Curiosities

How about touring Poet Pablo Neruda’s homes in Chile?

Are you a fan of Poet Pablo Neruda? If you are in Chile, you should definitely take the time to visit his unique homes, which are open for tours. The homes reveal a man of surprising tastes and reflect on the country’s tumultuous past.  We recommend visiting his Isla Negra home as that is the final resting place of Neruda and his wife, whose graves face the sea. If you want to learn more, read this excellent article by the LA Times : http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-neruda-20110501,0,4236577.story

Isla Negra Home

La Sebastiana – Valparaiso

La Chascona – Santiago

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Single for the Holidays?

The holidays is the perfect time of year to be with the one you love the most: yourself. If you are unmarried, divorced, widowed or simply apart from friends and family this holiday season you have the opportunity to be in the direst desert in the world or if you are up for a bit of adventure how about trekking Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, or trekking Torres del Paine in the Chilean Patagonia? What about seeing the anaconda in person? Explore “solo travel ideas” and spend some wonderful time with yourself.

 

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Mount Roraima- Venezuela’s Lost World

Looking for a top trekking expedition in South America? How about trekking Mt. Roraima- where Arthur Conan Doyle placed his 1912 story “The Lost World,” about scientists attacked by dinosaurs and ape men in a land cut off from the rest of the world? This flat-topped mountain, 9,200 feet tall, is encircled by cliffs that shoot straight up 1,300 feet or more. In Doyle’s book, nothing can climb to the top, and nothing can climb down however this is not true! Explore the wonders of this magnificent Tepuy in a six-day trek. When you return you will feel that for once, the word “awesome” is no cliche. Our Roraima Trek & Angel Fall Expedition is a tour to consider!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Atacama Desert a convenient staging ground for outdoor treks and other adventures.

Atacama Desert recommended by LA Times! Those interested in outdoor treks and other adventures this is the place to visit. There are plenty of wonders in this most inhospitable of places: steaming geysers, hoodoos, volcanoes, Saharan landscapes…http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-atacama-20110522,0,4641315.story

 

 

 

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Tips from our Travelers

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year from the Turpial Travel Team!
I thought it would be good to start the year by sharing some excellent feedback received from one of our travelers while traveling through Venezuela. I hope this helps!  Read more
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