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Four reasons to visit Tierra del Fuego

The distant and isolated Tierra del Fuego ('Land of Fire') covers around 48,000km² and is known for its natural untouched beauty and dramatic landscapes. The island is split between Chile and Argentina at the southernmost extreme of the Americas, and whilst this means it is a long journey to get the... Read more»

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The Summer holiday collection from Last Frontiers

Our British summer is the ideal time to visit a number of countries in South America, and we have put together a collection of some of our favourite destinations that lend themselves perfectly to a 2 to 3 week trip and are a great fit for travel from June to August. Examples include the tropical Am... Read more»

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The Easter collection from Last Frontiers

The Easter period is the ideal time to visit a number of areas in South and Central America and we have put together a collection of some of our favourite destinations that lend themselves perfectly to a 2-3 week trip. Examples include the ancient sites of Peru; wildlife in Costa Rica; culturally r... Read more»

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Lizzy explores the pre-Columbian sites of Colombia

Having read a few Gabriel García Márquez novels and also the Louis de Bernières trilogy (which I like to think is very loosely set in a mythical Colombia as he was an English teacher there), I was thrilled to be heading to Colombia. My trip included a visit to the south-west of the country, until a... Read more»

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The monkey puzzle - a little history

The monkey puzzle tree (araucaria) is an ancient species, believed to have been one of the main food sources for dinosaurs in the Jurassic period (150 million years ago), and therefore a possible reason for the evolution of the long, elegant necks of sauropod dinosaurs like Diplodocus. Much of the... Read more»

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Spring Newsletter March 2019

Welcome to a spring roundup of Latin America news and staff travels. In this issue: Office news Staff reports: Sue in Peru and Hannah in the Galapagos Last Frontiers' Top Three: Travel books Your feedback: Chile, Brazil, and Mexico Office news It was lovely to see many of you at the recent... Read more»

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Sue revisits Peru and stays in Explora Valle Sagrado

Peru has never failed to impress me, it was one of the first countries in Latin America I ever visited and with the combination of wonderful scenery, amazing Inca ruins, the steamy Amazon, welcoming people and good food too, I wasn’t going to decline the opportunity to return. In a country with such... Read more»

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Galapagos - by land or sea?

Though I had been to Ecuador before, the Galapagos Islands had been a stretch too far for my backpacker budget, so when I was offered the chance to go on this trip I couldn't have been more thrilled. It is often said that visiting the Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and now that I've be... Read more»

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