Our Upcoming South America ItineraryWe will begin 2013 in South America as we leave our ship in Manaus, Brazil. The next 10 weeks will be spent traveling through this continent, with stops in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
Experiencing Devil’s IslandOur first stop in South America was in an unlikely place. Devil’s Island, located off the coast of French Guiana, was the site of an infamous penal colony for 100 years.
Trekking in the Remote Amazon RainforestDuring our Trekking the Planet journey we have tried to visit some of the most remote places in the world. Perhaps none of these have been more off the beaten path than the Amazon Rainforest.
Hitting the Road in South AmericaWe just completed the final scheduled flight of our journey and will be traveling by ground and sea from this point forward until we reach California at the end of March.
Discovering Argentina’s Cities: Córdoba and MendozaDuring our time in South America, we are visiting six countries and one territory. Argentina is the country where we will spend most of our time, totaling almost one month. We began our time here by visiting two of its cities: Córdoba and Mendoza.
Riding on Horses and Highways in Argentina’s PatagoniaOur last week has been a mixture of travel, including a day on horseback and two long days on a famous South American highway, portions of which are not paved. In the process, we viewed the rugged beauty and learned about the cultural history of this area.
The Final Trek: Chile’s Torres del Paine National ParkWe took our first step trekking 355 days ago when we began the Overland Track in Tasmania, Australia. Now, after 470 miles of hiking in some of the most incredible cultural and natural places of the world, we completed our twelfth and final trek, in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.