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Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?

Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia
Each month as part of my Closer Look Series I'll be answering questions from our alumni. This month Wildland Alumni S. Harrison asked: Is it safe to travel to Colombia? By all means, everywhere we travel in Colombia it is as safe as it is traveling in any other Andean country, with the exception of Venezuela. Neither do you need to be concerne...
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A Closer Look at Travel to Colombia

A Closer Look at Travel to Colombia
In 1975, on my first trip to Colombia  I backpacked through the summer before entering a graduate program in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. Based on my academic interests and work experience in ecology, wildland conservation, and national park management, here's a closer look at why I traveled to Colombia t...
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The Amazon or the Pantanal - Which one is for you?

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Amazon - Boats, Jungle, Culture WHAT:  The Brazilian Amazon is famous for its unique ecosystem, stunning waterways and lush jungle vegetation. The rivers in the Amazon are vast, spanning 5 million km ² and spreading into 9 countries. Eighty percent of the Amazon is in Brazilian territory, along with the confluence of the "Negro" and the "...
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Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure

Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure
Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and its spot is well deserved. The list below breaks down this wonder even more, describing five awesome reasons a trip to Machu Picchu & the Peruvian Amazon should be number one, not seven, on your list of places to go. Spoiler: the last reason is time sensitive... 5) Arriving at the Inca town of Wiñay Wayna After three unforgettable days on the Inca Trail, you arrive at Wiñay Wayna, an Incan town perched on a steep forested slope high above the Urubamba River. You wander its large complex of ancient dwellings, terraces, and still functioning waterworks thinking about how far you’ve come, how unbelievable the journey has been so far, and how excited you are for what lays ahead – the “lost city in the clouds”, Machu Picchu. 4) Paddling the Amazon River Traveling downstream by dugout canoe,...
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Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu

Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu
This Wild family of three just returned from a custom adventure to Machu Picchu and the Amazon .  After hiking a segment of the Inca Trail, getting a taste of Peru’s cutting edge culinary delights, mountain biking through the highlands and ending piranha fishing in the Amazon, they had quite a few stories to share! “Gretchen, thanks to you and the entire Wildland Adventures team, we enjoyed a fantastic vacation!  Started off very well with your recommendation and subsequent reservation at Casa Moreyra, Astird & Gaston in Lima for our first amazing dinner (Astird introduced herself and we had a very nice chat J).   Accommodations, activities and most importantly, the Wildland Adventures representatives, drivers and naturalists/guides throughout our Peruvian adventure were top-notch!   Today alone, I’ve mentioned/recommended Wildland Adventures multiple times to friends at work. Top on my list; Piranha fishing, mountain biking, Inca Trail to Sun Gate & Huayna Picchu/Wayna...
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