View of the Futaleufú river winding through the mountains.

Saving Chile’s Rivers

Over the past decade-plus, the only environmental issue to rival forest preservation has been Chile’s wild rivers. The struggle over water rights and development will likely continue well into the future.

The canopy of a rain tree extends out over the waters of Lake Cocibolca.

Seven Days Down the Río San Juan

The watery “Golden Route” through southern Lake Cocibolca and down the Río San Juan is unquestionably worth a visit, especially the photogenic fort and river town at El Castillo. To explore this region, plan on spending about a week, though choosing just one of these places for a three-day trip is feasible.

Single, double, and triple-decked riverboats wait at port while the soft peach of sunrise glistens on the water.

Cruise the Amazon on a Riverboat Trip

An alternative to staying put in a jungle lodge is to choose a riverboat as your headquarters, which will allow you to cover far more territory. Michael Sommers shares the various options for cruising the Amazon, from luxury ships with plasma TVs and champagne to local boats that are geared more for transport than tourism.

A two-level river boat with a smaller boat alongside floats on glassy river water at the verdant shore.

From Manaus into the Amazon Rain Forest

From Manaus, you can get a taste of the rain forest with day trips, but a longer tour or excursion is better if you want to get away from civilization, experience “virgin” forest, and see some wildlife.

Moon Pacific Northwest Fishing

Pacific Northwest locals Terry Rudnick and Craig Schuhmann guide novice and experienced anglers alike to the finest fishing waters in the region, from Conconully Lake in Northeastern Washington to the Oregon Coast’s Chetco River. Rudnick and Schuhmann offer thorough coverage of the lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and coasts they know best in this guide, supplying expert […]