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Patagonia Guanacos: No shortage of photo opps

What do you get when you take a camel, remove its humps, shrink it, and set it down in South America? A guanaco. Head to the Patagonia region, and odds are you'll see a lot of them. Here, Journeys traveler Kay Knapton shares her experience with these herd mammals—and how her group went from unabashed excitement to blasé familiarity.

Posted on April 25, 2017

Three Top Choices for Hiking Patagonia

Patagonia is a wilderness region known for its luscious landscapes and staggering peaks. For those who aren’t afraid of heights and love the great outdoors, Patagonia hiking is some of the best in the world. From long flat treks to steep climbs, there’s so much variety and challenge in hiking Patagonia.

Posted on April 6, 2017

Mountains, Glaciers, Wine and More: Active Travel in Argentina

So you’re thinking of visiting South America for your next trip, trying to decide if you want glaciers, mountains, desert, active, romance, family-friendly...the list goes on. Well, you're in luck, because Argentina has it all! 

Posted on April 5, 2017

How my Peru family vacation brought me closer to my mom

Kellyn, a 23-year-old college student studying to be a social worker, recently returned from a Peru family vacation, where she traveled with her mother. They spent two weeks hiking, exploring, catching up, and enjoying introspective time. Of all the experiences, though, the most valuable for her was the strengthened bond between mother and daughter, one she'll take with her as she finishes college and moves into adulthood.

Posted on December 7, 2016

Everything you need to know about Inca Trail permits

The Inca Trail. The name itself conjures up images of grandeur, magic, and history. It is Peru's most famous hike, and possibly the most famous hike in the world. It has lured visitors to the Andes for years, with promises of a highs and lows, life-changing experiences and challenges,  and breathtaking beauty. It is a destination on almost every traveler's list...but you can't step foot on it without a permit.
Posted on December 2, 2016


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