Hiking Maria Island National Park offers treks to lofty lookout points, white sand beaches, peaceful campsites, and ruins from the island’s convict past.
Taman Negara is Malaysia’s oldest park and protects some of the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet. Hikes range from under an hour to multi-day treks.
Santiago General Cemetery is a peaceful hideout away from the city, with some very interesting examples architecture and an insight into Chile’s history.
Humberstone, ‘sister’ site to nearby Santa Laura, is an abandoned town in the Atacama desert, featuring workers’ houses, a school, and industrial buildings.
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.
Laguna Cejar is a popular tour offered in San Pedro de Atacama, sometimes with an extension to Ojos de Salar and Laguna Tebinquinche.
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 popular Laguna Torre hike in Los Glaciares National Park ends at a beautiful glacial lake with the cold granite peaks of Cerro Torre towering overhead.
Close to the Fitz Roy area of Los Glaciares national park in Argentinian Patagonia lies Laguna del Diablo, a short day hike to a peaceful lake and glacier.
High in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, this hike in the quiet Rajururi gorge goes within touching – and striking – distance of Huandoy’s massive ice falls.