Destinations in the Americas

Travel Wiser Ecuador trip itinerary Andes to Amazon

Ecuador Trip – Andes to Amazon 2-4 weeks

Ecuador might be small, but it’s surprisingly varied. From the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andean highlands you can drive down to the lush and wildlife-rich rainforests of the Amazon Basin in a matter of hours. Modern meets colonial in cities like Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. And of course there are the completely unique Galapagos Islands. It’s…

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Travel Wiser Ecuador highlands road trip itinerary

Ecuador highlands road trip – 1 week Guayaquil to Quito

There is no better way to explore the highlands of Ecuador than by taking a road trip. The high-altitude road between the country’s two biggest cities, Guayaquil and Quito, zigzags between snow-capped volcanoes, remote national parks and traditional Andean villages. This 1-week itinerary will help you make the most of the Ecuadorian Andes’ natural and…

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2 days in Quito Travel Wiser guide

2 days in Quito

Ecuador’s capital, Quito, is an atmospheric colonial town set against a backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Its lively historic center, the “Old Town”, is a Unesco’s World Heritage site boasting an extraordinary amount of churches and colonial architecture. Besides clambering on church roofs, you can spot hummingbirds, admire Pre-Colombian and modern art, and taste the best…

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Travel Wiser Galapagos Islands itinerary

Galapagos Islands – land-based itinerary and diving liveaboard

The Galapagos Islands have an almost mythical reputation. For wildlife and nature lovers, there is simply no place like it. The isolated group of volcanic islands is home to endemic species so comfortable with humans that a zoom lens might actually make taking pictures more difficult. Add to that some otherworldly landscapes and the opportunity…

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Maine fall road trip Travel Wiser

Maine in the fall – 5 day road trip itinerary

Maine, the USA’s northeastern-most state, is well known for its moose, its lobster and its gorgeous fall foliage. This road trip itinerary will take you from Bangor to Portland via Moosehead Lake and Acadia National Park, taking in the best of Maine. Time to fall in love with the state’s forest-covered hills, shimmering lakes and…

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Travel Wiser Trinidad and Tobago beaches

Trinidad and Tobago – 1 week itinerary

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which consists of two small twin islands at the southern end of the Carribean, is a great destination for those who are looking for idyllic beaches without the crowds. They may lack truly spectacular sights, but besides palm-fringed beaches, Trinidad offers elfin rainforest, wetland swamp and an interesting mix…

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Travel Wiser Guyana jungle

Guyana jungle and savannah – 10 day itinerary

If you are looking for an adventurous immersion into pristine nature, Guyana is the place to go. The small South American country is not well known as a tourist destination, but its natural beauty is exceptional and the very fact that it is little visited guarantees an authentic experience. On our 10-day tour of the…

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Plantation Frederiksdorp Suriname

Paramaribo and Commewijne plantations – 5 days in Suriname

As a former Dutch colony, Suriname is firmly on the Dutch tourist trail, but most other people have never even heard of the small South American country. That is a pity, because Suriname has a beautiful old capital, historical sights, lush greenery and a great mix of cultures (including indigenous, Dutch, African, Indonesian, Indian and…

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Horse riding in Vinales Cuba

Cuba road trip – 3 week itinerary from Viñales to Baracoa

Colorful crumbling houses, vintage cars, Fidel and Che, mojitos, music and cigars… evocative and seductive, Cuba had been on my wish list for a long time. But not the Cuba of the big all-inclusive resorts, I wanted to see the real country and get a chance to meet its friendly and interesting people. Right now,…

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Habana Vieja street art mural

3 days in Havana

Havana speaks to the imagination. A city lost in time filled with music and mojitos, La Habana was always on my bucket list. Now that Cuba is finally starting to open up, I thought it would be the perfect time to go discover Havana’s dilapidated but oh so alluring streets, now filled with an unprecedented…

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