We arrive at Ponta Dos Ganchos, an idyllic resort in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina...and step into a dream. The fatigue of our lengthy flight vanishes. Romance and exotic landscapes beckon.
In honor of the nation's bicentennial, the Wines of Chile Experience announces "Tweet, Tweet, Chile", a competition in which one passionate wine enthusiast and a friend will win a dream journey to Chile to tweet their experiences to the world.
Brazil is appearing on lots of "top places to go" lists for 2010. News that the country will be hosting the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016 has put the destination front and center in the American media.
Inkaterra, Peru's foremost purveyor of sustainable tourism, has undertaken the task of establishing Peru as a bird enthusiast's paradise with the creation of various programs to identify, catalogue and showcase the country's exotic and rare avian life as seen in two of its iconic properties: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
There are many ways to take in the towering majesty of Patagonia and the lunar landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Led by first-rate guides and native gauchos who know the territory as well as their mounts, explora's Equine Experiences are an exquisite combination of natural beauty and adventure as only the back of a fine horse can provide.
A visit to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, is a must for world travelers, and to stay near the ancient site allows you more exploration than most. A whopping 70 percent of visitors see the ruins only as day-trippers, which is a shame because that's not enough time to experience the magic of South America's most famous archaeological site.