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Parched plateaus of the Atacama Desert

Some parts of northern Chile have never seen a drop of rain, yet flamingos, cacti and more than one million people have learned to survive in these arid badlands.


World's best beaches for wildlife

From a sandy Costa Rican turtle sanctuary to a colony of king penguins in Chile, these five spots give animal lovers good reason to grab their sunscreen.


Va-va-Valparaiso

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After nearly 100 years of decline, Chile’s historic port city is bouncing back with a Unesco World Heritage nod and a 34 billion peso urban redevelopment plan.
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How to climb a South American volcano

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The Andes is pocked with snow-capped volcanic cones, offering towering ice spires, sulphurous craters and stunning altiplano views to the aspiring volcano-bagger.
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In South America, ski while others summer

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With the Andes Mountain range cutting through South America, the neighbouring countries of Argentina and Chile offer challenging terrain, pristine conditions and plentiful side trips.
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Reviving Chile's Andean heritage

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An ambitious initiative to restore 31 adobe missions near the Bolivian border is helping to revitalise the fading indigenous culture and open up the region to travellers.
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