SAMPAYA – THE TOWN TIME FORGOT

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Located in a valley next to the Titikaka Lake in West Bolivia lies a hidden gem that has remained off-the-beaten-path for more than 500 years: the town of Sampaya. Even though the lake attracts thousands of tourists every year, only a few take time to discover the amazing architecture and engineering of this town, learn about the Aymara culture, and admire its stunning nearby landscapes. Continue reading “SAMPAYA – THE TOWN TIME FORGOT”

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CHACHAPOYAS – THE MACHU PICCHU OF THE NORTH

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Peru is famous around the world because of Machu Picchu, the beautiful Lost City of the Incas located in the south of the country. Nevertheless, also in Northern Peru there is an off-the-beaten-path archaeological complex that will amaze tourists: Chachapoyas. Besides the archaeological ruins, this area also offers visitors a charming colonial city, beautiful natural sites, and exciting adventure tours. Continue reading “CHACHAPOYAS – THE MACHU PICCHU OF THE NORTH”

EL ÁNGEL – FAIRYLAND ON EARTH

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Located in the utmost north of Ecuador, hikers and nature lovers have the opportunity to discover the pristine Reserva Ecólogica El Angel formed by glaciers, volcanoes, forests and valleys. This wide diversity of ecosystems offers visitors a dramatic and varied landscape. Because of its geographic distance from Ecuador’s main attractions and only secondary roads leads to the site, this amazing destination has remained off-the-beaten-path. Nevertheless, the El Angel is one of our favorite off-road sites because of  the unforgettable experiences travelers gain in this beautiful reserve with its unique scenery and wildlife. Continue reading “EL ÁNGEL – FAIRYLAND ON EARTH”

CAÑO CRISTALES – THE RIVER OF 5 COLORS

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Located in central Colombia, south of Bogota, you can find an off-the-beaten-path-destination and, at the same time, a very appealing one because of its stunning natural beauty: Caño Cristales. The Colombian explorer Andres Hurtado Garcia first introduced this natural beauty to the world with his photographs some years ago, but it remained unvisited because of Colombia’s political situation. Nowadays, tourists from all over the world want to explore this ecological wonder because of its purity, its charming landscapes, and its wildlife. Continue reading “CAÑO CRISTALES – THE RIVER OF 5 COLORS”