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#1/17
Rating:
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 »
#2/17
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
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 »
#3/17
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 »
#4/17
Rating:
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 »
#5/17
Rating:
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 »
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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 »
#7/17
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
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 »
#8/17
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 »
#9/17
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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Rating:
4.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Easter Island
Trip type: Cultural
Easter Island, in the South Pacific, is famous for its enigmatic statues. Few people know about its beaches, scuba diving, charming homestays and slow-paced capital not much bigger than a village... read more »
#11/17
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Even with only a short time to spend in Chile's capital Santiago, you can get a great impression of the lively city. Here's a walking tour of my favourite parts to help you cram in as much as possible... read more »
#12/17
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Buenos Aires
Trip type: Cultural
You can't visit Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital city, without being seduced by a tango or two along the way... read more »
#13/17
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
Destination: Sao Paulo
Trip type: Cultural
Some people just use Sao Paulo as the entry point to Brazil - but it offers fabulous restaurants, shopping paradise and bags of history, all wrapped up in a fascinating mix of cultures... read more »
#14/17
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Squeezed in-between Brazil and Argentina, the tiny nation of Uruguay is often overlooked. However, with some architectural delights, good food and fantastic beaches, it really is worth a visit... read more »
#15/17
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 »
#16/17
Rating:
3
(4 comments)
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 »
#17/17
Rating:
0
(0 comments)
Destination: Buenos Aires
Bin the budget city breaks in Europe and save a few more pennies for a blast of Buenos Aires. The Argentinian capital offers culture junkies a real hit, and the pound goes further over there... read more »
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