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Top Nine Adventures in Bolivia

Top Nine Adventures in Bolivia

Often overlooked by neighboring Peru, Chile, and Argentina, Bolivia has remained somewhat of a hidden gem in South America. However, with its incredibly diverse landscapes, rugged natural beauty, and rich cultural traditions, Bolivia is a beautiful country full of adventure (and not very many tourists!). 

But we do not have to work too hard to convince you; Bolivia’s beauty speaks for itself! Continue reading below to see for yourself all of the incredible things that Bolivia has to offer!

Top Nine Things to Do in Chile

 Top Nine Things to Do in Chile

Full of multiple climate zones at all times of the year, Chile has an infinite amount of activities to offer its visitors. From icy glaciers to luscious green rain forests, dry deserts, and stunning sandy beaches, Chile truly has it all. With great weather year-round, there’s no excuse not to visit! With so much to offer, we’ve done the research for you and narrowed it all down to the top 9 things to do in Chile:

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

If your travel dreams have always felt bigger than your bank account, we have good news for you. We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out Acanela Local Expeditions —  affordable tours to some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

Cuba Travel Restrictions: 2019 Update

Cuba Travel Restrictions: 2019 Update

If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve likely seen a lot of conversations swirling around the Trump Administration’s latest policies regarding travel to Cuba. With plenty of frightening headlines about the new Cuba travel restrictions, it can be really confusing to figure out what it all means. Here, we have summarized the most important aspects of the travel ban and have outlined all you need to know about visiting Cuba. (Hint: You can still go!)

Traveler Review: Traveling to Peru with My Best Friend

Traveler Review: Traveling to Peru with My Best Friend

Best friends Anna and Jillian have always loved traveling with each other. When they found out that Acanela was offering a two-for-one discount on its classic Peru expedition, they jumped at the chance to visit South America together. After their trip ended, Anna told us a little more about traveling to Peru with her best friend.

Traveler Review: Visiting Cuba with Acanela was Amazing

Traveler Review: Visiting Cuba with Acanela was Amazing

Not long ago, Hugh Deery ventured to Cuba with Acanela Expeditions, spending time in cities like Havana, Trinidad, and Viñales. For him, visiting Cuba was an adventure unlike anything he’d ever experienced, so we asked him a few questions about his trip. Here’s what he told us.

Traveler Review: An Unforgettable Family Vacation in Peru

Traveler Review: An Unforgettable Family Vacation in Peru

Henry Thompson and his family had no idea how much they would love Peru. But between the hikes, market visit, cooking class, and llama blessing ceremony that they experienced, this family vacation was a dream come true. Here’s what Henry had to say about the trip.

Traveler Review: A Perfect Galápagos Trip with Acanela

Traveler Review: A Perfect Galápagos Trip with Acanela

Dawn E. Robinson recently returned home from a Galápagos trip she booked with Acanela Expeditions. We caught up with her to ask about the trip highlights and find out if she’d recommend the trip to anyone else. (Spoiler alert: she would.)

Top Ten Things to Do In Banff, Canada

Top Ten Things to Do In Banff, Canada

Nestled next to Canada’s westernmost province, and within the Northern Rockies, Alberta and particularly Banff is a popular tourist destination for the adventurous. Filled with many trails to hike and ski, along with the famous turquoise waters; there’s no wonder that this particular area ranks high on everyone's bucket list. Below is a list of the top ten things to do in and surrounding Banff, Alberta.

What to Pack for a Trip to the Galapagos

What to Pack for a Trip to the Galapagos

Have a trip planned to the Galapagos? Lucky you! These Ecuadorian islands are some of the most beautiful and well-preserved nature sites in the world. During your time on the islands, your days will most likely be filled with long hikes, boat rides, and water activities. Keep your eyes peeled for marine iguanas, sea lions, giant sea turtles, and Darwin’s famous finches. With such a variety of possible activities, it can feel overwhelming when trying to pack for this destination, especially if you have never been! To ensure a stress-free packing experience, here is a list of suggested items to bring with you, which will help you make the most out of your adventure!

5 Ways to Travel Responsibly in the Galapagos

5 Ways to Travel Responsibly in the Galapagos

Six-hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador lies a special, volcanic archipelago made up of 19 large islands. Formed around five million years ago through intense volcanic activity, the Galapagos Islands remained virtually untouched for millions of years. This extreme isolation allowed for the development of beautifully diverse and unusual animal and plant life--from giant tortoises and marine iguanas to huge cacti and flightless cormorants, the Galapagos contain a plethora of magnificent species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. And though every traveler should have the opportunity to experience the glorious history and abundant biodiversity of these islands, the increase in foreign visitors has slowly begun to threaten the very source of the clamor: the native species and their natural environments. The Galapagos’ fragile ecosystem is immensely vulnerable to human contamination, overpopulation, development, and invasive species, all of which have increased along with the tourism influx. As travelers, we have the responsibility to follow responsible tourism practices, so that we, and future generations, can continue to enjoy the most beautiful places on earth without causing irreparable harm.

So, how do we travel responsibly in the Galapagos? Read below to discover important tips to treading lightly on these incredible islands!