Category: Latin America

Bolivia: Straddling Past and Future

Deep in the historic center of La Paz, Bolivia’s bustling and thriving capital, the Mercado de Brujas, or the Witchcraft Market, clings to centuries-old traditions. Its herbal tea infusions, coca leaves and colorful alpaca sweaters […]

Like Nowhere on Earth: Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats

Sprawling some 4,000 square miles, the stunningly white salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, are a feast for the eyes—an ever-changing, mirage-like phenomenon. In the brightest daylight they appear to shimmer like a lake. In the […]

The Mystery of Machu Picchu

Straddling a saddleback mountain, the magnificent “Lost City” of Machu Picchu is one of travel’s great milestones, to say nothing of its place as one of the world’s great mysteries. Its precise architecture, erected without […]

The Other Side of Peru

Andean Vistas, Unspoiled Cultures & Seldom-Seen Ruins Snow-capped Andean peaks scrape at the sky. A patchwork of checkered farmland – neat squares of emeralds, olives, and browns – stretches over vast valleys, then climb hillsides […]

Capture the Breathtaking Views of Peru – Machu Picchu

“Truly a breathtaking experience that a simple photo just doesn’t capture, but certainly tries to” – Nicole S. on her photo from Machu Picchu. Peru is one of our top destinations for inspirational content, and […]

Fashionista Lamb Takes Cuzco by Storm

  Gate 1 traveler Gabriel Duarte (@photographyloverla) spotted this accessorized baby lamb on our Ecuador, the Amazon & Peru with Machu Picchu tour. How precious! The glamorous ungulate was seen sporting a sassy cap of red, blue and […]

Exploring the Vibrant Streets of Havana

The opening of Cuba to American tourists is a rare opportunity for many travel veterans to experience a truly new destination, nearly unseen for a generation. Gate 1 Travel passenger Kim (@nycnurse) recently returned from a week-long jaunt […]

Staying Healthy While Traveling in Peru

While no inoculations are required, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended, especially if traveling to the Amazon or onward to Bolivia. Please consult your physician before traveling to Peru. You may encounter mosquitoes in both […]

Gate 1 Travel Announces World-Class Amazon River Cruise

Gate 1 Travel Announces World-Class Amazon River Cruise The Peruvian Amazon River has long been a favorite destination of Gate 1 travelers. For many years, guests have experienced the lush and legendary rainforest from tourist-class […]

This Can Only Be Peru

Breathtaking Ancient Cities, Colonial Wonders, Magnificent Natural Beauty As peak experiences go, there are few that beat Machu Picchu. This spectacular ancient site straddling Andean slopes takes the breath away; not just for its sheer beauty but also for its […]