South America Sightseeing International
Jardin Botanico (Bogota, Colombia)
As is customary in this part of the world, Bogota's Botanical Garden is an extension of the largest park in the city - Parque Simon Bolivar. However unlike the similar one in Quito or the one in Mexico City, it is not so much in the middle of a park as it is tagged on to one end. The far end. It took me a while to get there, getting a ... bus from the centre which took about half an hour, and then walking for another 20 minutes or so to get to the entrance. I was spurred on, however, by being able to see and in particular smell the gardens, though I was still on the wrong side of a fence and had a long way to walk. The fragrance is astonishing and as inviting as the biscuit factory I live near in Manchester, and it made me speed up so I could get inside.
The Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis is open daily, from 8am during the week and from 9am at weekends. There is a nominal entrance fee ($2000 or 66p for adults, half that for children), and sadly you don't get a ticket, just a receipt you then hand over as you go through the turnstile. Once inside paths take you in all directions, and you're free to explore and wander as you please, assisted by various 'you are here' maps at strategic points. The thing that first struck me was how popular the place was. I always think it's a shame when Botanical Gardens fly under the radar of both locals and tourists, but given by the number of families streaming through the gates at 10am on a holiday Monday, the Bogatenos are clearly proud of this space and justifiably so.
To call this a Botanical Garden undersells it somewhat, since the place is massive and 'Botanical Park' might be a better label for a space that spans more than 19 hectares. It's beautifully laid out and very spacious, so you're not trying to hack your way through vines or duck under low hanging branches as you explore. Clear paths loop around the edge and zig zag across the space, but walking on the grass isn't forbidden, and in some cases it seems to be actively encouraged since some shrubs are signed at a distance that requires you to get a little closer if you want to read them. The down side of this is that there aren't any of the wonderfully hilarious "'No pisar el césped" signs to giggle at.
The space, which I really do refuse to call a garden, is themed into distinct areas. Each one is labelled nicely and though I went as a tourist, not a botanist, it seemed pretty thorough with plant family, scientific name, origin and so on, albeit only in Spanish. The "Garden of Exotic Plants" was the first thing I came across and included ones from each continent. This led on to a more wooded area that came complete with huge wire life-sized statues of animals, making you feel like you'd wandered into a sculpture park. This reassured me somewhat as when I had arrived I had seen a man 'tending to' a horse in the distance and had wondered what on earth he was doing - now I knew he had simply been repairing it...
My favourite part was the rose garden which was immensely fragrant and so colourful, with different types of the flower from all over. I also liked the herb garden close by though had to stop myself from sneakily taking some cuttings home for my tea. At times I also walked along paths that took me away from the neatly planted and painstakingly labelled shrubs and into more general park areas - though all within the walls of the compound, and not in the main park itself.
In the middle there were your predictable large, climatised green houses and even though Bogota was having one of its unusually warm days, the difference was immediate as you stepped into a humid, hot environment. Housing everything from cacti to lily ponds, with bright tropical flowers in between, this is definitely worth a look even if you don't normally like the feeling of being inside such places, because the plants it showcases are totally different from anything that could grow outside (due to Bogota's 'lovely' inhospitable climate) . One part is literally like being in a tropical rain forest, while another is lined with poinsettias. We have a bit of a thing for poinsettias in our family. Though I don't normally like enclosed places with wildlife that thinks you're fair game as a landing site, the tiny, colouful butterflies in here kept well clear of the people and were gorgeous to look at, much more vibrant that the sort you'd see in the UK, and a fraction of the size.
I thought the park-sized-garden achieved a spot on balance between carefully landscaped areas and a more natural look - they weren't anal about sweeping up rose petals or fallen leaves, for example. I liked this because it didn't in anyway feel artificial, though perhaps being at an altitude of over 2600 meters I should have been more sceptical of the palm trees towering above me as if I were at the beach. In addition to the flora and fauna there were various pagodas and other structures, bridges and a large looping lake which made it so much more than just a glorified garden and you can tell it is tended with love by those who work there. Several guided tours were taking place while I was there, but it was unclear whether these were a free for all or had been pre-arranged. I eavesdropped on a few and the guides in question were clearly passionate about the subject.
The Garden has a cafe and a mini garden centre at the entrance though this is the only shop. There were lots of staff members on hand to answer questions, while others were hard at it, getting on with work around the visitors. Several paths were also cordoned off 'for scientific reasons' but there are so many ways to go that even with these restrictions you never end up at a dead end.
Aside from the odd plane roaring over head (the site is out towards the airport) this is a peaceful place to while away some time. There is so much to see and do, but also tons of places simply to sit and relax in beautiful surroundings, and if I'd thought, I'd have brought a picnic with me to linger a little. This is definitely the most beautiful part of Colombia's capital in my opinion. I stuck up some photos on Facebook and got various 'likes' and comments about how attractive the city is, though what they really meant was how lovely the Botanical Garden. Bogota has tree-lined avenues in the wealthier parts, and the mountains surrounding us on various sides are planted with greenery, but generally for day to day wandering I don't see much that makes me want to stop and, well, smell the flowers. They have more plazas - i.e. concrete squares - than they do city parks, so the contrast between the streets I usually tread and this place was immense. It was a wonderful morning out and had I known how fab it was, I would have gone sooner. Even so, despite a mere 4 weeks left in the city, I know I'll be back and if it were slightly more central I'd pop in every few days for that price - it's so big and so impressive and there's so much to see, I'm sure I'd never get bored.
The Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis has something for everything, and was being enjoyed by couples and families of all ages while I was there. If you take your time it could easily take up half a day of your time, and it would be a half day well spent. The only downside I can think of is the location, quite a way from any other tourist sites, the main shopping areas and so on, though it is near the industrial zone so some of the larger name hotels such as the Sheraton are very close by.
To reach the Botanical Garden you can catch a bus along Calle 19 marked "aeropuerto" and get off after you go past the Gran Estacion shopping mall. Or, the Transmilenio has a stop for the main park (aptly called "Parque Simon Bolivar"), but the gardens are right at the other side so you'll have to walk quite a long way. Alternatively, if you're here only temporarily and spending pounds or dollars, a taxi won't cost more than about £3 and will take you right to the entrance.
Read the complete review
Cathedral de Sal (Bogota, Colombia)
Big Sis came to stay for 6 days and though originally we'd planned to do half the week away and half here in Bogota, the Colombian capital really is on the small side when it comes to things to see and do, so mid way through the week we decided to tag on an extra day trip, to Zipaquirá. Although too far out of the city to be classed as a ... local attraction, it's really not a long way away and is an easy day trip on public transport. Zipaquirá is the name of the town but when people talk of going there it's invariably for a visit to its somewhat famous and quite unique Salt Cathedral.
... Where Is This Salt Of The Earth? ...
About 50km north of my current home, you can get a bus to Zipaquirá quite easily from Bogota's Portal del Norte. Busses leave from within the Transmilenio station (enter the regional section from the south east platform) and are marked 'Zipa'. They leave every 15 minutes or so and the trip should cost no more than $5000 (our trip back only cost $3700, randomly). Most buses stop on the fringes of the city to collect people, and then continue to Chia and finally Zipa. We were dropped off with some poor directions and managed to walk for an hour (up hill!) in the wrong direction, so I would recommend grabbing a cab from wherever the bus drops you. It should cost no more than $3000 which is nothing to pay for ease of arrival.
The alternative is to take the tourist train which runs at weekends and includes a stop in Zipa. This is much more expensive ($38,000 per person return) but includes on board entertainment in the form of Mariachi-style musicians. Whether or not that is a bonus is of course up to you. You can find out more about this transport here:
... Take It With A Pinch Of Salt ...
The Salt Cathedral occupies an area atop a hill a few minutes' walk from the town centre. The first thing you need to do is work out which ticket you want as there are various packages on offer. The basic one includes entry to the cathedral and a 3D film, while add-ons include an additional tour (the Miners' Route), a museum and an (utterly unrelated) climbing wall and scenic mini train tour. These are available in all possible combinations, but you can also buy them individually later on which wasn't made clear at the entrance. We paid $26,000 each for the cathedral entry ($20,000) and the Miner's Route ($6000). This is not cheap - especially than you think that any decent church or cathedral is free of charge - but this is now more tourist trap than it is sacred place of worship, so fees are understandable. At the same time, a typical museum in Bogota costs $3000 to enter, so this should, in theory, have been 8 or 9 times better...
Tickets are not timed so you can choose whether to nosy at the outdoor area before entering, or go straight in. 'Free' attractions include a massive, good-for-photos statue, a 'food court' (just a few stands) and some souvenir booths featuring local artisan crafts and the ubiquitous photo-gifts. You at the altar of the cathedral printed on a mouse mat, mug, keychain or t-shirt? You can get it here!
... A Cathedral Made of Salt, You Say? ...
This region is known for its salt mines, and still supplies approximately 40% of the country's salt needs. I buy a lot of salt here - to keep the slugs out as much as anything - and it is always Colombian so you could say I already had a connection to the area. The first salt cathedral was built in 1954, but closed in 1992 for safety reasons. This newer one was completed in 1995 and goes through rigorous daily safety checks according to our guide, lest it collapse in a big salty heap on some unsuspecting tourist's head.
When you think about it, there are some plausible links between mining (of any kind, not just white crystals) and religion, namely that it is a dangerous pursuit during which people, especially in a country like Colombia, pray for the safety of themselves and others. It is not uncommon to construct alters in mines as the miners spend so much of their time there, and in some respects a Salt Cathedral is the next logical step. At the same time, in spite of the thousands of mines in the world, this is the only one with an in built temple touted as a tourist attraction, so perhaps it's not quite as normal as they would have you believe. Either way, it's a little special and something I was keen to see. The last time I was down a salt mine, it was in Hallein in Austria 10 years ago. We dressed up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, slid down slides, sailed on underground lakes and generally had a jolly good time. While I didn't know quite what to expect with Zipa, I had a feeling my experience was going to be more than a little different. And I was right.
... A Tour de Force? ...
We headed down to the mine entrance, where a vaguely orderly queue was forming, and a digital clock was counting down to the next tour departure. You can only enter with a guide, but it is slightly pointless as you can wander off alone immediately once inside, and you also eventually leave on your own. A screen told us about our guide, including his name and the languages he spoke. His hard hat had the French flag on, but I think that was just for show as he was only advertised as speaking Spanish and English. Unlike many guides here, he didn't start off by asking people where they were from and so on, but when another guest asked him to go into English, he continued his spiel in both languages for the rest of the tour.
The cathedral is located 180m underground, and it takes a while to get to the central area if you stick with the tour, as first you have to look at the rocks (black not white near the entrance, due to the impurities) and admire the caverns. Next, you pass by the 14 stations of the cross (except number 1, which is hidden away down a different alley). These come in order and have a one line title in Spanish and somewhat dubious English. Now I may have dropped RS at the earliest possible opportunity, and in the last 10 years I may really have only gone into churches when I wanted a sit down or some shade from the sun while sightseeing, but it didn't seem quite right to me. These stations were actually just carved crosses, and they're all pretty much the same, though the guide tried to jazz it up a little by saying things like "imagine Jesus on the other side, where you can't see". I appreciate that Salt could be a tricky substance to work with, but it seemed to me that they'd just carved the exact same thing a dozen or so times. Without the engraved plaques beside each one, I'd really have thought we were just going round in circles.
Our group was large and full of what I would call amateur tourists - who didn't seem to understand that concept of looking and moving on, so everyone could have a nosy at each bit. But by the time we hit station #6 it was pretty clear we weren't missing much.
One area made me laugh, if only for the seriousness with which the rest of our misfit group took it. We came to an area with 3 mini tunnels, all leading to the same space a meter or so further on. The guide explained that you had to choose a tunnel based on the sins you needed to repent: tunnel 1 was for those with lots of sins, tunnel 2 was for those with some and tunnel 3 was for those with none. As you walked through you would be forgiven for those misdeeds. But which one would we go through? asked the guide. As everyone clustered round tunnels 1 and 2, these two atheist sisters moseyed on through tunnel 3, simply to beat the crowds. It may have been my imagination, but I could have sworn I heard a few gasps as we did so, though whether due to our deluded belief we were sin-free, or our blatant flouting of this opportunity to purge ourselves, I don't know.
I had an image in my mind of a traditional looking cathedral, just made of Salt, and by this point I was beginning to wonder if I'd been severely mislead. But, eventually we rounded a corner and found a cavernous room (complete with stylish plastic chairs à la the bargain end of Poundstretcher) that boasted alters at two ends. It still didn't look much like a cathedral, but you could at least get that that was what they were going for.
The whole tour took almost an hour (less than the 1 ½ hours promised / threatened when we started) and though it was vaguely interesting, it wasn't as visually stunning as I had expected, and nor was the guide full of interesting anecdotes. It was exactly the kind of place where you could imagine intriguing things might have happened during its time as a salt mine or during the construction of the cathedral features, but if that was the case, they were not being shared.
I think what struck me most was how UN-cathedral-like it was inside... If that's all it takes, you could put a few crosses on the wall of Cadbury World and have yourself a chocolate cathedral. I appreciate the limitations of such a space, but the hype surrounding it means I had expected to see something extraordinary whereas this was definitely ordinary.
... Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off To Work We Go ...
I had wanted to do more than just the tour, and having no desire to climb a crappy faux-wall, or sit on a fugly train in the rain, we were torn between the museum and the Miners' Route. An employee at the entrance approached us as we were looking at the info board so I asked him and he said in no uncertain terms that the museum was naff, and the Miners' Route much better.
What we didn't realise until the first tour finished was that this ran on a schedule of every half hour, and because of the timing of our tour, we'd just missed one. We could have gone to watch the 3D film, but that also ran every half hour on the same timetable, which seemed daft. Although you could go back out and buy tickets for the Miners' Route if you'd not purchased them at the start, we were thinking that if we HADN'T bought them before hand, we probably wouldn't bother now due to the silly timings.
The literature had implied we would get to dress up as miners, but all we really got were hard hats with lights and hard to stash battery packs. This tour was smaller, but still had a good dozen people on it, and this guide didn't speak English or at least didn't offer us a tour in the language. We set off back into the cathedral retracing our steps from earlier, and then headed off to a new area. With strict instructions not to turn on our head lights, we were told to progress through a small, narrow corridor. It was pitch black and my sense of awareness went out the window as I clung to both walls and shuffled slowly forward. Though there had been no information to this effect prior to departure, this tour was clearly not going to be suitable for those with mobility issues.
The tour was supposed to show us a day in the life of a miner, but it really didn't. We got to see some new parts of the cathedral from different angles, but that was hardly thrilling. Some of the children got to take pickaxes and chip away at a bit of wall, there was a fake 'explosion' complete with puffs of 'smoke' and we got to smash up some rocks and take a few salt crystals away with us, but there really wasn't much else on offer, and the tour was a let-down which I wouldn't really recommend. We spent most of our time turning our lights on and off as directed, but it was never really made clear why we couldn't keep them on all the time, or why we'd had to do that initial tunnel in complete darkness - even in the olden days, they would have surely had candle light if nothing else.
The tour took half an hour so as we got back we'd once again missed the start of the film. We decided not to go and see it, but by the time we had given our hats back and then returned to the chapel for some less crowded photos, we were half way to the next showing so decided to stick it out after all.
... 3D? That'd Be Daft, Dreary and Dull ...
The last 3D film I'd seen was a Bob The Builder thing at Legoland in Manchester. I didn't think they could get much worse...until I saw this one. In Spanish with English subtitles, I should have been able to understand it twice, but I could barely follow it once. It was about a monster / robot thing that went into a salt mine, via the ever-essential rollercoaster ride that I think is compulsory for 3D films these days. It didn't really have a story or make any sense, and its two redeeming features were that it was free with the main entrance ticket, and only lasted 15 minutes (making you wonder why they didn't at least run them every 20-25 minutes, to stagger them against the Miners' Route departures). Still, it was an interesting experience, not least because the 'cinema' was just a big room in a salt mine, with wooden chairs laid out in rows.
I think the most irritating thing was that we'd waited 20 odd minutes for the Miners' Route, and then another 30 odd minutes for the film to start, turning what should have been 45 minutes together into more like an hour and a half.
... Good, Clean....Emerald Fun? ...
Beside the cinema entrance and near where the Miners' Route began there were a few shops to look at. My hopes of buying some nice salty souvenirs were dashed - seriously, not even a mini jar of the stuff. But they WERE selling gold and emeralds. On the one hand this is to be expected, as Bogota has museums for both and they are key exports of the area. On the other hand...we're down a salt mine! Surely some good clean salty fun is in order? We didn't buy gems but we did buy chocolate lollipops... There was also a coffee bar down here but it didn't serve much food, which was another wasted opportunity given the time people often had to wait before their next experience.
... Place Worth Its Salt? ...
The cathedral is open all week, but closes when special services are on. You can see photos on the website, with lighting that makes it look much cooler than it actually was.
Long sleeves are recommended but it's not that cold. Most of it is sloped with some optional stairs, but it is a bit rough under foot so I'd say trainers not heels. It can be dark in places but flash photos are permitted - though some areas really don't lend themselves to producing good shots.
Of course I'm glad we went, and I can see why so many people go but it's not quite the must-see I was expecting. An intriguing enough way to pass a spare day but if you run out of time don't fret. I have more friends and family coming out over the next few months and this won't be on my itinerary for any of them (and if they're desperate to go, they can go without me). There are some places here I would be happy to return to, like the top of Monserrate, but I'm certainly in no hurry to go back here. If you do decide to go and don't speak Spanish, I would skip the pseudo-English translations, and go at your own pace rather than crawl along with the guide. You can always listen in to another tour if there's something you want to know about, as there are multiple groups down in the mine at any one time.
April 2011 had $3000 (pesos) to £1
Read the complete review
Cerro Monserrate (Colombia)
Bogota doesn't have all that many landmarks, but one thing you can see from virtually anywhere in the city is the church atop Monserrate mountain. I even used to have a view of it from my previous apartment and though I've moved now, I still see it every day as I walk to work and to the gym. At 3152 metres above sea level, it sounds ... ludicrously high until you remember that Bogota itself is some 2625m up. But still, that's quite a bit further up in the clouds. I wish that were just a figure of speech, but sadly cloudy days are the most common kind here, and while normally you can make out the church, sometimes the very peak is slightly or totally obscured by the puffy white things.
I've wanted to go for ages, more for the trip than what's at the other end, but since it's not that cheap I thought I'd save it for when Big Sis hit town as it was no doubt something she would want to do, and we finally made the trip on Good Friday.
.... It Is SO The Journey, Not The Destination ....
Bogota is at the bottom of the mountain, and the church is at the top. And what's the best way to get up a steep hill? Why, by cable car or funicular, of course, and Monserrate really goes all out by having both options. They normally run at alternate times (cable car in the morning, funicular in the afternoon) but on Sundays and public holidays both are in operation. And, on Sundays and public holidays they lower the prices too, which is everso nice since other companies do the opposite and hike them during peak periods.
Though I can see the top from just about everywhere, the base on Monserrate is a little further than it looks. The nearest Transmilenio is Las Aguas, but we just walked from my home in La Candelaria (the old town) and it took maybe 25 minutes. The slope up to the station is not the safest according to my guide book, but when we went it was overrun with police and street sellers, and felt no different from the rest of town.
The station is the departure point for both forms of transport, and the tickets are the same for each so you can buy your return and then decide which one to use for each leg. The first ticket office is obvious but if it's crowded there is another one round the corner that was getting less attention. We paid $8200 return. During the week I think it is normally $14000 and on Sundays it's about $7000, so quite a difference in price for the same trip. We decided to go up on the cable car and come down on the funicular, so joined a long though quite orderly queue for the former.
The cable cars are gondola style. They hold quite a lot of people (40 max) and have no seats, but the journey is very quick and very, very steep. The only downside is you can't move around and take photos from different angles because there's no room to manoeuvre - I think we had exactly 40 squeezed into ours. The cable cars are bright orange and there are two running (up different lines). I'd seen the lines before and assumed that's what they were, but had never seen the cars on them. Since we went on, however, I've spotted them every day as they stand out quite strongly against the backdrop of the forest up the mountainside.
.... Up The Airy Mountain ....
At the top we were shooed out of the arrival area before we could take photos (we'd been facing upwards as we traveled, so wanted some downwards shots too). As we followed the crowd out I immediately realized how much more there is at the summit than just the iconic church. In fact, since services were in progress we didn't even nosy in the building, but we did check out everything else.
The top is quite flat, despite being the peak of a mountain, with just the occasional ramp / stairs combo. There are various places to eat at the top, from fancy looking waiter service restaurants to self-service snack bars. They also have a range of food stands selling everything from chicken to Obleas, a sweet wafer sandwich snack that is to die for. There are lots of loos, too, plus a first aid centre.
To one side is a path filled with souvenir sellers. The things are mainly the same as you get back at city level, but with a more religious theme due to the proximity to the church. Though it was quite crowded there were lots of police around to keep an eye on things. The prices seemed pretty average - no premium to compensate the sellers for the effort needed to get to work, but also no reduction as a result of the fierce competition. I think here, as many places on this continent, a friendly price fixing agreement was probably in operation, so no one lost out.
The top of the mountain includes several landscaped gardens and a series of statues that tell the story of Christ's crucifixion - obviously very popular over the Easter period! I imagine on a day when it wasn't raining, and when it wasn't over run with crowds of pilgrims, you could spend a nice time at the top wandering around and enjoying the stunning views of the city to one side, and a valley to the other. We spent maybe half an hour at the top but it was quite cold and cloudy, and Crepes y Waffles was calling.
..... Going Down's Rather Nice ....
At first we thought the funicular wasn't running, but really there was just no one waiting for it. We queued up behind a closed door and eventually there was a click and a crunch and it was opened for us. The Funicular has maybe 5 sections, but only 4 are ever accessible as the other is for the driver (who always goes at the front, so changes from the bottom section to the top depending on the direction). We got the 2nd section for a good view, but because it's so tiered I think everyone in the others could see too. Again, there are no seats, but again the journey is quite quick. It is super steep and crosses underneath the cable cars before curving round to the same base station. There are also 2 funiculars running, with only one track though there's a diversion half way down to allow them to pass safely.
.... Some After Thoughts ....
I may well return, either on a busy Sunday or during the quieter mid week lull. I would like to have a nosy at the church, built in the 17th century with a shrine, devoted to "El Señor Caído" or the Fallen Lord.
Previously you could trek up the hill on foot, but local rumour has it the path has been closed since a runner was killed by a fluke lightning strike on the path. It should be reopening soon, but again that's going of the local say so, and I've not seen official notice of this. The first person ever to visit Monserrate was an English nutter, sorry, tourist, who strung a rope from the neighbouring Guadeloupe hill, and tight-rope walked across. There is a picture of this as you queue up for the cable car at the base station.
The transport runs into the evening, and my students keep saying we should go after class. It's supposed to be a nice place to watch the sunset (at about 6pm, all year round)
.... Sadly Faster Than Fairies & Faster Than Witches ....
Monserrate is a funny place to think about value for money, seeing as everything on the top of the hill is free....you're just paying to get there. I wouldn't normally factor in, say, a bus fare when considering whether or not to recommend something, but here the best part of the excursion (for me at least) is the transport used to get you there and bring you home. On a £-per-minute basis, they're not super cheap as each journey is under 5 minutes, but when you factor in how much time you could spend at the top without spending anything else, it reduces drastically.
I enjoyed my trip up the hill, but was just sad it wasn't longer. It took a smidge over 4 minutes on my watch to get from bottom to top, which is rather fleeting. I suppose this could be good for nervous travellers though, as you barely have time to realise you're above the earth when you arrive on solid ground again. For cable car enthusiasts visiting Colombia, I do think Medellin's set up is much better, as it's free once you're inside the Metro system, and the ride takes much longer - over 30 minutes with no chance of getting off for one of the various stretches.
3000 pesos = £1 in April 2011
Read the complete review
South America Sightseeing International
Sightseeing Type: Churches / Sightseeing International / Temples / Address: Plaza de las Américas Núm. 1 / Col. Villa de Guadalupe / México
Sightseeing International /
Sightseeing International / The Bellavista Reserve is composed of pre-montane cloud forest. The elevation ranges between 1400 and 2600 meters above sea level, with an average mean temperature of 14-22 degrees celsius. Bellavista's forest contains a high level of epiphyte (plants that grow on other plants) diversity, ...
Sightseeing International /
Sightseeing International /
Sightseeing International / On a fertile ravine 89 miles south of Guerrero Negro you'll find the beautiful town of San Ignacio. The access road, about two kilometers (1.3 miles) from the transpeninsular highway, allows you to enter into a fantasy landscape, a magnificent contrast to the mysterious sierras and the dro...
Sightseeing International / River.
Sightseeing International / Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu IPA [kata'ɾatɐs du igwa'su]; Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú IPA [kata'ɾatas del iɣwa'su]) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná (in the Southern Region) and the Argentine pr...
Sightseeing International / It extends from the coast into the Anden. The high plateau lies approxinately 2200 meters over the sea level, thereby extreme upward gradients. - It extends from the coast into the Anden. The high plateau lies approxinately 2200 meters over the sea level, thereby extreme upward gradients...
Sightseeing International /
|South America Sightseeing International Recommendations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 back next|
|dooyoo Results 21 - 30 of 76|