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Bolivian Visa Requirements for Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

May 16th, 2010
This week's featured UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Bolivian Amazon.  Consisting of 5,880 square miles of protected land, the park encompasses several distinct and important ecosystems, including evergreen amazon rainforests, palm forests, cerrado, swamps, savannas, gallery forests, and semi-deciduous dry forests. The UNESCO World Heritage Site notes that "The park boasts an evolutionary history dating back over a billion years to the Precambrian period. An estimated 4,000 species of flora as well as over 600 bird species and viable populations of many globally endangered or threatened vertebrate species live in the park." Innumerable different types of animals make their home in the park, including parrots, monkeys, giant armadillos and fearsome jaguars.  The pa


Peru Visa Requirements For Business Travelers

February 21st, 2010
American citizens don't need a visa to travel to Peru as tourists, but if you are traveling there on behalf of your employer it's a different matter.  Americans doing business in Peru need to have a Peru business visa, which is good for 90 days. You should apply before you leave the US, and you will need the following documents: 2 Peru visa application forms. Each application needs  needs an original signature (not a photocopied signature) and a thumbprint. 2 passport-sized photos A business letter from the company that's sending you. The letter should describe the nature of your business and the purpose of your trip, and should also contain assurances that your employer will support you financially while you are in the country and provide you with transportation home. Make to


Venezuelan Tourist Visa Requirements

February 16th, 2010
According to the US Department of State, approximately 12,000 US tourists visit Venezuela each year. Although relations between the two countries are somewhat tense, Americans are still drawn to Venezuela's beaches, rainforests and cities. To travel to Venezuela, American citizens need a US passport that has at least 6 months left before it expires, and a Venezuelan visa or tourist card.  Tourists traveling to Venezuela by air and staying less than 90 days can obtain a tourist card upon arrival . However, if you are traveling to Venezuela by private transportation or entering the country via a land border crossing, you need to get a Venezuelan visa ahead of time. Here are the requirements for Venezuelan tourist visa: 1 Venezuelan visa application form 2  passport-sized photo


Bolivian Tourist Visa Requirements

February 5th, 2010
Tourists come to Bolivia for a variety of reasons, including the remote, forbidding beauty of the Andes Mountains, ancient Incan ruins, Lake Titicaca, and the capital of La Paz. To visit Bolivia, American citizens need both a US passport and a Bolivian visa. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time you enter the country, and you can get a visa either before you leave the US, at the airport when you arrive or at official land border crossings. Bolivian visas cost $135, and you must pay in cash if you decide to apply for one on arrival. Here’s what you’ll need to apply for a Bolivian tourist visa. One Bolivian visa application form A US  passport, valid for at last 6 months after you plan to enter Bolivia. 1 passport-sized photo, 4 by 4 centimete


Getting Visas To Go Backpacking In South America

October 12th, 2009
Europe has long been a favorite destination for backpackers, but what if  you'd like to get off the beaten path? Adventurous backpackers might want to consider backpacking in South America. For example, STA Travel is chronicling the journeys of Melanie, a 24-year -old from B0ston who plans to spend four months traveling through 6 different countries.  The first of series, this article discusses the basics of planning for a South American backpacking trip. This article, from the Aquinian, describes a student's  journey through Uruguay, Boliva, and Peru.  It is a great description of the ups and downs of life on the road in South America. There's so much to see...rainforests, mountains, beaches, and towering ancient cities like Macchu Picchu are just a start. However, before


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