Category: Latin America

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 […]

Our Tuxedoed Feathered Friend

It is a rare privilege to see the Magellan penguin, as you will on Tuckers Islets during the cruise portion of your South American Glaciers, Forests & Lakes itinerary with Discovery Tours. These adorable flightless birds are classified as “Near Threatened” […]

Argentina drops visa fee for Americans

Argentina announced on Thursday that Americans traveling to the country in the next 90 days will not have to pay the $160 “reciprocity” visa fee that has been in place for the last few years. For travelers, this […]

Buenos Aires on the Rise!

The cultural capital of Argentina is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Spread out along the banks of the Rio de Plata, Buenos Aires is a vibrant patchwork of inviting barrios, green parks, […]

Into Patagonia!

There’s more to its sheer magnificence than meets the eye For those who think that the world has run out of wild, unspoiled places, there’s Patagonia. Here, massive walls of granite huddle around emerald-green valleys. […]