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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New flights within CHILE!

New flights within CHILE!

We are glad to share some good news for traveling within CHILE. When planning a trip within CHILE we always we have great options for internal flights with LATAM airlines. But there are destinations like Southern Patagonia that have ( so far) one airport with commercial flights like Punta Arenas. This means that  if you would like to visit Torres del Paine NP and you are going from Santiago de Chile you have to fly down to Punta Arenas and…

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Ending Olympic games RIO 2016 reflexions.

Ending Olympic games RIO 2016 reflexions.

A lot of us has been following the amazing Olympic games on the TV since they started on Aug 5th  and will be held until this weekend. So far the medals and competitions have been amazing and USA, Great Britain, China, Germany are on the countries with more medals won! So congrats to them and all other countries that are participating and wining. On the other hand, I wanted to mention a little bit more of my experience with the…

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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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Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Cassis experience-Unique restaurant in Bariloche

Sometimes our clients ask us for a good recommendation for dinner/restaurants in different areas that we offer. So this time we would like to share our experience at a great local restaurant in Bariloche, lake district in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. The restaurant name is “CASSIS” and last summer our Eureka Travel team from Bariloche have been invited to spend a very nice lunch with Mariana (la China) and her husband Ernesto at Lago Gutierrez Cassis House experience. Once we arrived, Ernesto…

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Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

Brazil Visa waiver from June 1st to Sept 18th 2016

  For those travelers thinking about going to Brazil, this is a good time. Not just during the Olympic Games 🙂 The reason? The Brazilian government is offering a visa waiver for tourist from JUNE 1st 2016 to September 18th 2016.- For the citizens of United States, Canada & Japan. A valid passport is required but no additional during this time. Proof of ticket purchase to the Olympic Games is not required in order to benefit from the visa waiver…

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Salta- Posta Cachi & Gastronomic festival

Salta- Posta Cachi & Gastronomic festival

When thinking about Argentina a lot of us think about BEEF and the great FOOD & WINE that the country has to offer.And you are right. Big part of the Argentine culture is what we eat. So, there are plenty of food festivals, during the year where you can taste local food and wine. This event is happening this weekend May 20-22 in the town of CACHI –  in the Northern Province of SALTA-ARGENTINA and is supported by the state (…

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