Visiting the National Reserve of Paracas

Paracas is a small port town, 270 km from Lima, the capital of Peru. It means “sand rain” in the indigenous language Quechua. It is the place to stay if planning to visit the Paracas National Reserve and/or Islas Ballestas.…

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Hiking and driving in Torres del Paine

Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is one of the most spectacular national parks in Chile and of course in South America. UNESCO declared it a biosphere reserve in 1978 and it is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful…

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The incredible nature on the road to Ushuaia

After staying for 4 nights around Península Valdés, Punta Tombo, Puerto Madryn and Trelew we drove to Rio Gallegos where it was expected to do a car check up before continuing this trip. It was a surprising coast, probably because…

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Walking with penguins at Punta Tombo

Punta Tombo is the most important and largest Magellan Penguins colony in South America. In the summer it’s possible to see more than a half million of them along the natural reserve 3 km trail. They migrate to Punta Tombo from…

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The unique and wild Península Valdés

Peninsula Valdés (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is one of the best places to see wildlife in South America. It is located in the north east of Chubut province in Patagonia (Argentina) and it has around 3,625 km2 in size. It’s…

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