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Galapagos cruise vs. land-based: take your pick

Galapagos cruise vs. land-based: take your pick

We can all agree that the Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s most fascinating and important natural wonders. Choosing how best to experience them isn’t quite as simple. To make your life simpler, we’ve put together a handy comparison of sea and land-based experiences.
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See Cusco’s Rainbow Mountain in style

See Cusco’s Rainbow Mountain in style

​​​​​​​Most people who visit the breathtaking multi-colored mountain high in the Peruvian Andes do so on a grueling 16-hour round-trip. SA Expeditions clients, however, enjoy a leisurely two-day itinerary that avoids the crowds and includes a night spent in a gorgeous campsite. Jenny Byrne, our resident mountain goat, unpacks the experience.
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Eat, drink and boogie like a Buenos Aires local

Eat, drink and boogie like a Buenos Aires local

Go beyond the tourist hotspots to discover the vibrant, beating heart of the irresistibly authentic Argentine capital. From chic fine-dining options to historic milongas, these are our top picks…
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Join us on 'The Trek Less Traveled’

Join us on 'The Trek Less Traveled’

​​​​​​​Earlier this month SA Expeditions’ founder and Chief Explorer Nick Stanziano shared a real-time adventure through the highlights in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca and Machu Picchu. Nick also embarked on the ‘Trek Less Traveled’ when he took a three-day trek to the oft-forgotten Inca citadel at Choquequirao – hidden among the cloud forests of southern Peru.
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Exploring South America with kids

Exploring South America with kids

With its gorgeous beaches, fascinating forests, vibrant cities and captivating cultures, South America is a real winner with the whole family. Whether you’re travelling with tricky toddlers or bored adolescents, Latin America will keep you coming back for more.
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An Insider Look: Cruising the Galapagos

An Insider Look: Cruising the Galapagos

This month we’re reposting this first-person travel tale from our erstwhile Marketing Manager, Laura Yates. Some things simply don’t grow old. If you’re thinking about going on a Galapagos cruise but don’t know what to expect (or have already booked one but have hundreds of questions to ask) read on…
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Planning and Packing for the Amazon

Planning and Packing for the Amazon

Planning an adventure into the dense Amazon Rainforest can be both exciting and intimidating. It’s a place where Nature rules supreme and visitors must adapt to the environment, so being properly prepared is essential. To help you keep your feet dry and your mind at ease here’s a rundown of what to expect and how to pack for an adventure into Peru’s Amazon.
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3 Ways to see the 2019 total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina

3 Ways to see the 2019 total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina

For two full minutes on 2 July 2019 a total solar eclipse will be visible across a swath of Chile and Argentina. We’re already getting enquiries about how to witness this mind-altering event (experts put it right up there with the Northern Lights on a good night) and have come up with three novel ways to watch it.
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An Introduction to: Easter Island

An Introduction to: Easter Island

Always wanted to visit the most isolated, permanently-inhabited island in the world? A place with mysterious stone statues and stunning sunsets? Then you should probably add Rapa Nui aka Easter Island to your bucket list.
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The ins and outs of tipping in South America

The ins and outs of tipping in South America

We know first-hand how tricky it can be to judge what, when and whether to tip…So, we’ve put together some basic guidelines to help you avoid those awkward moments. Remember that our entire team is fairly compensated and tipping is a personal decision based on your comfort level and satisfaction.
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