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Flexible policy - book with confidence

We realise that many travellers are put off by the current uncertainty, so we have introduced extra flexibility to give you the confidence to be able to book a holiday to Latin America: Flexible Booking policy For any tailor-made bookings that subsequently have to be changed due to coronavirus res... Read more»

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Unusual discovery in the Galapagos

Boobies in the Galapagos are suspected of hanky-panky as a very unusual specimen with one red and one blue foot is spotted performing its ritual dance. An alternative suggestion put forward by scientists from the Charles Darwin Research Station is that the unfortunate bird had landed on hot lava fr... Read more»

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The Carretera Austral in The Times

Chile is a land of extreme landscapes, from the world’s driest desert in the north to the icy fjords and glaciers of the south. Squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, this long, narrow country stretches nearly 3,000 miles. The famous Carretera Austral, Chile’s iconic southern highway has... Read more»

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The reopening of the Galapagos Islands

Always dreamed of a holiday to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, the unique archipelago with its remarkable volcanic islands and rich and varied wildlife? Now could be your opportunity: Ecuador was the first country in Latin America to close its borders in mid March and the Galapagos opened up in A... Read more»

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Coronavirus advice and updates

We are monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in China on 31 December 2019, and paying particular attention to confirmed cases in Latin America. Useful information For general advice and update on symptoms, spread, and precautions against infection the fo... Read more»

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The Strait of Magellan: 500 Years

2019 and 2020 mark the quincentennial of the start of the first European circumnavigation of the globe. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on 20 September 1519 with a fleet of 5 ships, in the hope of finding a way to sail west to the Spice Islands, in what is modern-day Indon... Read more»

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A Brief History of Easter Island

I was fascinated by the history of Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) on my recent visit and thought it might be useful to compile a few facts. The island is so very different to mainland Chile, with a distinctly Polynesian culture that developed in virtual isolation over many centuries. The remote island... Read more»

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Seven Worlds, One Planet - where was it filmed?

'Seven Worlds, One Planet' hosted by Sir David Attenborough first aired Sunday 27 October 2019 at 6.15pm on BBC1. Each episode of the seven-part series focusses on a different continent and launched with Antarctica. The series was four years in the making and set out to showcase the true character... Read more»

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