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Five Animals to Watch for on Your Galapagos Vacation

Posted by on March 2nd, 2021

Galapagos is one of the world’s best destinations for wildlife viewing. The Galapagos Islands are home to species found nowhere else on the planet, and most of the animals there are unafraid of humans, allowing you a close-up wildlife experience. Each island has its own populations, and the exact animals you spot will depend on… Read Full Post

Touring Peru and the Galapagos in Under 2 Weeks

Posted by on February 23rd, 2021

One of the perks of working with Vaya is that we’re experts in seamless logistics, meaning we can help you plan a South America vacation that incorporates multiple highlight destinations with minimal travel time. Some travelers aren’t sure if two weeks will be enough time for the trip they want, so we’re here to tell… Read Full Post

Visiting the Galapagos Islands with Your Kids

Posted by on February 16th, 2021

We are frequently asked if it is possible to take a Galapagos vacation with kids. The answer is a definitive yes! Galapagos with children, Galapagos with a toddler, even Galapagos with a baby – if you plan ahead and choose the best Galapagos cruise vessel for your needs, it is all doable. Taking a small-ship… Read Full Post

Top 10 Ways to Combine Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands

Posted by on February 2nd, 2021

If you’re thinking about travel to South America, you don’t need to limit yourself to just one destination. Visiting Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in the same trip lets you combine two iconic highlights for an unforgettable experience. Vaya’s Destination Specialists are experts in arranging seamless logistics, letting you maximize your vacation time without… Read Full Post

Give the gift of travel with Vaya Travel Vouchers!

Posted by on November 6th, 2020

For eight long months we’ve mostly limited our travel to the well-trodden path between kitchen and makeshift home office, devoted our adventure time to delving into long-unexplored closets and drawers, and witnessed the wider world only through books and screens. For many of us, the urge to travel has probably never been greater, and we’ve… Read Full Post


Posted by on February 25th, 2020

As of December 20, 2019, passport-holders from the United States no longer need to secure a tourist visa in advance to visit Bolivia. At Customs and Immigration upon arrival to the country, Bolivian immigration officers grant entry for 30, 60, or 90 days at the discretion of the officer. In the past, travelers from the… Read Full Post

Fresco-Seccoes as a Storytelling Tool in the Baroque Circuit

Posted by on February 6th, 2020

Fresco, commonly known in Italian Renaissance painting, is the technique of painting murals directly on freshly laid lime plaster while the plaster is still wet. The drying time of lime plaster gives an artist seven to nine hours to work, and the process of carbonatation of the lime allows the pigments to adhere to the… Read Full Post

All-Inclusive Resorts, Vaya Style

Posted by on January 27th, 2020

When you hear “all-inclusive,” you might immediately think of a massive resort on the edge of a Mexican or Caribbean beach, unlimited piña coladas, and a lot of sitting around in the sun. But Vaya’s idea of an all-inclusive resort involves hiking among the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia, seeking out the elusive wildlife in… Read Full Post

2019 Vaya Photo Contest Winners!

Posted by on January 16th, 2020

Throughout 2019 we were delighted to receive photos taken by our travelers. To everyone who sent us photos, thank you! We look at every one of them, and we appreciate the chance to experience our destinations through your eyes. Whether they’re showcasing outstanding natural beauty, untamed wildlife, or vibrant culture, your photos allow us to… Read Full Post

The Jemmy Button Story: A Kidnapping, a Hoedown and a Massacre in Wulaia Bay

Posted by on January 3rd, 2020

Travelers on our Patagonia cruises know they will be visiting some of the most remote glaciers, fjords and islands of southern Chile, but many don’t know that they’ll also be visiting the Yahgashaga: the homeland of the Yamana indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego, and the scene of an incredible 19th century true story that… Read Full Post