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Latin America


Chris’ Trip to Northern Patagonia:   Puerto Varas, Chile and
Bariloche & Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Lake Crossing - Chile to Argentina

We traveled from Puerto Varas, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina through the Andes
 in one day on four buses, three boats, and three lakes!

“The Horse Whisperer” - Estancia La Bamba, Argentina
Outside of Buenos Aires, we spent a day at Estancia La Bamba near the gaucho colonial town of San Antonio de Arecos.  Gaucho, Martin Tatti, gave us a demonstration fo the trust between him and his horse. They were incredible to see.   A mesmerizing performance.

Bariloche, Argentina in Patagonia
San Carlos de Bariloche is the Switzerland of Argentina.  It lies at the foothills of the Andes on Lake Nahuel Huapi and in the national park of the same name.   It is renowned for winter sports and in the summer people go fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding and do many more outdoor activites.  The views of the Andes and the lakes are stunning.  The town is known for its breweries and chocolate stores and the world-famous Llao Llao Resort and Spa is close by.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America.  Settled by Europeans it is known for beautiful plazas, parks, wide boulevards, colorful neighborhoods, the tango, wonderful wines.
 beef, gauchos, and an amazing cemetery.

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Paul, Dana, Dan, Debby, Frank & Linda’s Trip to Southern Patagonia,
Chile and Argentina

In February they flew into El Calafate, Argentina, where they spent several day trips visiting glaciers.
   Then they went to Torres del Paine National Park, Chile and spent 4 nights at Tierra Patagonia Hotel
and Spa where they spent their days hiking the park and the highlight was seeing a puma.
After a transfer to Puento Arenas, Chile  their group boarded the Stella Australis expedition ship for
 4 nights and visited Ainsworth Bay and Marinelli and Pia Glacier.  Then they sailed to Cape Horn
National Park and around Wulaia Bay.  Disembarking in Ushuaia, Argentina, they flew to Buenos Aires where they spent two nights.  From there they went to Iguazu Falls, Argentina and then to Mendoza, Argentina where they spent several days wine tasting.   Paul’s wonderful photos will show you their amazing adventure in South America.

Australis Video - Fjords of Tierra Patagonia

Exploring the route Fjords of Tierra del Fuego on your trip through  Chile and Argentina,
on a 4-night cruise, allows you to enjoy the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
Australis has comfortable cruises combined with  expert crew and expedition guides
will provide you with the best  Patagonia tours to make sure your four-night trip is extraordinary.

Australis Video - End of the World
A 3-night cruise from Ushuaia to Ushuaia & Cape Horn.  Ushuaia, Argentina is
 the southernmost city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia.  Call us at Your Travel Source - (800) 597-0594 and we can arrange a trip like this for you!

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Jim’s Trip to Brazil
Jim went to Rio just before Carnival and was able to avoid the crowds but also got to enjoy some of the preparations leading up to Carnival.

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Kara and Rick’s Trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands
Kara and Rick went to Peru in June and visited Cuzco, Machu Picchu and then took a 3-night cruise in the Galapagos.


Cindy’s Ecuador
Cindy was in the Peace Corps for 2 years and afterwards stayed in Ecuador where she ran the South American Explorers Club.   She wrote this section on Ecuador and contributed her wonderful photos of Ecuador.

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