Aug 9, 2007 / 4:50am / in South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
Check out this vacation special from the CheapCaribbean.com that offers a 4-night stay in a 4-star Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort with a roundtrip air travel for just $409 per person! The beachfront resort is located just a few minutes from the rainforest and on the top of the great package prize, it also grants the CheapCaribbean.com guests V.I.P. status that guarantees a 25% discount for a number of resort activities, which include golf, tennis, spa, tours, and more.
Aug 2, 2007 / 11:25am / in South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
Wait for the crowds to disappear and take advantage of a delightful late summer/early fall vacation at one of the best beaches in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. The Vacation TravelMart has announced an amazing deal that offers a Grand Oasis Punta Cana Hotel accommodation at only $56 per person, per night. Alternatively, a 5-night package that includes accommodation and air travel is available for $433.93 per person. The beach near the hotel is protected by a coral reef, and is an ideal spot for snorkeling, swimming and diving.
Jul 31, 2007 / 9:52am / in Country News, South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to experience Guatemala! LatinEscapes.com has recently announced a great travel deal that offers a 7-day trip to Guatemala. The trip features a tour through the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, the volcanoes of the Guatemala highlands, the colonial city of Antigua, a volcano-surrounded lake Atitlan, as well as tour through a mountain town of Chihcicastenango.
Jul 26, 2007 / 10:41am / in South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
Picture this. You’re at the top of the mountain with the sun beating down on your face. You take a deep breath, pull down your visor, strap into your board and begin to plunge. The wind is at your back from the gravity ripping you down the sandy decline. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the popular sport of sandboarding. Its recognition has grown from curious snowboarders to the greater public, and as you will agree, sandboarding is a thrilling way to spend an afternoon.
Jul 25, 2007 / 6:13am / in South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
A great opportunity to visit Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls presents itself a few days from now! TAM Vacations offer a special deal on a 6-day Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro trip at fantastic rates beginning at $799 per person.
Jul 24, 2007 / 10:09am / in South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
Oaxaca, Mexico is closer to the shores of the Pacific Ocean than to the warm waters and white beaches of the Caribbean Sea. For this reason, if a beach vacation is what you are looking for, it can hardly be comparable to Mexico destinations such as Cancún or Cozumel. But if you are a fan of folk art, could admire hand-made crafts for hours, and you’d be interested in exploring the vibrant world of Mexico’s distinct contemporary art and the country’s ancient traditions, Oaxaca has a lot to offer.
Jul 16, 2007 / 10:39am / in South America, International Travel
Peru is quite an extraordinary country. The Cusco region offers quite an extensive first-hand experience of the Latin American poverty. And yet, Machu Picchu – the famed ruins of an ancient city that have become the most recognizable symbol the Inca Empire, is neighbored by the luxurious Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Having a luxurious hotel where rates for a one night easily exceed $ 1.000 built right next to one of the greatest reminiscences of the Inca Empire, currently voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, is quite disturbing.
Jun 12, 2007 / 8:52am / in Backpacking, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Pacific, South America, Travel Tips, International Travel
A weak US Dollar does not have to stand between you and your best scuba dive vacations! If corals, fish, and ship wrecks are your summer must-see, you probably already know about some of the best diving spots out there. But which ones are the best and the most affordable with the current exchange rates?
Oct 30, 2006 / 2:46pm / in Accomodation, South America, International Travel
Once you arrive in Buenos Aires airport, you're going to want to know where to stay and how to get there. (Hopefully you have this planned out before departing.) If you aren't fluent in Spanish, getting around may be a little difficult, although most of the airport employees speak decent english. The first step will be to exchange your money into Pesos.
Oct 26, 2006 / 12:58pm / in General, South America, International Travel
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, located on the southern end of South America. The city offers an amazing cultural experience with delicious food, historic monuments, and fashionable shopping, all for bargain prices. Four years of a recession has made the Argentian Peso become so devalued versus the US Dollar that any American visitor will feel like royalty with their purchasing power.