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Into the Wilds of Panama’s Darién

Google Darién Gap and first page results include article titles like “Untamed Wilderness”, “Beware the Darién Gap”, “A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle”, and “Walking Among the Supernatural Beasts of the Darién Gap”.  Why, then, would we ever want to feature this region in our portfolio of destinations? In short – epic wildlife […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Top 5 Wildlife Sightings in Panama

Last month, we took a small group of travelers to Panama.  We started and ended in Panama City with four nights in the Darien Province in between.

Panama is a hotbed of biodiversity.  It prime geographic location makes it a biological corridor.

The Darien region in the far south of the country is the most famous when […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

8 Tips to Save on Flights

1. Book directly with the airline. Book on the airline’s website, not with a third party consolidator like Expedia. Published rates are the same regardless of the booking engine and airlines guarantee the lowest rates if booked on their website. In addition, you have direct communication with the airline in case of any issues and […]

By |June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Orangutan River Cruise in Borneo

In May 2017, Reefs to Rockies Co-Founder Lynda Gregory traveled to Borneo’s Central Kalimantan to scout a three-day river cruise that focused on viewing orangutans in the natural habitat.  She traveled as part of a small group in a six-room river boat along Kalimantan’s meandering rivers.  Along the way, they passed islands managed by the Borneo […]

By |May 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whale Watching – Pico Island, Azores

The Azores archipelago is comprised of nine islands lying in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between the US and Portugal. The Azores rank as one of the world’s top whale and dolphin watching destinations. One third of all cetacean species either inhabit or migrate through Azorean waters. The islands themselves are a nationally protected area […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five Things You May Not Have Known About Colombia

This month, R2R Consultant Wes Perry traveled to Colombia as a delegate for the 2018 Nature Travel Mart hosted by ProColombia, the Colombia Tourism Board.  In addition to meetings with in-country partners, Wes explored the Colombian Plains to learn about Los Llanos Orientales as well Bogota, Iguaque Natural National Park, and Raquira.

Five Things You May […]

By |February 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Massive Maya Discovery in Guatemala

A recent aerial survey using lidar mapping tools in northern Guatemala has revealed more than 60,000 new Maya structures including pyramids, causeways, house foundations, and fortifications used for defense.  The findings are reshaping thoughts on the size and scope of the Maya civilization.

Researchers now say that as many as 10 million people may have lived in […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Travel To Brazil Just Got Easier

At the end of 2017, Brazil announced that it would soon allow travelers from certain countries including the US to apply for an e-visa. In the past, the application process required an in-person visit. The cost of the visa also dropped from $160 to $40 + an online processing fee.

According to Embratur, the Brazilian Tourist […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Costa Rica – Beyond the Classic

Volcano, rainforest, cloud forest and beach. That’s the most popular combination of sites in the Classic, our best-selling Costa Rica itinerary. The volcano is typically Arenal. You’re surrounded by rainforest there as well. Monteverde is the most well-known cloud forest location. For beach, a popular option is Manuel Antonio (also rainforest) or the Guanacaste region […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Round Up Of 2018 Places To Go Lists

In November, major travel publications start publishing lists of travel hotspots for the upcoming year. We’re not sure why cities can get the same recognition as a country (Denver got a nod in the New York Times list), but we still look forward to seeing what destinations are sure to be trending in the coming […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|