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Machu Picchu Peru

How Much Does a Machu Picchu Trip Cost?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising
rio bike tour

Bike Rio on a Tour or On Your Own

Rio de Janeiro may be a sprawling city, but it’s surprisingly easy to get around there, including on a bike. You can take a Rio tour with a guide and cover a lot of ground while getting some context, or you
a trip to Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil costs around $30

Travel Prices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Have you had Rio de Janeiro on your “someday” travel list but heard it was more expensive than the rest of South America? Well, thanks to a currency slide and the elimination of a visa fee, travel prices in Brazil are
international living in Ecuador

Travel Prices in Ecuador – Latest Update

  Every few years I do an updated post on travel prices in Ecuador, plus when there’s a new edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations coming out I dive in deep on that research.  In reality though, prices don’t really change
Gocta Waterfall Amazonas Peru

How to Hike to Gocta Waterfall in Peru

Some of the best places to visit in the world make you work for it a bit and that’s true with Gocta Waterfall in Peru. You’ll go up and down for six kilometers each way on the trip, but after you