Central and South America : 16 reports

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Kuelap, the Machu Picchu of the north

High-perched at almost 3,000m/10,00ft, this fortress was erected in the 10th century by a Pre-Incan civilization, the Chachapoyas. This jewel of northern Peru, located in the Amazonas region, can now be reached by cable car.
Fortress of Kuélap Fortress of Kuélap
Fortress of Kuélap
Tingo
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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Trujillo
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The mysteries of Tikal unveiled

The greatest Maya city of Guatemala fascinates tourists as much as it does archaeologists. The former explore the jungle-tangled temples and acropolises jaw struck, while the latter tirelessly pursue their research into the lifestyle and reasons for the fall of the capital of this once powerful kingdom.
Tikal Tikal
Tikal
El Remate
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Antigua Guatemala, the comeback of Jade

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic town is also renowned for its unique craft jewellery industry. After many centuries of oblivion, the Mayas’ precious stone has once again become the pride and joy of Guatemala.
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Pastores : home to Far West-style handicrafts

A small town near Antigua Guatemala boasts a craft industry devoted to handmade leather cowboy boots. A skill set greatly appreciated by a foreign clientele. 
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Latin America’s most beautiful landscapes

Quite literally strewn with natural wonders, the South American continent is a land of exceptional landscapes. Here are a few of the most spectacular, from a list that is far from exhaustive.
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine
Puerto Natales
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Peru: a hymn to nature

The osmosis between Incan culture and nature is nowhere more visible than in the Sacred Valley. Temples, agricultural sites and towns are devoted to the glory of nature, still unspoiled and still worshipped by its inhabitants.
Sacred valley of the Incas Sacred valley of the Incas
Sacred valley of the Incas
Pisac
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Colombia, the new Eldorado of biodiversity

Colombia is most definitely on the rise! Done with the FARC! Done with Pablo Escobar! The country has recently undergone a laudable transformation, with its president Juan Manuel Santos receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his work in favour of peace and the renewal of tourism with scores ...
Tayrona National Nature Park Tayrona National Nature Park
Tayrona National Nature Park
Santa Marta
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Bahamas: Snorkelling in pure waters

The sun is rising over Abaco, the second largest archipelago of the Bahamas. The inhabitants are descendants of the first colonists who arrived in 1783 after the American Revolution. It’s a legacy that infuses the town with gentle hints of New England: wooden houses in pastel shades and the ...
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Nassau
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A visit to the Pavão-Pavãozinho favela

Not many people think about striking out into Rio’s favelas. But despite the reputation of these underprivileged districts, some of them can be visited quite easily, like Pavão-Pavãozinho, which is just behind the Copacabana beach. Houses piled up on top of each other, walls painted in dif...
Copacabana Copacabana
Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro
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