Medellin has come a long way since being known as one of the deadliest places on the planet during the drug cartel’s reign of terror in the 1990’s. Now, Medellin is the beating heart of Colombia. With so much charm and charisma, it’s easy to see why Medellin’s backpacker scene is thriving. Here is why we think Medellin is so awesome.
Bogota, Colombia. Lots of people, big buildings and busy roads. It’s just another capital city, right? Wrong! Bogota is welcoming, engaging and draped in charm. There’s a vibrancy and energy in the air that just can’t be explained. For such a big city with so many people, Bogota somehow makes you feel so connected to it all. Here is how to get the best out of Bogota.
Itinerary, route, budget, hostels and packing lists
This self-guided hike takes you through the luscious landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes and is a must for any outdoor loving adventurer. Make no mistake about it, the Quilotoa Loop is challenging, but the reward is so worth it. The 3 day hike culminates at a indescribably beautiful lagoon inside an old, inactive volcano. You do have the option of just taking a bus to the lagoon, but where would be the fun in that?
Santiago, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar…
How do you decide what to do or where to begin when you only have two weeks in Chile? Long and thin, Chile has a lot to offer all types of traveller. From the baron deserts in the north to the spectacular glacier laced south, there is so much to see and do. Check our highlights here.
Ruta 40 to Bariloche, El Bolson and The Seven Lakes Circuit…
When it comes to dream holiday destinations, Patagonia places pretty high on most people’s list. Covering the south of Argentina and Chile this fairytale land is one the most beautiful places in the world. Luscious green forests, rolling mountains, roaring waterfalls and sparkling lakes are just some of the wonders to be found here. Fed up of the bus we hired a car to tackle the wild Patagonia.
Itinereray, costs and top tips…
Uyuni is merely the starting point for what was undoubtedly one of the most epic adventures we have ever experienced. With harsh desert landscapes and freezing cold nights Uyuni wins no awards for luxury. Instead it offers you a taste of some of the most spectacular natural landscapes this planet has to offer.