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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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April 22nd-Earth DAY

April 22nd-Earth DAY

Earth day has been a great movement for a long time and it has been growing every year. We, at EUREKA TRAVEL believe that if everybody does its part, we can have a much better planet. We are glad to offer a variety of ECO hotels, Rainforest Allianz recognized properties & Estancias just to name a few options, but there is much more to do…Not just today, Earth day but any day, anywhere, in any TRIP in ANY PLACE. In the…

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Chilean Patagonia dam-free, at least a while longer.

Chilean Patagonia dam-free, at least a while longer.

In the recent NRDC newsletter a brief report was published that two companies (Colbun and Endesa Chile) involved in the controversial project of damming Baker and Pascua Rivers in the Aysen region of south Patagonia have backed out. Chilean government have long looked at the possibility of exploring that region for hydroelectric power. Chile, with its growing economy and rising standard of living as well as intensive mining industry is power starved. We have personally witnessed a huge power blackout while visiting…

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Farewell to Galapagos

Farewell to Galapagos

On our last day in Galapagos we got a quick tour of some attractions in the highlands, accompanied by Maria Elena, a local guide. We visited a farm in the highlands where giant tortoises come and go to feed and hang out. Here they co-exist with humans and domestic animals. They are not in captivity but rather able to roam freely as they have for thousands of years before the humans arrived. They can live over hundred years and weigh…

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Torres del Paine National Park reopens!!

Torres del Paine National Park reopens!!

Chile on Wednesday reopened a national park scorched by a major wildfire that broke out last week, the country’s president said. The fire, which has consumed some 36,000 acres, more than 14,500 hectares, is extinguished in most places, and the few remaining hotspots are under control, President Sebastian Pinera said Tuesday. About 100,000 hectares of the 240,000 hectares that make up the Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile will be open to the public, Pinera said. The reopened…

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Chileans protest hydroelectric dam development in Patagonia.

Chileans protest hydroelectric dam development in Patagonia.

A massive project of several dams on two rivers and costing $3.2 billion has been approved by Chilean government in May this year. The future site of this project is no other than pristine southern Patagonia, a region of South America known for its rugged beauty and vast wilderness. It is also dear to Chileans and Argentines alike and a source of national pride. The land of lakes, glaciers, fjords and high mountains is now in danger of being developed…

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San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo Global is going to take over the managing of the MANU Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon this summer. The reserve includes biological station of Cocha Cashu where conservation and research take place. The collaborative effort together with Peruvian scientists is a new step to preservation, study and protection of this 6,000 sq miles preserve. For more details please read the original article in ANDINA. Check out our trips to the Peruvian Amazon.