Category: Adventure

A trek in Peru is not complete without llamas. Photo by Stephane Vallin/Yunka Trek

Peru: A high altitude adventure to Pariacaca

The entire Pariacaca-Yauyos region is a place of rare beauty, made all the more special because few outsiders ever visit.

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How to get to Gocta Waterfalls

A cancelled trip to Machu Picchu turns into an adventure to the less-traveled Gocta Waterfalls and Kuelap ruins in the Chachapoyas region of Peru.

Zip-lining Costa Rica, photo by David Traish

Top 3 zip-lining destinations in Costa Rica

Experience the hair-raising thrill of zip-lining through Costa Rica’s jungle.

Torres del Paine National Park.

Torres del Paine: The natural spectacle of wild Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile has rivers, waterfalls, lagoons, massive glaciers, deep blue lakes, and sky-piercing mountain peaks.

Ancient Inca ruins along the Inca Trail in Peru

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Every year, countless travelers dream of a special Peru vacation: hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Securing a spot requires months of advance planning.

Colca Canyon landscape

Kelly’s Colca Canyon trek in Peru

You’ve heard of the Grand Canyon? This is more than twice as deep. Colca Canyon plunges to a staggering depth of 4,160 meters (13,650 feet).

Thrill seeker zipping over El Manto de la Novia in Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador.

Destination highlight: Waterfalls and hot springs in Baños, Ecuador

The thrilling destination of Baños, Ecuador is nestled in a lush valley along the Pastaza River under the smoky plumes of nearby Tungurahua Volcano.

A photo souvenir at Querococha Lagoon.

Peru: Touring the Heights of Huaraz

Huaraz is situated north of Lima in a narrow inter-Andean valley called the Callejón de Huaylas, which is flanked by the highest tropical mountain ranges in the world.

Lares trek, Laguna Aruraycocha

A Peru travel tale: Encounters along the high mountain passes of Lares

I had the chance to go on the Lares trek, an amazing experience, and words and pictures cannot capture the beauty of the highland mountains and its people.