December 2016/January 2017 issue • On sale from 17 November

Issue number: 172

In this issue

Travel Hot List

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Discover the best places to travel in 2017

Chile: Trip Planner

Make the most of the new direct flights launching from the UK to Santiago in January with our expert guide to the coast, desert, mountains and cities of Chile


Searching for author Bruce Chatwin's Songlines, 30 years after his legendary journey - in the Northern Territory's Aboriginal heartlands

South Africa

Forget the winelands - head north from Cape Town to discover incredible birdlife, ancient rock art, wild rapids all without the crowds


Head underground for a subterranean adventure in Khammouane Province -  home to the largest active river cave in the world and a whole raft of hidden wildlife and tiny villages


...beyond the beaches. Known best by fly 'n' flop holidaymakers, shake the sand from your flip-flops and head inland to discover why this former Portuguese colony is a world apart from the rest of India

Plus... Survive your first expedition cruise; comedian Bill Bailey talks birds; the best Aurora trips - with added adventure; How to spend an alternative first 24 hours in Iceland's Reykjavik; discover another side to the Canary Island of La Palma with a whole host of wild walking trails; Explore Bali's Mother Temple; long-sleeve baselayers - tested, and lots, lots more...

Additional content

Goa, India

An Insider's Guide to Goa
India's Kumbh Mela: the greatest show on earth
Goa goes back to its roots

Notes from the Underground, Laos

Laos: Luang Prabang & beyond
Six unique things to do in Laos

Northern Territory, Australia

Discover Northern Territory - exclusive mini-site
11 Outback adventures in NT

Articles from this issue

How to avoid dirty water on your holiday

Finding clean H20 isn’t always a matter of simply turning on a tap. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth filters the myths of drinking dirty water and explains how to keep safe and hydrated…

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Bill Bailey: "It was part of the menu - prawns, crab, eel... an owl."

Comedian, TV presenter and birder Bill Bailey talks birds, Brexit, paddleboarding the Thames and how he came to do the world’s most northerly gig

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Wanderlust's Travel Hot List 2017 is here!

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Here's the definitive guide to the destinations you'll want to add to your travel wishlist for 2017

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Searching the Songlines - discovering hiking trails, aboriginal culture and wildlife in Northern Australia

On the 30th anniversary of Bruce Chatwin’s inspiring travelogue, Songlines, we delve into Australia’s Aboriginal heartlands to explore its ancient trails

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24 hours in Reykjavik, an alternative take on Iceland's capital

Already visited Gullfoss Falls, the hilltop church and Blue Lagoon? Phoebe Smith befriends a local to find an alternative way to enjoy a short stopover in the capital…

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Discovering the fascinating landscapes, wildlife and history north of Cape Town

Incredible birdlife. Ancient rock art. Wild rapids. We head north from Cape Town to discover there’s more to South Africa’s buzziest area than the eastern Winelands…

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