Water at the Top of the World: Ojos Del Salado Lake

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The Ojos del Salado lake in the Andes is the world’s highest lake. It is situated on the eastern face of Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest active volcano. The volcano and lake are part of the Andes mountain range, straddling the Chilean and Argentinean borders. No adventure vacation to South America is complete without a trek […]

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Getting from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

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Planning a trip from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia? Look no further. Many visitors to Argentina make this journey, so the route is well served. This guide will give you an overview of what to do in each city, and how to get from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in comfort.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ecuador’s Culture and Traditions

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Planning a vacation to Ecuador? Excellent choice. To prepare for your trip, it’s useful to know a little about the way of life there and how things are done. No matter where your travels take you, it’s always useful to know a thing or two about your destination. Understanding Ecuador’s culture and traditions ahead of time […]

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The Chilean Bellflower: 5 Facts about the Beautiful Lapageria Rosea

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.How about a brief horticulture lesson? Lapageria Rosea, commonly known as the Chilean Bellflower, is Chile’s national flower. If you have ever visited Chile, you will surely have seen its ever-climbing vines and beautiful flowers. Perhaps you’ve seen it in the wild, or cultivated domestically. There’s more to the Lapageria Rosea than meets the eye, though. […]

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The Stunning and Diverse Landforms of Argentina

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The many and diverse landforms of Argentina make the country one of the world’s most interesting landscapes. From mountains to volcanoes and canyons to bays, there are a wealth of stunning landforms throughout Argentina. Anyone planning a visit to Argentina should be familiar with at least a few of the country’s most unique landforms. We’ve identified […]

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What to do and see at Laguna Esmeralda

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If you’re planning a trip to Patagonia, you’re going to want to visit Laguna Esmeralda. This pristine lake, set amid a stunning backdrop of mountains and forest, offers incredible views and a relatively relaxed hiking environment. Even better, it’s not far from the Argentinian city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and a hub […]

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A Quick Guide to Religion in Chile

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Planning a trip to Chile anytime soon? Great choice. Making the most of any vacation involves an understanding of the local lifestyles, culture and customs. In Chile, religion plays a significant role in society, so we’ve put together this quick guide to understanding Chile’s major religions.

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The Best El Chaltén Hiking Trails

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Argentina’s El Chalten hiking trails are a must-do for the adventurous Patagonia traveller. El Chalten is part of the Los Glaciares National Park, home (perhaps unsurprisingly) to more glaciers than anywhere else in Patagonia. Though there is plenty to do in Los Glaciares, El Chalten is decidedly all about hiking. There are many different hiking trails to […]

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Where Should I Go Whale Watching in Patagonia?

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When it comes to whale watching, Patagonia has it all. Wannabe whale watchers have numerous options from which to choose. Popular areas include Corcovado Gulf and Francisco Coloane Marine Park, both of which are in Chilean waters. Ask anybody in the know, however, and they’ll invariably recommend one place above all others – the Valdes Peninsula.

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Chloraea Magellanica And Other Chilean Orchids

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With 54 known species of orchids in Chile alone, 27 of which are native to the country, it’s no wonder that this nation is an exciting destination for botanists. Although the largest concentration of orchid species is found in the central regions of the country (from V to IX regions), others such as the porcelain […]

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