Archive for the ‘South America’ Category

The Inca Trail

Friday, February 8th, 2008

inca-trail.jpgThe Inca Trail is a world heritage site built 600 years ago by the Inca people. You may have heard of it as it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a must see before you die attraction.

Beginning the Inca Trail tour travelling by bus, passing the quant small towns of Chincheros, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo and a tour of the Sacred Valley is just a taster of what follows. Four days of hiking will take you to Machu Pichu and along the way you will see beautiful, scenic views and ancient ruins. Be prepared for the many miles of walking you will endure and enjoy the experience of a life time.

To enjoy the exhilarating back packing trip visit to book a tour costing around $415 and then just sort out your flights!

The Amazon Rainforest – Jungle Trek

Friday, February 8th, 2008

the-amazon-rainforest.jpgThere comes a time in your life where you examine your past and fantasise about your future. As part of my epiphany, so to speak I decided amongst other experiences that the Amazon is a must for me. The Amazon rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world located in the north of South America, covering 5.5 million square kilometres of Brazil and eight other countries. Travelling through the tropical rainforest can be difficult so brace yourself for what might be one of the best experiences of your life.

Beginning with a welcoming reception from your tour guides you can look forward to Piranha fishing, sleeping in hammocks, many a small boat ride, lots of trekking and lots of wild life. During your journey expect to see monkeys, armadillos, red eyed frogs, deadly snakes and many more insects.

Visit for more information about the Amazon Rainforest experience and then arrange your dream as you wish.

Rio Carnival 2008

Monday, February 4th, 2008

rio-carnival-2008.jpgOnce again the Rio carnival returns and is livelier than ever. This year it begins on Saturday the 2nd of February until ‘Fat Tuesday’ the 5th of February. I know it’s Monday morning but if you happen to be in Rio get yourself down there or just remember the month for 2009’s carnival.

With so much to do the carnival is one of the liveliest and most talked about events in South America. Samba parades, carnival balls, Rio scala, Samba land, merry making in Lapa, Samba school nights and street parties are just some of the forms of entertainment on offer, it is an event not to be missed.

Visit the Rio Carnival website for information about tickets and prices or just head to the street parties for free and party the night away.