When people think of visiting the rain forest in Ecuador, images of jungle lodges along the Amazon River tributaries come to mind.
The Amazon begins at the base of the Eastern Cordilleras of the Andes, but what sits on the other side of the mountains along the slopes of the Western Cordillera or mountain range? Many tourists have actually discovered some wonderful destinations in the tropical and cloud forests just a couple hours west of the capital city of Quito. READ MORE
Peru is considered one of the most- biodiverse countries in the world with some unbeatable records such as number one in diversity of butterflies and number two on birds species. If you are a nature lover, Peru offers not only lively culture but unique experiences in diverse ecosytems.
Top nature destinations:
1. Macaws at the Tambopata National Reserve
It might be because I used to work as a guide here or because I love forests but I am in love with these trees, river and birds. READ MORE
Ushuaia, Argentina is famous as the southernmost city in the world and as the most popular jumping-off point for sailing trips to Antarctica. But it’s also a worthy destination in its own right.
Ushuaia sits on the icy Beagle Channel, beneath the glacier-capped Martial Mountains. It’s possible to visit this wind-whipped city year-round, but the short summer season, which usually starts in late-November and runs through March, is the best time to go. Temperatures are at their warmest then—between about 42° F (6°C) and 64° F (18°C)—and days are invitingly long, with up to 18 hours of daylight. Summer is also a great time to take advantage of the countless hiking opportunities near Ushuaia. READ MORE