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South Georgia declared rodent-free

The UK Overseas Territory of South Georgia is officially declared free of rodents for the first time since humans arrived on the island over 200 years ago• Scottish-based charity the South Georgia Heritage Trust and its USA counterpart the Friends of South Georgia Island raised £10 million to finance the Habitat Restoration Project to eradicate invasive rodents• Covering 108,723 hectares (1087 km2), the Habitat Restoration Project is more than eight times larger than

Published 11th May 2018
Antarctica
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University team discover new butterfly species in Corrientes

A group of researchers from Argentina's National University of the Northeast (UNNE), conducted a study of diversity of diurnal butterflies in the the Paraje Tres Cerros Private Natural Reserve in Corrientes, creating the first such inventory in the province. 2The scientific work provided data on an area in the province never studied before.

Published 11th May 2018
Argentina
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Explora announces opening of new Argentina destination

Explora, one of the pioneers of activity-based luxury travel in South America, has announced that they will be building their first lodge in Argentina. It is projected to open its doors in 2020.

Published 10th May 2018
ArgentinaPatagonia
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Winikunka, Cusco's Rainbow Mountain

Unveiled to the world by global warming ice-melting, the unique Winikunka (Quechua for 'Seven-color Mountain') proves an increasingly popular destination in Andean Cusco region. A lesser-known —yet no less breathtaking— natural tourist attraction, this colourful mountain rises at over 5,000m and it does not stand alone.

Published 19th Mar 2018
Peru
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Aqua celebrates first expedition with Jean-Michel Cousteau

In February, we were honoured to host Jean-Michel Cousteau for a week of insightful and educational learning on board and off the Aria Amazon. Our guests told us that this cruise exceeded all their expectations and left them with wonderful memories - truly a unique experience travelling with someone with such a powerful perspective on preserving the endangered areas of the earth such as the Amazon.

Published 16th Mar 2018
Peru
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Chocolate and Quito's history in a single tour

The route "Between pulperías and bulerías, eating chocolate is a heresy" invites visitors to Quito to discover the history of the Ecuadorian capital and chocolate, the food of the gods. The activity is organized by collective Mediarte with the support of the Ministry of Tourism.

Published 15th Mar 2018
Ecuador
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Chilean Astronomers to search for Exoplanets

The Center for Astro-Engineering at the Catholic University (UC) has been awarded a grant that will allow it to go ahead with its "High Resolution Spectrograph" to search for exoplanets from Chile. The funding will allow the acquisition of a spectrograph for the project which will be run in conjunction with the University of Tokyo.

Published 15th Nov 2017
Chile
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Health insurance now officially required to enter Ecuador

Health insurance will be officially required to enter Ecuador as of September 2017 On arrival tourists have to show documentation that demonstrates they hold a public or private health insurance policy which is valid during their stay in Ecuador. .

Published 9th Aug 2017
Ecuador
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New Ship for Antarctica XXI

Antarctica XXI, who currently operate the only Antarctic Fly-Cruise, announced they have ordered a new vessel for their operation. It’s with great excitement that we announce the addition of MV Magellan Explorer, a brand new expedition vessel to the ANTARCTICA XXI fleet and the first small-ship built specifically for Antarctic expedition travel since 2003! From Antarctica XXI: MV Magellan Explorer features 50 passenger cabins in five categories of accommodation,

Published 3rd Aug 2017
ChileAntarctica
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Ecoventura Launching New Luxury Yatch

Ecoventura has announced that construction has started on a brand new vessel that will start operations in 2019. It will be the sister yacht to the award winning MV Origin.

Published 27th Jul 2017
EcuadorGalapagos Islands
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Peru's Lady of Cao Facial Reconstruction

Sometimes, scientific discoveries and feats raise not only answers but also questions, and the recently-unveiled replica of pre-Inca ruler Lady of Cao is no exception. The resin likeness of the mummy's original face has hit headlines around the world, leaving many wondering about the process behind its reconstruction.

Published 5th Jul 2017
Peru
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Lord of Sipan Bust Revealed

Peru celebrated the 30th anniversary of the discovery of pre-Inca leader Lord of Sipan presenting a bust of the ruler during a ceremony at Huaca Rajada-Sipan Museum in northern Lambayeque region. The Andean country thus materialized Lord of Sipan's 3D face, recreated by Brazilian expert Cicero Moraes in cooperation with Lima-based Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University.

Published 5th Jul 2017
Peru
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New rules for visiting Machu Picchu

The "Decentralized Culture Bureau of Cusco" has changed the visiting times to the citadel of Machupicchu as of the 1st July 2017. The two entry periods for visiting are now:06:00 to 12:0012:00 to 17:30 The use of a tour guide is now mandatory.

Published 1st Jul 2017
Peru
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Certificate of Excellence for Casa Natura

Congratulations to Casa Natura Lodge in the Galapagos Islands which has been awarded Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence for the 6th consecutive year. With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor recognizes the achievement of hospitality businesses that have consistently received positive reviews and ratings from travelers.

Published 27th Jun 2017
EcuadorGalapagos Islands
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Oceanwide Expeditions supports Marine Protected Area

Oceanwide Expeditions applauds the adoption of the Ross Sea region marine protected area recently adopted by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and strongly supports more areas of protection. Oceanwide Expeditions organizes two Ross Sea voyages between January and March 2017 with the ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, including helicopter transfers.

Published 16th Dec 2016
Antarctica
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