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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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BBC Amazing Hotels visits Vira Vira in Chile

Last series it was Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador's cloud forest that received rave reviews, so do watch BBC2 this Thursday (17 May) at 8pm. Journalist Giles Coren and chef Monica Galetti travel to Pucón, in Chile's beautiful Lake District, to see what makes the Hacienda Vira Vira so unique. Owned by Micha... Read more»

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Nicola travels from tip to toe in Chile

If you are wondering where to spend your next holiday, let me suggest Chile.  In 14 nights you can comfortably cover the highlights of this land of extremes, experiencing the driest desert on earth, the soaring peaks of the Andes, fields of ice, vertiginous volcanoes and some truly tremendous wine.... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Argentina and Chile - Nicola defines luxury

Luxury Travel - what does it mean?  With everyone from EasyJet to Harrods advertising ‘luxury holidays’, ‘luxury villas’, and ‘luxury tours,’ the term has rather lost its meaning - or at least become a bit confusing. What is clear however is that ‘luxury’ means different things to different people.... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Easter holidays 2017 - a collection of 18 day itineraries from Last Frontiers

For just 9 days leave you can head to Latin America for an epic 18 day Last Frontiers adventure, maximising on time out of the office and making the most of the rare opportunity to spend 18 days away over the Easter break. Departing Good Friday (14 April) you won’t need to be back at your desk until... Read more»

Posted in: News, Press releases
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Easter bunny colony found

News just in from Chile's far-flung outpost. Easter Island has discovered a colony of rabbits burrowing beneath one of the islands infamous moai. For an island so named due to its discovery on Sunday, April 5, 1722 by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, the coincidence of the new-found bunnies just days... Read more»

Posted in: History
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Chile recommended reading

Here is a selection of books we recommend relating to Chile: Although described by the author as a novel, this engrossing book is based closely on the voyages of Robert FitzRoy (the first of which set sail for Tierra del Fuego in 1828). FitzRoy was one of the most talented and promising naval offic... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books, Travel books, Novels
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Patagonia: Earth's Secret Paradise

The BBC's new documentary series focuses on Patagonia - the wild and beautiful wilderness of Latin America's far south spanning Chile and Argentina. The 3 part series explores the wildlife and local people that thrive in the seemingly uninhabitable landscape from the mighty Andes mountains to Cape H... Read more»

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