Ten Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, famous for its beaches, endless parties and annual carnival that sees as many as two million people take to the streets. But you don’t have to be a fan of beaches or parties to fall in love with the city. There are […]

A Brief History Of Amazon Exploration

The Amazon Basin covers about 2.7 million square miles. It’s a vast expanse of dense jungle through which the Amazon and its tributaries tirelessly flow, from Peru and Colombia and onto Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean. Indigenous tribes have called the Amazon home since long before records began, and many still live traditional lives that […]

The Best Places For Snorkeling In The Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve is the second largest marine reserve in the world, and the largest in a developing country. Due to its protected status, many areas of the marine reserve are off-limits to snorkelers and divers. But there are plenty of sites open to visitors, where with just some basic snorkeling equipment you can […]

Pantanal Wildlife: 8 Mammals That You Are Likely To See

The Pantanal is the largest — and one of the most pristine — tropical wetlands in the world. Covering an area of more than 42 million acres (that’s larger than England), it is home to a vast array of wildlife, including more than 236 mammalian species. And unlike the densely vegetated Amazon Rainforest, the Pantanal […]

The Best Places to Visit in Patagonia

Wind, space, silence. In Patagonia, everything exists on a vaster scale. Sprawled out across the southern wilds of Chile and Argentina, this is where South America’s landmass peters out and then ends—having saved, magician-like, its most astonishing effects for last. Wandering its huge emptinesses, one comes face to face with nature at its most sublime: […]

Eight Things To Do In Cusco, Peru

Cusco is famous throughout the world, primarily as the gateway to Machu Picchu. But the historic capital of the Inca Empire has far more to offer than just Machu Picchu, and plenty of things to see and do closer to the city. Here we take a look at attractions in Cusco itself, and some sights […]

Darwin’s Finches: Fascinating And Quirky Creatures

When most people think about the native wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, they probably think of iguanas, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and tortoises. Not quite so famous, at least outside of scientific and bird watching circles, are Darwin’s finches. This group of at least 13 species of finches is endemic to the islands, having evolved […]

Fish Of The Amazon: 8 Iconic Species

The Amazon River basin is the largest river basin in the world, covering an area of 2.5 million square miles. And within the Amazon River and its many tributaries live some 2,500 fish species that have been scientifically described, with an estimated 1,000 new species waiting to be discovered. Of all these fish of the […]