Salta to Cafayate: The ultimate road-trip in Northwest Argentina

When you think of Argentina, the first thoughts that probably come to mind are tango-dancing in Buenos Aires, the wild landscapes of Patagonia, or sipping Malbec in the world-famous Mendoza wine region. Yet nestled in the mountainous north-west is one of the most over-looked and beautiful regions in the…

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cusco, Peru

Oh, Peru. Nine months on and my heart still aches for you. Everything about this beautiful country had me smitten – from the dramatic mountain scenery and ancient history, to the colourful cities and warm-hearted people. The city of Cusco seems to perfectly embody all of these things, making…

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How to plan a day visit to Machu Picchu

There’s always a danger that the world’s most iconic destinations won’t quite live up to the hype. But I can assure you that Machu Picchu is every bit as spine-tingly as you might imagine. The sheer size of Peru’s ancient Incan citadel is enough to knock the breath right…

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How to spend a day in San Pedro de Atacama

High up in the Andes mountains of North-Eastern Chile, lies a town like no other. A tiny dot in the middle of the driest desert in the world, San Pedro de Atacama is an other-worldly landscape characterised by magnificent craters, looming volcanos and never-ending sand dunes. A visit to…

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A Complete Guide to Visiting Iguazú Falls

So it turns out Eleanor Roosevelt was right. Legend has it that when the former First Lady first set eyes upon Iguazú Falls, she was so wowed by the sight that she exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Once you’ve stood on the edge of Iguazú Falls and taken in that first view,…

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Hiking Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with no WiFi for the last 2 years, then you must have noticed the pictures of Rainbow Mountain taking over your Instagram feed by now. You’d be forgiven for thinking that these colourful pyramids had been photo-shopped to create that surreal effect……

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How to plan a visit to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia

There aren’t many places in the world where, in just 48 hours, you can see towering volcanoes, colourful lagoons, sweeping deserts, rainbow-coloured mountains, perfectly reflective lakes, active geysers, 30-foot-high cacti, wild flamingos… not to mention the largest salt flat on Earth. But that is exactly what you can expect…

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24 hours in Lima: The top things to see and do

For most people who travel to Peru, Lima is little more than a quick stopover on the way to Machu Picchu or Cusco; a convenient place to rest their heads after a long flight, before immediately moving on to some of the country’s more iconic attractions. But thanks to…

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