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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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Mobile WiFi for your visit to Chile

I am please to see this kind of product now available for visitors to Chile. Chile has long had good mobile coverage in urban areas and sometimes surprisingly good coverage in very remote areas.

Published 20th Nov 2017
Chile
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M/V Hondius: The Birth of a Polar Vessel

Construction for m/v Hondius, the latest addition to the Oceanwide fleet and one of the world’s first Polar Class 6 cruise ships, is underway. Engineers are already hard at work cutting and welding steel plates into flat panel elements that will make up the bottom, decks, and superstructure of the vessel.

Published 15th Nov 2017
Antarctica
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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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Wood sculptures and other relics found at ancient Chan Chan Complex

Trujillo (La Libertad region) Four wood sculptures —three male and one female— a scepter, metal vessels, textiles and remains of winkles were found at Chayhuac An —probably the first large enclosure at the pre-Columbian adobe city of Chan Chan in northern La Libertad region. The ancient objects were found lying on a funerary platform.

Published 7th Nov 2017
Peru
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LC Perú Flight Routes

Published 2nd Nov 2017
Peru
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The new look of First Class M/C Treasure of Galapagos

The Treasure is now back in the Galapagos Islands. .

Published 2nd Nov 2017
EcuadorGalapagos Islands
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Five Inkaterra Hotels in Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards

Five hotels in the Inkaterra portfolio were recognised in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers Choice Awards.   •  Inkaterra La Casona (Cusco) - placed 14th in "Best Hotels in the World" category.

Published 2nd Nov 2017
Peru
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Chile's Phenomenal Flowering Desert

The natural phenomenon of the Chilean flowering desert takes place in coastal areas of the Atacama region. During this occurrence an average of 200 different species bloom, many of which are endemic, such as the “garra de león” (Bomarea ovallei) and the delicate red Añañuca (Myostemma phycelloides).

Published 5th Oct 2017
ChileAtacama Desert
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LATAM’s in-flight experience recognized in international awards

The company is one of three airlines in the Americas to be listed as a 'Five Star Global Airline' in the APEX 2018 Airlines Official RatingsLATAM Airlines Group was named as a Five Star Global Airline for its in-flight experience in the APEX 2018 Airlines Official Ratings, announced in Long Beach, California last night. LATAM was one of two carriers in Latin America and one of only three in the Americas to be given this accolade, the highest ranking for ‘global airlines’ with a

Published 26th Sep 2017
Latin America
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Nacsa meets Japanese Terror

Japanese horror film, Nasca Yuukai, filmed on location in the vicinity of the Nasca Lines UNESCO World Heritage site, hit the big screen this week. True to the style of Japanese horror films, it tells the story of four young Japanese tourists stranded in the Nasca desert where they are kidnapped by Mara, an old woman from the area who has two children with the appearance of reptiles, the result of some paranormal contact.

Published 4th Sep 2017
Peru
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Green Turtle Nesting Season has begun!

Update from Manatus Hotel, Tortugero, North Caribbean Green Turtle Nesting Season has begun!The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Nesting Season goes from July to October. Nesting can be witnessed during the evening and dawn and its one of nature's most impressive spectacles.

Published 10th Aug 2017
Costa Rica
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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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Peru country brand climbs in World Rankings

Peru's country brand rose 11 spots in the Country Brand Ranking list released by Bloom Consulting, compared to its previous report. This way, Peru ranked 41st on a global scale for the 2017/18 period.

Published 9th Aug 2017
Peru
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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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Top Latam Bubbles in Premium Business

LATAM Airlines is to serve award-winning Latin American sparkling wine in Premium Business Over the next six months, Azur from Chile and Cave Geisse Brut from Brazil will form part of an exclusively Latin American wine list, which will rotate each month and showcase wines from Chile, Argentina and Brasil – ranging from classic and award-winning blends to the latest trends and varietals unique to the region. The wine list was selected by Master Sommelier Héctor

Published 5th May 2017
Latin America
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New LATAM Flight connects Chile and Bolivia

New LATAM flight will connect the Chilean capital with the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. From the airline's press room:Santiago-Santa CruzFrom 28 March 2017, LATAM Airlines Chile flight LA864 will depart Santiago at 09:00 local time on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Santa Cruz (Viru Viru International Airport) at 11:00 (local time) the same day, with a journey time of three hours.

Published 28th Mar 2017
ChileBolivia
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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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