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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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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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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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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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Flight news in Argentina-Mendoza airport

Flight news in Argentina-Mendoza airport

Mendoza Airport Closed Mendoza Airport will be closed for three months from the 7th of September until the 7th of December 2016 for resurfacing. Due to this situation and as an alternative, the airlines will offer to make the trip to/from the nearest airports: San Juan (UAQ), San Luis (LUQ) and San Rafael (AFA). If you have already booked a flight, it is most likely you will be flown to San Juan, 2 hours north of Mendoza and transferred by…

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Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

When sometimes people as me why should they use a travel agent in the digital age of book it and do it yourself online sites I have a favorite response. But before I give the example I want to be objective and say that using a travel agent is not for everyone and may not be necessary for some travel arrangements. If I just need the rental car locally (I mean in the US) when I arrive in the airport,…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th! As we prepare ourselves for the long Holiday weekend  celebrating  our Independence day in the USA I just wanted to share a little of info about the “independence” day. Since I am a pretty “new” USA citizen ( I became a USA citizen in September 2013) I am glad  and proud to enjoy this celebration with my family and nice general atmosphere. The typical BBQ, amazing fireworks, pool parties or any other Summer get together  are already characteristic…

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Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Father’s day gift? why not a trip?

Since Father’s Day is approaching in majority of countries around the world ( 3rd Sunday of June) I started to think about it and my personal family celebrations. So, why not plan a small trip, a day excursion, a breakfast together, a dream trip for hiking in Patagonia or a camping trip around your area?  I personally think that spending time with him would be a much better experience than just a gift. The reason why I am suggesting this is…

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