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Spotlight on Wildlife: Jaguar

It is every wildlife watcher’s dream to see a jaguar in the wild. However, they are elusive, often silent and well camouflaged, so the chance of actually seeing one is fairly remote. The Jaguar is a big cat and is the only Panthera species found in the

Spotlight on Wildlife: Andean Condor

The Andean Condor is a South American large black vulture home to, as the name suggests, the Andean mountains. Both male and female have a uniform black plumage, except for a frill of white feathers at the base of the neck, and especially in the male, large

Spotlight on Wildlife: Elephant seals

Elephant seals are large ocean seals and there are two species. The northern and southern elephant seal, both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but numbers have since recovered. The southern elephant seal is found in Peninsula Valdés in

Beyond the Inca Trail – 5 other great South American treks

Tell someone you’re going to do a long-distance walk in South America and the chances are that they’ll instantly picture you on the Inca Trail. The insanely popular 4-5 day trek to Machu Picchu is quite rightly regarded as the most spectacular way to arrive at the

24 hours in Buenos Aires!

Wake up at the traditional boutique hotel, Legado Mitico, where all rooms are individually styled and named after a famous Argentinean.  Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the wood panelled library before heading off to explore the fashionable city of Buenos Aires. Take a taxi to Recoleta Cemetery;

Highlights of Argentina

  Perhaps the best way to truly grasp the size of Argentina is to consider that it would take 5 hours to fly from top to bottom. Put another way, the distance between the city of Salta in the north and Ushuaia in the south is further

Dancing in the streets: Buenos Aires and the Tango

Buenos Aires is often described a very European city. Although the label ‘Paris of the South’ is a bit wide of the mark (the buildings of Recoleta provide the only passable likeness of its Northern Hemisphere twin) Buenos Aires does have its own sense of style that

Whales and the Welsh in Patagonia

It might surprise you to know that there are around 5,000 native Welsh speakers in Argentina. In fact, in the Chubut Province in Argentinian Patagonia it is argued that many of the old Welsh traditions and customs have been better preserved than in Wales itself. Welsh-sounding place

7 things not to miss in Argentina

The ‘land of contrasts’ tag is perhaps something of an over-used cliche but in the case of Argentina it is perhaps more apt than almost anywhere. From Ushuaia in the south to Iguazu in the north is around five hours by plane and taking your time to

The allure of Patagonia

The very mention of Patagonia conjures images of wild desolation. Beautiful yet barren windswept landscapes where the sheep outnumber the people and the weather can be anything at anytime, but is never dull. So what it is that draws people to visit this southern extremity of the