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South America’s natural geography is formidable. Home to the highest uninterrupted waterfall, largest river, longest mountain range and largest rainforest, it is also a place inhabited by a wealth of flora and fauna, making it one of the most biodiverse continents on earth. Chances to dive into nature in South America are plentiful; with over […]

punta arenas penguin

Few places in South America can boast such close proximity to as many penguin colonies as Punta Arenas, the largest city in Chilean Patagonia. Wildlife enthusiasts can delight in watching species of both king and Magellanic penguins in their natural environments, all of which are only a short distance from the city. Let us introduce you […]

patagonia birds

Bird watchers get your binoculars ready: Patagonia is a hive of bird activity and a whole host of species call this South American region their home. From colorful parakeets to speedy rheas, keep an eye out for these eight beautiful Patagonia birds. 

trekking brazil

Brazil might be better known as a place of huge, vibrant cities; of cocktails and golden-sanded beaches; and samba at the world’s largest carnival parades. But leaving the humidity of the city and heading out into Brazil’s national parks opens up a whole new side to this country. So to get you inspired, we’ve compiled this […]

drosera uniflora

Having adapted to thrive in soils lacking in essential minerals such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, carnivorous plants instead obtain these nutrients by catching and digesting insects and other prey. Species such as drosera uniflora, a carnivorous plant native to Patagonia and the Falkland Islands, use a variety of special adaptations to overcome the mineral […]

El Yeso Dam

El Yeso Dam, also known as Embalse El Yeso, is a reservoir located in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile, around 60-miles (98km) from the Chilean capital. The reservoir was created in 1964 by damming the Yeso River, and it now serves as one of the major sources of water for Santiago

south america tours

As the eighth-largest country on earth, it hardly merits saying that Argentina has more than its fair share of fascinating places to discover. If you’re looking to join South America tours around this country, make sure these seven cities, ranging from cultural hubs to adventure playgrounds, are included on your itinerary.   

hiking holidays

Few ways of travel allow you to get as close to a new country as on foot. By slowing down your speed and forcing yourself to concentrate on every step you take, trekking is a radically different way of experiencing a destination. Hiking holidays have rapidly grown in popularity over the past few decades, reflecting a […]

ushuaia accommodation

Rising out of the Beagle Channel and ringed by the snowy, white peaks of the Martial Mountains in the north, Ushuaia certainly feels at the far edge of the South American continent, if not the world. An embarkation point for cruises through the fjord systems of Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas and out along the […]

acaena magellanica

How plants survive some of the most inhospitable climates on the planet has long been of great interest to scientists. Species such as acaena magellanica, otherwise known as buzzy burr, manage to exist – against the odds – in harsh, challenging conditions on the sub-Antarctic islands. Buzzy Burr (acaena magellanica) This perennial species, referred to as […]