Steam Powered Giraffe band

Cinco de Mayo is a grand event that held every year on May 5. In the beginning, it was celebrated only in the Mexican state of Puebla, then in large Spanish areas of the USA. Over the last few years though, the event started to take place in Brazil and other parts of South America.

Maybe it was luck that this year I decided to visit Rio at the start of May. I have to say lucky because I have never been witness to a festival like this before. After arriving in Rio, I was in a mood to visit as many places as I can. Events, bars, festivals; everything that Rio has to offer.

The first step that I took in order to have fun, was to inquire among the local people about what was happening in the district. I was surprised that almost everyone recommended that I visit the event called Cinco de Mayo, and the performance of the Steam Powered Giraffe band. I did some research and I was a little skeptical after finding out that they are part of the Steampunk subculture. I wasn’t really familiar with it, but I decided to take a risk and go to their performance.

I am not usually a fan of that kind of music, but their interpretation and act was awesome. They were dressed in Steampunk costumes and acting like robots during what could only be described as a pantomime performance. Hydraulics hissed and motors started up as three robots came onto the stage and started moving in a mechanical style. After the music started to play, the band began to belt out a three part harmony. The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe were like nothing I’ve ever seen. They started with malfunctioning jokes and after just a few moments, it was clear that this was a one-of-a-kind performance, and they are more than just a band.

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Their Steampunk costumes were so realistic, and combined with all of their synchronized movements, they took my breath away. They were all wearing hats and their faces were colorfully painted to match the masks that they wore. I have to say that this kind of performance was so unique, I will remember it fondly for a very long time.

After the band finished, most of us spilled out of the club and onto the streets of Rio for an impromptu street party. We danced and laughed until the very early hours of the morning. I can’t say that I have had a more memorable night in my life.

Top 5 Cities in South America

Number 5 – I have a soft spot for Cartagena in Columbia. The seaside location is peaceful, the town square is historical and the people are some of the most friendly I have come across in my travels.

Number 4 – Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is tough to surpass. Beautiful women, stunning beaches and a nightlife that makes me beg for more. It has everything and more, but does have a slightly seedy side that can’t let me put it in my number one spot.

Number 3 – Medellin in Columbia. Yes, another Columbian favorite. The country has had such a bad wrap because of its sordid past. But the past is the past and Medellin’s future looks bright. Great infrastructure, awesome people and some amazing night spots to party.

Number 2 – Havana in Cuba. Sexy hot salsa. Need any more be said? OK, beaches, old school cars, hipsters on every corner. The place has the most insane vibe ever.

Number 1 – Call me a sucker for a beach, but Playa Del Carmen has my heart. The beach, the chilled vibe and the people are amazing. I like to call it home a few months of each year because it is my ideal location.

Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales

Visiting Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Natales


Punta Arenas is located on the Brunswick Peninsula and it is the most important city of the Magellan Strait and it is the capital city of the Chilean Antartica.Punta Arenas was discovered in the 17th century by John Byron and was founded in 1849 as the first Chile’s permanent settlement in Patagonia. It’s harbor was one of the most important in Chile as it was the stop before going around Cape Horn.

The Sun here sets very late into the night so bars will open close to midnight. From Punta Arenas many tourism and scientific expeditions start

As the biggest city in Patagonia region of Chile it has over 120000 inhabitants. Their lowest temperatures are registered in July with approximately 31 degrees Fahrenheit and the highest is registered in January with approximately 57 degrees Fahrenheit.



Torres del Paine are gigantic granite monoliths formed by the forces of the glacial ice. Torres del Paine national park was established on 1959 and it is 75 miles northwest from Puerto Ntales.. Inside its 2420 square kilometers you will find some of the most amazing attractions in Chile.

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Torres del Paine National Park was declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1978
The best time to visit Torres del Paine is from December to March. Weather in the park is very unpredictable, and many will walk to the trek without even a glimpse of the famous towers because of the clouds.



Puerto Natales is a town with 18000 inhabitants located on the mainland but with channels linking it to the sea. Tourists visiting the town of Puerto Natales are welcomed to have a firsthand experience in meat-packing industry and fishing activities which are the two prominent industries in this part of town.



Santiago – Lake Crossing and Buenos Aires

Visit Santiago Lake Crossing and Buenos Aires


Puerto Montt in Chile is a city located (12 miles south of Puerto Varas) west on the Gulf of Reloncaví in the far south of the Province of Llanquihue. It is the capital of The Lakes Region in Chile. Puerto Montt is the favorite departure point to visit the Chiloe Archipelago, all the lakes and Bariloche in Argentina. Founded in 1853 and now with approximately 170000 people living here after the Chilean government sponsored immigration from Germany.

Puerto Montt serves two basic functions. One as strategic link between mainland Chile and its islands, and two as provincial and regional exporter of public and private services.


Located 16 miles south of Frutillar. A small town on the edge of Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas is known for the stunning rose arbors that bloom from December to March and is often described as “The Lucerne of Chile.”

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The amazing views of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes are the famous postcards from the Lake District in Chile

Activities like rafting and kayaking, horseback riding and fly-fishing are special attractions in Puerto Varas.

PEULLA – Lake Todos los Santos

A small village located in the west banks of the Lago de Todos los Santos and it is part of the Lake Crossing Circuit from Puerto Montt in Chile to Bariloche in Argentina.


Mendoza Wineries

Mendoza Wineries, Chile


Santiago, the capital city of Chile is located in almost the perfect center of the country. Santiago is the ideal starting point for all visitors to Chile, because of its great features and utter convenience. It is located less than two hours from world class Andean Ski and Beach resorts and harbors of the Pacific coast. The main international airport is located close to the city and beautiful wineries surround the capital.

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This bustling and modern city was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia. Santiago is the economic, administrative and cultural center of Chile. There is much to be seen in this pleasant city, home to many park and green areas. It is a city of contrasts, modern skyscrapers are found next to small grocery stores. Architecture ranges between colonial, baroque and modern. The Mapocho River, flows through the city from east to west. Current initiatives are working to clean up its waters and claim the river as a green area. As in most large cities, traffic is a problem but the people from Santiago de Chile are working on a huge new road network to alleviate traffic. Improvements in the subway and new public transport are working to reduce Santiago’s smog the coming years.

Santiago de Chile is only 1 and a half hour away from Vina del Mar “The Garden City” and Valparaiso a picturesque and historical port declared Heritage Site by Unesco. Valparaiso houses seem to be sliding from the top of the surrounding hills right into the sea. One major attraction are the 16 funicular railways which date back to 1880 and connect the lower with the upper city. Beautiful views to the bay can be enjoyed from upper Valparaiso. The city has several museums among them is “La Sebastiana” one of the houses of Literature Nobel prize winner Pablo Neruda and another “Casa Mistral” the house of Gabriela Mistral (Nobel prize winner for Literature in 1945). Vina del Mar is among the most important beach resorts in Chile, with a very good infrastructure and excellent cultural offerings.

World class ski resorts are located less than two hours from Santiago. There is a wide range of possibilities to suit the needs from beginners to experts in ski, snowboard and even heli-snowboarding. Between July and September Valle Nevado and Portillo serve as training places for national teams from USA and Europe.
MAIPO VALLEY (Central Valley)

This is the oldest region of quality wines, where red and green grapes flourish and a hit of eucalyptus enlivens the Cabernet Sauvignon.

South of Santiago de Chile, the valley has suffered the loss of some vineyards due to the encroachment of suburbs. Vineyards Cousino Macul, Canepa, Undurraga, Santa Ines, Tarapaca, Concha y Toro, Almaviva and Santa Rita are just a few of the most famous and will be happy if you visit them.

Santa Rita winery includes the beautiful luxurious hotel Casa Real, located in the middle of the winery, surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden. Tarapaca Vineyard also offers a hotel but only for small groups.

Located 150 kilometers south of Santiago outside the city of Santa Cruz and connected to the capital by train since spring 2004.

Due to its fertile soil, this land is extraordinary for the production of red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. The four-star hotel Santa Cruz is a perfect base for visits to the surrounding wineries like Bisquertt, Santa Laura, Viu Manent, Cono Sur and MontGras.

Mendoza is located next to the Andes Mountain Range forming an incredible Oasis in the middle of the Mendoza and Tunuyan rivers.

Mendoza is one of the most visited destinations in Argentina because of the many activities you can enjoy here.

The climate of the region is mild though the mountains provide a certain degree of aridity. The temperature in Summer ranges from 18º C to 33º C and days are hot and nights are fresh. In Winter, the minimum temperature is 3º C and the maximum registered temperature is 16º C.

Mendoza is also a home of tourist favorite wineries and base camp for adventure sport seekers. Most mountaineers find Mendoza as a perfect base camp when planning to climb the peak of Cerro Aconcagua. This is the highest summit in South America earning a popular name of “Roof of The Americas”. At nearly 7,000 meters or 23,000 feet above sea level only professional mountaineers are allowed to try the climb.

Around the base of the mountain you can find a lot of hikers and campers enjoying the greenery scene. Water sports is also popular here specially white water rafting on two popular rivers the Atuel river and Upper Rio.

People seeking winery tours would choose Mendoza over Napa and Tuscany because tourists are treated with almost hands-on wine making experience in here. With hundreds of wineries in Mendoza tourists are allowed to get close and personal with wine barrels, wine making equipments, the grapes and all grape wine related.

Mendoza is naturally endowed with rich soil and perfect climate for growing grapes. The most popular grape variety called Malbec is widely grown here. This is why Mendoza is the wine industry center of Argentina. Almost 70% of Argentina’s grape wines come from Mendoza.



Volcanoes of Santiago

Visiting the Lakes and Volcanoes of Santiago de Chile

Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Chiloe

World known as “City of Roses” Puerto Varas invites you to one of a kind tour. This is the 10th Region of Chile.  The place is also famous for its starling architecture, local cuisine, and sweet pastry in Frutillar.

German colonization made a huge impact on the Regions culture specially in terms of architecture and cuisine.  The region is a place of smiling and welcoming community with over a hundred thousand residents.

Puerto Montt is a place to visit for a fish and seafood galore. Tourists in this area will not be disappointed with its rich culture and art in Angelmo.

Nature tripping is best in these parts of Chile. Two of the biggest national parks are located in these regions with picturesque lakes and natural sceneries around. Vicente Perez Rosales National Park offers tourists a chance to experience Cruce de Lagos. Scenic larches can be found in another park called Alerce Andino National Park.

Puerto Montt’s natural attractions includes Todos Los Santos and Lake Llanquihue which you should not forget to visit. If you like volcanoes try Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes and don’t forget to get those postcards worthy images in this area.

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This part of Chile serves as starting point for most cruises that includes visits to San Rafael Lagoon with stunning glacier views. You also have an alternative to experience Chiloe Island board a ferry.


Accommodation in Peru

When travelling to South America, you might now want to miss this beautiful country where most travelers go to view the most famous spots of the region. This country has a lot of scenic places and luxury accommodations that can rival any other tourist place in the world.

Since Peru has a rich history of several ancient civilizations, it has a lot of attractive sites that tourist can go to. Private luxury tours provide visits to the most interesting historic sites in Peru, elegant accommodations, and activities with local residents that will have you experience the rich culture of this Andean country.

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One of the main attractions of the place is the Machu Picchu, the finest ancient citadel of Peru. For this trip, you may want to stay at Inkaterra Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, one of the best 5-star hotels in the area. The vast rainforest of Peru, the Amazon Jungle occupying more than two-thirds of Peru’s landscapes, is home to millions of species of animals and plants. Peru is also a major producer of bamboo in the Andean region, which can then be processed into wood panels, paper, biofuel and bamboo textiles like bamboo bed sheets and towels.

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Another fantastic place to go to is the Lake Titicaca at the border of Peru and Bolivia. It has been home to a rich culture that lived in harmony with nature. You can also visit islands made entirely out of woven reed. After a day’s adventure in this area, you may want to spend the evening at Titilaka Hotel, a wonderful luxury lodge with a scenic view on the lake.

Whenever you plan on having a luxury trip with your loved ones in South America, think of Peru.

Tips for Travelling with Babies in South America

Just because you have young children does not mean that you will have to avoid vacationing with them. Actually, taking the children for your upcoming South American experience is definitely a lovely way to have a family adventure with everyone included. It is a lot easier than you imagine, and our fast and simple tips will help you plan your once in a lifetime journey.

And before you start your journey there are few preparation steps that for to make to ensure your trip to pass in the best order

The most important thing on every journey is always to hold your family healthy.

First, you have to determine the need for vaccines. There are a lot of hot regions in South America, which demand a yellow fever protection. For moms who are still breastfeeding, is not recommended to accept any kind of vaccine. Parents should be careful with providing any type of vaccine for their children if they are under 2 years old.  Probably the best way of avoiding yellow-fever is to stay in places that are at higher altitude and a good tip can be to avoid the jungle locations. Another way to prevent many health problems, especially with your children is to prevent contact with insects (clothe your baby in long, light clothing and rub them with an organic insect balm). Also, a good tip is to have lots of antidiarrheals prepared and a first aid kit for any case. But always the best advice for keeping your children safe is to ask for doctor opinion before you start the journey.

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Investigate Your Selected Destination

First if all, when you are exploring your destination in order to keep your family safe  is to have updated information about the current situation in the chosen country. Developments in countries in South America can transform within an hour or a day. So, the first simple action is to analyze all details about the country you are visiting on the web, or to check out the magazines and journals. Additionally, guidebooks are also a good idea to purchase prior to your trip. They can provide you with all of the history and information regarding the country you are visiting. They can also provide you with some useful information like contacts of accommodation places,  taxi numbers, or similar things.

Be prepared for the weather condition

It is a basic recommendation, but still, children that are dressed in clothes which are consistent with current temperatures are going to be more pleased when they first find themselves in a new surrounding.

Remember the baby wipes

Whether all your children are still in a need of nappy or not, always take with you the baby wipes. They can be helpful for cleaning the baby skin, hands, cleaning up seats, or other surfaces. Also, small bottles of hand cleanser might help you in many situations, but first ensure that you are not breaking the laws regarding holding fluids in some states.

Buy a kid locator

In a case your baby had just started to walk, it won’t be pleased if you hold with them using a backpack with a leash, or similar equipment which might restrict their movement. Instead, you can monitor their movement in an open space places like  flight terminals, train stops and squares using a child locator. It is a little device (secured to the belt or shoes) so you can control it with a transmitter. If accidentally lost your children trigger the alarm system, then just stick to the noise and locate them.

A couple of places which are not advisable to travel with children

For sure the major countries in South America are excellent for taking the journey with your family, but still, some places need to be ignored since they are sometimes unsafe or too isolated, or the temperatures are too high. For example, you are likely to avoid places like Colombia or Venezuela if you travel with your children. But, with a little carefulness in mind, the majority of locations are great for family journey and here are some examples:

– Buenos Aires, the capitol of Argentina is a great place if you need to bring the western European culture taste to your South America trip. Buenos Aires along with their natural stone avenues, awesome western European design of the buildings and delicious food, for sure will impress your journey. You’ll find plenty of exceptional galleries and other similar places to visit with your children for sure.

– Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is a place for active explorers, as they will certainly enjoy the walkings around this park. Chile is one of South America’s most financially stable country, plus developed road network  will make your journey very easy to take together with your children. You might also decide to camp here if you are up for an adventure.

My Jazz Club Visit In Buenos Aires

Spending time abroad on a vacation can bring you and your family some great memories. Vacations are an excellent time to relax, have fun and make memories that will last for the rest of your life. That kind of experience for me was visiting Argentina, the capital Buenos Aires. It is very easy to have a great time there when Buenos Aires has so much to offer.

Buildings of European design and stone avenues are scattered all over the city. There is also a rich cultural life and the many theatres, museums and music clubs. Buenos Aires was predestined to make me beautiful memories of my holiday.

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But in the mosaic of my memories there was one particular event that contributes the most to my extraordinary experience in Argentina. As a real music lover, I decide to visit a local jazz club one night. I wasn’t too full of expectations because Buenos Aires is a big city and I was just a couple days here so I was hoping to find the right kind of place for me. But still with a slight dose of enthusiasm I started my search. I decided to ask around with local people to see if I can get some useful information. And after a few conversations, I was already happy because many of them told me that I was in the right place because nearby there is great club called Thelonious Jazz Club.

I decide to take a chance and after short wandering among the streets I found the club. I was welcomed as I entered and the barmen immediately recognized that I am a tourist. He asked me one simple question – Are you a real jazz music lover? My answer was yes, so he told me – this is your lucky night.

I have to say it didn’t take too much time to conclude that he was right. It was Saturday night so in the club were two bands in the lineup for performance tonight. Shortly after they started the warm-up, I already felt the rhythm pulsing within in me. This was definitely the kind of place that showcases first-rate jazz. The club was full so I decide to take a seat at the bar. The first thing to grab my attention besides the music, was the broad spectrum of different drinks offered. I decide to try some unusual combination so I order some fashionable drink cocktail called ‘Fernet’ together with espresso to give me a real buzz.

I was surrounded by old fashioned hipsters and jazz fans, but also I noticed some tourists. After a short warm-up the bands has the whole place grooving in a very short time. The music was mostly made on the base of old school and classic jazz songs, but I also recognise some of the great jazz hits from many performers.

The time passed by so quickly (and also the drinks) so after a few hours I was in a delirium. I didn’t want to leave the great performances. I certainly I didn’t feel the couple of hours that I spent there. At the end of the first set, the guys from the bands take few drinks with the guests like they have known each other for a years. I conclude that the most people here are regular guests and they known to the band members. I can’t imagine not being a regular guest at a such place that has offered me so much enjoyment and pleasure. The only fact that I didn’t like was that the party ended and I was forced to leave the place. But the memories will stay for sure. I think that every fashionable city in the world should have a club like this whether it comes to London, New York or Milano. But I think and Buenos Aires is not really lagging behind these cities and for sure Thelonious jazz club is one of the greatest symbols of Buenos Aires.

Easter Island

Vacation in Easter Island

This Island is located in the south of the Pacific Ocean at approximately 2237 miles from the continental coast and it belongs to Chile. With a population of around 3800 inhabitants, most of them living in the capital city of Hanga Roa.

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Easter Island is world famous for its Moai (Statues carved of compressed volcanic ash), on its coast line with an approximately height of 20 feet. Easter Island is one of the world’s archeological and historical enigmas. The people of this small Island, the Rapa Nui, are one of these mysteries. It’s still not clear where they originate from and why did they vanish from the Island.

Because of isolation what we know of this Easter Island is just based on archeological finding. Some twelve hundred years ago sea explorers found Easter Island, and called it thus.

For people who love history and natural wonders, Easter Island is the perfect place to visit. Tour around the Island and learn the entire current research findings about the place and be prepared to be amazed.

Visiting Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Visiting Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu in Peru


Lima, Peru is a well known city for its splendid architecture. The sprawling modern buildings and growing business districts San Isidro and Miraflores houses the latest hotels of all sorts and kind, shopping malls and boutiques and other commercial business.

The prosperity of Lima was made official way back in 1535 when Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the city.  Then it was revered place of worship for the local inhabitants. Lima becomes the richest colonial city when it was made the capital of the Viceroy of Peru.

Lima saw profound progress during the 18th century. Being the capital of Viceroy of Peru, the city of Lima was walled by the order of the Spaniards occupants. But it was not the walls that made the city popular but the enormity of monuments and constructions being built here. Once it was called the City of Kings.

Thanks to UNESCO, the Lima Historic Center stands now as ‘World Heritage Site’ preserving the priceless historical monuments and artifacts of the colonial era.

Enjoying a historical tour in Lima is both heartwarming and educational. Lima has numerous museums worth visiting. Look for nearby hotels in the city where you can easily reach the attraction you like. Which is very easy to do because most Museums containing vast Peruvian history and culture are found in Lima.


Cusco (Cuzco)

UNESCO has officially named Cusco as ‘Humankind’s Cultural Heritage’.  Making it Peru’s major cultural center. Not only that, Lima has also earned the world title as being the archeological capital of America.

In 1534 Francisco Pizarro a Spaniard conqueror who just landed in Lima also rebuilt Cusco. Cusco was already a flourishing civilization with artifacts dating back to 1,000 B.C. Cusco was the main city of the Incas civilization under Tahauntinsuyo state.  Incas legend has it that the city was founded by Manco Capad and Mama Ocllo. According to the Inca calendar it was on 12th century or earlier.

If you like an archeological galore then you are in for a treat in Cusco. Here you will find sites and attractions like:

  • Sacsayhuaman’s Fortress
  • Pisac’s Terraces
  • Kenko
  • Tambomachay’s Baths
  • Ollantaytambo’s Fortress
  • Manchu Picchu

Thanks to Hiram Bingham who discovered Manchu Picchu in 1911 it’s now called as “Eternal City”. Cuzco has many museums, churches and important sites that have made of this city a tourism center in Peru. The wild and adventurous side of Cuzco can be discovered walking The Inca Trail with amazing beauty of the Incas land surrounding Machu Picchu.

Cusco is not only a place for archeological finds but also a home to adventure sport seekers. The popular ‘Inca Trail’ coupled by the ‘Sacred Valley of the Incas’ are must visit for tourists. The diversity of micro-climates makes of this region an authentic paradise to practice the Adventure Tourism. The combination of factors like culture, the kind and friendly population, the colorful clothing of its inhabitants and the archaeological unique sites create the perfect set up for an adventurer looking for new sensations, pure energy, amazing landscapes and unique secrets of these lands.


Cozco Hotels

The city of Cuzco in Peru has many different alternatives for lodging. You can find from the very affordable bed and breakfast to the very exclusive hotel accommodations with their opulent Egyptian bed linen. Cuzco offers a great hotel infrastructure with a unique style and quality provided by the warm and friendly people of the city
Museums in Cuzco.

Here is a list of different art museums you can visit while in Cuzco:

  • Pre Columbian Art Museum
  • Contemporary Art Museum
  • Popular Art Museum
  • Regional History Museum
  • Archeological Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Natural Sciences Museum
  • Casa Cabrera
  • Wiese Sudameris
  • Bank’s Culture Room

If you like religious museums plan to visit the following:

  • Archiepiscopal Palace Museum of Religious Art
  • Santa Catalina Convent Museum
  • La Merced Convent Museum
  • Santo Domingo Convent Museum
  • San Francisco Museum
  • Cathedral Museum
  • San Jeronimo Museum

The following are museum right in a popular archeological attraction:

  • Chinchero Site Museum
  • Koricancha Archeological Museum
  • Taki Museum
  • Yucay Site Museum


Vistadome Train – Pru

You can never go wrong with a lovely ride with Vistadome carriages. The carriages has glass windows allowing passengers to have great view of Peru’s landscape. This is the perfect opportunity if you are in to take stunning pictures of Peru’s landscape.

Aboard the Vistadome you will be taken to Manchu Picchu from Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu. Aside from the stunning panoramic view aboard the Vistaddome, passengers and tourists can also enjoy delectable refreshments and delicacies of Peru.



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Machu Picchu a historical Inca city located in the High Andes Mountains of Peru. Machu Picchu is located 43 miles north-west of Cuzco on top of the ridge. The surroundings are covered by dense bush that is covering some Pre-Colombian cultivation terraces.

Machu Picchu means “manly peak”) was a royal city and religious retreat of the Inca culture. A prominent Inca leader named Pacahacuti Inca Yupangui was believed to have ruled the ancient Machu Picchu city. Because of its elevation at around 8,000 feet above sea level and seclusion very few people from Cuzco knows the existence of Machu Picchu city.

In the city there is around a couple of hundred buildings inhabited by women, children and priests. The Machu Picchu people learned to cultivate the land into terraces where they can plant potatoes and corn.

It’s also a stunning site to see building made from interlocking stone blocks that are meticulously put together. None of the stones are similar, and they perfectly fit together. Some of the stones has several corners too.

By the time of colonial period Machu Picchu was already forgotten. The plague or small fox has nearly wipeout the population of Machu Picchu and the surrounding cities or villages.


Hotels in Machu Picchu 

Machu Picchu has very few hotels. Sanctuary Lodge is the closest one to the ruins. Most other hotels are located in Aguas Calientes the closest town to the ruins.



Santiago Lakes in Buenos Aires

Roaming Santiago Lakes in Buenos Aires


Santiago de Chile, a modern and active city with one of South America’s most active economies. Santiago de Chile is the capital and financial center of the country with almost six million of inhabitants being approximately 40 percent of the population in Chile.

Santiago is considered one of the cities in Latin America with the highest quality of living.
Some of the most attractive sites in Santiago are San Cristobal Hill, a mountain with over 800 meters above sea level already included as part of the city. On top of the hill the Virgin Mary statue blesses the city.. You can reach the top of the hill by cable cars with a privilege view of the city and the Andes Mountain Range.

The center of the city is the soul of Santiago with colonial buildings like the Cathedral of Santiago, Municipalidad de Santiago and the Correo Central, located in the Plaza de Armas as well as the Casa Colorada, making a contrast with neighborhoods full of European tendencies of early 20th century like Paris-Londres and Barrio Civico neighborhoods. Skyscrapers with modern architecture also give Santiago the active metropolis accent.

These are some museums you must visit while in Santiago de Chile:

  •  Bellas Arter Museum
  • Arte Contemporaneo Museum
  • Arte Precolombio Museum
  • Historico Nacional Museum
  • Archeological Museum of Chile

Because of the close location to the Andes Mountain Range, Santiago is located in a perfect area for winter sports practice. Enjoy the following skiing spots just a few minutes drive from the city:

  •  Farallones
  • Valle Nevado
  • La Parva
  • El Colorado
  • Lagunillas

In the last years the economical growth and the financial security of Chile have permitted Santiago to be a very important city for business, disputing the title of Financial Capital of Latin America.

Located 1001 Miles (2 hours flight) southwest from the capital, Bariloche is the door the Argentinean Patagonia. The Europeans first visited Bariloche on 1917 in an unsuccessful try to convert the indigenous people to the Catholicism than end up in the death of the missionaries. Then in 1870 the Europeans return to conquer what is today the biggest lake area of Argentina connecting it to Chile.
Bariloche is the gateway to all the splendor of the Argentinean Lake District where you will find clear blue lakes and lagoons, waterfalls, woods with unique colors, and off course the amazing Nahuel Huapi Lake.


The National Park Nahuel Huapi in Bariloche was created in 1943 and it covers over 2 million acres displaying unique regional flora and fauna. The most popular tour in Bariloche is the visit to Isla Victoria in the middle of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, with beautiful views of redwoods at the Arrayanes National Park. Cerro Catedral, Cerro Otto and Monte Tronador are amazing landscapes that are worth the visit as well.

Is the ninth largest city in the world, composed by 48 neighborhoods each one with different roots and identity. Buenos Aires which holds almost half of the population of the country is the political, economical and cultural center of Argentina.

Buenos Aires is a mixture of European cultures that migrated long ago. Today 85% of the population has European origin. Buenos Aires has its unique style that makes it one of the most attractive, strong and active cities in America.

Ready to experience the widest avenue in history? Visit Buenos Aires and find Avenida 9 de Julio. This avenue connects Plaza Constitucion and Avenida Libertador along with the city suburbs in the northern region of Buenos Aires.

Touring this huge and modern city is quite an experience. Most city attractions and landmarks can be reach via the city railway system.


Some of the most attractive areas of Buenos Aires are San Telmo, La Boca, Plaza de Mayo, La Recoleta, Palermo etc, all full of activities, night life, great restaurants and places to visit.
Buenos Aires is a city that will keep you happily occupied.

Rio de Janeiro is the Marvelous City as the Cariocas (Rio de Janeiro Locals) call it. Full or sensuality, beautiful people with a free spirit open to receive and enjoy the stay of any foreigner. Rio de Janeiro with its two famous beaches Copacabana and Ipanema is one of the most attractive destinations in South America. You can find from the most luxurious 5 star hotel to very affordable budget hotels. Samba, sports, beaches and drink are daily activities in this culture that keeps alive the spirit of freedom, friendliness and sharing of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro famous as well for it’s amazing Rio de Janeiro Carnival that takes place in February every year brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to enjoy the uniqueness joy of this Cidade Marivilhosa.


Cruise the Southern Ice Fields

Cruise the Southern Ice Fields Aboard the Skorpios III



Experience a once of a lifetime cruise of the Kawesker Explorers Route board the Skorpios III. This luxury liner is the best rated with a 5 star nautical hotelier on cruise. The offer an accommodation called “Our Super Class” this usually has around 100 onboard passengers enjoying low bed accommodations nestled in  45 luxury cabins.

The Kawesker Explorers Route offers tourists to explore and experience the following:

  • Puta arenas
  • Puerto Natales
  • The Pio XI Glacier
  • The Amalia Glacier
  • The Calvo Fjord located in Magallanes Region
  • Puerto Eden
  • Porvenir Village
  • El Turbio Village
  • Usuahia Village
  • Calafate Village
  • Other cities in Argentina

The possibilities are endless when on this tour. There are a lot of exciting places and sites to see on every stop and on board the cruise. The cruise offers a unique opportunity to see and visit ancient and modern cities it’s truly is a once in a lifetime luxury tour.

The Skorpios management and its crew pride itself for offering distinct customer service. Over the years their family service has become their trademark.  Every details of their service is given due importance. For this reason Skorpios is able to meet international service standards for a luxury cruise ship.


Every day of the cruise, the crew is focused in making their passengers comfortable and entertained. This includes making their whole ship accessible to all onboard passengers. Take a walk around the ship with no additional cost visiting the engine room, kitchen, the control bridge and other parts of the ship.

Onboard the ship is a bar that is open all day and all night. They also have designated smoking and non smoking bars. Looking for a relaxing and quite place to spend a day? Skorpios III has a special reading room just for you.  Foodies onboard the Skorpios III is on for a treat too. Try the entire kitchen menu or change them as you wish with no additional cost.

Don’t let the language barrier stop you from having fun. You can find translators onboard the Skorpios III ready to give you simultaneous chat translation as you need it. The ship is equip with a luxury accommodation like satellite phones, cable TV  and other onboard amenities.