South America, 2018

This is a record of a 6-week trip my wife and I made around South America during March and April 2018, with a brilliant itinerary tailored for us by Sunvil. Following are links to the pages describing the various places we went to and the amazing things we saw.

Santiago, Chile – cue queues

A Singular Experience in Puerto Natales

Torres del Paine – scenery by the bucketload


Tierra del Fuego – 1: Ventus Australis, Ainsworth Bay and the Tucker Islets

Tierra del Fuego – 2: Cowardice (or common sense?) strikes

Tierra del Fuego – 3: All hail Cape Horn. And sun. And rain. And WIND!

The (Glacier) Cherry on the Cake

In transit – 1: Ushuaia – El Calafate – Bariloche

In transit 2 – Bariloche to Puerto Varas

Easter Island – 1: mystery history

Easter Island 2 – The making of the moai

Easter Island 3: The rest of the moai, a volcanic crater and Birdman

Surprise-o Valparaiso

Ecuador: half a day in Guayaquil

Half way through – and what have we learned?

Galapagos 1 (Sunday): Getting under way

Galapagos 2 (Monday): Booby Booby Do

Galapagos 3 (Tuesday): Nazca raising and shark fishing

Galapagos 4 (Wednesday): Rays your game before a Dolphin Shower

Galapagos 5 (Thursday): What they tortoise

Galapagos 6 (Friday) – Shark therapy

Galapagos 7 (Saturday) – Gad it’s hot! Must be the heat.

Quito marvellous day out

Lima – Bean there, done that

Intermezzo: From Lima to the Sacred Valley

Oy, Oy, Ollantaytambo – a day in the Sacred Valley

The Machu Picture Trail

Humming another intermezzo

Breathless in Cusco

Trains (well, train)….

…And Boats (well, Boat)…

…and Planes – Adios, South America