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#1/22
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 »
#2/22
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 »
#3/22
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
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 »
#4/22
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
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 »
#5/22
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5
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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 »
#6/22
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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 »
#7/22
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5
(1 comment)
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 »
#8/22
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
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 »
#9/22
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 »
#10/22
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 »
#11/22
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 »
#12/22
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Belem, Manaus, Amazon River
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
Dolphins, storms, caimans, hammocks, knife-throwing: it may still be a tourist backwater, but there's nothing boring about journeys in the Brazilian Amazon... read more »
#13/22
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Uyuni, Colchani
It's not just the high altitude that will take your breath away at Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. The world's largest salt flats make for a truly unearthly road trip ... read more »
#14/22
Rating:
4
(5 comments)
Destination: Argentina, Patagonia
Trip type: Activity, Adventure
Patagonia, in Argentina's remote south, has desolate spaces and wicked mountain spires - and, topping the bill, the chance to take an enthralling trek across the top of Glacier Perito Moreno ... read more »
#15/22
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Manaus, Amazon River
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
Brazil's Manaus is the perfect place to begin your trip into the jungle. Once there, grab your camera, don your raincoat and bear witness to the array of ecological delights in the Amazon Rainforest... read more »
#16/22
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Patagonia
Trip type: Activity
Explore the bizarre landscapes of Chilean Patagonia while staying at an opulent lodge at the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park ... read more »
#17/22
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Destination: La Paz
Potions and ponchos, bowler hats and beer, entertaining festivals and a stunning natural setting - all part of the heady mix that makes Bolivia's capital of La Paz such a fascinating destination... read more »
#18/22
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Parana, Curitiba, Morretes
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
For most of us, commuting by train is unpleasant. Not in the Brazilian state of Parana: the three-hour trip from Curitiba to Morretes just happens to snake through the breathtaking Atlantic rainforest... read more »
#19/22
Rating:
3.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Cusco
Booking the Inca Trail through a UK operator is not the only way. Use a local company in Peru and you can save money – and the trail's future. Here, I explode the myths and tell you how to do it... read more »
#20/22
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Destination: Torres del Paine
Trip type: Activity
Deep in the heart of Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine is worth the trek to get there, with breathtaking glaciers, surreal lakes and spectacular mountains ... read more »
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