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Wildland Does South America Better Than Anyone!

Wildland Does South America Better Than Anyone!
This 3-time alumni family just returned from a holiday adventure to Chile and Argentina , doing a custom Best of Patagonia  trip visitng: Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires.  Continue reading as they share their incredible experience:   "This was another outstanding Wildland trip! We have traveled with Wildland 3 times before and have loved the trips. We believe you all do South America better than anyone! We were incredibly grateful for all of Gretchen's help in planning this trip and her patience in helping with the changes and questions along the way. We were especially grateful and impressed with how Gretchen and others helped us when our daughter missed her connection. The Delta agents kept telling her not to go to Santiago because of the strike but she left anyway and we kept our fingers crossed that it would work. Thanks to all of you,...
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Meet Your Guides: Luis at Explora Atacama

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...
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Still So Excited by the Huge Variety of Birds We Were Able to Capture on Film

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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Feliz Navidad: Torres del Paine Trekking Deal of the Year!

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 bunk-style...
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Meet Your Guides: Surya

Meet Your Guides: Surya
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. Wildland focuses on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise.  The last time I went to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Surya, a young naturalist based in Satpura National Park, answers my questionnaire below. If you want to see more from our guides in India head over here ! SURYA – Forsythe Lodge, Satpura National Park WHERE FROM: Chennai WHEN DID YOU START? 2011 HOW DID YOU BECOME A NATURALIST? Always been interested....
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