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Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are coastal towns about an hour drive away from the capital of Chile, Santiago. Valparaiso has the history, nightlife, Viña del Mar and beaches close by. The houses of Valparaiso almost seem to protrude from the almost perpendicularly rising rocks, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Valparaiso is also
The location of Ecuadorian town Baños or officially Baños de Agua Santa, is phenomenal. This tourist town is surrounded by beautiful green mountains and bubbling volcanoes, unfortunately the latter sometimes cause problems for the village. Tungurahua volcano above Baños The Tungurahua volcano in particular is notorious. The black volcano towers 1800 meters above Baños and has
The Galápagos Islands became world famous for the evolution theory of Charles Darwin. However, the unique ecosystem doesn’t only interest biologists. A thousand kilometers west of Ecuador, a number of islands suddenly emerge from the Pacific Ocean. What is all the fuzz about those mysterious islands that still attracts visitors from all over the globe
There is an anecdote about Iguazú Falls that when the America’s former first lady Elenor Roosevelt first visited the Iguazú Falls, she sighed and said “Poor Niagara…” To her, even the greatest Niagara Falls of North America looked not as spectacular as Iguazú Falls. Iguazú Falls are situated on the borders of three countries; Brazil,
Two unique nature reserves in Peru have been officially awarded Geopark status by UNESCO. The Colca Canyon and the Volcanoes of Andagua are now protected places. The Arequipa region has been attracting thousands of tourists to this area for many years. The infrastructure will be expanded in the coming years so that even more people
Take a step back in time during your trip through Peru and walk along the ruins of Ollantaytambo. The roads and walls of this former Inca city are still intact that it is not difficult to imagine how Ollantaytambo must have looked like centuries ago. Ollantaytambo is a village in the Sacred Valley in Peru