Adventure Activities for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Published on October 22, 2020

Guyana is blessed with a dramatic topography and majestic untouched forests, mountains, miles of rivers, waterfalls and beaches. With so much natural treasure close at hand, a tryst with adventure is inevitable. Here’s a sample of the adventure activities perfect for those…

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What’s So Special About Torres del Paine?

Published on October 13, 2020

For those who don’t already know, the national park that hosts Hotel Las Torres wilderness lodge and Fantástico Sur trekking outfitters is special for a number of different reasons. Torres del Paine National Park was created in 1959 and declared a UNESCO…

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Fall in Love with Guyana Through its Food

Published on October 5, 2020

There is nothing better for a foodie than to explore the country through the sense of taste. Guyana is a melting pot of cultures – embodying culinary cues from the Chinese, East Indians, Africans, Portuguese, Dutch, British and its Indigenous Peoples. While…

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Monteverde — Costa Rica’s Epic Cloud Forest

Published on October 1, 2020

Terranova Costa Rica offers several different ways to discover Central America’s legendary cloud forest. Due to its high altitude — 4,662 feet (1,440 meters) above sea level — Monteverde receives a steady stream of clouds and the life-giving moisture they contain. Often…

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Protecting the Patagonian Wilderness

Published on September 4, 2020

Through its AMA nonprofit, Hotel Las Torres has launched a number of environmental initiatives in Torres del Paine National Park including the creation of an interpretive trail, education camps, reforestation projects, and programs to aid indigenous bumble bees and the huemul deer….

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Freshwater Fishing in Guyana

Published on September 1, 2020

With such a robust landscape of rivers and forests, it’s not surprising that Guyana is one of the globe’s best places for freshwater fishing. The South American country is especially known for the Arapaima — the world’s largest freshwater fish. But overall,…

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Reconnect with South American Nature

Published on August 6, 2020

Looking for a great way to reconnect with nature? How about an adventurous journey across the Andes this autumn (which, of course, is spring in the southern hemisphere)? Cruce Andino is offering a 20% discount on passage through the drop-dead gorgeous Lake…

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Costa Rica’s New Breathtaking Hotels

Published on August 3, 2020

From boutiques balanced on volcanic ridges to eco lodges lying in the virgin rainforest, hotel developments in Costa Rica in recent years offer a mixture of unbelievable comfort, breathtaking views, and raw nature. Terranova invites you to discover the new breathtaking hotels…

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Enhanced Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Published on July 30, 2020

During these trying times, Grand Hotels Lux wants to give guests reassuring peace of mind by introducing enhanced Covid-19 protocols at its four luxury hotels in Argentina and Uruguay. Through training and the implementation of stricter health and hygiene procedures, Grand Hotels…

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Planning a Family Adventure to Guyana

Published on July 28, 2020

Thinking about taking the whole family on a wildlife and nature adventure in South America? Guyana promises to be even more astounding for children than for their wide-eyed parents. The country’s scents, sights and sounds make for an unforgettable adventure and one…

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A Victorian Lady in Wild Patagonia

Published on July 20, 2020

Hotel Las Torres in southern Chile recently glanced back an 1880 book called Across Patagonia by Lady Florence Dixie (1855-1905), an adventurous British aristocrat who undertook the first tourist expedition to Torres del Paine. A few passages and illustrations from that classic…

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Costa Rica First in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Published on July 6, 2020

On May 26th, 2020 the Supreme Court of Costa Rica legalized Gay Marriage, making Costa Rica the first country in Central America recognizing same-sex marriages. We are reminded that Costa Rica is ideal for destination weddings! Lush jungles, dazzling beaches, rainforest, and…

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Read All About It! Gordon Ramsay Voyages Deep into the Guyana Rainforest

Published on July 2, 2020

National Geographic sent Gordon Ramsay to Georgetown and the Amazon Basin of Guyana, where he found a wealth of opportunities to create a personal spin on traditional Guyanese cuisine for his new Nat Geo television series. Quotable quote: “Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city,…

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Puerto Blest — Wilderness Retreat in the Argentine Andes

Published on June 24, 2020

Cruce Andino offers the option of stopping over in Puerto Blest for one or more nights. The rustic resort is immersed in the dense vegetation of the Valdivian forest and surrounded by the imposing Andes and waterbodies like Lago Frías with its…

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Five Unique Guyana Experiences You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

Published on June 18, 2020

A visit to Guyana is packed with adventure, nature and culture, all in equal and astounding measures. While the dense rainforest cover is always compared to that of the Amazon, and wildlife stalwarts are pegged against those of Africa’s grasslands, there are…

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Punta del Este: Family Options

Published on June 15, 2020

Uruguay’s top beach resort offers multiple attractions to enjoy with your family. Adventures in motion, cozy natural surroundings and stories of treasures and pirates are just around the corner. Here’s a listing of some of the must-sees to keep the kids smiling…

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5 reasons to travel to Costa Rica post COVID19

Published on June 10, 2020

Why is Costa Rica the ideal destination once we all travel again? Here are the top 5 reasons: 1. Crisis management Our Health Ministry & Government have done an amazing job handling this pandemic, thanks to our very strong Public Health Care…

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Read all About It! 8 Great Places for Splendid Isolation (including Patagonia)

Published on June 8, 2020

CNN Travel recently ran a feature story on eight great wilderness areas that inspire travelers with their splended isolation. And one of those eight is Patagonia, including a nod to our clients Cruce Andino and Fantástico Sur. Quotable quote: “The Patagonian region…

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Cruce Andino — More Than Just Lakes and Mountains

Published on June 4, 2020

Cruce Andino was born with the intention of uniting two neighboring countries (Chile and Argentina) with a journey across South America’s mountainous spine. Over the years the trip has transformed into a ecological quest and outdoor adventure that shouldn’t be missed. Route…

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Three Ways to Stay at Torres del Paine

Published on June 2, 2020

Reserva Cerro Paine offers three awesome accommodation choices in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park: Hotel Las Torres A hotel that rekindles Reserva Cerro Paine’s history as a ranch, with different room options for that restful sleep you need, combined with the…

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