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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve: Everything You Need To Know To Visit The Ecuadorian Amazon

I had the opportunity to visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most magical places in Ecuador. Together with Yasuní National Park, these parks are the most biodiverse reserves in the country. The Cuyabeno Reserve is located in the northern Amazon region of the country in the Sucumbios province. Some the animals that you …

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A Guide of The 8 Best Things To Do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is located in the center of Ecuador in the province of Tungurahua in the Ecuadorian highlands. Baños is known as the “Door to the Amazon“, as it is the last city before entering the Ecuadorian Amazon or as “the capital of adventure sports in South America” ​​for the amount of extreme …

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The Best Glamping Experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest with Macas Glamping

We had the opportunity to stay at Macas Glamping for two nights and the truth is that it was an unforgettable experience. This boutique hotel is located just 15 minutes from Macas, Morona Santiago in the Amazon rainforest region of Ecuador. It is not located in the heart of the jungle but the environment that …

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Things to do in Ecuador: 10 day Itinerary (Highlands version)

Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries in the world and in only 10 days in Ecuador you can visit volcanoes, beautiful beaches and the rainforest. We recommend starting your week in Ecuador either in Quito or Guayaquil as there are the main international airports in the country. Quito is a UNESCO historic city …

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The Best 4 Places to Go Whale Watching in Ecuador

In this travel guide you will find everything you need to plan your trip for whale watching in Ecuador. Every year along the coast of Ecuador humpback whales migrating more 4,000 miles from its feeding grounds in Antarctica to mate or give birth in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean The cool thing about …

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Travel Guide to The Armadillo Waterfall (Cascada del Salto del Armadillo), Ecuador

The Salto del Armadillo waterfall is a little more than 10 meters high and 30 to 40 meters wide. It is a waterfall is the perfect spot to visit for tourists from Manabí, Guayas and Los Ríos. Within the reserve you can see many animals including rabbit, agouti, armadillo, oncilla, partridge, hawks, and several varieties …

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How To Visit Ingapirca Ruins from Cuenca, Ecuador

After several years of wanting to visit Ingapirca, we finally drove to this pre-Columbian archaeological complex located 50 miles north of Cuenca, Ecuador in the province of Cañar. It takes about 25 minutes from the city of Cañar or an hour and a half from Cuenca and three and a half hours from Guayaquil. Ingapirka …

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Authentic Argentinean Gaucho Tour: Day Trip from Buenos Aires

While there are so many attractions in Buenos Aires not to be missed, our time in Argentina would not be complete without visiting the luscious ranches on the countryside near Buenos Aires. The best option is to plan a day trip from Buenos Aires to visit a estancia or ranch to experience the gaucho life. …

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Witness the Guayacanes Blossoms in Colimes, Ecuador [2020]

Guayacanes Blossom 2020: TBA For more information about the blossom dates please check it here! Colimes is a small town located 90km, or an hour and a half drive north of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Once a year the Guayacanes blossom, creating a beautiful sea of yellow flowers. The blossom takes place between the months of December and …

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Where To Stay in Arequipa: The Review Of Our Stay at Selina Arequipa

One of the nicest hostels we have ever stayed in our travels is Selina Arequipa in Peru. As part hotel, part hostel and part co-working space, Selina Arequipa is all about sharing its funky vibe in a colorful and relax community. As soon as we arrived to the hotel, we put our bags down and …

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Selina Review: The Best Hotel In La Paz, Bolivia

As a major metropolitan city, La Paz many hotels and hostels for all tastes and prices. Our favorite place to stay is Selina in La Paz. The artistic hotel has a unique colorful vibe and offers both private room and shared community bunks. Selina is centrally located in the safe neighborhood of Sopocachi, just a …

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The Best Things To Do In La Paz, Bolivia In One Day

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia and it is where all the governmental offices are located. La Paz is the third largest city in the country after Santa Cruz and the biggest if you combined the population of La Paz and El Alto, the fast grown adjacent city. In this guide we are …

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The Complete Three Week Peru Itinerary From Lima To Cusco, Peru

Peru is one of the most diverse countries in South America. It has beautiful beaches, islands, mountains, desert, colonial cities, rainforest and ancient ruins. Peru is much more than Machu Picchu, so do not limit yourself to Cusco but instead plan a three-week itinerary across Peru starting in Lima all the way to Cusco. Peru, …

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The Complete Guide Of The Best Things To Do In Arequipa, Peru In 2 Days

Arequipa is starting to become a touristic destination for those seeking unique places in Peru to immerse into the local culture. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Its stunning colonial baroque architecture built with white volcanic stones from the nearby volcanoes makes Arequipa a must visit destination. We recommend to spend at least …

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The Complete Guide Of The Best Things To Do in Lima, Peru In 2 Days

Lima, the capital of Peru, is the center for culture and financial activity in Peru. It is also the second largest city in South America with a metro population over 10 million people. Lima is known for being the only capital city in South America along the beach with breathtaking scenic cliffs. If you are …

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The Complete Hotel Review Of Our Stay in Casa Paracas in Peru

Paracas is a destination everyone should visit while they are traveling across Peru. It is the home of one of the most beautiful National Reserves in the country, Paracas National Reserve. The beaches of Paracas are approximately 250 km south of Lima and it is the perfect place to take advantage of the warm summer …

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24 Hours In South America’s Desert Oasis: Huacachina, Peru

South America is full of amazing and breathtaking landscapes and one of the most impressive ones is located in Peru. Here you will find Huacachina, Peru’s famous oasis, it is a real desert oasis with the highest sand dunes in South America. The best things to do in Huacachina is to go sandboarding, dune buggying …

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The Best Hotel in Miraflores Lima, Peru: A Full Review Of Our Stay in The Aloft Lima Miraflores

When looking for a hotel there are three main criteria that the hotel needs to meet for us to fall in love with it. The hotel needs to be well located, needs to be cozy and comfortable and have a unique vibe or atmosphere. Aloft Miraflores in Lima, Peru meets all the criteria and which …

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Galapagos On a Budget: The Ultimate 8 Days Galapagos Travel Guide

Many people have the idea that Galapagos is an expensive destination due to the high prices on cruises but in reality you could visit the Galapagos on a budget if you follow the following itinerary. You do not need to hire a tour to visit the Galapagos Islands as the islands are serviced by ferries …

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Complete Itinerary of What To Do in Buenos Aires in 3 Days

Spending just three days in the vast city of Buenos Aires, Argentina might not sound like enough time. Buenos Aires is a city that has it all, from delicious food, to art, culture and a rich history. We have created a three day itinerary to Buenos Aires to squeeze in a range of cultural attractions …

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What to do during a long layover of 8 hours in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We are sharing a layover guide to Jazmin’s hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Many members of our community have been asking for this complete layover guide to Guayaquil because its international airport is a frequent stop en route to the Galapagos Islands. If you are thinking about taking a Guayaquil long layover tour, this might come …

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Travel Guide: A Day trip to Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia

In this guide we will share all the information you need to know before visiting Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia. Las Lajas Sanctuary is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of South America and a place you should definitely visit in Colombia. The gothic style cathedral is famous for …

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The Ultimate Guide To Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are by far one of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever seen. It is not wonder why it part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. While you can visit the falls from either side, this guide is about how to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, even though we were …

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Flowering of the Yellow Guayacan in Southern Ecuador, Mangahurco – Loja

Who has not dreamed about visiting a fairy tale forest? Those magical places that seem to be taken from some wallpaper are always thought to be from another part of the world far from where we are. But for Ecuadorians, the luck and joy of admiring these landscapes is right in the backyard, with an …

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The Complete Guide to Visit Iguazu Falls from Argentina and Brazil

Visiting Iguazú Falls was Jazmin’s for the longest time and we finally made it happen. It was a quick visit but worth the effort and money. We stayed for three days and two nights and even though we saw everything, it did feel a bit rushed. We recommend to stay at least four days and three …

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What You Need To Know Before Visiting Iguazu Falls + Tips

I have always dreamed about visiting Iguazu Falls. They were recognized as of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011 and are the largest waterfalls in South America. It is ten times more beautiful than we ever imagined. We had a last minute travel opportunity to Buenos Aires in early October and we decided to extend …

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5 Things To Do in The Rainforest of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

Yasuni National Park is one of the most biologically diverse spots on Earth. This massive rainforest is located in northern Ecuador as part of the Amazon River Basin. We spent a whole week exploring one of the greenest places on earth! While Yasuni is less than 1% of the Amazon Basin, it is home to almost one-third …

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Travel Guide: What to Do and See in Jardín, Colombia

In this guide we will be listing 12 things to do and see in Jardín, Colombia. Jardín is one of the most beautiful and colorful towns in Colombia. Walking the streets will definitely blow your mind. It is only 3 hours south from Medellin making it perfect for either a day trip or a weekend …

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The Ultimate Guide To Visit Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The Complete Guide To Visiting Iguazu Falls: After exploring Iguazu Falls it comes as no surprise that it was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The massive waterfall system straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil. While you can visit the falls from either …

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The Most Instagrammable Places in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is full of a rich and diverse culture thanks to its extensive immigration. Culture jumps from around every corner, and the streets are constantly filled with lively events and people. While there is no replication to the sights, sounds and smells of the city, we have chosen the most Instagrammable spots in Buenos …

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8 Photos that will inspire you to visit the beautiful Cemetery of Tulcán, Ecuador

Tulcan is a small city in the north of Ecuador, along the border the Colombia. This small border town is popular among over land travelers between Ecuador and Colombia as a great stop in this cute town. Just a four hour drive from the country’s capital of Quito, Tulcan is the perfect weekend getaway for …

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What to Do and See in Bueno Aires in The Weekend

Buenos Aires is the city of tango, dulce de leche, fútbol, and malbec. In South America, Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of the South, with its rich history, culture and gastronomy. In fact in starting in the late 19th century Buenos Aires went through a transformation and renovations highly influenced by European cities. …

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Complete 8 day itinerary to Buenos Aires, Argentina

To get a complete experience of Buenos Aires, we recommend spending eight days in and around the city. There are so many neighborhoods to explore, foods to try, museums to investigate and attractions to photograph. We spent a whole two weeks in the Argentinian capital and never had a dull moment. ➳ Find all: Hotels in …

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The Best Walking Tours To See Buenos Aires in 2 Days

We love walking each destinations, not only because it promotes sustainable tourism but it is the best way to find unknown attractions and learn more about the city itself. It is even better if you can learn more about the history of the city, while walking! Everywhere we go we take a free walking tour …

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A Complete Review of Our Stay at the Dazzler Polo Hotel, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an eclectic mix of old and new, European and South American. Known as the Paris of South America, this city has blossomed into fashion and gastronomy hot spot. To properly enjoy the city you need a great hotel to recharge every night. During our stay at the Dazzler Polo hotel we stayed …

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Buenos Aires City tour and Rio de la Plata Boat Ride with Tangol

Visiting just the federal district of Buenos Aires can be a daunting task, especially if you have a short visit to enjoy the many eclectic neighborhoods. We took a city tour with Tangol Tours to get a quick glimpse at what the city has to offer in a half day tour. This tour is great …

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The Ultimate Guide to visit Medellín, Colombia

We were supposed to celebrate Jaz’s birthday and Valentines together in Bolivia, but snow in Boston did not let it happen. So, Jaz flew to Medellin with her mom. She asked one of her friends who is also a travel blogger for some recommendations of what to do in Medellin. Jaz started with this list, …

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Visiting Pashpanchu in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest

The Pashpanchu wilderness experience is a new project of the Kichwa Pompeya community in the heart of the Yusani National Park in Ecuador. Head into the depths of Amazon rainforest for a firsthand experience with the beautiful nature and wildlife. Exploring the rainforest, it is hard to expect what type of accommodations might be available. Well, …

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Witness the Pink Amazon River Dolphin at Yaku Warmi

The community of Martinica was legally formed in 1997 with a 150 members. The community joined together to start protecting and conserving their land by registering it for personal use and an area specificity for tourism. The Yaku Warmi cabañas are built at the heart of the conservation land for tourists to enjoy all the jungle …

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Glamping in the Yasuni Rainforest National Park

We stayed at the Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition in the heart of the Yasuni National Park. They offer a beautiful glamping spot in the middle of the jungle. This new project is located in the river bank of the Tiputini River, a tributary of the Amazon River. There are not other operators or tours in the area, so in …

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What to do in Coca: Activities, attractions and sightseeing

In this guide we will list the best things to do and see in El Coca, Ecuador. The small city of Coca, officially known as Puerto Francisco de Orellana, is located at the confluence of the Napo, Coca and Payamino rivers in northeastern Ecuador. Just a 5 hour drive or short plane ride from Quito, Coca has become …

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What to do and see in Santa Fe de Antioquía, Colombia

Santa Fe de Antioquia, was the first capital of Antioquia, Colombia. Santa Fe is known for its colonial buildings and cobbled lanes. It is located an hours drive from Medellin, perfect for a day trip. You can either take a tour or just head to the North Terminal in Medellin (Terminal del Norte) to take a …

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Ultimate Guide to visit the Tayrona National Park in Colombia

So, you want to visit the beautiful Tayrona National Park in Northern Colombia. The closest city to the park is Santa Marta. If you are not in Santa Marta you can get a shuttle from Barranquilla or Cartagena. The two main ways to get to Tayrona are by land or sea! What to do in Tayrona National …

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Day trip to the colorful city of Guatapé from Medellín, Colombia

We took a tour to Guatapé, Colombia for Jazmin’s birthday. You might not recognize the city name, but the photos are some of the most beautiful in the world. ➳ Find all: Hotels in Guatape Jaz was traveling with her mom so opted for a complete tour rather than utilizing public transportation. You can also get to the …

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The Best Way to See and Where To Go in The Sacred Valley of Peru

Cusco, Peru was once the capital of the great Inca Empire. The Inca had great architectural and building knowledge, meaning that many of their sites still scatter the region today. Sacred Valley, or Urubamba Valley, is located just 20km north of Cusco. Its many Inca ruins make for a beautiful day trip, or longer visit, …

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The Coastal Province of Santa Elena: Things to do in Santa Elena, Ecuador

As an Ecuadorian, Jazmin grew up going to the beaches of Santa Elena, Ecuador. Santa Elena is a coastal province just north of Guayaquil, Jaz’s hometown. Its main attractions are of its beaches, of course! It has so many different beaches to enjoy including Salinas, Punta Carnero, Playa Rosada, Olón and the famous Montañita. We were …

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Top 5 Most Romantic Destinations in South America

South America is known for its love and its show of passion. This is evident in every aspect of life ranging from food, to greetings, to dancing and more. Go explore this culturally and naturally rich place and find your own travel passions. The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in South America 1.  Buenos Aires What …

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The Ultimate Guide to Visit Cartagena, Colombia

The port city of Cartagena, Colombia was once the center of colonial Spanish rule. The historic walled city is still full of quaint squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. Get your walking shoes on and your smiles ready for some amazing photo opportunities. Bring along  your bathing suit to take advantage of the nearby …

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