Category Archives: Latin America & the Caribbean

Costa Rica Adventures – Finding the Right Trip for You

In my experience, you can't visit Costa Rica without falling in love with the culture, scenic wonders and endless beauty of this small central American country. It's truly a special place! And if you're traveling with Backroads, you'll find yourself with the option of four different adventure-filled itineraries. How do you choose the one that's…
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The Mysteries of Machu Picchu

It's hard to deny that Machu Picchu is a truly grand feat of engineering, but why was such an impressive structure abandoned? War? Disease? Divine intervention? It remains a mystery - here are the five most likely theories.
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Top 5 Places to Travel in December

December is the season of togetherness: spending time with your loved ones, enjoying good food and taking some time off to reflect on the passing year. But if you're you're looking to mix up the traditional holiday season of eggnog and family dinners by adding some elevated adventure, December can the perfect month to travel…
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Wildlife of Costa Rica

Venture to the jungles, cloud forests and beaches of Costa Rica to immerse yourself in the highest concentration of biodiversity in the world.
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Hiking in Patagonia

Venture with Backroads to el fin del mundo – the end of the world. Patagonia is spectacularly remote and truly a place like no other… where glaciers calve into a pristine landscape, endangered condors soar the open skies, intrepid hikers venture along windy trails to mountain summits and gauchos traverse the sparsely populated pamas on horseback.
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Top 5 Places to Travel in April

Spring is almost here and it's time to hit the road! As winter disappears into memory, flowers are blooming in green spaces around the world and people are getting into the summer mood with festivals and celebrations in the sunny months ahead. Whether you're taking a spring break vacation or setting off on a tour…
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Top 5 Places to Travel in March

February is the time of year when most people are relaxing, recovering from the holidays and getting back into the swing of their daily routine. But if you can’t wait to get back out there, February is the perfect month for a unique adventure. From hiking in far-off New Zealand to cycling in Cuba to enjoying a winter wonderland closer to home, adventurous travelers can find something to satisfy their wanderlust, even in the off-season.
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Top 5 Places to Travel in February

February is the time of year when most people are relaxing, recovering from the holidays and getting back into the swing of their daily routine. But if you can’t wait to get back out there, February is the perfect month for a unique adventure. From hiking in far-off New Zealand to cycling in Cuba to enjoying a winter wonderland closer to home, adventurous travelers can find something to satisfy their wanderlust, even in the off-season.
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Top 5 Places to Travel in January

January: the perfect month to curl up at home with a book and a cup of hot chocolate, right? Maybe for some people, but for the rest of us, it's is the perfect time to get off the beaten path. At Backroads we believe that the traveling season is year-round, and January is the perfect example. From snowy adventures in the northern hemisphere to jungle or desert treks down south, every traveler can find something to surprise, stimulate and challenge them in January.
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