While penguins are conventionally associated with habitats in Antarctica and the southernmost parts of the world, several species are known to inhabit coastal areas and islets around South America. Among the most recognizable are the endangered Galapagos penguins of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Magellanic penguins, which live in colonies along the shores of […]
While Argentina is perhaps best known for its sweeping, sparsely-inhabited steppe in the south, a thriving range of habitats are contained in this diverse, vast country. Subtropical jungle reigns in the north, while epic stretches of coastline complete an impressive richness of ecosystems and wildlife. Budding zoologists and wildlife fanatics, this is the list for […]
The first national park in India was only established in 1936, but the country has since demonstrated its commitment to protecting areas of important biodiversity by founding a further 102. Expect to see Royal Bengal tigers, snow leopards and picturesque mountains as we travel across this vast country to introduce you to the best Indian national […]
Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) share a love of good food with their fellow countrymen, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that a trip to the capital is a guaranteed way of encountering the very best of Argentina traditional food. Indeed, this vibrant city has more than its fair share of top-class […]
Let’s face it, few places on the planet live and breathe adventure more than the glacier-riddled and hiking hot spot that is Patagonia. So make 2017 your year of adventure with these seven awe-inspiring trips to take in Patagonia.
Accessible by day trip from Río Tranquilo in the Aysén Region of Chile, the San Rafael Glacier is an unmissable highlight of Patagonia. Tourists throng to Laguna San Rafael to see the spectacular calving of ice from the glacier’s 230 ft. (70m) snout, leaving a jumble of icebergs bobbing in the frigid waters. But this remarkable natural landmark […]
If you’re searching for places to go Chile wildlife watching and spy this nation’s ample selection of birds and animals in their natural habitats, then look no further. From the extreme north to the far south of the country, we’ve examined every nook and cranny of Chile to bring you a guide to the best places […]
Whether your visit to Cerro Fitz Roy takes the form of summiting its lauded peak or a more leisurely hike to Laguna de Los Tres at its base, here are four reasons why you can’t miss Argentine Patagonia’s most famous mountain.
While Chile’s southernmost slice of Patagonia might be known for its inordinate number of glaciers and mountain peaks, the Los Lagos Region is splendid in an entirely different way. The Chilean Lake District (as it is best known by English speakers) lives up to its name: the region is covered in a plentiful selection of […]
Although the entire archipelago is a naturalist’s paradise with its hundreds of beaches and tiny islets crawling with unique wildlife, Tortuga Bay, Galapagos Islands ranks as one of the best. A pretty cove with pristine, white-sand beaches and waters designed for snorkeling, this bay is an accessible and rewarding place to pass an afternoon.