Colombia is the second most bio-diverse country on the planet, and number one most bio-diverse country by the square mile, even though it occupies a very small percentage of the Earth’s surface. Between the Andes mountains, Amazonian rain forests, balmy coastline and tropical islands, Colombia has a unique combination of ecosystems, making it home to a large number of indigenous animals that exist nowhere else. Here is a list of the Top 10 animals you must see on your trip to Colombia.
With a large variety of climates and three very distinct regions, the coastal desert, the Andes mountains, and the Amazon Rain Forest, Peru has some of the world’s greatest biodiversity in the world, offering animal lovers glimpses of some of the world’s rarest animals. For example, Peru has over 1,800 species of birds, over 500 species of mammals and over 300 species of reptiles. Here is a list of the Top 10 animals that you must see on your trip to Peru.
Viña del Mar is the picturesque coastline of Chile. Streamed with beaches, tall high-rise buildings, gardens, and vacationers, anywhere you stay will be a hot commodity. I have searched Airbnb.com for some of the more unique accommodations in Viña del Mar, Chile.
What is Airbnb? Airbnb is a trusted and reliable marketplace connecting people all over the world to provide unique travel experiences. With over 3 million listings you can find a place of your liking in more than 65,000 cities in 191 countries. Bohemian villa, castle in the woods, or tiny hipster room for two – Airbnb has you covered. In this post you will discover some of what Viña del Mar has to offer – from quirky styles, to special locations, to all around different – these unique accommodations provided by Airbnb will make you even more excited about your stay in Chile.
Vacation season often becomes hunting season for Europeans on the hunt for sunshine, vibrant culture, bright food, and an overall amazing experience to capture on Instagram- often leading to Latin America. Chile being your first and possibly most exciting adventure may have you wondering where to start. Here are few important things to consider as you make your way to Chile.
You need a valid passport. If it’s been awhile, check your expiration date-wouldn’t want that to creep up on you at immigration. You will not need a visa to enter Chile. Upon arrival during immigration processing you will receive a 30, 60, or 90 day tourist card, often in the form of a passport stamp, with 90 being the most common. This is similar to a “visa upon arrival” concept. I like to also keep a copy or two of my passport on my person. This can be helpful when renting a vehicle or providing a copy for your Airbnb host. Either way-good to have on hand.
Your Latin American expedition has led you from Peru to Chile. Air, land, or horseback-however you decide to get there, here are some things you can expect.
Road to Tacna.
Bussing is often the preferred method, so get your ticket in advance and show up early. Buses vary in price depending on the accommodations you seek. You should be able to find a comfortable, air conditioned ride for your 8-15-hour journey (depending on your starting point). Average price is about $22, if you spend more than $45/bus (there will be at least three) you’re probably getting dooped. All roads will lead to Tacna. Your bus driver will cue when to get off for passport stamping and proceed to the Chilean immigration. No visa is required to enter. You will be issued a 90 day tourist card. If the long bus ride doesn’t suit you, skip it and get a 3-hour flight from Lima to Santiago.
As you prepare to set off on the adventure of a lifetime to discover Argentina, you might be wondering what you should pack. Argentina is an incredibly extensive country with a range of landscapes, making it sometimes complicated to prioritize how to utilize that precious suitcase or backpack space you have available.
If you’re gutted about missing the skiing season, do not fear; sand boarding in Huacachina is the answer. In fact, with so much sand in Southern Peru, you’d be foolish not to try it, whether craving the rush from speeding down a slope at 60mph (rumoured to be the fastest downhill speed possible on a sand board), or simply looking for a unique day out with friends and family. On top of the thrill of sand boarding, you can marvel at the views from atop the world’s tallest sand dune – known locally as the ‘Everest of the Desert’ – as well as dipping your toes in the oasis, said to be inhabited by a Peruvian mermaid (we’re not promising anything).