Meet the adventurer: conservationist Kristine Tompkins on reviving the wilds of Chile and Argentina

The business mogul-turned-environmental leader has been instrumental in the establishment of 13 new national parks and numerous rewilding projects across South America's Southern Cone including, most recently, returning jaguars to the Iberá Wetlands. She discusses her work with Tompkins Conservation and her passion for exploring the region.

Salt, stars and survival in Chile's otherworldly Atacama Desert

Dotted with ruins and tattooed with petroglyphs, the moonscapes of Chile’s Atacama Desert also hold a repository of stories. Hike into mineral-coated canyons and camp under brilliant night skies to see how this arid landscape offers a gateway to the past.

Photo story: cooking with the gauchos of Argentina’s Sierras Chicas

Take a seat outside and enjoy asado-cooked meats and empanadas, gaucho-style, among the rolling hills of northern Argentina.

Ceviche: the surprising history behind Peru's raw fish dish

While it’s a fairly recent arrival in UK restaurants, this Peruvian raw fish dish dates back millennia — and has more variations than you might expect.
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The ultimate guide to eco hotels in Latin America

From a tented camp hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle to a sleek, ultra-modern hotel in Chilean Patagonia, Eco Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio combines luxury with impeccable eco credentials.

From my city to yours: capoeira master Gilberto da Silva on the beaches and beats of Salvador, Brazil

Among those most affected by the of loss of tourism to Salvador are its capoeira masters, who share their heritage with travellers through performances and classes. One of the city’s foremost capoeiristas shares the highlights of the city he loves.

A culinary guide to Quito, Ecuador

Emerging from the shadow of its gastronomic neighbours, Ecuador shines as an exciting hub for South American cuisine, with a new generation of chefs rediscovering the country’s incredible produce.
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From berry to bottle: the story of jabuticaba, the superfruit indigenous to Brazil

The vitamin-rich jabuticaba berry is native to southeastern Brazil and almost unheard of outside of South America. In rural São Paulo, it's not only a delicious snack for Brazilians but also a vital source of income thanks to Swiss-Brazilian brand Suívie. 

Notes from an author: Wade Davis on Colombia's Magdalena River

A journey along the Río Magdalena reveals a sacred tributary, the Río Claro — a repository of stories that paints a unique picture of the country.

Exploring the Galápagos Islands in the age of Covid-19

A tour of the fauna-rich islands offers a rare chance to discover the archipelago at its most abundant and serene.

The battle to save Brazil's sloths — and what travellers can do to help

We talk to World Animal Protection’s João Almeida about the capture and exhibition of the endangered mammals, and how he’s appealing to travellers to protect Brazil’s wildlife in the face of deforestation and damaging tourism practices.

A culinary guide to Montevideo, Uruguay

What the Uruguayan capital lacks in size, it more than makes up for in cuisine. This is a city busy carving out a new culinary identity, driven by a longstanding local obsession with its home-grown food and wine.

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