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    10 fun facts about the Galapagos Islands

    10 fun facts about the Galapagos Islands

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    We share ten fun facts about the Galapagos Islands.

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    An Insider's Guide to the Amazon

    An Insider's Guide to the Amazon

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    Many dream of visiting the Amazon rainforest, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Luckily a panel of Journey Latin America experts is on hand to make sense of all the options and offer their informed advice based on personal experience.

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    Our favourite off-the-beaten-track activities

    Our favourite off-the-beaten-track activities

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    In today’s increasingly globalised world, there may no longer be such a thing as a truly undiscovered destination. However, Latin America still has plenty of off-the-beaten track activities to enjoy. 

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    An Insider's Guide to the Atacama Desert

    An Insider's Guide to the Atacama Desert

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    Travel Consultant Mary Anne Nelson, who was born in the Atacama Desert and still considers it her favourite place on Earth, offers expert advice on visiting the world's highest and driest desert.

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    Our favourite value holidays

    Our favourite value holidays

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    Have an incredible holiday experience while saving money with our favourite value holidays.

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    Our favourite wildlife holidays

    Our favourite wildlife holidays

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    Wildlife is at the heart of so many of Latin America’s great holiday experiences. We share a few of our favourites.

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    An Insider's Guide to the Galápagos Islands

    An Insider's Guide to the Galápagos Islands

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    Journey Latin America's Sophie Barber, who has visited the Galápagos in different seasons and on different boats, shares her expert tips for anyone planning to visit the famous 'Enchanted Isles'.

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    Our guide to successful long journeys with children

    Our guide to successful long journeys with children

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    We've compiled our best tips from our Travel Experts who travel with children themselves to pave the way for successful journeys with your children. 

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    An Insider's Guide to the Pantanal

    An Insider's Guide to the Pantanal

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    Group Tours Manager Jim Ashworth shares his advice for visiting the Pantanal.

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    100 Not Out

    100 Not Out

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    This February, Journey Latin America client Jeremy Burton achieved a remarkable milestone in travel, visiting his one hundredth country on our Alción group tour. We ask him all about joining the Century Club, and the escapades (and bizarre foreign delicacies) it has taken to get there.

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    An Insider's Guide to the Torres del Paine

    An Insider's Guide to the Torres del Paine

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    Our panel of Journey Latin America experts guides you through everything you need to know when planning a visit to Chile's most celebrated national park.

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    Panama in the 2018 World Cup

    Panama in the 2018 World Cup

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    Let's take a look at Panama beyond the Panama Canal ahead of its World Cup match against Tunisia today.

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    9 Things you should know before travelling to the Galápagos Islands with kids

    9 Things you should know before travelling to the Galápagos Islands with kids

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    Make the most of your family holiday to the Galápagos Islands with our top tips

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    Antarctica: a trip of a lifetime

    Antarctica: a trip of a lifetime

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    Travel Consultant Sophie shares some of the incredible experiences she had on her trip to Antarctica.

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    Places to see in the New Year

    Places to see in the New Year

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    Along the course of their extensive travels, many of our staff have celebrated New Year in all sorts of exotic spots, but amongst them five places really stood out. Here's our list of where to be when the clock strikes midnight...

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    24 hours in Salvador

    24 hours in Salvador

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    Let us take you on a 24-hr tour in Salvador, the heart of the Bahia region in Brazil. 

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    CreatedDate is 14/03/2018 17:23:00

    Antarctica: things to know before you go

    Antarctica: things to know before you go

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    Travel Specialist Sophie shares some tips for travelling to Antarctica.

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    Places to Visit out of Season

    Places to Visit out of Season

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    Seasonal factors such as weather can play a big part in deciding when to travel to Latin America, but, as we learn, the typical 'best time to visit' can sometimes be surprisingly deceptive...

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    48 Hours in Campeche

    48 Hours in Campeche

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    The combination of colonial architecture, an impressive fortification system, and the nearby Mayan sites of significance make Campeche an ideal destination to spend a few days. 

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    Q&A with Rafe in Belize and Guatemala

    Q&A with Rafe in Belize and Guatemala

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    Travel Consultant Rafe tells us about her recent trip to Belize and Guatemala.

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    CreatedDate is 05/06/2019 12:46:00

    48 Hours in Cartagena

    48 Hours in Cartagena

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    We guide you through 48 hours in one of the most captivating cities on the continent: Cartagena.

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    CreatedDate is 19/03/2018 11:04:00

    Ask the experts

    I would like to travel overland from Iguazu Falls to Sucre in Bolivia... any recommendations on the best way to do this?

    Asked by Emma McIntosh



    Firstly, I’m afraid whichever way you choose to go, this will be a long and arduous journey!

    From looking at a map you might reasonably think that the quickest way to get there would be straight through Paraguay. This is possible, but not to be recommended (the journey through desolate Paraguayan chaco landscape to Santa Cruz in Bolivia takes close to 24 hours and is described by my Bradt Paraguay guidebook as ‘only for the hardy or the impoverished!'). The buses are not reliable in this area, there's nothing in the way of scenery and the heat can be stifling – I wouldn’t even think about it unless you really want a frontier experience in very challenging conditions.

    Another option would be via Brazil – a route that one of our group tours used to follow, in fact. At the midway point in this journey are the towns of Puerto Suaréz and Corumbá, on either side of the border between Brazil and Bolivia. You can reach this border area from Iguazú in one of three ways:
    1. Take a bus from the Brazilian side of the falls to Campo Grande and then on to Corumbá (it’ll take you at least 24 hours).
    2. From Puerto Iguazú (Argentina), take a bus to the Paraguayan capital Asunción via Ciudad del Este, then continue on to Corumbá via Pedro Juan Caballero, Ponta Porã on the border with Brazil, and Dourados (Brazil).
    3. There’s a boat that goes direct from Asunción to Corumbá, but it only runs every few weeks.
    Then once you’ve made it to Puerto Suárez (on the Bolivian side of the border), you can travel on what is reassuringly known as the ‘train of death’ to Santa Cruz. I’ve done this journey myself, and the whole thing, from Iguazú to Santa Cruz in Bolivia, took about two days. You would still then need to get between Santa Cruz and Sucre, itself another long journey – we used to fly between the two cities on our group tour to save time.

    If I were you I would probably choose a third option, via Argentina. On a map this looks the longest, but there’s a much better infrastructure here so it would be a more comfortable journey, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it worked out quicker in the end too. You would travel from Puerto Iguazú to Corrientes – a scenic route through the Iberá marshes – and from Corrientes you could get a bus to Salta (not a scenic route this time, unfortunately), then another to the Bolivian border, on to Tupiza and finally to Sucre. It would still take a long time but would probably be a slightly less tortuous experience than the other two options! Take your time travelling from Salta to the border, as the villages of Purmamarca and Tilcara are well worth a quick visit. Once in Bolivia, you may also wish to stop and see the mines of Potosí.


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