Chile offers an endless array of peak travel possibilities that will enlighten even the most experienced traveler. Custom programs can range from skiing in the Andes Mountains, to Fly Fishing in Northern Patagonia. The key to getting the most out of your trip to this country lies on how you explore these possibilities in a way that is best tailored to your time, interests and budget. This is where Quasar Expeditions' Tailor-Made Tours come in, as we create an experience together with you that is designed to insure that your tour to Chile is truly a once in a life time experience. If you are interested in unparalleled natural landscapes, ancient and strange cultures, incomparable mountain scenery, and the full range of cultural experiences, then you have come to the right place.
Venturing south along the Avenue of the Volcanoes on our Ecuador tours, takes one into the heart of the central Andes past some of the highest peaks in the Americas. This is a journey that includes mountain spas, smoking volcanoes and ancient Incan temples; culminating in the romantic colonial city of Cuenca crossed by four rivers. Walking Cuenca’s cobblestone streets or watching the people go by in its tropical town square before the great cathedral is both peaceful and inspiring.
The famous Atacama Desert of northern Chile is one of the most incredible and breathtaking places on earth. The skies here are some of the clearest in the world, which is why a few of the best observatories on the planet are found in Atacama. Despite having almost no annual rainfall, the landscapes of the desert feature crystal clear green lagoons, hot springs, bubbling geysers and rivers. Geographically, the Atacama Desert is like being on the moon, with its desolate atmosphere and strange combination of rock formations, canyons, salt basins and lava flows.
For those with a couple of days to spare at either end of their Patagonia adventure, our Wine Valley Retreat Tour offers a unique viticultural experience on one of Chile's most famous organic wineries in the beautiful Rosario Valley. The new Matetic winery is a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, built to compliment its glorious setting. Guests enjoy a morning tour exploring the valley either on foot, horseback or bicycle, visiting Matetic's organic vineyards and the surrounding lands. An afternoon tour of the cellars follows, ending with a premium wine-tasting lesson of Matetic's signature red and white wines. Guests spend the night at beautiful Casona Matetic, an exceptionally furnished century-old estancia home set among wild gardens, and featuring a beautiful pool to enjoy during the hot summer months of the southern hemisphere.
On our Ecuador tours we also offer some of the finest habitat and lodges anywhere in the Amazon basin. Combining a trip into the Amazon with the Galapagos is considered one of the top wildlife safaris in the western hemisphere. Imagine watching fur sea lions in the Galapagos and giant otters in the Amazon all on the same trip! Along the way you will find that you are a welcome guest and made to feel as a friend in this land along the equator that the locals call the Center of the Earth.
Chile offers an endless array of peak travel possibilities that will enlighten even the most experienced traveler. Custom programs can range from skiing in the Andes Mountains, to Fly Fishing in Northern Patagonia. The key to getting the most out of your trip to this country lies on how you explore these possibilities in a way that is best tailored to your time, interests and budget. This is where where Quasar Expeditions' Tailor-Made Tours come in, as we create an experience together with you that is designed to insure that your tour to Chile is truly a once in a life time experience. If you are interested in unparalleled natural landscapes, ancient and strange cultures, incomparable mountain scenery, and the full range of cultural experiences, then you have come to the right place.
The “Paris of South America” as it is called, Buenos Aires boasts a European face and an intensely Latin soul. It is “the city that never sleeps,” where locals pack café terraces to discuss soccer and politics, and where family and friendship still come before everything else. It offers all the options of a large metropolis: a choice of excellent hotels, art museums, shopping, fine dining, tango, theater and arts, night life and world class sporting events related to polo and soccer.
Best time of the year to visit: All year round.
Even by Argentine standards - a country full of natural wonders - the Iguazú Falls, are an extraordinary sight.
It is said that Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed: ‘Poor Niagara!’ when she saw the broad, tranquil river tumbling into the immense chasm of the Devil's Gorge (Garganta del Diablo), surrounded by the emerald colors of the subtropical rain forest below, where butterflies dance and birds flit and dive.
The Iguazu Falls (in Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú) are located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. They were declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and a Natural Wonder of the World in 2011. It is not strictly speaking a fall, but a series of 275 waterfalls forming natural rocky wall of about 2.5 km. (1 mile).
The city of Salta boasts some of the best preserved Spanish colonial architecture in Argentina. The countryside warrants a side trip to its scenic villages, high altitude vineyards, and the rugged canyons of Cafayate.
Jujuy is the most Northern state in Argentina, on the border with Chile and Bolivia. The Quebrada de Humahuaca (whose small villages have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO), offer a wide variety of outdoor activities, (hiking, mountain biking, condor watching, white water rafting, photographic safaris, etc) beautiful landscapes (salt plains, high altitude deserts, fertile tobacco and tea valleys and lakes) and the possibility to experience and enjoy the culture and heritage of the local populations, whose ancestors the Incas reached these parts of Argentina at the height of their expansion from Peru to the south. The highlights of Jujuy are the small towns of the Quebrada de Humahuaca: Purmamarca, Tilcara and Iruya.
The “Southernmost city of the world” is strategically located where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet. Sailing the Beagle Channel waters is quite an adventure and you will marvel at the varied wildlife that flourishes on its shores: penguins, sea lions and local birds. For the more adventurous visitors, there is kayaking, skiing and great hiking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. If all this adventure wets your appetite, you can feast on Ushuaia´s famous king crab and sea food cuisine.
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