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Location: Torres del Paine, Chile. Tierra Patagonia is situated on a bluff where the pampas meets Lake Sarmiento, on the north-eastern edge of Torres del Paine National Park. This stunning hotel is almost invisible until you arrive, the contemporary design blending so perfectly with the...

One of the many highlights of South America is undoubtedly the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls is one of the widest waterfalls in the world spanning a width of 2,700m across, consisting of 275 individual falls, and...

Machu Picchu is the most popular site visited in Peru and as soon as you capture your first glimpse of the vast citadel you can see why. Such an enormous site surrounded by mystery and adventure. Over the years with the growing popularity of Machu...

A hot air balloon ride in the Atacama Desert is a must. Sail over the Moon Valley admiring the pink sand, salt-rich Mountains and rugged cliffs. Our expert travel consultant Cinzia, recently visited the Atacama Desert in Chile and to her delight she was able...

There are a growing number of excellent properties in South America that are now part of ‘Relais & Chateaux’. We thought we’d tell you a little about some of the properties our guests regularly experience and thoroughly enjoy....

For a unique way to experience South America consider taking a first class or luxury train ride in Ecuador or Peru. From short trips to 4 day itineraries, travelling by train is comfortable and a great way to see the diversity of these countries....

Twenty years ago the Añangu Kichwa Community in Ecuador collectively gave up subsistence hunting and fishing (their legal right) to allow local wildlife populations to recover, and it appears to be working. ...

I was welcomed to Chiloe Island with a spectacular sunrise whilst feasting on a hearty breakfast at my accommodation, the luxurious Tierra Chiloe Hotel. I knew this was going to be my kind of place....

These elusive cats are found throughout the Americas, where they’re known by three different names; mountain lion, cougar and puma. In South America they’re found in rainforests as well as in the mountainous region of Patagonia....