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Amazon Rainforest Adventures

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget  Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

Jan 02, 2012 This was our last morning on the lodge before heading back to Lago Agrio. So our morning started off with some bird watching and one last river cruise.     Finally we returned back to Lago Agrio around 2:00 pM This is the regional transportation bus that takes you across various cities […]

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 4 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 4 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

[Warning: Contains some photos and text that may not be appropriate for children of certain ages. Parental advisory is recommended] Jan 01, 2012 Our morning adventure was a trek through the forest for 4 hours to learn about the various species that exist. But on the way we stopped by Anna’s habitat to see if […]

| December 5, 2016 | 2 Comments
A Walk on the Amazon River (New Years Eve Day 3 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (New Years Eve Day 3 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

Dec 31, 2011 After our trip in the local community we headed down the river to stop at another local forest community to meet with the Shaman and explore various medicinal plants and view demonstration of Shaman ritual. Spotted a pair of Titi Monkeys. They are endangered species and very rarely seen to human eye. […]

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Republic of Colombia

The hunt for El Dorado | Budget Adventure Travel

The hunt for El Dorado | Budget Adventure Travel

Jan 05, 2012 Acknowledgement: My sincere gratitude to the Seccion Consular Embajada de Colombia en Ottawa for profiling this blog post on their bulletin Legend has it that two adventurers departed from Quito in 1541 to search for the elusive City of El Dorado (Golden City). Inspired by this story, we decided to set sail on […]

| December 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

Ecuador Budget Travel

Once upon a time in Quito | Budget Adventure Travel

Once upon a time in Quito | Budget Adventure Travel

December 28, 2011 Arrived at Quito after an awesome flight from Miami. High elevation. Takes a day or two to get used to the air volume for those coming from sea level areas. Since we came from Calgary, the adjustment didn’t take long. Public tours of the inside are allowed. Ecuador currency is the US […]

| December 26, 2016 | 3 Comments
Journey to the middle of the earth | Budget Adventure Travel

Journey to the middle of the earth | Budget Adventure Travel

January 03, 2012 (Mitad Del Mundo) We started out on a day tour of natural sites outside of Quito. First stop was at the Pululahua Volcanic Crater west of Quito city limits. We were lucky to get there just in time before the cloud settled over the mountain. This is still a dormant volcano that […]

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget  Adventure Travel

A Walk on the Amazon River (Day 5 of 5) | Budget Adventure Travel

Jan 02, 2012 This was our last morning on the lodge before heading back to Lago Agrio. So our morning started off with some bird watching and one last river cruise.     Finally we returned back to Lago Agrio around 2:00 pM This is the regional transportation bus that takes you across various cities […]

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Peru Budget Travel

Peru Travels in Sacred Valley & Chincheros | Budget Adventure Travel

The Peruvian landscape is so varied. From desert in the Nazcas, lakes in Titicaca, rivers of Amazonia, and mountainous terrain of the Andes, the diversity is startling. On our budget adventure travel 11-day tour with Gate1 Travel in Peru, one of the significant highlights was a lunch stop in Chinchero to experience authentic Peruvian highlands […]

| March 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

Tour of Sacred Valley Peru with Gate1 Travel | Budget Adventure Travel

Pain. A lot of it. That is what you will feel when you attempt to “discover” Peru on a whirlwind 11-day adventure tour, if you have not moved your butt around outside of your cubicle for an extended period. Office ping-pong does not count. Tip: Hit the squat machine at your local gym 3-weeks before […]

| March 21, 2018 | 3 Comments
Peru Hiking Cusco Pisac Intihuatana | Budget Adventure Travel

Peru Hiking Cusco Pisac Intihuatana | Budget Adventure Travel

There is hiking. And then, there is Hiking through the 500-year-old Inca trail of the Intihuatana (Intiwatana) ruins in Pisac, Cusco when you are on vacation to Machu Picchu Peru. The journey begins in the small town of Pisac, Cusco, which is also famous for one of the largest Andean artisanal markets in Peru. Tip: I […]

| March 11, 2018 | 11 Comments