adventure travel Archive

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge in Chile

The Atacama Desert region of northern Chile has gone from a barely known tourism region to one of the hotspots in South America, especially for upscale adventure travelers. It’s a common stop for people coming overland from Bolivia or Argentina and it’s a stop on many tours that explore the whole skinny country of Chile [...]

In South America, Luxury = Exclusivity

When you travel to South America, you’re generally not going for the same reasons you would go to Europe or the Caribbean. Often the highlights are nature, adventure, landscapes, and unique experiences. So you sign up with a top tour company like explora in Chile because you know they can provide what others can’t: a [...]

Adventure Travel Developments in Mexico

Last week I ran down new developments I found at Travel Mart Latin America. This week we’ve got the scoop from the first Mexican summit of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. This is the organization counting most adventure tour operators as members and one of our occasional contributors, Mark Chesnut, was there to see what’s [...]

Touring Nicaragua with a Helping Hand

We’ve been covering luxury travel in Nicaragua since we launched in 2007, but the boom in tourism everyone was expecting then has taken longer to arrive than hoped. There are a few reasons for this—fear of the ex-Sandanista president’s regime for a start. Plus while there are some great luxury hotels in Nicaragua, there haven’t [...]

Mexico is Serious About Adventure Travel

When people think of travel to Mexico, they are more likely to think of lying on a beach than of doing adventure activities. That’s not for lack of offerings though. With almost as much geographic diversity as the U.S., plus a jungle, coral reef, and cenotes, this country has plenty to get the pulse racing. [...]