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3 Ways to see the 2019 total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina

3 Ways to see the 2019 total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina

For two full minutes on 2 July 2019 a total solar eclipse will be visible across a swath of Chile and Argentina. We’re already getting enquiries about how to witness this mind-altering event (experts put it right up there with the Northern Lights on a good night) and have come up with three novel ways to watch it.
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Four ways to visit The End of the World

Four ways to visit The End of the World

Antarctica. Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego. The names alone are enough to unleash your inner explorer and make the hair on your neck stand on end. Read on to find out more about four of our favorite ways to experience the end of the world. Spoiler alert: all four choices feature untamed landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife…
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Choosing your Antarctica ship

Choosing your Antarctica ship

​​​​​​​It doesn’t get more exotic or remote than Antarctica; land of icebergs and penguins and the modern world’s final frontier. The first (and most important) step of planning a luxury Antarctica cruise is deciding on a ship. We’ve done your homework for you and whittled it down to our four favorites…
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When to visit Argentina’s incredible Peninsula Valdes

When to visit Argentina’s incredible Peninsula Valdes

​​​​​​​Peninsula Valdes, on Argentina’s desolate southern coast, is famous for its fascinating marine wildlife, which includes sea lions, penguins, walruses and elephant seals. But it is perhaps best known for being the spot where orcas (killer whales) willfully beach themselves while hunting sea lions at Playa Norte.
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Gateway to the glacier: Choosing your El Calafate lodge

Gateway to the glacier: Choosing your El Calafate lodge

El Calafate is a gateway to the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia. In keeping with its status as a major tourist destination, the area boasts a broad selection of hotels, lodges and estancias that range from perfectly comfortable to ineffably luxurious; from seamlessly modern to ruggedly authentic.
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Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Everywhere you go in South America – from the steaming Andes to the towering Andes; bustling metropolises to tiny villages – you’ll hear music playing. And when there’s music, dancing is sure to follow. Read on to find out more about three of South America’s best dance destinations: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Cusco.
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Making the most of your free time in Buenos Aires

Making the most of your free time in Buenos Aires

Your private guide will show you the biggest sights, but Buenos Aires is a vast city and there’s plenty to explore in you free time. Here are some of our top suggestions.
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5 unmissable Patagonian highlights

5 unmissable Patagonian highlights

​​​​​​​Every inch of the vast untamed wilderness that occupies the lower half of Argentina and Chile is incredible in its own right. But if time is short these are the spots you simply have to see…
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When to visit Argentina

When to visit Argentina

Spanning 30 degrees of latitude and encompassing everything from the balmy lowlands of Iguazu to the towering heights of Aconcagua, Argentina is a year-round destination if ever there was one.
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Introducing Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital

Introducing Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital

The Malbecs are mouth-watering, the wineries cutting edge and the Andes resplendent. Every way you look at it, Mendoza is a delight. The pleasant provincial capital of Mendoza owes its prosperity to the Andes, or more specifically the network of acequias (irrigation channels) that taps into the raging snowmelt torrent that is the Rio Mendoza. Built by the Huarpe and perfected by the Incas, the acequias still flow through the streets of the city and the water they bring is life-giving in every sense of the word. Without it there would be no wine, no fountains and no shady avenues... The many faces of Malbec Argentina is fifth-largest wine producer in the world and Mendoza is its undisputed capital. Malbec, which in its native France is only used in blends, has come into its own in Mendoza’s high-altitude desert environment. While most of Mendoza’s highest ranked wines are Malbecs, there are also several excellent red blends and smattering of wonderful Chardonnays too. Winemakers love …
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Antarctica wildlife highlights: penguins, whales, seals…

Antarctica wildlife highlights: penguins, whales, seals…

Prepare to be charmed by endearing Adélie penguins, wowed by muscular orcas and won over by enigmatic leopard seals. Antarctica isn’t just the coldest, driest and emptiest continent, it’s also home to the most pristine and untouched ecosystem on the planet. You’ll be amazed by the sheer abundance and diversity of life down South. Read on to find out more about the a few of the standouts… Penguins Gentoo, Adélie and Chinstrap penguins are the three remaining members of the Pygoscelis genus and you will likely encounter them all on your cruise. Gentoos are the largest and most numerous of the three, and they’re also the fastest swimmers of all penguins…Attaining speeds of 22mph puts them in the same echelon as Usain Bolt! They’re distinguished by their white ‘bonnets’ and red beaks. Adélies are the most penguin-like of all penguins, so much so that they are almost caricatures of themselves. Named after the wife of French explorer Dumont D’Urville, these small penguins are purely black …
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Experiencing Antarctica is easier than you think

Experiencing Antarctica is easier than you think

What do you get the man who has everything? A ticket to Antarctica of course. With icebergs, penguins, whales and more, it’s the very definition of a bucket list destination. The White Continent. Terra Australis. The Seventh Continent. The coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest place on the planet. There are many ways to describe it, but every single one of them inspires wanderlust. Fortunately, visiting Antarctica has never been easier than it is now… We’ve described two of the most popular itineraries below, but guests who want to spend even longer exploring Antarctica should simply ask one of our Destination Experts about the other possibilities. Option 1: Fly in – 6 days cruising in Antarctica – Fly out This option starts and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile and allows you to a) maximize your time in Antarctica and b) totally avoid the rough and treacherous waters of the Drake Passage. The two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica is an attraction in itself, but the …
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