Archaeologists have discovered 143 new Nazca Lines etched into the desert plain some 250 miles southeast of Lima, Peru. The series of massive geoglyphs were identified by researchers at Japan’s Yamagata University through a combination of on-the-ground fieldwork and data analysis.
The truth is, Panama doesn’t get its due. It’s such an interesting country, and yet you don’t hear nearly as much about it as you should. That's good news for you if you’re the kind of traveler that wants to get away from the big tourism crowds to unlock something special for yourself.
Born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, Alex Paz is our new Galapagos Sales & Operations Support team member, however, she’s not new to travel. She’s been in the business for two decades now, having spent years working for Galapagos cruise ship companies, many of whom worked closely with Southern Explorations.
South Americans are natural storytellers no matter how far back you go. And they’ve told their stories in all kinds of ways. Through music and dance. Literature and film. Rock carvings and architecture. Even through the things left behind long ago.
If you’ve done the hike up to Machu Picchu, you’ve no doubt stood there marveling at the UNESCO World Heritage Site while also asking yourself the question that begs to be asked: Why on earth did the Inca build their masterpiece all the way up here?
The Amazon rainforest and river has long been a fascinating, mysterious destination for travelers, scientists and dreamers alike. Spanning more than 2.1 million acres and spilling over the borders of several South American countries, it is the largest tropical rainforest in the world.