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Cuzco, the Amazon & Machu Picchu: three stars of Peruvian travel

South America is one of the most scenic, naturally diverse and culturally interesting regions of the world. Nowhere is this richness portrayed more vividly than in Peru, land of the ancient Incas. Within its borders lie coastal desert and parts of the world’s most extensive rain forest  Between these two zones stand the Andes, the longest continuous mountain range in the world. Here amid rugged, spectacular landscapes lie the ruins of highly developed ancient civilizations. When travelers think of visiting Peru, there is good reason why Cuzco, the Amazon and Machu Picchu come to mind – these iconic destinations epitomize all that Peru

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5 Amazing Australian Experiences

For an off-the-beaten track experience, consider Australia for your next vacation. With NEI, our low intensity adventures and cultural experiences offer a perfect balance of excitement and education. In honor of May Day in Australia (a local holiday in the Northern Territory commemorating the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians dating back to the 1800’s), here are 5 amazing things to do in Australia. Sip Jungle Juice in the Hunter Valley Famous for wine tastings and its picturesque countryside, the Hunter Valley boasts 56 different wineries, some more than a century old. An icon of Hunter Valley is Dr. Jurd’s Jungle Juice, a boozy concoction of

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Voluntourism: 7 ways to make the world a better place

Voluntourism, or volunteering while on holiday, is an opportunity many travelers seek out when visiting another country. It first gained popularity in the early 1960s, when the United States Peace Corps was formed, and according to recent data from the the Travel Industry Association of America, more than 55 million Americans have included volunteer experiences in their vacation. From contributing specialized skills like medical care to helping serve meals to children, there are opportunities for travelers of all ages and abilities to help make the world a better place. At Nature Expeditions International, we are proud to include optional volunteer

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