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Sarah Marshall tests the different South American countries for their travel potential. She recommends HighLives as the specialist South America tour operator.
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The South American food scene has exploded in the recent years, with Peru leading the way. Some of the best restaurants can be found in Lima, such as the Central restaurant.
Considered to be one of the direst places on earth, the Atacama desert will coax those that like to tackle extremes. Twice a day, guests can take part in excursions, exploring otherwordly landscapes. Hike through the Valley of the Moon, with surreal shapes or sand and stone and dry lakes that are frosted with salt.
During the dry season, May to September, tourists travel in 4x4s across a think salt crust in the Salar de Uyuni. During the rest of the year it rains and the flats become a giant mirror where clouds were clouds float across sky and land.
It may be one of the smallest countries in South America, but Ecuador is also one of the most biodiverse, spreading across the Andes and Amazon Basin.