Standing at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level on the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains sits Machu Picchu. Massive walls, terraces, and ramps of the city appear to have been sculpted naturally from the rock escarpments. The ruins of Machu Picchu stand testament to the ingenuity and resilience ofRead More →

The extreme south of Patagonian Chile is home to Torres del Paine National Park, known for its dramatic jagged mountains, bright blue icebergs, and grasslands called golden pampas that support rare wildlife like the llama-like guanacos. Torres del Paine’s other attractions include the Cuernos del Paine, Grey Glacier, Lago Grey,Read More →

Venezuela’s Tepuis are flat table-top mountains found in the Guayana Highlands of South America, predominantly in Venezuela. Tepuis tend to be isolated rock formations, islands unto themselves, that tower above the surrounding forest and can host hundreds of plant and animal species, some which are found on only one tepui.Read More →

One of Earth’s most biologically diverse regions, Madidi National Park’s ecosystems range from the glacier-capped peaks of the high Andes Mountains to the tropical rainforests of the Tuichi River. Known for its vast array of flora and fauna, Madidi National Park is a paradise for botanists and animal lovers. MadidiRead More →

About the size of the contiguous United States and covering much of northwestern Brazil and into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries, the Amazon Forest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Best known as the lungs of the earth and for its incredible biodiversity – one-in-ten known species callRead More →

Second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is best known for its breathtaking landscape. Despite its massive size, Rio boasts a laid-back, fun-loving beach culture. Rio’s best known beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema, are among the most beautiful and most crowded in the world. Christ the Redeemer, an iconic, artRead More →

The mountains cede to meadows and then an iceburg in the ocean

Vast, exotic, wild and infinite rolling around in its beauty. That%u2019s how Patagonia was explained the explorers who arrived here almost 500 years ago. Little differs from the others right now. The unspoiled wilderness is loaded with mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests and steppes. Patagonia%u2019s good ranching as well as theRead More →