hillside houses in Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

Overlooking the Pacific ocean, Valparaiso is Chile’s second largest city. It’s the home of the Chilean National Congress and an important Pacific port, with a thriving arts and culture scene and a picturesque historic quarter. The most notable resident of […]

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Quito skyline

Quito, Ecuador

Almost exactly on the equator, Quito in Ecuador is a relaxed blend of traditional Sierra lifestyle and modern city living. Nestled between several mountain peaks, the best views are undoubtedly from the top of the TelefériQo cable car. From here […]

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Tango shops in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is now served by several good value routes from Europe, making it the perfect spot for a winter sun city break. It’s also a great starting point for touring the wine regions of Mendoza […]

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Cartagena, Colombia

Perched on Colombia’s northern coast looking out into the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena is one of Latin America’s most atmospheric cities. Much of the colonial old town has been preserved, creating a fairy-tale cobbled centre lined with welcoming bars and cafes, […]

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Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Nicknamed the “Wonderful City”, Rio De Janeiro certainly lives up to its billing. Nestled between towering mountains and the wild Atlantic ocean, it’s a city that knows how to live the good life. The former capital of Brazil is probably […]

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Iguana on the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Over 600 miles away from the South American mainland, the Galapagos Islands are a remote archipelago that is famous for its unique flora and fauna. Most of the islands are within a highly protected National Park, meaning access is strictly […]

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Easter Island

Easter Island, Chile

Today we’re visiting one of the most remote places on Earth: Easter Island. Known as Rapa Nui by locals, it’s 1289 miles across the Pacific to somewhere else that is inhabited and over 2000 miles to the South American mainland. […]

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Ponte Estaiada, São Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil’s biggest city, Sao Paulo is bustling modern metropolis. Known for it’s horrendous traffic and unpredictable weather, there’s plenty to explore; beat the traffic in one of the city’s helicopter taxis and don’t forget an umbrella! Sao Paulo is also […]

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Reed boats on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

High in the Andean mountains is Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. Stretching over 118 miles across and 50 miles wide, most of the lake is in Bolivia, but the western end crosses over the border into Peru. […]

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Cathedral Basilica of Lima

Lima, Peru

With direct flights available from London and Madrid, Lima is now easily accessible from Europe. The capital of Peru has been inhabited for almost 2000 years with significant growth after the Spanish conquests made the city the capital of the […]

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