Tag: Adventure

5 Tips for Travelling in Bolivia

You'll have to be patient in Bolivia
April 24, 2017
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Bolivia

Bolivia is unlike any country in South America. Around every corner is a new delight, from bustling markets to other-worldly landscapes, and the unique Bolivian culture is one that will stay with you for a lifetime. See locals in indigenous dress walking the streets of the capital, photograph the crystalline lands of Salar de Uyuni, or take a dive at the world’s highest lake in search of ancient ruins. Whatever you decide to do during your visit to Bolivia, we’ve put together five tips for making the most of your time and dealing with the uniquely Bolivian idiosyncrasies you may come across during your travels.   1.  Learn to be patient The pace of life in Bolivia may be entirely different than what you are used to back home. Patience will serve you well while travelling the country, as everything from public transport to restaurant service runs on its own…

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Starry Eyed in Chile’s Atacama Desert

July 22, 2014
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All News, Chile

What’s happening? It’s eyes to the skies in the Atacama Desert, located in the North of Chile, because this place just got even more exciting. It has long been a world renowned hotspot for star gazing but now, thanks to a 1.1 billion euro investment, the desert will be home to the world’s biggest telescope and therefore become the most important site in ground-based astronomy. The new model will fittingly be known as the “European Extremely Large Telescope” or “E-ELT” and will contain a 39 meter mirror that will allow astronomers to look deeper into space than ever before. The entire project will span a decade, with the telescope estimated to be completed in 2024. Stargazing is a popular activity among holiday-makers in the Atacama due its clear skies, high altitude, lack of light pollution or radio interference. The night skies are truly a sight to behold and an evening spent…

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The Atacama Desert

March 10, 2014
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Chile, News

Located in Northern Chile, the Atacama Desert is, meteorologically, the driest place on Earth. Magnificent, otherworldly and utterly unique, the Atacama is like nowhere else on the planet. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then this is certainly for you. Dramatic, rocky landscapes, deep valleys and glistening salt lakes are all in a day’s work as you cruise around the vast expanses of the desert in a 4×4 on a day tour. The best thing about the Atacama is that there is no bad time to visit! Bear in mind that temperatures can reach highs of 25-30 degrees Celsius so pack your sun cream! Today we’ll be having a look at some of the more outstanding highlights of this beautiful place. The Moon Valley One of the most striking locations available to visit on your holiday to Chile, the Moon Valley is covered by a beautiful white mantle. Escarpments composed of a variety of colours stand out against…

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Trekking in South America

October 3, 2013
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Argentina, Brazil, Chile, News

Famed for its awe-inspiring vistas, variety of terrain and sheer volume of things to see, South America is considered among the leading areas in the world for walking and trekking holidays. Here is a run-down of some essential destinations if you’re looking for a walking holiday to South America.  The first is the Torres Del Paine National Park. Time and time again, this stunning area is mentioned as the definitive place to go for outstanding natural beauty, stunning wildlife and more photo opportunities than you could possibly capture. The sheer scale of the park is one of its appealing aspects – it is almost 2,500 square km, and walking trails criss-cross most of the area. In addition to these walking trails, there is a huge choice of alternative activities, such as kayaking, mountain biking and horse riding, if you’re looking for new ways to explore the park. However, the definitive trail…

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Mountain Biking in South America

September 30, 2013
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Argentina, Chile

Argentina is renowned for some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, and what better way to explore it than on a mountain bike. The Andean Northwest is a fantastic place to do this, with the beautiful red rock framing the surrounding area affording you some stunning vistas and hundreds of photo opportunities. With it being set at a high altitude, it is a mountain biker’s paradise. The Manantial Del Silencio is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area – not only is it great value, but it also rents out mountain bikes to guests (so you don’t have to bring your own!). After you’re done mountain biking, you can relax in the perfectly peaceful environment and enjoy some of the perks of the hotel – including a restaurant, swimming pool and a local market that sells traditional handicrafts. The natural terrain of both Argentina and Chile is so varied…

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