Santa Laura is a ‘ghost town’ in the Atacama desert some 50 kilometres from Iquique, Chile. Abandoned in 1960, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lagunas Altiplanicas (Chaxa, Miscanti, Miñiques) are three spectacular high altitude lakes in the Atacama desert with the opportunity to view flamingos.
Chuquicamata offers a unique insight into Chile’s largest copper mine and the chance to visit the abandoned ghost town where mine workers used to live.
The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) observatory lies high in the Atacama desert, close to San Pedro de Atacama. Costing $1.4 billion, ALMA is the world’s most expensive ground based telescope. The ALMA observatory itself…
Laguna Cejar is a popular tour offered in San Pedro de Atacama, sometimes with an extension to Ojos de Salar and Laguna Tebinquinche.
How do Patagonia’s most famous hiking destinations: Torres del Paine in Chile, Fitz Roy (Los Glaciares National Park) in Argentina, and Isla Navarino in Tierra del Fuego, compare?
Montecristo National Park El Trifinio was El Salvador’s first protected area. Bordering Honduras and Guatemala, Montecristo offers beautiful cloud forest hikes.
The hike to Glacier Pollone is a good way of viewing Lago Electrico and the surrounding glaciers and mountains without embarking on a technical hike.
The Virgin Narrows hike involves padding, waddling, and even swimming through 25 kilometres of river, surrounded on both sides by cliffs 500 ft high.
The hike around the rim of Boqueron volcano (Quetzaltepec) is rarely undertaken, but offers a unique view of the volcano and its surrounding landscape.