Have you ever seen smoke and red lava coming out of an volcano, just in front of you? From Antigua Guatemala you can book a once in a lifetime experience: the Acatenango volcano hike. A two-day trek where you hike to the top of the Acatenango volcano and spend the night in a tent along the way. From the top you can look straight out over the surrounding volcanoes Agua, Pacaya and Fuego, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. In this article you will read everything you want to know about hiking the Acatenango Volcano, including useful tips and a packing list.
Have you ever heard of a city called Potosí? A Bolivian city known for its mines and tragic history? It’s hard to imagine that this city once belonged to one of the richest and largest cities in South America, because of its flourishing mine industry. But today there is not much left. In this article I’m taking you to the almost exhausted mines of Potosí, a miners-market and the lord of the underground.
AdventureBoliviaHikingSouth AmericaThe Bolivian Inca Trail
Interested about hiking in Bolivia? Peru is famous for its Inca trail to Machu Picchu, but did you know Bolivia has an Inca trail as well? This famous Inca road system runs through Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and is almost 30,000 kilometers long. Where the Inca trail in Peru is an absolute highlight but takes 4 days to complete, you can experience the Inca trail in Bolivia in a day. Since this road plays an important role in the history of Latin America and pre-Columbian cultures, I visited this area different times to produce television reports. In this article you wlll find more information about this hike in Bolivia, including some background information and tips for your tour.
AdventureCoffee RegionColombiaHikingSouth AmericaValle de Cocora
Curious about the highest palm trees in the world? Valle de Cocora is known for its many shades of green and its tall palms: the Quindío wax palm. This national tree of Colombia can call itself the tallest wax palm in the world, as it can reach 80 meters in height. The Cocora valley is a place you simply can’t miss during a trip to Colombia. You can go for beautiful hikes and take amazing pictures. In this article you’ll find everything you want to know about Valle de Cocora in Colombia, including hike options, hotels and a packing list.