Author Archive for Simon Williams

Simon Williams is the director of Bespoke Brazil offering tailor made luxury trips to Brazil. He has worked within the travel industry for 15 years and aims to show visitors one of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world through specially designed trips.

Top 8 destinations to visit in Colombia

Top 8 destinations to visit in Colombia

If you are looking for a holiday destination which delivers cultured cities, friendly people, unique wildlife and beautiful landscapes, Colombia needs to be on your travel bucket list. This country has moved away from its troubled past to become a stunning part of the world which is unspoilt and unique. Here we take a look […]

The 5 best ski resorts in South America

The 5 best ski resorts in South America

When considering which destination to choose for your next luxury ski trip, it is likely you will think of Europe, Canada and the USA as potentials, however, it is also worth considering South America. Ski resorts are becoming an increasingly popular choice in this vast continent, and with the increase in popularity comes much better […]

5 of Chile's most luxurious hotels

5 of Chile’s most luxurious hotels

Chile is the ultimate ‘land of extremes’ – from deserts and remote islands, to temperate rainforest and frozen ice fields, it has it all. Whether you crave adventure, relaxation, history, culture or wildlife, you will find it in Chile. And the best part of all is that there is a myriad of unique, luxurious hotels […]

10 exceptional wildlife experiences in Latin America

10 exceptional wildlife experiences in Latin America

It doesn’t matter what type of holiday or trip you are looking for; Latin America has something to offer everyone. There are idyllic beaches, fascinating historical sites, exciting adventurous activities, off-the-scale luxury hotels and award-winning restaurants to name but a few. However, if you are interested in wildlife, the options are endless. From sweeping mountainous […]

3 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon

3 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon

The Ecuadorian Amazon can’t be beaten when it comes to exploring the wildlife of the country; rich with 25,000 specifies of plant life and the chance to see hard-to-find pink river dolphins, it’s easy to find yourself lost in the natural wonders you can find here. It’s one great experience to come here and see […]

The best luxury hotels at Machu Picchu

The best luxury hotels at Machu Picchu

As one of the greatest historical monuments in the world, Machu Picchu has been on many a traveller’s bucket list since its discovery in 1912. Dating back to the 1500’s, the ruins of this ancient citadel are unmistakable, often shrouded in mist rising from the surrounding cloud forest. It is, without doubt, one of the […]

Top 5 luxury estancia experiences in Argentina

Top 5 luxury estancia experiences in Argentina

Gauchos on horseback galloping across the pampas is an iconic image of Argentina that many of us would love to witness first-hand. Their unique way of life in the rural areas of this vast country has changed very little, and the culture remains strong. In recent years, the traditional farming of sheep has taken a […]

Top 6 luxury Galapagos yachts

Top 6 luxury Galapagos yachts

Historic explorers and modern day holiday makers alike have never failed to be astounded by the sheer natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Striking white sand beaches, jagged volcanic landscapes and ancient wildlife come together in a colourful burst of photogenic splendour where even the most well-travelled visitors will be left speechless. Without doubt, the […]

7 magical places to watch the sunset in Latin America

7 magical places to watch the sunset in Latin America

Latin America boasts some of the worlds most postcard worthy beaches, particularly in Brazil and Costa Rica. As top honeymoon destinations, they wouldn’t be complete without some truly magical sunsets, and both offer them almost every night of the year. However, these aren’t the only two places to consider if you’re in search of the […]

Uruguay's top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay’s top 3 luxury beach hotels

Uruguay is often overlooked as a destination in Latin America, a continent which boasts big countries with bigger personalities such as Brazil, Peru and Argentina. However, they say that less is often more, and this is certainly the case with Uruguay. Its perfect climate, pristine beaches and romantic old towns are an ideal setting for […]

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

6 of the best luxury wildlife lodges in Costa Rica

Famous for its mind-blowing biodiversity and sheer natural beauty, Costa Rica should be on every wildlife enthusiasts bucket list. Thanks to its tiny size, visitors can squeeze in a surprising amount of activities in a short amount of time, from spotting the shy quetzal deep in the cloud forest, to watching a mother turtle lay […]

Top 4 national parks in Brazil

Top 4 national parks in Brazil

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, is a melting pot of colourful culture, diverse habitats and unique wildlife. From the vast swamp-like Pantanal, to white sandy beaches and deep, dark rainforest, there are some truly spectacular areas to visit. Luckily, for the rest of the world, Brazil takes great pride in its natural […]

Pousada Brisas do Espelho

Top 3 luxury hotels in Trancoso, Brazil

Trancoso is perhaps the coolest beach destination in Brazil. It’s where national and international celebrities head to super chic hotels and private villas to live it up in luxury. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are regulars here along with Matthew McConaughey but the village still maintains a small town feel, despite the hype. Situated on the southern […]

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

An inside look at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro is without doubt the most famous and iconic hotel in South America. Directly opposite Copacabana beach, the tall white building is a pretty spot, oozing glamour and style. Over the decades the hotel has welcomed film stars, musicians, politicians and royalty and the staff are expertly trained to […]

Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Top 3 hotels in Paraty, Brazil

Beautiful Paraty is a charming town on Brazil’s Costa Verde between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.  A network of colonial buildings and cobbled streets sandwiched between the ocean and the rainforest, it captivates all who visit, creating a never-ending desire to return. The pretty white buildings are all terracotta tiled with brightly coloured gables […]

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

Top 3 boutique hotels in Salvador, Brazil

The city of Salvador is a highlight of Brazil for many visitors. The capital of the state of Bahia in the north of the country, it contains the world’s largest collection of colonial architecture and pulsates with a diverse and fascinating culture. Salvador is known for its strong African roots. The north of Brazil is, […]

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