Category: The Americas

Chile: a wealth of adventure

Holding a wealth of interest for the adventurer, Chile is an ideal travel destination for the natural history enthusiast and cultural traveler alike. Glaciers, rainforest, volcanoes, crystalline blue lakes, windy steppes and the driest desert on earth all converge to offer an unbelievable mix of topographies. But travelers will also encounter rich cultures among the Atacamenos of the desert and among the proud Mapuches of Chile’s beautiful lake district. While some travelers go to Chile during the summer months (December through March), spring (September through November) is a pleasant time to visit South America. Lush and green, NEI offers a

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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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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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