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Know the Rules for Visiting Machu Picchu

As some famous sites reach the point of being loved to death, the preservationists need to work with the governing bodies to keep the crowds under control. After being named one of the 7 Wonders of the World a few years back and getting onto seemingly every person’s bucket list, the rules for visiting Machu [&hellip

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An Upscale Adventure River Cruise on the Amazon in Peru

Would you like to explore the Amazon River jungle area to see wildlife, but have a comfortable bed and an air-conditioned room at night? On International Expeditions river cruise aboard the Zafiro, you can get that plus fine food, a glass of wine, and a hot tub. When many travelers picture a journey on the [&hellip

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Trekking from Lodge to Lodge in Peru

In a sign of how time flies, it was a decade ago when Peru visitors got the first chance to trek from lodge to lodge on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu. No tents, no camping, with a hot shower and a bed each night. Luxury Latin America was one of the first media outlets [&hellip

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An Original Luxury All-Inclusive Turns 20: Royal Hideaway Playacar

I remember the first time I read an article about a “luxury all-inclusive” resort. It was long before we launched Luxury Latin America, back when most travel information came from vessels holding ink on glossy paper that were mailed to your house. The writer was talking about a new resort near Playa del Carmen in [&hellip

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The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as “South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise.” They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area’s most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking [&hellip

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Catch the Next Total Solar Eclipse in South America

If you were in the path of the last total solar eclipse that moved through the USA in 2017, you got quite a treat. If you were out of the direct path, however, you probably saw a whole lot of nothing. You’ll still have other chances in your lifetime though, as soon as 2019 and [&hellip

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