South America (Frommer's Adventure Guides)

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9780028637235: South America (Frommer's Adventure Guides)

We′re proud to unveil the first three volumes in a brand–new series of full–color guides to the world′s great adventures. Adventure travel is the fastest–growing trend in the travel industry today, and these exciting new guides offer a new approach to each destination. Each guide contains lively, personal accounts of 25 real adventures, combined with practical advice from the experts so you can plan a trip of your own ñ no matter what your interest, skill level, or budget. We′ll tell you how to tackle each adventure on your own, or with the area′s most noted outfitters. These are not catalogs of high–risk adrenaline sports, but guides to adventures within the reach of any reasonably fit person of any age and skill. We′ve also included a 64–page directory of other activities and outfitters in each region. Look for full–color photos throughout, plus regional and route maps, insider tips, seasonal calendars, and ideas for family travel everything you need for a safe, worry–free adventure!

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Adventure Guides South America The Top 25 Adventure Travel Trips A range of unforgettable adventures described in detail by experts who share their personal experiences Practical advice—when, where and how to have your own adventure Tips on health and safety Hundreds of options for pursuing your special interests Contact addresses for everything from tour companies to equipment rentals Practical Inspiration for Adventure Travelers Visit us online at www.frommers.com

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Adventure Guides South America By Raft "The Trancura is a beguiling river, where sparkling waters cascade over smooth rocks, and snow–capped mountains and dense forests form a breathtaking vista in the background, but its tricky rapids demand total attention." By Jeep "The view from the hill, covered with hundreds of spiky, phallic–looking cacti, some of them blooming with yellow flowers, was amazing, and the surrounding sea of salt, tessellated with geometric crystals, did indeed appear to lap at the rocky shores." By Foot and Horse "The Torres del Paine tower over what is probably South America′s finest national park. On foot and by horseback, I skirted shimmering lakes, followed sprawling glaciers and crossed rushing rivers to stand beneath these granite pinnacles." By Bike "The best cycling was through the Cordoba Pass, a slither of a road snaking through weird, weathered rock formations and red mountains that are home to puma, hare and condor." How to Have the Adventure of a Lifetime Exploring remote jungles, mountains or deserts accessible only by 4 4, mountain bike, horse or the more traditional transport on foot Climbing snow–capped mountains or Horse–Trekking in an isolated forest Trekking along the Inca Trail to view the incredible achievements of the sophisticated civilizations that once flourished in South America Canoeing up the Amazon, Birding in the wetlands or, if you feel truly intrepid, White–Water Rafting over mountain rapids Any of these may lead you to fantastic wildlife, peaceful Indian villages, old mines, mighty glaciers or breathtaking ruins. Challenge Rating If you′ve even thought about booking the trip, you′ll manage Not too difficult, but you may need some basic skills You will need to be fit, with lots of stamina, and you may need specialist qualifications You need to be fit and determined not for the faint–hearted∗ This is for the serious adventurer physically and mentally challenging!∗ ∗Sometimes only part of the trip is very hard and there may be an easier option Visit us online at www.frommers.com

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