Chile

Quiet Paradise in Bahia Inglesa, Chile

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Quiet Paradise in Bahia Inglesa, Chile

Bahia Inglesa, the English Bay, in Chile I Arrive in Bahia Inglesa Slouched over their sand-flecked pushbikes, four young Chilean men ogle me curiously, their heads tracking my slow movements down the sidewalk. Inside a small corner store and through the window of a beach side seafood restaurant I feel the eyes of shopkeepers and bored waiters watching with interest as I struggle with my 20 kilo backpack downhill from the taxi rank, following my nose toward the smell of salt and sand. A small seaside village of 150, the main attraction of...

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LAN Airlines’ Biannual ‘Big Deal’ Sale to South America

Posted by on 3:20 am in Announcements, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, South America, Uruguay, Venezuela | 0 comments

LAN Airlines’ Biannual ‘Big Deal’ Sale to South America

(MIAMI, FL – May 31, 2012) – LAN Airlines, South America’s premier air carrier, and its affiliates are excited to announce the mid-year ‘big deal’ sale! Plan an adventure to one of South America’s most sought after destinations and take advantage of some of LAN’s lowest prices yet. Savings this big only happen twice a year, so book now for an unforgettable travel experience that can be found only in South America and only with LAN.   Passengers who book now and fly later will enjoy savings to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil,...

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LAN Airlines Offers Spring Specials to South America

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LAN Airlines Offers Spring Specials to South America

(MIAMI, FL, March 2012) – LAN Airlines, South America’s premier carrier, and its affiliates invite passengers to celebrate the arrival of springtime by booking a trip to South America. Savvy travelers can get a head start on planning a summer getaway this year by taking advantage of LAN Airlines and its affiliates’ low fares on travel taking place from March 15 to June 15. Passengers can book now through March 12. “We are excited to offer these incredible fares to our travelers. With prices as low as these, this spring is the perfect time to...

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Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience

Posted by on 1:45 pm in Announcements, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico | 0 comments

Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience

(MIAMI, Fla., February 2012) – In an effort to meet travelers’ growing desire for authentic vacation experiences, a selection of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America today announced the “Authentically Local” package – an exciting new program that introduces travelers to local culture and language. Available now through Dec. 31, 2012, the “Authentically Local” package features accommodations and a number of local touches including: ·         Local culture...

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LAN Airlines Announces the Biggest Deal of the Year

Posted by on 9:35 am in Announcements, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru | 0 comments

LAN Airlines Announces the Biggest Deal of the Year

 (MIAMI, November 28, 2011) – LAN Airlines, South America´s premier air carrier, and its affiliates announce the biggest deal of the year! Passengers looking to travel to South America next year can book now through December 12, 2011 and enjoy savings on trips to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.   “LAN is making a big deal about South America this year! With prices this low to destinations this exciting, there’s no time like now to book a trip to South America,” said Pablo Chiozza, LAN Airlines’ Vice...

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New Latin American Vacations in 2012

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New Latin American Vacations in 2012

Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is also a leader in providing unique and memorable guided vacations to Latin America. Brendan is now pleased to announce their 2012-13 South & Central America 2012-13 Brochure highlighting the region’s vibrant culture and vast natural and historical treasures. Brendan knows it’s all about you, the customer– everyone has different travel needs and expectations. By “taking you personally,” Brendan ensures its highly trained, hands-on team focuses on old fashioned service, taking care of each...

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New Adventure Vacations in Chile and Argentina

Posted by on 11:00 am in Announcements, Argentina, Chile | 0 comments

New Adventure Vacations in Chile and Argentina

(Billings, MT, Aug. 24, 2011) – Award-winning tour operator Austin-Lehman Adventures, the active travel company setting adventure vacation standards in The Americas, Europe, Africa and beyond, announces three new itineraries for 2012 embracing the diversity, culture, cuisine and natural wonders of both sides of the Andes in Argentina, Chile and south to Patagonia. Wine aficionados will appreciate Argentina & Chile – Wine Country, a 9-day multi-sport (trekking, horseback riding, cycling) program at $5,098 per person, double, that...

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Cemeteries and Penguins in Southern Chile

Posted by on 9:09 pm in Chile, Spotlight | 0 comments

I was doubly blessed that Christmas Eve. December in the Southern Hemisphere is a time of lingering twilight and balmy summer air, or what passes for “balmy” in southern Chile. I was in Punta Arenas, where the Chilean Andes meet the Straits of Magellan. The first surprise of the day was the Cementerio Municipal, a walled, flower-riot of a gem where the paths are marked with street signs. Los Gladiolas and Las Margaritas (the flower, not the drink) speak to the beauty that lies therein. Family members were busy this day scrubbing grave...

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My Last Day in South America

Posted by on 8:23 am in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, ITKT Blogs, Peru | 0 comments

On my last day in South America, I wake up to the calm sound of rain falling atop the metal roof.  Two days before I was tanning on a cushioned lounge chair along the water of Mancora Beach, Peru my mind dizzied, almost drunk, on sun and relaxation. But now I am in Quito, Ecuador on a rainy morning and my mind is dizzying from the prospect of leaving this great continent. As the rain taps, I work to fall back asleep, back into dream, back into South America, but it is a futile attempt. Nothing can stop time, and I a wrap a blanket around me...

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Sandboarding Epiphany in Chile

Posted by on 9:35 am in Adventure, Chile, ITKT Blogs | 0 comments

Sitting at the top of a sand dune, with board attached to my feet, wind and sand pelting my face, looking out at the alien terrain reminiscent of Star Wars, is when I finally realized how damn lucky I am.  Maybe it was the altitude or maybe it was the exhaustion from trudging up the steep sand, but something finally jostled me and opened my eyes.  Here I am sand-boarding in the San Pedro de Atacama in the Northern deserts of Chile.  I am experiencing something that not many people will see. In fact, no one but the few people on this...

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The Grandness of Valparaiso

Posted by on 10:02 am in Chile, ITKT Blogs | 0 comments

I was once lured to read Isabel Allende’s novel Daughter of Fortune upon recommendation, but never got more than forty pages in. Though I stopped reading, I still remember the magical description of a bustling port city at the turn of the 20th century. Allende’s  heroine runs about a city built along hills and terraces that look out onto the sea, and from her description I knew Valparaiso was a city I had to see. The night I arrived it was late and pouring rain, but when I woke the next morning I found the city just as I imagined...

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Crossing the Andes

Posted by on 7:33 am in Argentina, Chile, ITKT Blogs | 0 comments

I was in Mendoza, a desert in the west of Argentina that is now wine country, taking tours of vineyards and wineries and tasting the local Malbecs (Argentine wine). I was having a lovely time, but all I could do was stare off into the distance to the jagged Andes that ran to the west.  There they were, the second highest mountain range in the world and so close. And to think just west of the mountains was Chile. Chile was not in the plans, but the snow-capped mountains calling my name. On the wine tour was an Irish couple who had flown into...

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Hidden Paradise in Chile

Posted by on 11:23 pm in Announcements, Chile News | 0 comments

The Nomads of the Seas expedition cruise begins its second season offering its passengers the opportunity to travel across new territory and impressive scenery, previously explored and carefully chosen by our crew during off season. These awe-inspiring sights are hidden among the mountains, glaciers, virgin forests, lakes and fjords of the Chilean Patagonia. In the farthest corner of the world, Nomads of the Seas opens this season with new activities that will allow you to participate in soft sports while being immersed in Nature, providing...

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Boundless Journeys Savings

Posted by on 2:31 pm in Announcements, Bhutan News, Cambodia News, Chile News, Italy News, Laos News, Mexico News, Nepal News, United States News, Vietnam News | 0 comments

June 27, 2007 – STOWE, VT — Boundless Journeys offers more than 30 worldwide small-group, active adventures. Following is just a small selection ― for full details, request a catalog by calling 1-800-941-8010 or visit www.boundlessjourneys.com. SAVE BIG ON THE FOLLOWING ADVENTURES:* Utah: The Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion; September 3-8 or September 30-October 5, now just $2095 per person (save $200 per person). Boundless Journeys’ expert local guides share their favorite hidden slot canyons and trails in the great parks of...

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Absolute Best: Chile

Posted by on 3:56 am in Announcements, Chile News | 0 comments

ABSOLUTE TRAVEL’s experts share their 5 favorite things to do in South America’s skinniest country Though Argentina seems to get all the press, we think neighboring Chile is equally deserving of attention! (Full disclosure: our South America division manager, Matt Flynt, is a former Santiago resident who remains passionately devoted to the country, so we may not be entirely impartial.) The long, narrow strip of country offers a magnificent range of landscapes — from mountains and beaches to desert and fjords — as well...

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