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AMERICA TRAVEL GUIDE:
Adventure Travel to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands
American Travel And Destinations
in South America
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in South America by Robbo Das
Travel to South America and
you will find the yourself in natural splendor. The fourth largest among
the continents of the world, South America occupies about 12% of the world's
land area. Because of its tropical climate, one should pack a cap or hat
when traveling to South America. A sturdy pair of shoes is also needed
as there will be a lot of nature-tripping and hiking that will be involved.
|Among the nations that will
be part of the intinerary of South American travelers are: Argentina,
of the United Kingdom, Suriname of the Netherlands and French
Famous for its natural land
and water resources, travelers in South America will surely fall in love
with its mountain ranges, falls and lakes.
One of the most famous falls
in the region is the Angel Falls, reputed to be the highest in the world.
Located in the southeaster part of Venezuela, the falls drops at 3212 feet
from the mesa of Auyántepuí, which is found in the Guiana
Named after its discoverer
James C. Angel, the waterfall holds a magic that few travelers in South
America can resist.
|Another famous travel site
in South America is the Iguacu Falls, sometimes called the Iguazu Falls,
which is located in between Argentina and Brazil. Rising at 200 feet, it
is separated by a rocky cliff and island. One of its fascinating features
is the way the water merges into one fall during the wet season and separates
into two during the dry season.
Lake Titaca in Peru and Bolivia
is another travel site in South America that should be in the must-see
list of any tourist. Considered to be the largest lake in South America
with its width of 56 kilometers and depth of 174 feet. It is also the world's
highest navigable lake, becoming a major transportation route between Peru
Other lakes that travelers
in South America should note down are the Lake Poopo in Bolivia; Argentino
and Nahuel Huapi in Argentina and the Valencia in Venezuela.
|Another body of water that
is famous in South America is the Orinoco River Delta, which can be found
in Venezuela near the Atlantic Ocean. It is longest river in the region
stretching to about 2560 kilometers.
Sturdy shoes are needed if
travelers intend to visit the Andes mountain ranges in South America. Spreading
at about 7200 kilometers, it is one of the longest mountain ranges in the
world. South American travelers should also not miss the Aconcagua peak,
which lies in Argentina. The Aconcagua peak is the highest mountain in
the western hemisphere, rising at a sheer height of 22,834 feet.
In addition to land and water
resources, South America also offers travelers a peak into some of the
most unique creatures in the world. Llamas, for instance, can be found
in packs at plateaus called antiplano that stretches from Bolivia to Peru.
This animal provides meat, milk and wool.
The tapir, which can be found
in the forests and grassy places in South and Central America as well as
in Asia, are nocturnal animals with short legs and flexible snout, which
they use to roll up leaves and other vegetations. However, the species
found in the Andes and Panama has been said to be nearly extinct.
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American Travel And Destinations by Gloria Diaz
The continuous innovations in
modes of travel and the growth of global awareness have incited an increase
in the travel and tourist activities all over the world. With the hectic
demanding, polluted city life a lot of travelers are in constant search
for locations that are still environmentally healthy that will allow them
to experience an unspoiled area of Nature. As the world's population keep
on increasing, most vacation spots will eventually become more crowded,
making it unsuitable for relaxation. Ultimately those in search of a truly
unique travel experience will tend to explore new areas of the world.
|One such area that is still
commercially unexploited is South America. Nowadays more and more people
are becoming fascinated with South American vacations.
Whether your interest lies
in exploring the spectacular archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru,
or the mystery of Rapa Nui off the coast of Chile,
or experience the majestic beauty of
Galapagos Islands, this is one experience you will never forget.
cumbia, Samba and Tango, life really swings in the rhythmic continent of
South America. A variety of influences from different countries like Africa,
India and Europe penetrated this undiscovered area giving it a very distinct
flavor that lures travelers in embarking on an adventurous South American
The exotic continent offers
amazing Pre-Columbian sights all along the Andes in Chile,
and Colombia. The most popular of these are
the Nazca and Machu Picchu in Peru and Ciudad Perdida in Colombia. In addition,
tourists are also treated to a tour of stylish colonial churches and palaces
in each South-American country. Without doubt architecture lovers and avid
historians will flock at South American airlines. People with a more active
and sporty lifestyle are captivated with the idea of skiing in exotic Latin
countries like Chile, Bolivia and Argentina during their South American
vacations. Meanwhile, innate environmentalists cannot wait for an opportunity
to see the biggest rainforest and the longest river in the world in Brazil.
The abundance of wildlife, especially on the Wadden islands, also added
to its appeal.
People who are intend on
finding quite and relaxation usually headed for the Carribean, where the
coast of Venezuela and Colombia,
as well as the beaches of Brazil, offers great beaches and a relaxing atmosphere.
If you had enough of the peace and quite and crave some city action, head
for the nearest city. There are several to choose from: Sao Paulo, Rio
de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago or Lima all of which offers attractions
that you will normally find in the city but still with a touch of South
America's exotic culture.
|South America is a very
diverse continent. Although most countries are speaks Spanish, with the
exception of Brazil and three Guyana's. French
Guiana, British Guyana and Suriname still
speaks the language of their former colonial masters as well as their own
Majority of South America's
still utilizes the native Indian languages however they becoming less frequent
Planning for a dream vacation
in South America can now be arranged quite easily and quickly. Gone is
the time when planning and booking a dream vacation meant getting in touch
with a travel agent, today there are numerous sites dedicated to travel
in the internet.
So, if you have been yearning
to get away, start logging on to the internet and check out all the details
on South American travel and destinations. You'll find all the information
on hotels, tours and South American airlines, taking it from there will
get you to South America in no time.
About the Author -
Gloria Diaz researches and writes on a variety of topics and interests.
For more information on South American Travel and South American Destinations
please visit her site at
Adventure Travel to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands
Nothing sounds more exotic or
exciting than luxury adventure travel to Machu
Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.
Let's take these one at a time and see what you would be getting if you
indulged yourself with luxury adventure travel of this kind.
First the Galapagos Islands.
Luxury adventure travel to the Galapagos Islands is following the footsteps
of Charles Darwin and the Beagle, as he formulated his theory of evolution
by studying the life forms on these islands, untainted by human hand for
thousands of years. You can try to spot the blue-footed boobies waddling
among the hundred year old 600 pound tortoises, or seek out the Amblyrhynchus,
a three-foot long, iguana resembling a dinosaur that lives only on these
You could make your initial
stop to tour Quito, and have a look around one of the Indian markets nearby,
such as the Saquisili Indian market, and buy a hand-made Panama hat - these
are made in Ecuador, not Panama!
Quito itself offers a great deal to the adventurer, and you will be able
to straddle the equator - one foot in the northern and another in the southern
hemisphere. Quito was destroyed by the Indians to prevent it being
taken by Pissarro, and rebuilt by the Spanish colonialists.
|Then take a business class
flight on your first stage to tour the Galapagos Islands, and transfer
to a luxury cruiser to visit Espanol Island, the first of the Galapagos
Islands you will visit. Don't forget that this is luxury adventure travel
to the Galapagos Islands, and that you should want for nothing: the
best accommodations and personal attention.
After admiring the iguanas,
which swim only at this island, cruise over to Santa Cruz, and visit the
Charles Darwin Research Station at Academy Bay, where you will check out
the captive tortoise and iguana breeding centers. After crossing the equator,
Genovesa Island can be very deceiving. The quietness of this volcanic
area lulls you into a false sense of security, because you will shortly
enter Darwin Bay and be assaulted by the sound of thousands of birds of
many different types: boobies (both blue and red footed), Audubon's
shearwaters, noddies and red billed tropicbirds among many others. This
is an ornithologist's heaven.
Wreck Bay (I wonder
how it got that name) on San Cristobal is the administrative capital of
the Galapagos and you can fly from there back to Ecuador, connecting in
Guayaquil for your flight to Lima. This is the start on the second
part of your vacation: Luxury Adventure Travel to Machu Picchu. However,
why rush it? Why not first have a look around some of the other places
that Peru has to offer?
|Take a trip to Cuzco:
at three miles high, one of the highest cities in the world. Imagine your
100 meters time here! When you get this high, you have to take it easy
or you could become ill, so let yourself acclimatize after your sea-level
trip to the Galapagos Islands. Give it a day and then head off for a tour
to Chincero in the Urubamba Sacred Valley, to learn something about the
old ways of the Incas. Keep in mind that is a luxury vacation, and in keeping
with that you should also visit La Cicciolina, which one of the best restaurants
in this part of the world. Now you are ready for your luxury adventure
travel to Machu Picchu!
What better than a luxury
train ride on the Hiram Bingham train to the lost city, enjoying champagne
and a top class brunch on the way. It was Yale historian, Hiram Bingham,
who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the civilized world in 1911,
and wrote his first book on his finding under the title "The Lost City
of the Incas". In fact the city had been constructed around 1460, when
the Inca Empire was at its peak, and it is believed that it was abandoned
less than 100 years later due to an outbreak of smallpox killing most of
Although many think it had
ceremonial origins, current belief is that it was an estate of the Incan
emperor, Pachacuti, and it is certainly not mentioned in any of the writings
of the Spanish conquistadores.
|Whatever its purpose, this
is an extraordinary city, totally invisible from below, and completely
self-contained with its own springs and terraces devised to produce enough
food to feed a large population. It also possesses baths, storage rooms,
temples and around 150 houses.
It is not enough to travel
this far and simply walk around the ruins, or those of them that you are
permitted to visit.
The ecosystem around the
area is fascinating, and luxury adventure travel to Machu Picchu would
be incomplete without learning more about this cloud forest. For the botanist
there are more than 372 species of orchid to enjoy, from the lady's slipper
to tiny specimens needing a magnifying glass to appreciate.
Finally, when you return
to Lima why not complete your luxury vacation and visit the Larco Herrera
Museum, then take a private tour of the city, visiting both the modern
and the old colonial areas of Lima.
You don't get to enjoy luxury
adventure travel to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Island very often, and
you want it to be a wonderful experience, so find a tour company that can
offer you personal attention, and with planners that can offer you a personal
vacation just for you and a partner. That is far better than joining 48
others, and enables you to enjoy true luxury vacation with luxury travel,
accommodation and cuisine that you will remember forever.
If this itinerary excites
you, then check out how to arrange your own luxury adventure travel to
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, with travel and accommodation for
two only, at www.ultitude.com and enjoy the luxury vacation of a lifetime.
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