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4.6
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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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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 »
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4
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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 »
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4
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Destination: Panama, Colombia
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Gap Year
If the backpacker trail is getting too crowded, leave the land behind. For the same price as a flight you can sail from Panama to Columbia, visiting the achingly beautiful San Blas islands. Here's how... read more »
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3.5
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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 »
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3
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Canaima National Park is 30,000 km² of jungle, waterfalls, rivers and grassland in Southern Venezuela. Read my journey through the dramatic landscape travelling by canoe and sleeping in a hammock... read more »
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Destination: Puerto Madryn
Trip type: Adventure, Gap Year
Argentinean Patagonia is the place to head for fantastic whale-watching and some unexpected Welsh connections... read more »
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