South America Travel News

Exploring Peru: Machu Picchu

April 8, 2016

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors make the trek to the Cusco region of Peru to partake in beautiful Machu Picchu vacations. The name, in English, means "old peak", a sobriquet as fitting as it is straightforward: stretching nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, the site traces its history back to the 15th century.History of Machu Picchu iframe.twitter-tweet.twitter-tweet-rendered{ width: 99%!important;} @AirCanada Macchu Picchu for its awe inspiring beauty and Inca hist Read More »

The 5 most stunning animals in the Galapagos

March 17, 2016

When Charles Darwin first set sail for the Galapagos, he intended for the trip to be just two years. So fascinated was he with the wildlife he found that the excursion lasted more than twice as long. In the meantime, he had helped develop and refine some of the most important theories in the realm of biology, based on the animals he encountered on the island. Today, visitors can learn what so captivated Darwin, and see some of the most unique and stunning animals on the planet, by taking one of Read More »

Manaus: Where city meets jungle

March 26, 2014

Manaus is one of Brazil's largest cities, and one of the world's most intriguing anomalies. Situated in the heart of the Amazon, Manaus has the rubber industry to thank for transforming this riverside town into a city a lot bigger and more booming than the wilds surrounding it would ever suggest.Because of its location, getting to know Manaus can be a pleasure as well as a paradox. High-end architecture, chic beachfront property and - come summer, plenty of international soccer Read More »

Road tripping through Costa Rica's beaches

March 13, 2014

Costa Rica is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and picking just one to visit may not be so easy. Fortunately, those willing to hit the road don't have to. Exploring Guanacaste In the northwestern region of Costa Rica, a stout peninsula juts down into the Pacific Ocean. It is here, in the province of Guanacaste, that some of the country's best beaches lie in wait for those looking to enjoy surf, sand and even - for the moment - solitude, which becomes increas Read More »

Visit Buenos Aires' excellent Latin American art museum

March 7, 2014

Architecture, music, dancing and art all find their place within the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Dance halls and city streets are part of the town's charm, but it's in the museums that travelers can gain a better perspective of the culture that so defines the region. There is a place that stands out as one of the best museums in Argentina, if not all of South America: the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.Halls rich with history The MALBA, as abbreviated in Spanish, is a ri Read More »

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