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Meet Your Guides: Luis at Explora Atacama As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take the time to highlight some of the key players in Wildland Adventures’ travel experience: our guides! This year, I had the chance to be out in the field with several of our amazing guides: Joao and Abadias in the Brazilian Amazon, Bira in Salvador, Tiago in Chapada Diamantia, Everaldo in Rio de Janeiro, Cata and Nicole in Torres del Paine, Chile and Oscar and Luis in Atacama, Chile. One of my favorite memories, while out in the field this past year, was hiking up Lascar Volcano with our guide Luis in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Luis has made a strong reputation for himself amongst Wildland travelers for his expert knowledge of astronomy while entertaining guests during his informative lectures about the night skies at the Explora Atacama observatory in addition to his intricate knowledge of the unique flora,...

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New Culinary and Wine Adventures Savor a different holiday fare this season? Try one of these Wild recipes from afar! We've already begun celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2016 by announcing our Culinary & Wine Adventures. Everywhere in the world, our 'Wild Style' of travel enlivens epicures to experience the joie de vivre of daily life. These adventures lead us down unexplored roads to vineyards and farms, local markets, gourmet restaurants and often into family kitchens to savor the flavors of local food and drink. Whether enjoying a winemaker's dinner in the vineyard, or shopping in the market with a local chef for a cooking class, we do our best to keep you immersed in the culture of food and tradition and to seduce your senses using the full terroir of a place and its people. Spice things up tonight with a Wild recipe from our adventures around the world. Ceviche a la Galapagos: The Galapagos...
Still So Excited by the Huge Variety of Birds We Were Able to Capture on Film This adventurous couple just returned from a 17-day customized Manu Wildlife Safari Overland Adventure. After visiting Cusco, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, several areas of the Amazon, the Colca Canyon and Arequipa, see what wisdom they have to share! “The trip was amazing; it enabled us to see many aspects of Peru--from Machu Picchu that we had heard so much about to the huge variety of animals (especially birds!) We really enjoyed the overall impression of Peru--so many aspects! We loved all the ruins and terraces that illustrated how vast the Inca influence was and surprisingly how much was pre-Inca. Fascinating to see how much remains the same. Two of our favorite experiences were: 1) The Amazonia Lodge en route to Manu National Park- there were so many great birds! 2) In Arequipa, we saw "juanita", the ice maiden: definitely worth it—fascinating!   Our guides were good! Vignor was very...

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Happy Holidays to each and all We received this delightful holiday letter from a family of alumni travelers and felt it was too good not to share: "This year a 17 day Tanzanian Safari with Wildland Adventures exceeded our greatest expectations. We spent long, full days in Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Parks where the extraordinary teeming abundance of wildlife led to up close and personal encounters with lions (100+), elephants, leopards, cheetah and way too many wildebeest, hippos, giraffes, impala, ect, to count.  And we had a private tour! Our driver-guide spotted game at every turn while driving in our open top Toyota Land Cruiser on Tanzania's infamous roads. In addition to wildlife sightings, we had fascinating encounters with a few of the 120 tribal groups, including a walkabout with the primitive Hadzabe hunter/gatherers as they sought game with bow and arrows. Seeing a snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro as we left was the perfect...
Feliz Navidad: Torres del Paine Trekking Deal of the Year! Looking for a last minute adventure to Patagonia? We are now offering 10% off of our Torres del Paine Base Camp Trek for the month of April, 2016. A great opportunity for solo travelers, looking to join up with others, and small groups alike! Come hike your way into the heart of wild Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, one of the most spectacular trekking areas in the world! Your route features several days of extensive hiking from five to fifteen miles per day, penetrating into the heart of the photogenic Paine Massif with an experienced naturalist trekking guide. You hike among spectacular mountain peaks on trails that pass turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and rolling pampas rich with wildlife, to high base camps and lookouts with spectacular views of sheer rock walls, calving glaciers and soaring condors. Your accommodations are private, double tented domes at the EcoCamp and rustic, shared...
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