Exploring the World Series
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Argentina - Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the Falklands
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, offers a wide variety of natural wonders and cultural attractions. Our first stop is to the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires,…
Chile 1 - Santiago
Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia and is Chile's capital city; it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over…
Chile 2 - Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso
Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of…
The Panama Canal Cruise
This program takes viewers on one of the most memorable cruises a person can ever experience - a voyage through history and the Panama Canal. This 10-hour cruise from ocean…
South America 1 - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and most visited cities in the world. Here we discover why with aerial and down-to-earth views of this popular destination.…
South America 2 - Uruguay - Montevideo
Uruguay is a small country, wedged between Brazil and Argentina in the southeastern part of South America. It's capital is Montevideo, a port city with beautiful beaches and weather; not…
South American Explorers' Cruise
Navigating the world began in the 16th century, and in this program we retrace the travels of some early explorers on a contemporary voyage around Cape Horn. Starting from Rio…

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South American Explorers' Cruise
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
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South America 1 - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and most visited cities in the world. Here we discover why with aerial and down-to-earth views of this popular destination. Here we see the Christo Redentor, Rio's most famous landmark, which is a statue of Christ with outstretched arms atop…
Into the Altiplano: Sea Kayaking Argentina, Bolivia & Chile
We went to South America's Altiplano, the mountainous desert region crossing the borders of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, looking for water in the driest place on earth. We pulled kayaks behind, which sounds either Quixotic or foolhardy. During six weeks we traveled from sea level to 20,000 feet and ultimately…
Argentina - Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the Falklands
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, offers a wide variety of natural wonders and cultural attractions. Our first stop is to the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, a cultural centerpiece, which includes the La Boca district, a picturesque old port known as the birthplace of the Tango,…
Chile 1 - Santiago
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia and is Chile's capital city; it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over 5 million people, steeped in history that dates from the native Indians to the Spanish conquistadors. We begin our tour…
Chile 2 - Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of Magellan and the largest city in the region. Translated as "sandy point," the city is also known as "the city…
Discover Latino History - The Great Civilizations of South & Central America
Part of the Series: Discover Latino History
Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This program is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum. Improve the self-esteem of students with Central or South American ancestry, while raising the overall level of historical understanding in teen viewers. Learn…
Voices of the Andes
A Journey on Qhapaq Nan - The Great Inca Road Qhapaq Nan, known as the Great Inca Road, is an ancient network of roads spanning more than 8,000 miles, running through the heart of the Andes, from the ocean and deserts all the way to Machu Picchu. Constructed hundreds of…
Eternal Amazon (Amazonia Eterna) - Exploring the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon is a vast laboratory for sustainable experiments that are revealing new relationships among human beings, corporations, and the natural heritage crucial for life on the planet. This is where the guidelines are being drawn up for a new global economic model: the green economy. With an astonishing soundtrack…
The Deep South
Part of the Series: Brazil with Michael Palin
In the final episode of his travels through Brazil, Michael Palin finds many surprises as he encounters the rich diversity of the more European and Asian cultures that have created a new melting pot in the deep south of Brazil. In the picture-perfect town of Parati, set amidst the Mata…
Amazonia
Part of the Series: Brazil with Michael Palin
Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world - both in terms of population and geography. Over 192 million people call this land their home. Taking up over half of South America, Brazil is a mix of races, religions, sophistication, wildness, wealth, poverty and unexplored wilderness. The country is…