Discover South America: South America Is a Land of Plenty-A Vast Continent, Increasingly Popular with Visitors, That Offers a Wealth of Stunning Natural Diversity, from Awe-Inspiring Snow-Capped Peaks to Desert Plains and Dense Rainforest. Geographical Has Compiled a List of Specialist Tour Operators That Can Take You There. (Geographical Promotion)

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Would you like to watch the dizzying whirl of macaws at a clay lick? Spend the night with a maned wolf? Cruise the Galapagos Islands? Or perhaps visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the colonial splendour of Quito or Rio's fun-filled beaches? Tropical Nature Travel's experts can show you the way. As part of the Tropical Nature conservation system, Tropical Nature Travel allows you to travel knowing that your money is invested in new conservation projects.

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Where do you start in this huge and varied continent? Three favourites are the mystical Inca ruins, the Galapagos Islands and Patagonia, but there is so much more. From dense rainforests to high mountain trails, the choices seem endless. Guerba--which was recently awarded AITO's top responsible tourism grading, with a special commendation for efforts to help the people of the regions they visit--offers a wide range of trips throughout the continent. For the best selection of treks in Latin America, pick up a Guerba brochure.

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Galapagos Classic Cruises, in conjunction with Classic Cruises and Yacht Charters, specialises in cruises and scuba-diving holidays in the Galapagos Islands. These trips can be combined with tours in Ecuador that take in Amazon lodges, bird watching, Andean railroads, white-water rafting, volcano trekking, Indian markets, Inca ruins and extensions into Peru. Other destinations include Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, the Arctic and Antarctica. Whether single or in a group, we can provide tailor-made holidays to suit your requirements.

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Explore Worldwide, the leaders in small-group adventure travel, offers more than 300 tours in more than 100 countries, including 26 tours in Latin America and the Caribbean. Discover Conan Doyle's Lost World in Venezuela, trek in Peru's Amazon jungle, sail among the Windward Isles, get up close to the flora and fauna of Costa Rica or be enchanted by the wildlife of the Galapagos. Prices start at 1,044 including flights from London, transport, accommodation, some meals and the services of an Explore tour leader.

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Costa Rica has an exceptionally responsible attitude towards its environment, having set aside 25 per cent of its area in national parks. …


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