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Lake District, Patagonia

Stunning Sights in Patagonia

Utter the word ‘Patagonia’, and no doubt images of snowy mountain peaks, azure glaciers and emerald forests spring to mind. Patagonia is vast, a true wilderness sprawling across Chile and Argentina, where nature rules...
Waved Albatross - Endangered Species in the Galapagos

Endangered Species in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Archipelago is a cherished part of the world for scientists, tourists and nature lovers, given its extraordinary biodiversity and delicate ecosystems that cannot be replicated anywhere else. However, a lot of the...
Food in Salvador

Food in Salvador da Bahia

It may be a cliché, but Salvador da Bahia in Brazil is often described as a melting pot of cultures, with its African, European and native influences. Well, the good news for food-lovers is...
Trekking Quilotoa Crater Lake

Ecuador Mainland Adventures

Did you know that, aside from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a wonderland for adventure activities and wildlife safaris, on the mainland too? Instead of hopping straight from Quito to the Galapagos, why not...
Diving in the Galapagos

Scuba Diving in South America

With mile after mile of pristine coastline, protected coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, sinkholes and sunken shipwrecks; snorkelling or scuba diving in South America is surely one of the must-do experiences when visiting...
La Ciudad Perdida | Top Ancient Sites in Colombia

Top Ancient Sites in Colombia to Explore

History buffs rejoice: there’s a host of ancient sites in Colombia that beg to be discovered, from age-old megaliths in the western part of the country, to crumbling Tayrona sites in the north; and...
Family tour in Machu Picchu

Family Summer Holiday in South America

Outdoor adventures in South America are known as some of the best travel experiences in the world, and for families, there’s so much in store. Here at Surtrek we know that adventure travel comes...
Beagle Channel cruise in Patagonia

Amazing Boat Trips & Cruises in South America

In truth, the list of South America’s best boat trips and cruises could be very long indeed. This is down to not only the variety of landscapes, wildlife and scenery to be found across...
Easter in Peru

Easter in Latin America

  ‘Easter in Latin America’, the ‘Semana Santa Festival’, ‘Holy Week’, ‘Great Week’, whichever name you use – the result is the same; a South American celebration which rivals Christmas and for some, is...
Northwest Argentina landscapes

Travel Guide to Salta and Northwest Argentina

Argentina: the name evokes images of slick tango dancers, thundering waterfalls and impenetrable glaciers, among other famous attributes. But there’s more to Argentina’s impressive portfolio than these, albeit amazing, experiences; and one such place...