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Spend Some Quality Time in Costa Rica

Costa Rica seems to be one of those travel destinations that everyone has heard of, but a relatively small number of travelers have actually visited. The country topped 2.6 million visitors last year, which was a new record,. While that sounds like a lot perhaps, Mexico is drawing close to 30 million per year and […]

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Exploring the Amazon Region in an 8-Passenger Ship

Visiting the great Amazon River is on the to-do list of many South American travelers and it’s not all that hard to combine this epic experience with a visit to other spots in Peru. We’ve published detailed reviews and tour stories about exploring the Amazon jungle region of Peru while staying at a jungle lodge, […]

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Bosque del Cabo in the Wildest Part of Costa Rica

Plenty of tourists hit the standard route in search of wildlife in Costa Rica. Often what they encounter are crowded parks where the savvy creatures have divided into two camps: those who want to avoid the humans and pesky monkeys who want to get fed by them. (The sloths won’t commit to moving for anything […]

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Closer to Nature at Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador

While you might think of another country immediately if you hear “Amazon lodge,” there are actually more high-end places to stay in Ecuador, where getting there is not such a slog either. We’ve just added our third jungle lodge in the Amazon Basin region there, Napo Wildlife Center. While this one might be a tad […]

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Plan Ahead for Your Small Ship Cruise

If you’re booking a trip on a giant floating hotel, often you can wait until the last minute and still get a prime berth. With small ship cruises, however, you may be out of options if you don’t plan ahead. Many small ship cruises in places like the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon River region […]

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SA Expeditions on Making a Difference in Rural Peru

On a semi-regular basis we interview industry leaders operating in Latin America to get an insider’s look at the travel industry and our part in it. Today we talk with Nick Stanziano, founder and chief explorer at SA Expeditions, based in Lima. With feet on the ground for a decade and plenty of local contacts, […]

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