Insider Tips – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:50:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 Friendship Day: What to expect from South Americans when they become your friends http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/friendship-day-expect-south-americans-become-friends/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:50:35 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12415 The value of friendship for South Americans can be demonstrated in three common ways: you will the first person they call up to party, they’ll invite you to their homes to eat like a member of the family, and will be in solidarity to join you on this adventure of travelling across South America. In [...]

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The value of friendship for South Americans can be demonstrated in three common ways: you will the first person they call up to party, they’ll invite you to their homes to eat like a member of the family, and will be in solidarity to join you on this adventure of travelling across South America.

In countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, friendship is so important that there’s Friendship Day to celebrate with your closest friends. This date was taken from the day that man stepped on the moon for the first time – July 20, 1969 – “in the name of the friendship of humanity towards the universe.” So if you’re going to travel to any destination in South America soon, here we leave you with some tips that will allow you to identify when you’re become more than just simple acquaintance to a South American and are now a friend.

Amigos y el fútbol

Football is ideal to share, like this group of friends who enjoyed a unique day at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro / Photo: @bertrandgrem


Friends in Argentina: Barbecue for everyone

The Argentines, especially the porteños, are known for their extroverted personalities. They enjoy sharing the classic barbecue, football and clubbing. They are famous for establishing long-lasting friendships, and the bonds they create in school often remain intact throughout their lives. They go on holiday together to the Atlantic coast and to the south, and meet up at least one day a week to talk about the news over the last 6 days of the week or make the same jokes that have been ongoing over the last 20 or 30 years.

Prepare to get a new nickname (if your name is Valeria, now you’ll be called Vale, or if your name is Sebastián, now you’ll be called Seba), although they can also adjust it and instead of Joaquín you’ll automatically become Joaco. After the nickname, they’ll invite you to the nightclubs where you’ll dance until dawn and the you’’ receive golden test of true friendship when they invite you over for barbecue or ravioli with the family.

Travel tip: If you want to make friends in this beautiful country, the tours in Argentina are the perfect opportunity to meet not only South Americans but also people from all over the world. If you’re traveling through Buenos Aires, take the opportunity to visit the top bars and clubs in the city, an ideal place to meet new potential friends.

Amigos en el Planetario

Buenos Aires is a city full of great attractions to visit with friends like the famous Palermo Planetarium / Photo: @edimardibilay


Friends in Brazil: Lets go to the beach!

Gestures of affection and generosity in Brazil are commonplace. The kindness of its inhabitants is widespread and they’ll be courteous to you even if it’s the first time they’ve ever met you. If this is how Brazilians are with strangers, imagine how they treat their friends with expressions of their affection.

For Cariocas mainly, any excuse is perfect to go celebrate on the beaches of Lapa and Ipanema, with tropical music in the background and a cold beer in hand. Friends also get together to go to the stadium and enjoy a soccer match, the favorite sport of the Brazilians, and they also love a good party. If you are part of their inner circle of friendship, they will open the doors of their homes to welcome you during your trip to Brazil.

Travel tip: One of the best places to make friends in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, is in the bars and clubs of the city, so take advantage of the Pub Crawl in Lapa and Ipanema. If you’re in São Paulo, here we provide find 3 trendy bars that you can’t miss during your trip in order to make new friends.

Bares de Buenos Aires

The party never ends in Rio de Janeiro; join the best pub crawls in the city and meet new friends!


Friends in Chile: Born to Party!

Chileans also love a good party because according to them they’re”born to party”. For the younger crown, partying is synonymous with friendship and at least once a week, they get together to go out “carretear” (go club hopping). Like the Argentines, they host a “ pregame”(meeting at a friend’s house before going out to dance) and at 2:00 am they start the tour of the top bars and nightclubs in the big cities.

You can expect kindness and long conversations from Chileans. They aren’t very strict about planning to meet up with friends, and are happy to incorporate new friends into their groups and are also very generous when it comes to sharing. Be prepared for their off-color humor, because the natural disasters they’ve had to ensure due to climatic reasons have only strengthened their spirit. Therefore, it is not surprising that they have famous drinks like “El Terremoto” (Earthquake), “Tsunami” or “La Réplica”.

Travel tip: If you’re in the Chilean capital and feeling energized, don’t miss the Santiago by Night Bike Tour, it’s a great opportunity to visit the emblematic places of the city and make new friends during the excursion.

After a fun night in the clubs of Viña del Mar, this group of friends decided to end their journey in front of the Pacific / Photo: Paola Rodríguez


Friends in Colombia: The best therapist and the life of the party

In Colombia your friends will call you parcero, panita and even compadre / comadre as if you were made one of godparents to their children. Possibly the most valuable quality of Colombians as friends is their ability to listen to you and find the perfect words for any situation. You don’t go to the therapist in Colombia to get out of a funk, for example, you just get together with your Colombian friend and a bottle of the best aguardiente!

Like every good South American, the party and the flavor runs through their veins. They dance salsa better than anyone (just ask James Rodríguez of the Colombian soccer team!), they cook their traditional dishes at any time and place in the world, and they’re so proud of their homeland that they sport t-shirts and objects with the yellow, blue and red of the national flag. Feel fortunate to have a Colombian friend or friend, because you’ll learn to dance, cook and be a good listener as God intended.

Travel tip: Live the most authentic experiences and enjoy these excursions with the locals in three of Colombia’s main cities: the Bogotá Salsa Night Club Tour, the Medellín Nightlife Tour and the Chiva Rumba – Cartagena Party Bus Tour.

Colombians do know how to have fun, especially when they are on the beautiful beaches of Cartagena / Photo: @catherinefg16


Friends in Uruguay: Everything that lasts begins with a mate

For Uruguayans the first real and authentic test of friendship is the ritual of mate. After drinking your first mate with a Uruguayan you can be assured that a beautiful friendship has begun. Clearly there will be other types of important demonstrations, such as going out to eat a barbecue together, but drinking mate is the key.

Your friendship with the Charrúas will be based on two admirable values: respect and tolerance. They are open and respectful of each other’s differences and celebrate cultural, religious, political, sexual, etc. diversity. They live a slower paced life than many other South Americans and they know how to live together in harmony. One of the exceptions to the rule is football, an a ritual that is experienced with intensity, so prepare your eyes and ears to witness it in each superclásico between Nacional and Peñarol, as the Uruguayans rarely behave like this.

Travel tip: If you’re travelling to the Uruguayan capital with friends, do the Bar Facal Lunch & Show tour. If you’re more traditional, you can opt for the Wine Tasting at a themed hotel in Punta Carretas and then take advantage of the best of Montevidean nightlife. Find the best options for going out in the city in our Montevideo Nightlife Guide of clubs, pubs and things to do.

Bar Facal

Uruguayan cuisine is amazing, nothing better than going with friends to the Facal Bar in Montevideo to eat a delicious chivito / Photo: @cheilaanja


The value of friendship is transcendental for the South American culture and although each country has different codes and traditions, they all recognize that meeting with old and new friends is one of the pillars of life, because friends really are, at the end of the day, the family that one chooses.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!

By: Keilma Rojas, content editor at Daytours4u

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LGBT Pride Day: 8 gay friendly tourist experiences to do in South America http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/lgbt-pride-day-gay-friendly-tourist-experiences/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:39:25 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12393 South America continues taking important steps to solidify the rights of the LGBT+ community and for this reason many countries in our continent are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world. Today, for Gay Pride Day, we’ve selected 8 of the best gay friendly tourism experiences in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile, [...]

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South America continues taking important steps to solidify the rights of the LGBT+ community and for this reason many countries in our continent are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world. Today, for Gay Pride Day, we’ve selected 8 of the best gay friendly tourism experiences in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile, with the aim of highlighting the transcendental role of tourism in promoting tolerance and equality.

Many countries in South America are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world


After the violent riots that took place against the LGBT community on June 28, 1969, in the New York bar Stonewall Inn, this day is commemorated every year around the world with the Gay Pride March. In South America, these demonstrations are multitudinous and the organization of the combative community has accomplished, among other achievements, that 6 of the 12 countries in the continent recognize some type of same-sex unions, and that marriage between persons of the same sex is legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and adoption by homoparental families in these same countries.

Thus, the South American countries seek to consolidate as gay friendly tourist destinations and a significant proof of this is the award received in 2017 Colombia for promoting LGBT tourism. Discover all the diversity of our countries and travel with pride in South America.


Buenos Aires Gay Pub Crawl

Argentina is one of the most sought after destinations by the LGBT + community precisely because of the amount of gay friendly activities that can be found in almost every city in the country. In Buenos Aires, one of the most popular tours is the Gay Pub Crawl. Travelers visit the best bars and clubs in Palermo Soho, where much of the Buenos Aires nightlife is concentrated. Tourists seek out this activity because it’s a complete package: it includes drinks, snacks, tickets to the nightclubs without waiting in long lines and bilingual local guides who accompany them throughout the night.

In Buenos Aires, one of the most popular tours is the Gay Pub Crawl


Madero Tango Show in Buenos Aires

The artistic offer of Buenos Aires is another of the elements that make it so attractive to the LGBT + community and, in the case of Gardel’s birthplace -although it’s not yet known if it was in Uruguay or France-, tango shows are the most requested by travelers. Madero Tango is an exceptional proposal to experience the best of Buenos Aires nightlife in one of the most innovative neighborhoods of the city: Puerto Madero. It’s also one of the few shows recommended by the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading global network of tourism companies that provide resources and information for travelers in the LGBTQ community in more from 75 countries. In addition to the dance performance, at Madero Tango you can enjoy a delicious dinner with the best view of the city.

Madero Tango

It’s also one of the few shows recommended by the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association


Snow and Fire with Dinner in Ushuaia

Buenos Aires is not the only city that has a reputation for respecting the sexual diversity of all those who pass through. At the end of the world there are also exciting experiences for everyone and one of them is the activity known as Snow and Fire with dinner in Ushuaia. Take advantage of the austral winter to explore the frozen forests of this charming Argentine city and walk in the snow with the starry sky up above. In the refuge of the mountain, you’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner cooked in a magical atmosphere that’s like out of a movie. It’s a lovely excursion for solo travelers or couples!

Nieve y fuego en Ushuaia

With the activity Snow and Fire in Ushuaia you’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner cooked in a magical atmosphere


Ginga Tropical Show in Río de Janeiro

In Brazil there are great contradictions in relation to gender equality and the rights conquered by the LGBT + community. Despite important achievements such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, the country recognizes that much remains to be done. However, the South American giant offers unmissable tourist options for all, and one of the infallible recommendations is the Ginga Tropical show in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a night full of music and color to exalt the best of Brazilian culture and its diversity.

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One of the infallible recommendations in Rio de Janeiro is the Ginga Tropical show / Source


Wine Tasting in Montevideo

The Uruguayan legislation of the last decade is one of the most advanced in Latin America and the world in terms of LGBT + rights. Not only with its laws, but from the cultural point of view, Uruguay is a prime example of respect for diversity, and that’s why it’s won the hearts of the international community that chooses it as a vacation destination. Recommendations for activities and excursions in Uruguay are endless, but if we had to suggest one at this time it would be the Wine Tasting in Montevideo. Tannat, olive oil and a cheese and cold cuts platter are the perfect combination for an unforgettable afternoon in the Uruguayan capital.

Vinos en Montevideo

Tannat, olive oil and a cheese and cold cuts platter are the perfect combination for an unforgettable afternoon in Montevideo


Excursion to Viña and Valparaíso from Santiago de Chile

Chile is in style. Apart from being an ideal destination for adventure, it’s become very attractive country for tourists from all over the world. Its big cities have a solid infrastructure and a cultural formation of respect and tolerance from the tourist staff, so you can not miss visiting Valparaíso and Viña del Mar during your trip. They’re charming places, where the sea breeze gives you an unparalleled peace and its extensive vineyards transport you to the deepest part of the Chilean countryside. If you’re in Santiago de Chile and have little time to explore the surroundings, take advantage of this one-day tour, you won’t regret it!

Valparaíso

Travel to Valparaíso and fall in love with its murals!


Andrés Carne de Res Night Tour Bogotá

Much has been said about Latin American machismo and there are probably those who tie Colombia to this negative image. However, the country has taken short but firm and significant steps to promote the image of the country as an LGBT destination. As in all the South American nations, the great capitals are the pioneers in carrying the flag of respect and tolerance; that is why Bogotá is a city that offers varied alternatives to have great experiences. One of them is to go out to dinner at Andrés Carne de Res, especially at the main restaurant located near Bogotá. Exquisite food, a festive and colorful atmosphere, and first class attention is what awaits you at Andrés Carne de Res.

Andrés Carne de Res

A festive and colorful atmosphere is what awaits you at Andrés Carne de Res / Source


Tour to Holambra in São Paulo

São Paulo is one of the cities where the most multitudinous Gay Pride parades in the world take place. Unlike other large world cities, the Paulistas hold the grand parade every June 3 and this year, 2018, more than 3 million people participated. In this huge and diverse city there are plenty of experiences to live, one of the most charming is the walk to Holambra, known as the City of Flowers. It’s a day tour to escape from the concrete city to enjoy flower fields in the middle of a small town created by Dutchmen who still possesses the original architecture of its foundation.

Tour a Holambra

Escape the concrete city and enjoy flower fields in Holambra


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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.

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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.

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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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Tips for Solo Female Travellers in Colombia http://www.daytours4u.com/en/colombia4u/tips-for-solo-female-travellers-in-colombia/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12150 Be it for fun, introspection or business, more and more women are taking their suitcases and travelling the world without a companion or travel partner. For many, traveling is more than just moving from one place to another, it is a therapeutic tool, the opportunity to put together your own itinerary and to experience new [...]

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Be it for fun, introspection or business, more and more women are taking their suitcases and travelling the world without a companion or travel partner. For many, traveling is more than just moving from one place to another, it is a therapeutic tool, the opportunity to put together your own itinerary and to experience new cultures.

Surely you have heard that Colombia is a destination where you must take certain safety precautions and this statement has a lot of truth, but those who have ventured to this land discover that the biggest risk is wanting to stay. Therefore, in this article, we gather 10 recommendations and 4 places that may be of interest to women traveling through Colombia.

Traveling in Colombia is a unique experience, the biggest risk is that you want to stay / Photo: Daytours4u

10 recommendations for Solo Female Travellers in Colombia

1. Our first recommendation is that you don’t give papaya, this popular expression means that you avoid exposing yourself to situations of vulnerability by visiting desolate places or displaying objects of great value without proper security in the centers of the most populated cities such as Bogotá and Medellin.

2. Don’t walk alone at night, especially in places with few cars.

3. Whenever you can, look for trusted transport options through tour operators, uber or ask for a taxi over the phone.

4. If you’re going to travel by taxi, always ask a local how much it should really cost so they don’t overcharge you.

5. While you should walk with confidence, also try to blend in without losing your essence. Walking around Bogotá in shorts, for example, can give you away as a tourist.

Try to blend in without losing your essence, especially in big cities / Photo: Daytours4u

6. Locals sometimes associate tourists with money. Our advice is that you carry few valuables, and don’t walk around with all your cash.

7. When you arrive in a place where you feel secure, meet people and talk to them, that will help you lose the fear of traveling through the cities you visit.

8. If you have doubts about where to go, what activities to do and where to stay, consult the tour operators who usually have inside information about each region in Colombia.

9. Communicate with your family or friends so that they know you are well and where you are staying.

10. Keep an open mind, be careful but stay open minded because if not, you will miss the details that this experience offers.

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What to do and where to go in Colombia

Here are 4 routes that cover all the options: rest, meditation, exploration in the city and adventure to inspire you to visit this magical country.

1. Relaxation in Santa Marta: It’s one of the most pleasant cities in Colombia to live in due to the security and friendliness with foreigners, that’s why it’s a recommended destination when traveling alone. Walk through the streets of Samaria, feel the sea breeze, and visiting its historic center is a good activity to start your trip.

On the second day, you can enter one of the most emblematic indigenous communities, climb the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; the walk and encounter with these ancestral cultures is an experience that takes you out of the routine. We advise that you book this tour with specialized companies, in order to guarantee your safety.

You can also visit the exotic beaches of Tayrona National Park, where there are at least 3 different types of sand; there you can also participate in watersports or simply lay out on the sand and enjoy the tranquility of the place.

Reserve a day in Tayrona online

The Tayrona Park is one of the must-see places of Santa Marta / Photo: Daytours4u

2. Glamour in Medellín: If you’re a woman who travels alone and loves certain comforts this city is for you. The kindness of its people makes you never feel insecure; you can also take a bicycle, tram, metro, taxi or bus to reach the most tourist destinations. This metropolis is known as the capital of Colombian fashion, so visiting Medellin is an excellent excuse to renew your wardrobe.

Being a city of contrasts, between the modern and cultural roots, the gastronomic experiences are inexhaustible. You can find one of the first molecular gastronomy restaurants called El Cielo, where there are 12 moments for enjoying new flavors. You can also go for the more traditional and take a cooking class to learn how to prepare the famous Bandeja Paisa.

Enjoy the best travel experiences in Medellín

3. Meditation in the Coffee Triangle: Coffee lands harbor a magic that inspires tranquility, its climates are not very cold but not excessively warm, which facilitates things when it comes to packing. In this region there are different spaces for recollection and meditation. The Cabaña Océano, for example, is one of the places for spiritual retreats. In addition, its conveniently located between Pereira and Armenia.

Another experience that helps you reconnect with yourself, and that is becoming increasingly loved who meditate, is getting into nature: observing the flora and admiring the wildlife. The Coffee triangle is an immense bird corridor. In Quindío there are more than 400 species of birds and at least 4 endemic species of mammals. Therefore, to navigate one of the rivers in the area is to be given the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the coffee fauna and magical stories, because these types of tours are made in the company of expert bogas.

Book here the Timber Rafting on Rio la Vieja

4. Adventure in Bogota: Being the capital, making a stop here is an almost obligatory destination if you come from another country so that you can take advantage of your time passing through Bogotá to dare yourself with adventure sports. The geography of Bogota has a characteristic point: the Eastern Hills. These imposing mountains are part of the Andes Mountain Range. So if you’re a traveler looking for adventure then this destination is for you. You can walk or ride through the mountain range and discover waterfalls such as La Chorrera, a waterfall that is halfway between Choachí and Bogotá.

The Eastern Hills tour can be done from different locations and you will always find a different natural landscape that will feed your spirit and leave you wanting more. You can also get out of Bogotá and go rafting on the río Negro.

Travel tip: Remember that this type of tour should always be done in the company of expert guides.

The trekking in La Chorrera is one of the must-see activities for travelers who love adventure / Source

There is no excuse for turning down the opportunity to experience a great adventure in Colombia with the best company you can have on a trip: yourself!

By: Laura García Betancur, Colombian journalist and audiovisual communicator with the University of Manizales, Colombia.

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Tips for Solo Female Travellers in Argentina http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/tips-for-solo-female-travellers-in-argentina/ http://www.daytours4u.com/en/argentina4u/tips-for-solo-female-travellers-in-argentina/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:40:00 +0000 http://argentina4u.com/blog/en/2012/06/this-is-for-you-girls.html In this article, we have prepared an interview from one of the reporters of Go! Girl Guides, a printed and online independent travel guide written by women for women. The guides do not only give their readers information about where to eat and drink in these countries, but also where to stay (in terms of safety and affordability), [...]

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In this article, we have prepared an interview from one of the reporters of Go! Girl Guides, a printed and online independent travel guide written by women for women. The guides do not only give their readers information about where to eat and drink in these countries, but also where to stay (in terms of safety and affordability), what to do, and volunteer options for those who want to help the Earth we live on. Many women throughout the world have either been interviewed or have contributed to writing articles for Go! Girl Guides for the sole purpose of helping other women be safe and have as much fun as possible during their travels.

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On this occasion, the editors of the famous magazine have gathered a set of interesting tips for Solo Female Travellers in Argentina and that can be useful and inspiration for those who are close to traveling.

1. One of the most frequently asked questions asked by women traveling alone on travel forums is with regards to safety. How did you feel traveling alone in Argentina?

Generally, I felt very safe traveling alone in Argentina. There were moments when I definitely acted on instinct, and I think that it’s important not to hesitate when you get an uncomfortable feeling in a certain situation – whether it’s while walking, at a bar or in a hostel. It’s better to use caution and possibly insult someone, than to be caught in a precarious situation. I also never walked alone at night. There are plenty of other travelers to team up with on night-walks.

2. Do you have any special tips or advice on how to stay safe whilst traveling alone?

Try to walk like you are on a mission. Eyes forward, nice quick pace and as much as you are inclined to react to catcalls, just ignore them. The more attention you return, even if it’s a giggle, the more they will escalate the situation. (Side note: the catcalling in Argentina was generally harmless and actually quite pleasant most of the time).

Dress modestly and in neutral colors. There is no need to attract extra attention to yourself when you are traveling alone, as you will probably already stick out just by being from another country/culture.

3. What type of hostel accommodation have you found as the best or most comfortable as a solo traveler: mixed dorms, women only dorms or a private room?

I would definitely say women only dorms. I stayed in all three at some point and found that there is a feeling of safety in numbers and it’s a great way to meet other solo female travelers as well. The mixed dorms were fine too, I never ran into any real problems, but if the option is there for a female dorm, take it.

4. What are local´s reactions to you when you say you are girls traveling alone? For example, are they surprised or do they take it like a normal thing?

They were usually surprised. Many of them gave strict precautions, and seemed a little worried about me. I heard the same story over and over about the French girls who were murdered in Salta. It was an awful thing that happened, but you can’t let things like this inhibit you from experiencing life. We have to accept that in life at home or abroad, there are some things that are out of our control, so just use your brain and your instinct and enjoy life to its fullest.

5. Does traveling alone affect where or how you travel around Argentina?

Absolutely. You definitely have to stay on point. A big part of travel for many of us is enjoying the local food and drink. But you should really use restraint when drinking alcohol; the worst situation you could find yourself in is being drunk, alone and not in control of your surroundings.

6. What has been your scariest moment whilst traveling in Argentina? What was your happiest moment when you enjoyed being without the company of a guy?

Honestly, the scariest moment I had was during a bus ride from Puerto Iguazu to Corrientes. It was night time and raining like crazy. The bus had a leak in the roof, so all of the windows were fogged up (including the drivers windshield) and he was driving SUPER fast down a two-lane highway with impaired vision. It was kind of terrifying, but hey, we made it there.

One of my happiest moments was waking up in Corrientes at sunrise and walking down the river drinking coffee and enjoying the beautiful scene above the water. It was early in my trip and I had that overwhelming feeling of strength and peace at the same moment; empowered by my solitude and enjoying the landscapes of one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Thank you and happy travels!! 

Whether you’re a solo female traveller or not, we have many tours and activities in Argentina for you, visit our official site Argentina4u.com

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