South America

Polar adventure company launches helicopter trip through Patagonia

Quark Expeditions has blazed a new trail in expedition travel with its inaugural helicopter-supported voyage through Chilean Patagonia. The polar operator also confirms that 90 of the 165 passengers (55 per cent) who joined the maiden voyage of “Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine” in March 2024 were repeat guests of Quark Expeditions. The 15-day itinerary, which ran March 13 to

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This cruise line is now offering 22-day trips in South America

Bookings are now open for Holland America Line’s 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica season. Featuring a series of longer cruises up to 22 days, guests can experience the region’s captivating blend of diverse cultures, breathtaking natural landscapes and rich historical heritage — including 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. From November 2025 through March 2026, Oosterdam cruises between

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This local guide is eager to show off the Amazon

  Would Percy Fawcett and his companions have returned from Brazilian jungle hale and hearty had they had one of Josue Basilio’s forefathers as a guide? Well, given the Basilio family’s ability to find its way around in the Amazon that might well have been the case. Fawcett was a retired British army officer-turned-explorer who spent a lot of time

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Where to try the art of forest bathing healing in Peru

Forest bathing is a form of ecotherapy that emerged as a term in Japan in the 1980s. The physiological and psychological exercise has two purposes: to offer an eco-antidote to digital burnout and to inspire bathers to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests. According to Expedia Group’s Sustainable Travel Study, 90% of global travellers (including those from Canada) are

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A boutique glass dome hotel in Machu Picchu makes for an unforgettable sleep under the stars

Tucked between Cusco and Machu Picchu, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, StarDome Peru, a one-of-a-kind geodesic dome boutique hotel, has officially opened its doors. Co-founded and run by the local indigenous Quechuan community, StarDome Peru provides curious travellers with firsthand cultural immersions and transformational experiences led by locals. Accepting reservations starting Feb. 1, the property is the “epitome

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