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Glaciers in South America

October 26, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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When people think of South America, they often conjure visions of eternal summer— warm sandy beaches, glistening waves, tropical jungles and beautiful people. But, in a highly diverse geographic region boasting everything from high Andean peaks and vast grasslands to expansive deserts and fertile valleys, it’s possible to experience a wide array of topography, wildlife [...]

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Top 10 Birding Destinations in Latin America

September 7, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Nearly one-third of all the world’s bird species can be found in South America alone, so it’s not surprising that numerous Latin American destinations across both Central and South America top most birder’s bucket lists. From a country boasting the most birds in the world and a Top 3 international birdwatching mecca, to the highest [...]

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Top 10 National Parks in Latin America

August 24, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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In honor of the U.S. National Park Service’s centennial birthday celebration this week here at home, there’s never been a better time to share our favorite national parks abroad. From glaciers in South America, to Mayan ruins in Central America, our continental neighbors to the south boast some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in [...]

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Top 10 National Marine Reserves

June 8, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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World Oceans Day is a “global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future” that takes place each year on June 8. This year, in honor of the 2016 World Oceans Day, we wanted to pay homage to our Top 10 favorite national marine reserves in Latin America. This year’s theme is “healthy [...]

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Latin America Travel Advice

January 5, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Here at VIP Tour Group, we agree with author Helen Keller that “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” That’s why we make it our business to plan distinctive one-of-a-kind journeys to Central and South America for a wide variety of travel styles and personal interests. Whether you want to hit the [...]

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Awasi at the End of the World

December 3, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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There is, perhaps, no better place in the world for the true nomads amongst us to experience such a diverse range of landscapes, habitats and ecosystems as in the Republic of Chile. A long narrow country (the longest north-south in the world, in fact), poised along much of the western coastline of South America, Chile [...]

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Vik Retreats take South America

November 5, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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What do you get when you land a billionaire jet-setting business whiz with an affinity for art at some of South America’s most awe-inspiring locales? If that whiz is the somewhat reclusive Alex Vik, a man Forbes has called “the most interesting man in the world,” you get an exclusive handful of critically-acclaimed retreats and [...]

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Argentina Wine Tours We Love

October 15, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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From arid desserts and cascading waterfalls, to lush forests and even magnificent glaciers, Argentina is a land of picturesque and diverse beauty, abundant natural resources and an ancient and storied culture. It also is home to, perhaps, the richest history of winemaking outside of Europe, primarily in its sweeping plains and wide valleys. All in [...]

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10 Best Spots to Stargaze in Latin America

August 6, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Astronomical tourism didn’t begin with the rise of sustainable journeys in the 1970s. In fact, stargazers have been traveling to view dark skies for centuries. Today, however, as the number of humans living in light polluted cities increases and the cost of powerful home telescopes declines, astronomical tourism has become its own freestanding travel segment [...]

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VIP’s Favorite Foodie Experiences

July 30, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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If you snap pictures to post on Instagram of everything from wood-fired pizza to the perfect roll of sushi at each restaurant you visit or regularly dine at 5 Star eateries, you might be a foodie. If you turn your nose up at chains and seek out only off-the-beaten path restaurants serving up authentic gastronomic [...]

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