52 ethereal lands Left: Machu Picchu; top right: Torres del Paine, available from Punta Arenas; bottom right: Amazon SOUTH AMERICA Blur the lines between actual and myth, between waking and dreaming, between earthly and heavenly as you explore the very real yet ethereal lands of South America. While roaming the miraculous mountaintop city of Machu Picchu, listen for echoes of chants to the Inca sun god, and in Lima’s Basilica and Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Merced uncover the fervent wishes of the conquistadors who sought fortune in the New World. Rub your eyes and discover that the blade-like peaks and cobalt lakes of Chile’s sublime Torres del Paine National Park aren’t simply a mirage. In the Falkland Islands, step into the realm of the fantastical as you walk side by side with Magellanic penguins, and delight in colossal whales breaching the waters off Uruguay’s coast. Sail into Brazil’s otherworldly Amazon, shrouded in mystery for centuries, and fall into a state of bliss as you samba the night away in Rio de Janeiro.