Inspiration – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 Football in South America: Tips on how to celebrate like a true South American fan during the World Cup http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/football-in-south-america/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:29 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12366 The Russia 2018 World Cup will experience as much, and maybe even more euphoria, in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru than it will in Moscow. Although Argentine, Brazilian, Peruvian and Colombian fans are found amongst the top 10 countries that requested the most tickets for the World Cup, the majority of South American fans [...]

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The Russia 2018 World Cup will experience as much, and maybe even more euphoria, in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru than it will in Moscow. Although Argentine, Brazilian, Peruvian and Colombian fans are found amongst the top 10 countries that requested the most tickets for the World Cup, the majority of South American fans will be located in this part of the world, glued to their tv sets to cheer on their teams. If, during the next month you choose to visit some of these countries of our continent, be sure to keep these cultural tips in mind so that you can truly experience Football in South America like a local.

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Brazil: Eu sou brasileiro, com muito orgulho, com muito amor

Brazil is the reference point for football not only in South America, but also for the entire world: it has won more cups than any other team (5 in total), and is the only team that has qualified for every single world championship. The most valued player on Brazil’s team is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more widely known as Pelé, who is recognized by FIFA as the best player of the 20th century.

The pride that Brazilians feel for their team is as vast as their territorial expanse, and fans everywhere are compelled to support their team wearing the infamous canarinha, which is the name for their distinguishing yellow and green shirts.

During your time in Brazil this month, join the party of the jogo bonito and become one of the fans. So how do Brazilians celebrate? They meet in houses or at a place in the office where they watch the game, prepare food and drinks, all of which always includes music. They wear yellow garments, sing the national anthem as if they were in the stadium, and then chime into the classic “I’m Brazilian, very proud, with lots of love”, which was written 65 years ago.

Click the link below to hear the song and practice along:


Uruguay: The first world champion and the unforgettable match of the Maracanazo

The Uruguayan team was the first to win a World Cup (1930), the first American Championship, and is one of the three teams with the most official titles -19 in total- recognized by FIFA. Despite these exceptional achievements, for Uruguayan supports, the most important event in the team’s history has been the famous Maracanazo: the incredible victory against Brazil in Río de Janeiro in 1950.

Just like Brazilians, Uruguayans celebrate together with friends and family and watch the games from start to finish. Along with churros and fried cakes to eat, there will be mate, and each person will be wearing the blue jersey of the national team, along with painted faces in the colors of the flag. It is also very common to celebrate in bars within the city, where the owners set up televisions streaming the games for customers to enjoy.

If you are in a Uruguayan city until half time, we recommend that you learn a couple parts of a song from The Party Band which begins by saying, “I did not ask to be born here, I was only lucky, and the feeling has grown: I am celeste until death.”


Argentina = Maradona and Messi

9 out of 10 Argentines consider themselves to be fans of a soccer team. But as you travel throughout the cities of this beautiful country, you will notice that 10 out of 10 exemplify the national team with all of the passion that characterizes them. Like Brazil and Uruguay, Argentina boasts of having world-class players like Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi. Argentina has won 2 world cups, and is a member of one of the three teams that has the most official titles history (19 in total).

The celebration in Argentina is typically spent amongst family, where a house is selected for watching the game, and that place is usually designated as the main venue during the entire month of the World Cup. In addition to wearing the blue and white shirts, the national flag is always present. Argentine fans are superstitious, and during free throws or penalty charges they cross their fingers and sometimes slip out a couple of bad words to release their emotions.

Argentina also has the most popular chants at the World Cup. In 2014, the famous “Brazil, how does it feel” was heard in surprising places, and this year the song “I love you Argentina” seeks to replicate the same popularity. The lyrics say, “I’m grateful I was born in Argentina. Proud as players defend the colors. Nothing compares to Maradona and Messi. I love you Argentina, I would not change you for anything. I would not change you for anything.” From there, the rhythm of the song.


Colombia: With James Rodríguez to the rhythm of ras tas tas

After obtaining fifth place in World Cup Brazil 2014, Colombia made a very clear statement about the quality of their football and their player selections. The country has participated in six world cups (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014), along with this year’s 2018. Players on their team, like James Rodríguez and Radamel Falcao García, are internationally recognized for their expert skills.

In Colombia, the party hasn’t stopped since they were guaranteed a spot in Russia, and the country, along with eager families, have been busily preparing to see their team make their national team debut. The yellow shirts shine in every city, and if you’re traveling through Colombia during this time, we suggest you join the celebration. Another traditional activity that takes place before the start of matches is the “polla”, the Colombian term that refers to a bet: each person must bet on a score, and at the end, the person that has guessed the correct score wins all of the money.

At this time, take advantage of the excitement and buy a typical hat called “vueltiao”, which is adorned by the colors of the national tri-color flag (yellow, blue, and red), and learn the tricky choreography of the ras tas tas so that you’re best prepared to celebrate the goals of the Colombian national team.


Peru: The return of the “blanquirroja” after 36 years

Just like Colombia, Peru will attend its sixth World Cup this year. After 36 years of waiting, the blanquirroja returns and brings great joy the Peruvian fans, who arrive in Russia with a run of 15 games without knowing the defeat amongst competition in the past couple of months. With the help of Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfán, the Peruvian team will aim for the impossible in Group C, composed of Denmark, France and Australia.

Peruvian fans typically celebrate with lots of music and fireworks, so get ready to see a wonderful sky show in any of the main cities. They also dance to the rhythm of the excitement, and carry the national flag with them at all times everywhere they go. The excitement of returning to the World Cup is so great that the National Stadium of Lima will open its doors for visitors to enjoy watching the national team on three giant screens. Admission is free on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. (vs. Denmark), on Thursday, June 21 (vs. France), and on Tuesday, June 26 (vs. Australia).

Like the other teams in this article, Peru was not left behind, and we’ve added a link below to the official song for you to learn and root on your team:


Join the football party and take advantage of your days to have the best possible experiences in South America. Join Daytours4u on visiting the most dazzling tourist attractions in the continent, and discover the characteristics of local culture in each country.

By: Keilma Rojas, Web Content Editor at Daytours4u

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Romantic Experiences on the Río de la Plata: Carmelo and Buenos Aires, to celebrate Brazil’s Lover’s Day http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/carmelo-buenos-aires-celebrate-brazils-lovers-day/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:00:52 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12361 In Brazil, the South American giant, any excuse is perfect for celebrating love. While some celebrate with friends and couples on February 14 (Valentine’s Day), July 12th is the exclusive day for lovers in Brazil. But why this day? Unfortunately, we regret to say that it has little to do with affection, because it was [...]

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In Brazil, the South American giant, any excuse is perfect for celebrating love. While some celebrate with friends and couples on February 14 (Valentine’s Day), July 12th is the exclusive day for lovers in Brazil. But why this day? Unfortunately, we regret to say that it has little to do with affection, because it was actually a publicist who, in 1949, had the idea of creating a day on the eve of Saint Anthony of Padua (a saint who is typically prayed to for getting married), to mobilize consumption in the classically low season month.

One of the most original experiences to celebrate this day: the renewal of votes in a tango house / Photo: Adriana Carolina

Although this is a cold origin of “Dia dos Namorados” (Lover’s Day in Brazil), Brazilians are very committed to having a good time with their loved ones, and are eager to prepare authentic surprises to celebrate their commitments. Below you will find some romantic plans to enjoy this day (whether you’re Brazilian or not) by getting to know the beautiful areas around the Río de la Plata, and, best of all, these ideas can be applied all throughout the year for any day that you like, because in South America, we love romance, escapades… love.


Romantic Experiences in Buenos Aires

Almost any activity you do with your partner in Buenos Aires can be considered romantic: from walking down Corrientes Avenue (a recommendation from Fito Páez), to sitting down to have a snack in Café Notable. Now, if what you’re looking for is to have a truly unforgettable experience in the Argentine capital, here are the perfect options:

Attend a tango show and enjoy art together: this is an excellent cultural activity of Buenos Aires. There are options for all tastes and budgets. All tango houses offer the possibility of including dinner in their service, and guarantee a quality show for the public.


– Renew your vows at a tango house: for couples that want to go beyond the average tango night, Daytours4u offers vow renewals next to the tango house Café de los Angelitos. During this magical night, lovers will renew their promises in a special room, and will have a host/hostess that will entertain the gathering, as well as a photographer who will capture this special day. The evening will culminate with a toast, and, if you wish, you may go to the tango show after.

Travel tip: to book our vow renewal service, contact our Customer Service team to find out all of the details surrounding the budget and logistics of the event.

– Dine in an exclusive sail boat on the Río de la Plata: this is the best option for lovers looking for an intimate and exclusive night. There is nothing more romantic to do in Buenos Aires! The service includes a delicious dinner and a wonderful crew consisting of a captain and a sailor. The Río de la Plata is the perfect setting to have a truly unforgettable night.

– Fly in a balloon around Buenos Aires: fly high into the Buenos Aires skies with the person you love the most, and enjoy the best views of the city. This is a hot air balloon ride from where you can see the Argentine pampas at 200 meters up in the air. If you are thinking about making a special proposal (you know what I mean!), then this is the perfect setting. Your beautiful trip will last 45 minutes, allowing you to see the sunrise, and with it, the beginning of the day.

During the hot air balloon ride you will have the best view of the Argentine pampa

Romantic Experiences in Carmelo

The beautiful city of Carmelo, located in Colonia Department of Uruguay, is one of the most romantic places in the Río de la Plata. The wine tastings are the most requested for excursions here, because their wineries are charming, and their wines are very high in quality. Each vineyard is unique, so it is worth discovering the distinctive characteristics of each one.

Wine Tasting at Campotinto Winery: it is one of the youngest wineries in Carmelo, and you will surely hear excellent reviews about it in the city. Even among Argentines, who travel from Tigre (Buenos Aires) to Carmelo by boat, say Campotinto is not to be missed. Here, you will spend a beautiful afternoon with your partner tasting medio y medio and Tannat, accompanied by nuts and bites of cheese.

Taste the most exquisite wines of Carmelo / Photo: Bodega Campotinto

– Wine Tasting at El Legado Winery: this vineyard is one of the most recognized vineyards in the Carmelo Wine Route. Lovers will enjoy touring its extensive fields while discovering the process of making these local wines and then tasting three wines from region, accompanied by an exquisite table of cheeses and cold meats.

– Tasting at the Familia Irurtia Winery: from the start, the experience at this winery is very different from the other two, because in order to get to the vineyard, you have to make a short navigation through the Arroyo de las Vacas. During the tour, you will see the famous Playa Seré, as well as the Río de la Plata and the Paraná. When you reach the Familia Irurtia Winery, whose history in wine production started in 1913, you will tour the vineyard and the wine cellar to finally taste 3 glasses of premium wines, along with a selection of cheeses and homemade breads.

– Carmelo Vineyard Bicycle Tour with Picnic: this is an alternative but equally romantic option. The itinerary includes travelings through part of the Carmelo Wine Route by bike, and enjoying a delicious picnic in the middle of nature. Don’t forget your bottle of wine to celebrate a magical and unforgettable day together!

Travel tip: those that are in Buenos Aires and want to spend a different day on the other side of the river, can book another onetour, Day in Carmelo: Cacciola Wine Route, which includes a roundtrip ticket from Tigre to Carmelo, bus transfers from the port and all throughout the day in Carmelo, lunch, and guided visits to the following wineries: El Legado, Cordano, and Familia Irurtia wine tasting.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway from Buenos Aires, book the day to Carmelo from Tigre

Surprise your partner with the best gift of all: travel! Discover the magic of Buenos Aires, Carmelo, and the rest of South America with the travel experiences offered by Daytours4u. Create an itinerary that suits you, and fall in love with every corner of our continent.

By: Daytours4u Content Team

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World Environment Day: Tips on how to be a responsible traveler and contribute to preserving the planet http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/world-environment-day-tips-preserving-planet/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12351 Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated. This decision created by the United Nations seeks to create awareness about the protection of the environment that surrounds us, in order to conserve it for future generations. The responsibility that we have for helping our planet must accompany us at all times, especially when we are [...]

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Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated. This decision created by the United Nations seeks to create awareness about the protection of the environment that surrounds us, in order to conserve it for future generations. The responsibility that we have for helping our planet must accompany us at all times, especially when we are on vacation and visit the dazzling natural attractions that each landscape offers to us.

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Actively contribute to the preservation of the environment with these useful tips on how to be responsible travelers:

1. When you arrive at your holiday destination, locate the recycling bins. If there are none, make a separation of organic and inorganic material in different bags and then throw them into the corresponding containers when you find them. The most important part is that you never leave your waste.

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2. If you can be more precise when recycling, separate the waste in different bags as follows: plastics (then throw them in the yellow container), paper and cardboard (in the blue container), glass (in the green container), organic waste (in the brown container), and inorganic waste (in the gray or dark green container).

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3. Minimize the amount of waste generated. One concrete way to do this is to reuse plastic bags as much as possible.

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4. Responsibility for consumption is also fundamental. Strive to know the origin and composition of the products you are going to buy, and prioritize those that are respectful towards the environment.

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5. Be extremely careful when you decide to camp in a protected area. If you are going to light a fire, do it only in the places designated for this, respect the indications and rules of the area, carefully read the signs of the national parks, and always walk on the marked trails if they exist.

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Always walk on the marked trails in national parks / Photo: Daytours4u


6. Use public transport, bicycles or even opt for walks to move around the places near your destination.

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To the extent of your possibilities, try to travel by bicycle / Photo: Daytours4u


7. Prioritize eco-friendly tourist activities in each destination that you visit. In this article, you can find the must-see ecological tours to do in South America.

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Select ecological tours like this trek through the Patagonian glaciers / Photo: Daytours4u


8. Do not waste natural resources. Be careful with the consumption of water and electricity.

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9. If you practice diving, do not touch the corals or stand on them. Also do not extract animals from their natural habitat or feed them, as you can seriously damage their health.

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Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences in life and doing it responsibly is everyone’s task that will allow us to continue enjoying the wonders that surround us. Become a spokesperson for good conservation practices and join more environmentally friendly travelers!

Por: Daytours4u Content Team

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Winter in Rio de Janeiro: 10 must-see activities to enjoy the best of the Wonderful City http://www.daytours4u.com/en/rdj4u/winter-in-rio-de-janeiro-10-must-see-activities/ Wed, 30 May 2018 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12332 Rio de Janeiro is a destination to visit at any time of the year. So if you travel the Marvelous City between June and September, you will also have the guarantee of an excellent suntan, since the temperatures usually stay at around 25 °C, and the sea water doesn’t fall below 21 °C. In addition [...]

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Rio de Janeiro is a destination to visit at any time of the year. So if you travel the Marvelous City between June and September, you will also have the guarantee of an excellent suntan, since the temperatures usually stay at around 25 °C, and the sea water doesn’t fall below 21 °C.

In addition to being able to immerse yourself in the delicious beaches of Rio, take advantage of our top 10 activities you can’t miss in Rio to enjoy every day of your vacation.


1) Visit the emblematic sites of Rio in 7 hours

Landing in Rio de Janeiro and not visiting Christ the Redeemer can be considered as an incomplete trip. The Rio Express City Tour is an excellent option for seeing the most outstanding attractions of the city in one day, and after having taken the necessary photographs, you will be able to spend the rest of the holidays resting in front of the sea. With this city tour you will reach the top of the Sugar Loaf, you will go through the Bosque da Tijuca, you will meet Christ the Redeemer, and you will pass through the Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Plaza de Cinelándia.

Cristo RedentorLanding in Rio de Janeiro and not knowing the Christ the Redeemer is synonymous with an incomplete trip / Photo: Daytours4u

2) Travel by jeep in the carioca rainforest

It rains very little during the winter in Rio, so lovers of adventure can tour the Floresta da Tijuca and discover all the exuberance that hides in the heart of the city. Access to this National Park by Jeep allows travelers to see places such as the Cachoeira dos Macacos (Monkey Waterfall); the Mesa do Imperador (Emperor’s Table), the Cascatinha (Taunay Waterfall) and the amazing Vista Chinesa viewpoint, where you get a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.

Book the Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour online


3) Try an authentic feijoada to warm the soul and the body

We have already clarified that in Rio it is not cold during the winter, but the cuisine of Rio de Janeiro defies the 25°C weather with its exquisite feijoada made up of several pieces of pork, and for the bravest, there is the feijoada noble that includes the ribs, ham and other sausages. In the Authentic Feijoada Experience this dish is accompanied by rice, yucca sticks, black beans and orange slices, and is finished off with tasty desserts and typical Brazilian coffee.


4) Discover the fascinating history of the Colonial Era of Rio in Petrópolis

This activity is a cultural classic to do in the surrounding areas of Rio de Janeiro and is a novel excursion that can’t be omitted from the itineraries of curious travelers and lovers of history. In Petrópolis, located 65 kilometers north of Rio, you will see the Mirante do Cristo -a popular viewpoint of the city- the Quitandinha Palace, the Imperial Museum -which used to be the Emperor’s Palac -, the imposing Cathedral of Petrópolis, the majestic Crystal Palace, Relogio das Flores and the city’s chocolate factory.

Book here the Petrópolis Day Tour

Museo ImperialTake a day to go to Petrópolis and learn about the colonial history of Rio / Source

5) Experience the passion of football in the spectacular stadium of the city

Join the shouting in the stands with Rio fans, and be a part of one of the most colorful and euphoric parties in Rio by taking the sports tour which can’t be missed from your itinerary. It’s not necessary to know how the standings of the First Division in Brazil or the Copa Libertadores de América are doing, the only important part is your willingness to enjoy an authentic travel experience and clear your throat for the moments of the goal!

Buy your tickets here to see a Football Match in Rio


6) Go to the Churrascaria Palace and love the delicious carioca gastronomy

If you associate Rio de Janeiro with seafood, you’re right! The Churrascaria Palace is one of the ideal places to enjoy the exquisite oysters and fresh seafood, accompanied by a timely white wine. Those who prefer beef, can order any cut they want, but the jackpot always goes to the bife ancho and the picanha, a very popular cut in Brazil.

Reserve the Copacabana Churrascaria Palace Experience and secure your place


7) Celebrate Carnival even in winter

Being a part of the camera after one of the biggest carnivals in the world is now a reality with the “Carnival Experience” tour. In addition to knowing the history of the samba and the origin of the parades, travelers will discover all the logistics involved in the organization of the samba schools and even wear the costumes of fantasies used by the professionals who give life to this majestic event every year.

Carnival ExperienceEnjoy the biggest party in Brazil all year with the Carnival Experience! / Photo: Daytours4u

8) Renew the love enjoying the sunset in the Sugar Loaf

The sunsets in Rio de Janeiro are indescribable. You have to witness the light show in person to understand why adjectives fall short of narrating their sunsets. Every traveler looking for the perfect place for the best pictures should go up to the Sugar Loaf after noon and find some postcards. It is also the ideal plan for lovers and here is a known fact: it is the perfect place for important proposals!

Book an Sunset Tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain online


9) Attend the Ginga Tropical Show to discover other Brazilian rhythms besides the samba

The nightlife of Rio de Janeiro is diverse and vibrant with the inhabitants of the city. The Ginga Tropical Show is a must-see show of the local culture because the staging brings together the varied artistic manifestations of Brazil. There are Brazilian dances from the African tribes, and also from the Northeast and the Pampas. Finally you will enjoy a presentation that recalls the luxurious Carnival of Sapucaí, along with its fantastic dancers.


10) Spend a whole day in Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis

There are countless beaches in Rio de Janeiro but the entire Angra dos Reis coast is a must. It is located around the city, so take a day trip to make the most of the time. You will visit the Serra do Mar Valley and the Atlantic Forest, take a boat cruise to tour the islands and stop at Ilha Grande, where you can cool off in the sea.

Ilha Grande BoatDo not stay with the beaches of downtown Rio; travel to your surroundings and get to know Angra dos Reis / Photo: Daytours4u

These are just 10 options to make the most of an excellent vacation in this Wonderful City. However, there are endless activities to explore around the city, including its museums, its attractions and its culture. Go to www.rdj4u.com to learn more about tours in Rio de Janeiro.

By: Keilma Rojas, web content editor of Daytours4u

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Internet Day: 5 tips to get the most out of technology during your trip http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/internet-day-5-tips-to-use-technology-during-your-trip/ Thu, 17 May 2018 14:22:29 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12309 Technology is an indisputable ally for travelers: sophisticated compasses, smart suitcases, acoustic sound reduction headphones, and even portable air conditioners that are the size of a shoe box – which are all just a few novelties from this century. In addition to these electronic objects, today we have the Internet, which has become the preferred [...]

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Technology is an indisputable ally for travelers: sophisticated compasses, smart suitcases, acoustic sound reduction headphones, and even portable air conditioners that are the size of a shoe box – which are all just a few novelties from this century. In addition to these electronic objects, today we have the Internet, which has become the preferred (and even indispensable) travel companion for all, and every May 17, the users of this huge network appreciate its existence and seek out to democratize it more and more.

To celebrate Internet Day, Daytours4u has prepared a list with useful tips on how to take advantage of technology during the holidays, and by end, you will know where to connect to free WIFI networks in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bogota and Cartagena.

Buenos Aires has a large number of areas connected to the BA WIFI network that reaches museums, plazas, parks and more / Photo: Daytours4u

1) Download and Use Google Maps

It may seem like an obvious suggestion, but there are still people that haven’t downloaded it to their cell phones, and others who already have the application but do not use it. Google Maps is a very useful tool for those traveling to any part of the world because, in addition to being more eco-friendly than paper maps, it is a complete resource for accurately determining distances, schedules, and even traffic conditions in real time.

Two applications related to Google Maps that all travelers should have are also HereWeGo, for downloading maps and having them on your cell phone in case you run out of WIFI on the street, and CityMaps2Go, another application for downloading maps along with information on hotels, bars, train stations, and the opinions of other users about certain places.


2) Know the passwords of the airports where you will be

Airports usually have open networks that allow you to connect to the Internet free of charge, however, they have limited use times and weak privacy policies, so your personal data may be exposed. Therefore, you can find the passwords of other and safer networks in the airports of the world on this map:


3) Always carry adapters

As popular wisdom says: a cautious person is worth two, so do not forget to carry extra cables to charge your phone and tablet, as well as universal adapters that work with plugs from different countries. This will also be useful for hair dryers and other electronic devices we normally pack.


4) Check in online

Another benefit associated with technology and our society of immediacy is to check in online through the airline website that we purchase tickets from, and show our confirmations at the counter instead of printing them. Like digital maps, it is an eco-friendly option, allows you to streamline processes, and in most cases, lets you choose where you would like to sit on the plane.

Check in online is ecofriendly and streamlines processes when traveling / Photo: Daytours4u

5) Discover where to access the Internet for free in the main cities of South America

Metropolises such as Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Cartagena, Río de Janeiro and São Paulo have public places with free Internet access for locals and tourists. Here you can find the most important locations:

Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires: BA WIFI is the connectivity network of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, and it reaches museums, plazas, health centers, parks and other public places. Locals and tourists can connect to this network in certain important locations in the city such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Usina Art Center, the Centennial Park, the Chacabuco Park, the Remembrance Park, the Vatican Square, next to the Colón Theater, and on several streets of downtown Buenos Aires such as Florida St., in San Telmo, and in the SUBTE (subway/metro). Here you can find more details about the connection points to BA WIFI network.

Río de Janeiro: Río de Janeiro: unlike Buenos Aires, in Río de Janeiro there is no free WIFI network that is spread out across the city. The available options are to go to a bar, café or restaurant to connect. The digital magazine Culture Trip recommends cafés such as Sofía Café (in Copacabana), Livraria da Travessa (in Ipanema), Donninha (in Tijuca), Gringo Café (in Ipanema), among others.

São Paulo: is a city with some of the best options to connect for free. The name of the network in public places is WiFi Livre SP, and you can find it in the São Paulo, Mário de Andrade, and Centro Cultural São Paulo libraries; or in some shopping centers such as Iguatemi São Paulo, Morumbi, Villa-Lobos, Anália Franco, Bourbon, Mooca, and Vila Olímpia.

The São Paulo Cultural Center is one of the many places where you can connect to the WiFi Livre SP network / Source

Bogotá: in the Colombian capital you can connect for free through the WIFI_BOGOTA network in the plazas of Bolívar, Las Nieves and Rosario, and in the Simón Bolívar, San Cristóbal and El Tunal parks. If you are in another area of Bogotá, and even in another city of Colombia, you can access free WIFI for People.

Cartagena: this beautiful port city has free WIFI at the Castillo de San Felipe, the Espíritu del Manglar Park, the Plaza de la Aduana, the Chiquinquirá Justice House, the La María Synthetic Court and the Ciudad Bicentenario.


Enjoy your vacation and share the best postcards from your trip with the immediacy that the Internet provides. Also, if you plan to travel through South America, book your tours and activities quickly and safely online with Daytours4u, so that you can streamline your processes and have as many experiences as possible in this inexhaustible content.

By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan Journalist, Web Content Editor of Daytours4u

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10 peculiarities of Spanish and its dialects that you will want to know before traveling to South America http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/10-peculiarities-of-spanish-dialects/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:13:48 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12252 South America transmits joy and euphoria -among an inexhaustible list of other feelings-, and that is an inarguable fact. These South American emotions are perceived through infinite aspects such as its gastronomy, its diversity, the exuberance of its natural beauty and its language. Today, like every April 23, we celebrate the particularity of our dialects [...]

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South America transmits joy and euphoria -among an inexhaustible list of other feelings-, and that is an inarguable fact. These South American emotions are perceived through infinite aspects such as its gastronomy, its diversity, the exuberance of its natural beauty and its language. Today, like every April 23, we celebrate the particularity of our dialects in the International Spanish Language Day and we do it through this brief article of the 10 peculiarities of Spanish that you’ll want to take into account before traveling to our continent.


1) There are 567 million Spanish speakers in the world, which represents 7.8% of the world population.

2) It’s the second mother tongue in the world by number of speakers, after Mandarin Chinese that consists of one billion speakers.

3) 19 countries have Spanish as their official language and 90% of Spanish speakers are in America.

4) It’s the fastest language, according to a study by the University of Lyon that brought together 59 people to read the same 20 texts aloud and in 7 different languages. The speed was based on the number of syllables that an average speaker can pronounce per second. Following Spanish is Japanese, believe it or not. Perhaps it’s for this reason that the Japanese consider Spanish the easiest language to learn.

5) The International Spanish Language Day is celebrated on April 23 in honor of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of “The ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha”, the most published and translated book in history after the Bible. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, but his death was recorded on the day of his burial, which was April 23, so that date was selected.

6) There are multiple variations of Spanish in America. The Spanish of the Cordillera de los Andes includes the mountainous regions of Ecuador, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. The Andeans are usually the most kind, respectful, and formal people when speaking and tend to use many diminutives: pequeñito, hijito, madrecita, etc.

7) Paraguayan Spanish is deeply mixed with the native Guarani language. Besides being spoken in Paraguay, it’s also common in the Argentine provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, Formosa and El Chaco.

8) Caribbean Spanish is deeply marked by idioms and has a strong influence of Andalusia and the Canary Islands of Spain. This variation is typical of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama and the coastal regions of Venezuela and Colombia.The accent is contagious and actor Will Smith is proof of that:

9) Rioplatense Spanish (River Plate) is a dialect of the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina and Uruguay. It differs from the rest of Latin America for multiple reasons, the main one is the change of the pronoun “you” because it uses “vos”, some words vary in their accentuation and the words with “elle” sound like “ye” and in some regions like “sh”. In Argentina you will also hear about the lunfardo (local slang) which is a product of immigration from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, because when so many European citizens with their own languages ​​arrived to live in the same houses or tenements, they had to devise a way to communicate.

10) In Brazil Spanish is not spoken; the official language is Portuguese. For this reason, we suggest that all travelers avoid talking to the local people in Spanish if it’s not their native language, as they may get offended. Instead, try to learn some basic words and phrases in Portuguese.


Discover the best of the South American culture through its language. We know that it can be difficult to understand the differences of each country but you will love our diversity. In any case, we hope you don’t experience the challenges that these singers summarize in a few minutes about speaking Spanish in Latin America.

By: The Content Team at Daytours4u

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The ecological tours you can’t miss in South America http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/ecological-tours-cant-miss-south-america/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:25 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12249 The natural marvels of South America are, quite possibly, the main tourist attraction in our continent. Who hasn’t dreamed of climbing the Patagonian glaciers, exploring the trails of the Amazon and discovering the paradisiacal beaches that are hidden in this part of the world? Living these unequaled experiences through ecological tours offers travelers a truly [...]

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The natural marvels of South America are, quite possibly, the main tourist attraction in our continent. Who hasn’t dreamed of climbing the Patagonian glaciers, exploring the trails of the Amazon and discovering the paradisiacal beaches that are hidden in this part of the world? Living these unequaled experiences through ecological tours offers travelers a truly deep immersion in these spectacular sites, while preserving every place in the hopes that our planet won’t continue suffering from excessive pollution.

Few days away from celebrating the International Mother Earth Day (April 22), we’ve chosen the best ecological tours in Colombia, Argentina, Chile and the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro to encourage travelers from around the world to choose these sorts of excursions during your trips, and thus join the initiative of hundreds of international organizations that work tirelessly to reach the “right balance between the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations [promoting]harmony with nature and the planet”.

Cataratas de IguazúThe walk through the Iguazu Falls is one of the most requested ecological tours in Argentina / Photo: Daytours4u

Ecological Tours in Colombia

Colombia stands out as the South American destination that, seeking its tourist identity, has made an important commitment in the promotion of ecological initiatives. In its main cities, replete with a charming and diverse natural exuberance, there are eco tours for all preferences, ages and budgets.

In the surroundings of Bogotá, the Colombian capital, there are two emblematic trails that no traveler should miss: the East Hills Hiking Tour and Hike to La Chorrera Waterfall. The level of difficulty for both activities is intermediate and it’s recommended to carry out the activity after 2 days of having landed in Bogota to get properly adjusted to the altitude of the city.

In Medellín you can also take an Ecological Hike through the Andean forest, but the best outdoor activity in the city is to spend the day at the Arví Ecotourism Park. It’s a place for adventure; where you can partake in ziplining, water bikes, cycle-mountaineering, horseback riding and hiking.

AmazonasEcotourism in the Amazon is the king of ecological activities in Colombia / Photo: Daytours4u

For lovers of both the sea and ecological tourism, the Eco-Adventure in San Andrés is ideal: it’s a kayak tour and navigation through the mangroves and swamps that offer natural protection for the island’s ecosystem. Those who prefer the mountains should take advantage of the Eco Tours in the Coffee Triangle, to discover unique places such as the Botanical Garden and the Butterfly Garden of Quindío, the Cocora Valley, the streets of Salento and other small towns in the region.

Ecotourism in the Amazon is the king of ecological activities in Colombia: navigate the Amazon River, the largest in the world; exploring through the jungle and learning from the indigenous communities how to protect the nature against the pollution of man are just three of the most fascinating experiences that tourists can experience here.


Ecological Tours in Argentina

Much of the natural beauty of Argentina has been safeguarded for decades by the National Government and regional governments, so their tourism activity aligns with preservation requirement. Patagonia is an example of this, therefore, all of the animal sighting activities in Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia are designed to take care of the habitat of the animals that reside in this part of the world, such as southern whales, penguins, sea ​​lions and more than one hundred species of birds.

Those who are looking for hiking should know that if there was ever a country for walking for hours and discovering unimaginable places, that would be Argentina. Especially its mountainous areas in Bariloche, El Calafate, Ushuaia and Mendoza which provide tourists seeking to get in touch with nature with the opportunity to do so in a big way. You can hike through glaciers, lagoons and extensive valleys.

Glaciar ViedmaThe walk through the Viedma glacier is one of the most amazing hiking options in Argentina / Photo: Daytours4u

In Mendoza there is also an interesting project for those looking for ecotours in Argentina. This is the Sustainable Tour in Valle de Uco, which consists of discovering how the peasant communities develop their own sustainable projects, driven mainly by women. They have a farm of organic products, a winery of handcrafted wines and a craft workshop Huarpe; a native town dedicated to creating beautiful daily use objects with materials from the area.

In the north of Argentina, especially in Salta and Jujuy, almost all the tourist offered is created to take care of the environment. The Going Around The Heights Tour is one of the classic activities, which includes Quebrada del Toro, Santa Rosa de Tastil, San Antonio de los Cobres and Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and Cerro de los Siete Colores. The more adventurous have the option of the Bike Tour through the Jungle, an experience for raising adrenaline and, most important of all, it’s eco friendly.

In the province of Misiones stands the spectacular Iguazu Falls National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. It is one of the most requested ecotours in Argentina, which can also be seen from the Brazilian side. Another lesser known option, but equally interesting to discover in Iguazu, is the Visit to the Guaraní Community, a two-hour tour of the missionary forests that surround the falls and that have been inhabited by the native people.

Tours en bicicleta en Buenos AiresBuenos Aires is an excellent city to travel by bicycle, discover it by pedaling! / Photo: Daytours4u

Buenos Aires, the Argentine capital, also has eco friendly tours for visiting the classic tourist places in the city. You can choose between bike tours or walking tours through Palermo and Microcentro. It is also an option to complement an ecological excursion with Argentine culture and politics through the Political Tour: Traces of Buenos Aires.


Ecological Tours in Chile

Like Argentine side, Chilean Patagonia is a protected area, where ecological tours abound. The Magdalena Island Walk with Penguins is the favorite among tourists. From April to September you can enjoy a fascinating show of 150,000 penguins, southern gulls and sea lions that fill the island and enjoy the comfort of the perfectly preserved habitat.

Santiago de Chile, like most of the South American capitals, can also be traveled by bike. The offer ranges from a day tour through the historic center and a night tour around the best of the city, to a wine tour by bike through the Maipo Valley. In northern Chile, specifically in San Pedro de Atacama, eco tours are also the order of the day. You can explore the desert by bike or walking, discover the high plateau lagoons and the famous geysers, and enjoy the interesting Astronomy Tour in San Pedro de Atacama to learn about the constellations and how to recognize the main stars.

Desierto de AtacamaThe Atacama Desert in Chile is a destination to test our physical condition on the bike / Photo: Daytours4u

Ecological Tours in Rio de Janeiro

The Marvelous City is a green destination and one of the best ways to explore it’s by walking and cycling. The Best of Rio de Janeiro on Foot is one of the favorite walks among tourists: it’s a 7-hour excursion in which you visit the Christ the Redeemer and the Pan de Azúcar mountain, and important historical sites such as Praça XV, Largo da Carioca, Arcos da Lapa, Escadaria Selarón and the Municipal Theater.

The most fun activity to do on bike is the Parks and Beaches Tour, which starts on the beaches of Ipanema and continues towards the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon; you will also go through Urca and take a walk under the Sugar Loaf. The tour ends with a visit to Vermelha and Copacabana beach, one of the best known in the world.

Travelers wishing to test their physical condition can choose hiking tours to climb the Sugar Loaf or Pedra da Gávea, or to walk to Corcovado and Ilha Grande. The reward of seeing the great expanse of the Marvelous City is worth the effort.

Mountain Sugar Loaf and Vermelha beach in Rio de JaneiroKnowing the best of Rio walking is the best way to experience the true culture of Rio de Janeiro / Photo: Daytours4u

Ecological tours in South America aren’t limited to just these countries. Uruguay, for example, has excursions in Punta del Este, Montevideo and Colonia that take place in private; one of the most famous being the Sierra de las Ánimas Walk, chosen by Daytours4u as one of the 6 energetic destinations in South America America to start 2018.

At Daytours4u we celebrate the International Mother Earth Day today and every day, promoting responsible tourism to ensure harmonious coexistence with our planet. Let’s preserve our natural beauties and enjoy all the charm that South America offers us!

By: Keilma Rojas, Web Content Editor at Daytours4u

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The best bike tours in South America http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/best-bike-tours-south-america/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11371 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Millions of people apply this Albert Einstein quote literally. Some can’t even stop pedaling during their holidays. As a result, bike tours are becoming more and more popular, especially for tourists travelling to South America. Cycling is so popular that since 1985 on April, [...]

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Millions of people apply this Albert Einstein quote literally. Some can’t even stop pedaling during their holidays. As a result, bike tours are becoming more and more popular, especially for tourists travelling to South America.

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Celebrate Bicycle day by pedaling through South America / Source


Cycling is so popular that since 1985 on April, 19th, we celebrate Bicycle Day throughout the world in order to promote the use of the most ecological and health-benefiting mode of transport.

But why on April 19th? There are two versions of the creation of Bicycle day. The first one states that this day is celebrated in honor of Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who invented LSD. On April 19th 1943, he experimented his substance on himself in order to check the effects as he was riding his bike back home. The second version claims that this celebration was born in 1985 in Los Angeles, in the United States, when a group of cyclists organised a friendly race in the centre of the city and called the event the “bicycle day”.

If travelling in South America, you must include a bike tour in order to get your blood pumping and create special memories of your South American adventure. In this article you will discover our selection of the best bike tours in the continent so that you can really take advantage of its most beautiful landscapes.

Bike tour in Salento, Colombia

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Ride through the mountains of Salento with your bicycle and add adrenaline to your trip to Colombia / Photo by Lucila Runnacles

Salento is a lovely village located in the Colombia Coffee Triangle. Cycling through the Andean tropical forests and the huge coffee plantations is an amazing adventure and one of the many unmissable activities in Salento. You can rent a bike in the village and begin the visit on your own, but since the terrain is mostly mountainous, we recommend the Bike Tour in Salento. You should be in a good physical shape and pay close attention to the guide’s instructions to take this tour.

Travelling tip: For those of you who stay in Colombia for only a few days or do not plan to visit the Coffee Triangle, you can enjoy the cycle lanes of Bogota, opened from 7 am to 2 pm every Sunday and holiday of the year.

Bike tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Take a bike tour to visit the emblematic sites of Rio, such as the Selaron Steps / Source

The so-called Marvelous City is full of emblematic tourist attractions, not only famous because of their beauty and peculiarity but also because of their history. The Historical Rio Bike Tour is the perfect excursion if you wish to discover the famous Escadaria Selarón, also known as the Selaron Steps, the Museum of Tomorrow, the Cinelandia Square amongst many others.

Bike tour in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Pedal through the 20 kilometers of the Rambla of Montevideo / Source


Montevideo has more than 20 kilometers of coast. If you want to discover the best of the Uruguayan capital, you should pedal through the famous Rambla of Montevideo – this unmissable activity will make you feel like a true local. The best bike tour of Montevideo is the one that you can create for yourself. Cycling through the city is a complete pleasure and is safe, and you won’t need anything more than a map to find your way every now and then. You can rent bikes from many hotels, so get ready to pedal from the Bay of Montevideo to the luxurious neighbourhood of Carrasco, passing through Ciudad Vieja, Palermo and Pocitos.

Travelling tip: If you are in Buenos Aires and want to discover the Uruguayan town of Colonia de Sacramento, you can take the Tour to Colonia with Bike Rental, including the round trip ticket to Colonia in a speed boat.

Bike tour in Santiago de Chile

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Wine and a bike, the best bike tour in Santiago / Source


Surrounding the city of Santiago there are wine cellars famous not only in South America but which are highly regarded world-wide. That is why the best bike tour in the Chilean capital is the Santiago Wine Tour by Bike. You will be brought by van to the Maipo valley, 45 minutes away from the capital, and once there you will hop on your bike and discover the dazzling vineyards. You will also taste 4 wines during your trip, have lunch and will go back home fully satisfied.

Bike tour in the Yungas in Salta, Argentina

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If you are used to cycling in the mountains, pedal through the Obispo Coast in Salta


In the Northwest of Argentina is the city of Salta, famous for its valleys, mountains and jungles. All travellers going to Salta and who are in search of a great adventure must take part in the spectacular Bike Tour in the Jungle. That tour offers three types of excursion fit for the varying physical and technical abilities of anyone who wishes to join in. If you do not have a lot of experience with a bicycle, do not worry, the half-day circuit is just what you need. Those of you who are used to riding in the mountains can try the one-day circuit or the route that goes to the Obispo Coast, a 25 kilometer ride.

Travelling tip: If you stay in the Argentinian capital, you should do the Classic Bike Tour of Buenos Aires. You will ride your bike in San Telmo, La Boca, Caminito, the Plaza de Mayo and the many points of interest of the centre of Buenos Aires.

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These beautiful South American cities are an architectural invitation to follow Einstein’s advice: keep on pedaling. Discover the traditional attractions throughout the continent and discover its hidden jems on two wheels. Contact our expert team at Daytours4u if you want to prepare a travel itinerary adapted to your every need or if you have any question regarding a trip South America.

By: Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist specialised in culture and actuality. Writer in Spanish for Daytours4u / Translated to English by: Grégory Noël

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Argentinian Malbec: all you need to know before your trip http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/argentinian-malbec/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:16 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=11350 On April the 17th, 1830, the Malbec grapes were brought to Argentina from France. That initiative was such a success that nowadays Argentina is the biggest Malbec producer in the world and Argentinian Malbec is recognized around the world. This is why on April the 17th everyone celebrates Malbec World Day. Travelling to Argentina without tasting [...]

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On April the 17th, 1830, the Malbec grapes were brought to Argentina from France. That initiative was such a success that nowadays Argentina is the biggest Malbec producer in the world and Argentinian Malbec is recognized around the world. This is why on April the 17th everyone celebrates Malbec World Day.

Travelling to Argentina without tasting this renowned wine is as unacceptable as not eating a good old asado or not going to a tango show. This article will allow you to fully take advantage of your experience in Argentina and will let you know all you need to about Malbec.

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The geography of Mendoza is ideal for Malbec / Picture by Daytours4u


Where do they produce the Argentinian Malbec?

The main viticultural region of Argentina is Mendoza – Maipú, the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo form the Mendoza Wine Route. However, you can also find these grapes in La Rioja, Patagonia, Salta and San Juan. The Pyros Barrel Selected Malbec 2014 was produced in San Juan – it was chosen as the best wine produced outside of European vineyards at the Japan Wine Challenge 2016.

Joaquín Alberdi, wine expert and owner of a wine cellar named after himself explains that “Malbec is the only continental wine in the world, since it is produced without any maritime influence”. That particularity, says Alberdi, is why the Argentinian Malbec became a symbol of the country and why every tourist travelling to Argentina “should try Malbec from different regions to experiment the difference in flavours and textures as the altitude changes”.

How is the Argentinian Malbec?

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Grapefruits used in the preparation of an Argentinian Malbec of the Bodega Domingo Molina / Source


Malbec is a dark and intense wine. Its aromas will leave a delicious taste of cherry, strawberry, plum, raisin and even maybe red pepper in your mouth. Besides, this sweet, hot and soft wine will overwhelm your palate with flavours. If the wine has aged in oak barrels, you will also notice coffee, chocolate, and vanilla notes.

The ideal plates to uncork a good Argentinian Malbec are red meat, hard cheese or pasta with tomato sauce.

Recommended Argentinian Malbec wine cellars

“Nowadays, all the Malbec of Argentina are of the highest quality”, declares Joaquín Alberdi. Therefore, making a list of the best cellars is a complicated task. However, you can find below four interesting options to suit all tastes and budgets.

1. Bodega Domingo Molina

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Different kinds of wine from the Bodega Domingo Molina / Source


This is a family cellar, located in North Yacochuy – the Calchaquí Valley, Salta province. The experienced Osvaldo brothers, Gabriel and Rafael Domingo run it. Since the cellar is 2 kilometers below sea level, at the foothills of the Andes, they can produce an unique Malbec.

What to bring home: Finca Domingo Malbec (About $225 Argentine pesos)

2. Bodega Viña 1924

Malbec de Ángeles of the Bodega Viña 1924 / Source


This cellar is located in the Vistalba Valley in Mendoza. This is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. The grapes grow between the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo, a pretty good location since it is 980 meters above sea level. Their wines are rather fruity and complex and if the consumer pays close attention, they will notice a taste of vanilla or cinnamon.

What to bring home: Malbec de Ángeles (About $385 Argentine pesos)

3. Bodega Altocedro:

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Altocedro and its great range of wines


The artisanal wines of this cellar are produced in La Consulta, a viticultural region of Mendoza. This is a unique location for grape production thanks to its altitude, sun exposure, average temperature and also the water from the natural springs, ideal for irrigation of the grapes. In 2001, the first Altocedra wine range was produced and since then it has become increasingly well-known not only in Argentina but across the globe as well.

What to bring home: Altocedro Reserva Malbec (about $700 Argentina pesos)

4. Bodega Matervini:

Matervini was born out of the hard work of Santiago Achával and Roberto Cipresso. “A great question made us create this wine in 2008: “what comes after Malbec?”. Our answer then was: “More Malbec, from other places and with a different personality!”, state the entrepreneurs. Their wines are from the Uco Valley, Las Heras, Cafayate and Luján de Cuyo.

What to bring home: Alteza (about $1200 Argentine peso)

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Matervini wine is one of the most popular wines of Argentina / Source


 Where to do wine tasting in Argentina?

If you want to bring a souvenir from Argentina, Malbec definitely is a great choice. Enjoy your trip to Argentina and taste a whole range of wines with a professional oenologist so that you can put one of your favourite bottles of Malbec in your suitcase.

If you travel to Mendoza, the viticultural region par excellence, be sure to book the Malbec Wine Experience Tour and visit three extraordinary cellars. You can also discover the main areas of the Mendoza Wine Route. In Salta, you cannot miss the High Altitude Wine Tour in Cafayate – the specialty there is the torrontés, a unique grape variety. If you only stay in Buenos Aires, do not worry! You can go to the Joaquín Alberdi Wine Tasting for a most complete wine tasting experience.

Discover all you can about the Argentinian traditions and live an authentic South American experience. Be sure to include Malbec and tango in your travel itinerary. If you want to know what are the other activities you cannot miss during your trip to Argentina, contact the expert team at  Argentina4u and Bsas4u to clarify any doubt you may have.

 

By Keilma Rojas, Venezuelan journalist specialised in culture and actuality. Writer in Spanish for Daytours4u / Translated to English by: Grégory Noël

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7 travel sins to commit in South America this Easter http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/7-travel-sins-to-commit-in-south-america-this-easter/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00:36 +0000 http://daytours4u.com/en/?p=9178 Carnival festivities in South America came to a close a few weeks ago and the religious observance of Lent will soon culminate with the celebrations of Easter. This time of year is marked by penance, reflection, and contemplation, yet it is also the season to take a break from our work schedules and jet set [...]

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Carnival festivities in South America came to a close a few weeks ago and the religious observance of Lent will soon culminate with the celebrations of Easter. This time of year is marked by penance, reflection, and contemplation, yet it is also the season to take a break from our work schedules and jet set off to the distant corners of the world.

And what better destination could you find than the captivating wonder of South America. This is a continent full of magic and mystery; a region where you will find not only manifestations of the divine grace, but also some earthly temptations that include the pleasure of walking in places you had never even imagined with people whom you had never known before. Embrace new cultures, perform extraordinary activities, and in the process collect lifetime memories that can change your outlook on life: travel enriches the mind and soul.

So if, in addition to some meditation, you decide to take a trip this Easter and indulge in some guilty pleasures, we recommend you read this shortlist of 7 travel sins to commit in South America:

1. Dress with pride and make a statement in the hottest clubs of Medellín.

Despite being home to a predominantly Christian population, the nightlife in Medellin is vibrant even at Easter / Source


2. Cause envy amongst your friends by posting photos of your adventures in Chilean Patagonia.

Visiting the Torres del Paine is undoubtedly one of the most desired activities for travelers looking to discover the most amazing natural attractions / Source


3. Become overwhelmed by greed and hit the megastores of São Paulo.

The city of São Paulo is a paradise for lovers of big brand shopping and urban design / Source


4. Devour an authentic Argentine asado while discovering the best local food on a Gastronomic Tour of Buenos Aires.

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It is impossible to have a bad asado in Argentina. The exquisite flavours and mystique of this gastronomic tradition will leave you very happy this Easter / Source.


5. Surrender to the lust and sensuality of African rhythms by attending a Samba School Rehearsal in Rio de Janeiro.

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6. Plan a secret getaway to Uruguay and let yourself be overcome with laziness on a tour of Colonia del Sacramento.

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Spend your Easter holidays appreciating the beautiful views of the Rio de la Plata and fall into relaxation.


7. Unleash your anger against the impossible and download all of your adrenaline for a Tandem Skydiving Jump over the spectacular Buenos Aires Pampa.

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For 35 exhilarating seconds, you will be in free fall before the parachute opens and you can peacefully enjoy the stunning panoramic scenery / Source


South America retains the magic of its native people and it has a rich duality expressed so extraordinarily in the stories and beliefs of its people. Here, indigenous and African cosmogony mixes with Judeo-Christian traditions, through both symbols and rituals, together blending to stimulate a spirit filled with intense emotions.

Become immersed in this mystical territory, a miraculous land full of improbable landscapes and a place where you can find many irresistible temptations.

Discover the enchanting energy of South America and enjoy your Easter holidays: book your tours and travel activities online now in any of the Daytours4u destinations.

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