Bolivia: Salty Sailing
During BikeHike Adventures’ 11-day “Cycling the Bolivian Salt Flats and Hiking the Amazon” tour, you’ll pedal across the Salar de Uyuni salt flats before bedding down in a hotel made almost entirely of salt. Then build a balsa-wood raft to take yourself down the Amazon (don’t worry, your indigenous guide will help). “We also bike to the spot where, according to local legend, the last train robbed by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid sits,” says BikeHike owner Trish Sare. “It’s full of bullet holes!”
These hot spots are worth considering for your next trip to Latin America. Snorkel the world's second largest reef in Belize, cycle across salt flats in Bolivia, or connect with a Quechuan family in Ecuador.
Go with Nat Geo: Enjoy a 10-day private expedition to mainland Chile and Easter Island, a new weeklong voyage to the Galápagos, and the popular “Machu Picchu Inn to Inn Trek.” National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has five properties in Central America and nine in South America. They range from the 17-bungalow Lapa Rios Lodge on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula to Belize's river retreat, Copal Tree Lodge.
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