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The Lifting of the Reciprocity Fee
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July 25, 2017August 19, 2017

The Lifting of the Reciprocity Fee

The Reciprocity Fee In the past, Australian citizens traveling to Argentina on an Australian passport were required to pay a reciprocity fee of $100 when traveling to Argentina for either business or tourism. While the reciprocity fee was valid for multiple entries into the country and was good for a year, it was apparently a...

What Exactly Is Machu Picchu?
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February 21, 2017June 29, 2017

What Exactly Is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is so popular that is has become something of a cliché in recent years but don’t let travel snobbery make you miss out on what is undoubtedly the most fascinating archaeological site in the whole of South America. You may find it hard to believe but until just over a century ago, Machu...

South America Tour Highlights: Iguazu Falls
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February 21, 2017June 29, 2017

South America Tour Highlights: Iguazu Falls

On the border between Argentina and Brazil, dividing the river of the same name into its upper and lower regions, can be found the Iguazu Falls. Considered by many as one of the modern 7 wonders of the world, the falls consist of around 275 individual waterfalls and cataracts, creating a dramatic crest that is...

South America Tour Highlights: Perito Moreno Glacier
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February 21, 2017June 29, 2017

South America Tour Highlights: Perito Moreno Glacier

Located in the southwest province of Santa Cruz in Argentina, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to Patagonia, the southernmost region of South America. Just shy of 1100 square miles, Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fuelled by the Southern Patagonian ice Field. Its impressive size, combined with...

South America Tour Highlights: The Atacama Desert
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February 21, 2017June 29, 2017

South America Tour Highlights: The Atacama Desert

The driest location on Earth, the landscape of Chile’s Atacama Desert would not look out of place on Mars. If you had previously assumed that all deserts were featureless expanses of sand dunes going on forever, the Atacama is sure to come as a great surprise during your South America tour. Spectacular red canyons, salt...

South America Tour Highlights: The Amazon
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April 28, 2016June 29, 2017

South America Tour Highlights: The Amazon

When you think of visiting the Amazon jungle, you’re likely to imagine dense leafy canopies, rushing rivers and countless exotic animals. But until you’ve experienced the ‘Green Heart of South America’ first-hand, you’re completely missing out. There’s simply no substitute for breathing the air and taking in the sights and sounds with your own eyes...