot and humid, but also mostly green at this time. July to November is
cooler. The average year-round temperature is 24°C. (76F).
The Amazon (Brazil)
The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world (the Nile
River in Africa is the longest) and is about 4,000 miles (6400 km) long.
Most of the runoff of Brazil flows into the Amazon River along with
runoff from four other countries: Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Escape to the natural beauty and wild majesty of the Amazon Rainforest -
one of the most amazing destinations on the planet. This is one of the
best detonations you have to choose for your next vacations, you can buy
a trip with a travel agency and book one of the lodge build inside the
jungle and have a wonderful experience you ever had.
Rio de Janeyro (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan city that attracts many foreign
tourists per year. It has a variety of tourist attractions , including
day trips, cultural centers, museums, restaurants, bars ,and clubs where
the tourist can go to dance and get fun.
Rio de Janeiro , has the most beutiful beaches , Ipanema and Copacabana
especially, is where the more entertainment-oriented tourism, and also
know his people, that you receive a warm welcome.
It has a rich and variety cuisine , not only for typical Brazilian food,
but also because they have taken the kitchen elsewhere. Among his most
representative foods have rice and beans (beans or beans, in the Rio
area are small and black). Then it is usually combined with some meat.
The most typical Brazilian dish feijoada is that it is a kind of stew of
dried meat feijão pork, served with rice, farofa, orange, etc.. The
farofa is manioc flour, which is also very typical accompaniment to
various dishes in Brazil as a whole.
Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, one of the cities most visited
by foreign tourists, the architecture of its streets and squares,
theaters and cultural centers, by the famous district of Boca and
Caminito, where we can enjoy watching a pair of tango dancers, the
houses painted in different colors, this is a peculiarity of this
street, restaurants, dance clubs, and its famous gastronomy. if you plan
to travel to Argentina for your next vacation, do not miss to visit
these tourist attractions and above all to go to a nice restaurant and
eat a "parrilla " a typical food which consist in a grilled steak.
Buenos Aires has a mild climate and many sunny days. The green and wet
natural landscape can be enjoyed in parks, in the surroundings or in the
enormous Ecologic Reserve located 5 minutes away from downtown city.
However, many tourists visit Buenos Aires for other landscape. The city
– with three millions of inhabitants – has 48 neighborhoods to go
around. In each one, there are bars , squares, stadiums of football and
other sports , temples, milongas and theatres, but the most visited
areas by national and foreign tourists, are Puerto Madero, San Telmo,
Recoleta, Palermo, La Boca, the avenues of the Downtown, as Corrientes.
The city is considered as the fourth one in the world theatre scene. It
has more theatres than New York. The traditional and modern museums of
the city are famous. Tango music and dance can be found through the most
sophisticated tango houses or the most popular milonga of a
Football is passion from people who likes this sport; they plan their
trips to make it coincide with the national classic match between Boca
and River. In Buenos Aires, there are fairs and cultural events all the
The transportation to go around Buenos Aires is by bus, Subway or Taxi,
this is depends the distance between places.
Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a
horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls
are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack
in the earth. During the rainy season of November - March, the rate of
flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750
cubic m) per second.
Four times the width of Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are divided by
various islands into separate waterfalls. One of the best known is
Devil's Throat, or Gargantua del Diablo with its perpetual spray high
over the falls. Other notable falls are the San Martin, Bossetti, and
Iguazú Falls, called Foz do Iguaçu in Portuguese, and Cataratas del
Iguazú in Spanish, lie on the Argentina - Brazil border and are a UNESCO
World Natural Heritage Site.
Getting there is an easy matter. Check flights from your area to
locations in either Brazil or Argentina for connections to the falls.
You can also browse for hotels and car rentals.
Torres Del Paine National Park (Chile)
The National Park Torres del Paine is located in Torres Del Paine
commune, province of Ultima Esperanza, Magallanes Region and Chilean
Antarctica. It was created on May 13th, 1959 and is part of the National
System of Wild Areas Protected by the Chilean Government.
It was declared Reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO on April 28th, 1978.
This means that it became part of the different representative ecosystem
zones in the world, which are seen as patterns to measure the impacts
caused by man in the environment.
Within the limits of a private terrain in the National Park (Cerro Paine
Ranch), where the cattle management is still a tradition together with a
growing tourist industry through the building of hostels, shelters and
The Torres del Paine National Park is open all year round and is
administered by the National Forestry Commission (CONAF), www.conaf.cl
Its entry gates are about 115 kilometers from Puerto Natales.
The Sarmiento and Laguna Amarga entry gates are open from 8.30 a.m. to
8.30 p.m.,all year round mhowever, the best season to visit the park, is
from October to April, which is Spring and Summer in the southern
hemisphere. This season has more sunny days with less rain and more than
16 hours of natural light as a result of the position of the earth.
Since there are strong winds, rain and snow on some days in the area, it
is very important to have the proper clothing for these occasions:
- Quick-drying T-shirt
. Polartech or fleece jacket
. Water repellent
- Polartech gloves
. Leggings or stockings of quick drying fiber
. Shorts for when it is hot
. Woolen or polartech cap (two)
. Polartech neck warmer
. Sunglasses with UV protection
. At least factor 45 Sunblock
. Trekking shoes
- Comfortable shoes for resting
- Sleeping bags from 0° to 20° are enough.
- Sleeping mat
- lightweight, that isolates the cold and wet from the ground. These can
be leased in Puerto Natales or from the tourist agencies themselves.
Torres del Paine National Park
Easter Island (Chile)
The Easter Island is over 2,000 miles from the nearest population
center, (Tahiti and Chile), making it one of the most isolated places on
Earth. A triangle of volcanic rock in the South Pacific - it is best
known for the giant stone monoliths, known as Moai, that dot the
coastline. The early settlers called the island "Te Pito O Te Henua"
(Navel of The World).
Today, the land, people and language are all referred to locally as Rapa
The population of Easter Island reached its peak at perhaps more than
10,000, far exceeding the capabilities of the small island's ecosystem.
In this regard, Easter Island has become, for many, a metaphor for
Eventually, all of the Moai standing along the coast were torn down by
the islanders themselves. All of the statues now erected around the
island are the result of recent archaeological efforts.
Contacts with western "civilization" proved even more disastrous for the
island population which, through slavery and disease, had decreased to
approximately 110 by the turn of the century. Following the annexation
by Chile in 1888, however, it has risen to more than 2,000, with other
Rapanui living in Chile, Tahiti and North America. Despite a growing
Chilean presence, the island's Polynesian identity is still quite
Easter Island today, remains one of the most unique places you will ever
encounter; an open air museum showcasing a fascinating,The Rapanui are
among the friendliest people you will ever meet, and the landscape is
truly amazing - with its volcanic craters, lava formations, beaches,
brilliant blue water, and archaeological sites .
Lan Chile flies to Easter Island, with flights operating between
Santiago, Chile and Papeete,Tahiti. Airfare from Santiago,Chile to
Easter Island and back. Notably, the tourism on Easter Island is run
entirely by the Rapanui themselves. In late January to early February
the islanders celebrate Tapati, a festival honoring the Polynesian
cultural heritage of the island.