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THE WILD’S CALLING: PATAGONIA AND PERU

THE WILD’S CALLING: PATAGONIA AND PERU
Attention last minute travelers and methodical trip planners a like! Having just come back from a 5 week trip to South America , I wanted to take the time to say that I am happy to be back here at the Wildland office and I am equally excited to help spread the energy and enthusiasm I have rekindled for some of my favorite places in the world to our wild travelers. As the weather is beginning to change and winter is starting to peak its grey, cold and rainy head around the bend, I would like to take a moment to talk about travel to Peru and trips to Patagonia and planning a last minute trip before winter really kicks in (for those last minute planners) or a trip that you can look forward to through the most bitter months and reward yourself with on the other side (for those more...
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A Patagonian Victory

A Patagonian Victory
Patagonia. The word is synonymous with the rugged beauty and untamed landscapes that is an utter rarity in today’s modern world. Home to thousands of miles of old-growth forests, extraordinary species, mountain glaciers and a vast variety of other bountiful natural resources, Patagonia is a priceless refuge and heritage site that must be protected. Over the past several years, the HidroAysen Project, which intended to place five dams on two of the healthiest rivers in Chile’s Patagonian region- two on Rio Baker and three on Rio Pascua respectively- has been a looming threat. The proposed joint-collaboration between Chile’s Colbun and Spain’s Endesa companies would have cost $7 billion dollars and generated 18 gigawatt hours of power. The damage, including 1,000 miles of old-growth forest clear-cut, 1,500 miles of transmission lines stretched, 15,000 acres flooded, and the displacement of many local peoples “would have put at risk the wilderness, traditional culture, and...
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Make it YOUR Wildland Adventure!

Make it YOUR Wildland Adventure!
Wildland Adventures offers many small group departures, but did you know that nearly all of our trips are flexible and can be customized for just you, your spouse, your family or a private group of friends?  After all, this is YOUR adventure; we use our expertise to provide options and make recommendations that may enhance an already great trip and make it a more perfect experience for you! One of our most popular trips through Patagonia, the Best of Patagonia , is a perfect example of this with flexible options already built in to the itinerary. All travelers are given the choice to stay at the Patagonia Camp in Torres del Paine or upgrade to Explora Patagonia , located within the National Park.  The two lodges are both exceptional in their own way but we leave it up to you to decide which price point and experience is the best fit...
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Savings in South America

Savings in South America
Blossoming cherry trees, tulips and daffodils up north mean that the leaves of the beech trees in Torres del Paine and Los Glacieres National Park have all turned red and gold, sure signs that winter in the Southern hemisphere is not far off. But it isn’t too early to start planning your trip for next season to... For the first time in years, the cost of travel to Patagonia has decreased! Chile has eliminated the $160 Reciprocity Fee US citizens were formerly charged upon arrival into Santiago, a considerable savings for families. If you have some flexibility with your dates and aren’t set on traveling over the peak months of December, January and February, you can stretch your travel dollars further by booking one of the discounted shoulder season departures with savings of up to $1000 per person. (See below for a complete listing of discounted departure dates.) I had such...
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Why Shoulder Season Travel is Spectacular!

Why Shoulder Season Travel is Spectacular!
I recently returned from a trip to Peru with my brother to trek the Inca Trail and search for wildlife in the Amazon region of Tambopata. Our trip was in early March, just a few days after the Inca Trail opened for the 2014 season and right in the middle of Peru’s ‘rainy season.’  Traditionally, this is not thought of as an ideal time to go trekking since most people prefer not to hike in the rain. (Unless you live in the Pacific Northwest, then you are just used to it.)  Our timing wasn’t the best in that sense but we were just stoked to go so we packed the gortex, rain pants and ponchos and hoped for the best. It only rained on us twice in 16 days.  There were occasional wimpy sprinklings in the mornings but those didn’t even merit breaking out the rain jacket.  Mostly we had a...
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Jonathan Burnham
Great blog Kirsten, thanks for the info on the shoulder season! I really need to head south for my next adventure!
Friday, 04 April 2014 11:54
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