South America

Q & A: Alive and Well with Nando Parrado

Their friends were dead or starving. Parrado's mother and sister had died in the crash. Finally, after 61 days in the Andes, 23-year-old Nando Parrado and 19-year-old teammate Roberto Canessa...

The Long Way Home

In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, no thought or memory, just a black and perfect silence....

The Wanderlist

01 CHILE Heli-fishing Trout fishing in the Chilean fjords has always been popular, if a little rough around the edges. But you'll be living large when the brand-new, 120-foot...

The Wanderlist

BRAZIL (2006 Winner)Tribes of the AmazonPrice: $5,386-$6,983Difficulty: EasyVery few outsiders have traveled to the heart of the Xingu Amazon...

Magnetic South

We push up out of the forest and onto the pass, and the landscape sheds its skin. Shrugging free of moss and thickets and the dirt itself, bare granite stands braced against the wind and the sun...

The Book

The pages in the Book are yellow now — not from time (what's 16 years?) but from the careless caresses of too many readers. Thousands of grubby hands have pressed their oily fingers on...

La Rinconada in Cholila, Argentina

WINTER : LA RINCONADA, CHOLILA, ArgentinaEscape the chillier latitudes by migrating to an 880-acre retreat in Argentina's lake district, 130 miles south of Bariloche, where...

Hot Properties

RESERVA AMAZÓNICA Puerto Maldonado, PeruLooking for the perfect antidote to a day of trekking through the jungle? Reserva Amazónica pumps posh into...

Galápagos Rising

The Galápagos Islands, a 121-island archipelago 600 miles west of Ecuador, certainly deserve their rep as the Everest of eco-travel. Combine the islands' bizarre geology, the fearless creatures...

The Galápagos

In 1835, Charles Darwin's historic voyage to the Galapagos Islands 500 miles off the coast of Ecuador opened a wealth of information regarding evolution and natural selection as the mechanism...

The Perfect 10: Adventure Lodges We Love

CABAÑAS ANDINA San Martín de los Andes, Argentina Cabañas Andina sits in the heavily forested mountains above the hip Patagonia ski town of San Martín de los Andes,...

Top 10 Hideaways

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Explora in Atacama—Hotel de Larache Wealthy South American businessman Pedro Ibañez built this lodge in 1998, offering guests refined...

The High Road

Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador Safari by Air Price: $19,950 Difficulty: Moderate Forget all that time-consuming land travel: Now you can knock off...

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