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Unmissable South America

Comprising 13 countries and dozens of indigenous cultures, this continent has dramatic landscapes, archaeological treasures and a dizzying variety of wildlife.


The Amazon, a river of extremes

Every species in the Peruvian Amazon – from the caiman lizards to the villagers of Puerto Miguel -- has developed an elaborate defence mechanism to survive the harsh environment.


Taming the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

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In the rainy season, the 4,000-mile river crashes over its banks, turning entire forests into inland seas and camouflaging many of the dangers that lurk beneath.
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The greatest races to watch live

Where to catch some of the world’s most exciting competitions – from balloon racing in Reno to jungle rafting down the Amazon.
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Beyond the Headlines

The origins of Peru’s mysterious Nasca Lines

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In the desert of southern Peru, giant etchings of spiders, whales, people and trapezoids stretching across 450sqkm have adorned the landscape for 2,000 years.
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Walking the Cordillera Huayhuash

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Described as “the best alpine trek in the world", this 170km of hard, exhilarating mountain walking is best experienced through the eyes of a local mountain guide.
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