The word Patagonia summons up images of dramatic landscapes. Of huge glaciers and jagged rocky mountains interspersed amidst a huge, open wilderness. Put together, it really does feel like the end of the world. Here we give you a short guide what glaciers to visit in Patagonian Argentina as well how to get to the […]
Any visit to Nicaragua is sure to include some of the country’s numerous volcanoes. For gorgeous sunsets, verdant cloud forest, adrenalin –filled volcano boarding and more; Nicaragua’s volcanoes are sure to feature in any Nicaragua vacation. Arriving into the capital city of Managua, it is difficult not to notice the perfect cone of Momotombo Volcano. It […]
This amazing trek in Brazil is not for the feint hearted but the views are a worthy reward for all the effort. I started the trek Petropolis which is about 3 hours from Rio, and ended in Teretopolis. This is where people from the coast like to come in the hot summer months to cool […]
Steph from INTO is embarking on a trip to Brazil to attend the Latin America Travel Mart as well as checking out some new hotels and Brazil tour ideas for 2012. Look out for reports of how she gets on in the next few weeks, and in the meantime here are some fascinating facts about […]
Quilotoa is a volcanic crater housing a fabulously blue lake, high in the Andes of Ecuador. As a day trip it is one of the ‘must sees’ of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, or, if you have a few days, it makes for some incredibly accessible multi day hikes. Quilotoa is a huge caldera or […]
Aside from an impressive network of pathways covering half of South America, Peru has given us a couple of cooking staples found in kitchens all over the world, some odd looking animals and rockets! Llamas and Alpacas These odd-looking animals were domesticated in the high Andes surrounding Lake Titicaca from 3, 500BC. Both are believed […]
Treat yourself on your trip to Machu Picchu with some spa treatments all with a local, Andean flavor. A selection of spas in and around Cusco have blended Andean ritual, locally grown herbs and international techniques to come up with some innovative treatments; the perfect respite after a day touring Machu Picchu or hiking the […]
For Peru trekking and Peru vacations in the great outdoors, you can’t do much better than the Cordillera Huayhuash (“Waywash”). Situated in Peru’s Central Andes region, it goes without saying that if you want an outdoor vacation in Peru, you have to visit Huayhuash. Here are 5 reasons why. It’s relatively unknown Visitors wanting looking […]
Good friend of INTO, Karina Berg has recently been travelling in Brazil. Here she tells the story of her trip to the stunning area of Chapada Diamantina. Travelling out of high season, you run the risk of bad weather, but generally I’m a fan – generally you get to see places without the crowds and […]
Ecuador is not just about the Galapagos. The country is a hugely varied with a staggering array of environments from the Amazon Jungle to high moorland near Cuenca, lush cloud forests in Vilcabamba and Mindo, ice capped volcanoes like Cotopaxi and long sandy beaches. In just one day you can make a breathtaking trip through […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.