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Rating:
5
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Destination: Galapagos Islands
Trip type: Activity, Beach, Cruise
The Galapagos Islands are high on most people's travel wish lists, and no wonder. The experience is massively rewarding - especially with creature comforts to return to at the end of each day... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Rio de Janeiro
Trip type: Nightlife
Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its beaches, its bars and its effervescent carnival – but you haven't experienced Brazil until you attend a street party in Lapa, the city's bohemian hub... read more »
#3/52
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4.714285
(8 comments)
It's as far from well-trodden Machu Picchu as you can get: Iquitos, deep in the Peruvian Amazon and 3,000km from the river's mouth. Fancy roast parrot, anyone? Believe me, that's tame…... read more »
#4/52
Rating:
4.6
(5 comments)
Destination: Peru
Thinking of trekking Peru's Inca Trail? Find out how to prepare, what to pack and how to cope - and help maximise your chances of reaching Machu Picchu alive, healthy and (hopefully) smiling!... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Salvador
Trip type: Beach, Winter Sun
Forget Venice, New Orleans and Notting Hill - if you really want to experience the most vibrant, most exciting of carnivals, you need to head to the city of Salvador, in Brazil's Bahia region... read more »
#6/52
Rating:
5
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Destination: Cartagena
Trip type: Beach, Cultural
Cartagena is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world – go to see it now, before the secret gets out that Colombia is not that dangerous... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Manaus
Trip type: Adventure
A trip up the Amazon in Brazil can be an exciting, safe and luxurious adventure. All you need is a good camera and enough mental energy to take it all in. The Indian guide comes in handy too...... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Valparaiso
It's described as the Jewel of the Pacific, but you will need strong shoes, a head for heights and help from an unusual means of transport – the 'ascensores' – to get up Valparaíso's 42 hills... read more »
#9/52
Rating:
5
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Destination: Brazil, Porto Alegre
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
If you're going to Brazil, make sure to head to the south of the country, where you can see stunning canyons and beautiful waterfalls and experience the life of the local gauchos ... read more »
#10/52
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Iguazu, Iguassu, Iguaçu... however you spell their name, these awe-inspiring waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina can justifiably claim to be the most spectacular in the world... read more »
#11/52
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3.666665
(4 comments)
There's nowhere quite like the Argentinian capital: if you fancy learning to tango, feasting on the best steak ever or simply snapping up a bargain leather jacket, Buenos Aires is the place to be... read more »
#12/52
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5
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If cruising makes you think casinos and cabarets, think again. Sailing to Antarctica is an unforgettable chance to visit one of the last unexplored destinations and the largest wilderness on earth... read more »
#13/52
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5
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Destination: Cusco
If you want to avoid the Inca Trail crowds on your way to Macchu Picchu, Peru, there is a more challenging way: try hiking up and down mountains and camping in the open on the Salkantay Trail... read more »
#14/52
Rating:
5
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Destination: Machu Picchu
Trip type: Activity, Adventure
If a four-day mountain trek in Peru seems too much like hard work, try it with the help of locals, the psychological reward of Machu Picchu – and a fabulous hotel at the end. This is how I did it... read more »
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Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Buenos Aires is South America's great foodie playground, saturated in sophistication and pulsating constantly to the beat of the tango... read more »
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5
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Recife has shed its iffy reputation to become one of northeast Brazil’s key tourist attractions. Visit during carnival and discover a city brimming with colour, culture and caipirinhas... read more »
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5
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Destination: Chile
Trip type: Adventure
Lakes, llamas and lunar landscapes - head to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile and you'll find one of the world's greatest adventure destinations... read more »
#18/52
Rating:
4.333335
(7 comments)
Destination: Buenos Aires
Tango is on the minds and feet of most visitors to Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital – but finding a good show is harder than it should be. Follow these steps, and you won't be disappointed... read more »
#19/52
Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
One of the top 10 natural wonders of the World, the Iguacu Falls are simply a must-see, never-forgotten experience for anyone going to Brazil and Argentina... read more »
#20/52
Rating:
4.5
(3 comments)
Salta is the most colonial city in Argentina yet still retains much Inca and Pre-Colombian influence. Discover how to start your voyage around the incredible north west, with Salta as your base... read more »
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