News for entering Easter Islands ( Rapa Nui) CHILE

News for entering Easter Islands ( Rapa Nui) CHILE

We would like to share with you some new requirements and forms that all of our travelers will have to completer BEFORE traveling to Easter Island. ENTRY FORM FOR THE EASTER ISLANDS (RAPA NUI) In January 2019 we already informed you about the changes in the entry regulations for visitors to Easter Island. The traveller still has to complete the entry form (Formulario Único de Ingreso – FUI) BEFORE departure. It is not allowed to board the plane and enter…

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BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

BRAZILIAN VISA WAIVER for USA, Australian, Canadian and Japanese citizens starting June 17th-2019

We are SO excited to share with our travelers that Brazilian government has decided to waive the visa requirement for USA, Canadian, Australians and Japanese citizens effective June 17th 2019. This will allow you to travel with a regular passport for up to 90 days within Brazil. So even if you want to just “cross” to Brazil for visiting Iguazu falls when traveling in Argentina or for a full trip to Brazil you will not only save some money but also…

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Santiago de Chile & San Pedro de Atacama among 25 recommended destinations in SOUTH AMERICA!

Santiago de Chile & San Pedro de Atacama among 25 recommended destinations in SOUTH AMERICA!

For the second time in a row, TripAdvisor highlighted Santiago de Chile and San Pedro de Atacama among the 25 recommended destinations in South America, according to the prestigious Traveller’s Choice 2019 ranking. Based on the reviews left on TripAdvisor by millions of world traveller’s, the metropolis of Santiago and the town of San Pedro de Atacama, located in the driest desert of the world, were rated as top destinations in Chile. Santiago is ranked 9th in this 11th version…

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Cancato: Typical dish from Southern Chile

Cancato: Typical dish from Southern Chile

Although the Carretera Austral is characterized by majestic mountains and secluded forests, the Pacific is not far away, as it is everywhere else in Chile. Of course, this proximity to the sea has impacted the Patagonian cuisine. A typical fish dish in this region is cancato, which in the language of the Mapuche Indians, Mapudungun, means something like ‘fried meat’. Interestingly, in the Quechua language, spoken in the Andes highlands of Bolivia and Peru several thousand kilometres away, the term has the…

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Short hike in Bariloche? Why not Lago Guillelmo?

Short hike in Bariloche? Why not Lago Guillelmo?

On the last Friday, before the end of 2018, we decided to make a short hike with my nieces of 12 and 15years old. the day was windy, like most of days in Patagonia, but with a wonderful sun on the sky. So we took South ruta 40, on the way to El Bolsón, and we stop the car at Lago Guillelmo, a small glacier lake, but a little bit forgotten from tourist visits. We walk very slow, talking about…

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Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

Unique New Year in Lopez Mountain hut-Bariloche -Lake district-Argentina! FELIZ 2019 from Eureka Travel!

After a couple of very cold, windy, rainy days in Patagonia, we could finally enjoy the sun on January 1st, 2019. Instead of staying at home eating all day long, we prepared our small backpacks, our poles, sunscreen etc, and we took the road to Circuito Chico. On Arroyo López, starts the path (sendero?) to Refugio Cerro López, one of the first huts bilt on this area, now a full day hike, but years ago, it was very common to…

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Gran AVENTURA! Big Adventure- IGUAZU FALLS -ARGENTINE SIDE

Gran AVENTURA! Big Adventure- IGUAZU FALLS -ARGENTINE SIDE

When traveling to Iguazu falls a lot of our clients ask about taking or not the optional BIG ADVENTURE or GRAN AVENTURA BOAT. Our recommendation is almost always YES TAKE IT and you wont regret it! but we would like also to share a little bit about what to expect so you can choose knowing a little bit more about it. So here you have a full description and some photos from when we took it. GRAN AVENTURA-BIG ADVENTURE -Optional…

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AWA HOTEL in PATAGONIA

AWA HOTEL in PATAGONIA

When traveling to Patagonia lake district in the Chilean side there are good options for accommodation but we would like to share this newer hotel called AWA that has an splendid view of the Osorno Volcano! The snowcapped volcano can be appreciated from any one of the beautiful 16 bedrooms. All lovely decorated bedrooms face the same direction and floor to floor windows, uncluttered space with well-placed beds combined to point towards the volcano peak with colors changing from the…

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Carnival in RIO-BRAZIL in 2017? Why not?

Carnival in RIO-BRAZIL in 2017? Why not?

Brazil have been a great host for two big events that I am sure a lot of you enjoyed (at least we did!) Soccer World Cup in 2014 and great Summer Olympics last August. Now it is time to enjoy RIO de JANEIRO with plenty of new hotel options, amazing Olympic boulevard, new restaurants options etc! So, what a better excuse than than the famous Carnival? Carnival has been a big event that typically occur during February or early Mach. It involves…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow… It is this time of the year again, Thanksgiving, family, friends,cheering, being thankful… This year at Eureka Travel we are very thankful of being able to celebrate 10 years in business, with ups and downs we keep moving and improving to be able to offer the best experience in South America for our clients. Our work is a challenge sometimes, when solving problems for clients, and it is very rewarding on other moments when travelers come back happy and…

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