Trip Report: Lake Titicaca

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By Marisol Mosquera Lake Titicaca experience I have visited Lake Titicaca a number of times, mostly on the Peruvian side but also on the Bolivian one. There are many ways to visit the lake on the way from Bolivia to Peru, from Peru to Bolivia as well as while visiting…

Trip Report: Madidi National Park

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by Marisol Mosquera Madidi National Park I last travelled to Chalalan Lodge about 12 years ago when it had just opened as an initiative of the US-based NGO Conservation International along with the community of San Jose de Uchupiamonas, located within Madidi National Park. I went by bus that time, 12…

Trip Report: La Paz and Surroundings

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by Marisol Mosquera After our long journey across deserts, lagoons and the Salar de Uyuni and endless drives through Potosi and Sucre, arriving in La Paz by plane – and into our 5 star hotel Casa Grande – was the most unbelievable indulgence. La Paz and Surroundings The condition of…

Trip Report: Potosi and Sucre

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Potosi and Sucre by Marisol Mosquera The drive between Uyuni and Potosi used to take all day, but with paved road all the way, it is now a swift 3 and a half hour drive. Nico and I, together with Vicky and Nora who joined us from Aracari’s Lima office,…

Trip Report: Desert, Lagoons and the Salar de Uyuni

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Peru trip report by Marisol Mosquera I have been to the Salar de Uyuni  and Desert + Lagoons area twice before, but it had been a while since I last visited. Since then there have been some improvements to the infrastructure, which makes the visit easier and expands the itinerary…

Aracari Trip Report on The Atacama Desert

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Visiting the Atacama Desert  Aracari’s Founder Marisol Mosquera shares a series of reports from her trip across Chile, Bolivia and Peru in July 2012 I love San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile as a destination for outdoor activities and relaxation. The hotels are excellent and varied, and the geography so…