Category: South America

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

An island getaway is many people’s dream holiday. If you’re looking for somewhere special to relax this year, whether you seek stunning scenery, beautiful golden sandy beaches or fine food, then Tripadvisor’s recently published top 10 islands in the world might be just what you’re looking for to narrow down your options. Based on the […]

5 wonderful Peru travel ideas (that aren't Machu Picchu)

5 wonderful Peru travel ideas (that aren’t Machu Picchu)

When Peru travel comes to mind, you could be forgiven if a trip to Machu Picchu is at the forefront of your imagination. The reasons this breathtaking Incan citadel tops so many must see lists are numerous and varied, but whilst is most worth a visit, donít forget to take some time for the other […]

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether youíre seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. Weíve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australiaís Ningaloo Marine Park While […]

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

If youíre a traveler looking for more than landmarks or monuments, keep in mind that each destination offers alternatives. There are journeys that provide surprising experiences, challenge the senses and invite you to understand a place more deeply. These are travels that bring you closer to the lives of their people, closer to their traditions, […]

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Top 10 hikes in Peru

Each region of Peru has incredible terrain thatís worth a good hike. In the highlands of the Andes you can see elaborate fortresses and agricultural terraces left behind by the Inca. Go to southern Peru to see ruins left behind by ancient cultures, and see the very beginnings of civilization in South America. Peru also […]

Elephant Hills Tented Camp

8 great places to travel responsibly

Responsible travel is about directly benefitting the communities you visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects. Here are just a few responsible travel suggestions you can include as part of a trip to the destinations in question. 1. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand One of the highlights of many peoplesí visits […]

Top 3 colonial destinations in Brazil

Top 3 colonial destinations in Brazil

Like much of South America, Brazil was colonised in the 16th century. The Portuguese landed in 1500 and their mark remains on the country to this day. From pretty painted buildings to elaborate churches, cobbled streets and a rich history, there is much to explore in Brazilís colonial legacy. Here are our top 3 colonial […]

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

Air travel is great – though you miss out on the countryside 30,000 feet below. Car trips in a foreign country are also fine – if you don’t mind spending hours cramped behind the wheel trying to figure your way through an unfamiliar environment. Crossing a country by train, though, is a way to get […]

Top 4 historic Cusco hotels and their dramatic pasts

Top 4 historic Cusco hotels and their dramatic pasts

In Cusco, Peru you can choose from a luxurious selections of hotels that incorporate the dramatic history of the area. All of these hotels have retained the patina of a bygone era, but come with modern appliances and amenities. Original stonework, period furniture, and antique paintings belie these hotelsí old souls. In the 16th century […]

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sao Paulo

The top 3 luxury hotels in Sao Paulo

S„o Paulo is primarily a business destination for most travellers to the city so often bypassed by tourists however it is a city with huge appeal, Brazilís best restaurants and shopping and endless nightlife. Understandably it has an endless array of hotels including a number of excellent 5 star properties. Hereís our top three Luxury […]

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

Just when you think you have seen it all, South America awaits. This wonderful continent in the South will provide the luxury traveller with something truly special. Each country has its own character and charm with some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be encountered anywhere in the world. Take a look at the […]

5 stunningly romantic destination hotels

5 stunningly romantic destination hotels

Traveling with your kids and introducing them to new cultures is an enriching experience for the whole family. But it also presents an obstacle course of logistical challenges. So at some point this year, leave behind the juice boxes and baggies of cheerios. Go somewhere adventurous with just you and your partnerĖ somewhere it would […]

3 great 'community tourism' experiences in Ecuador

3 great ‘community tourism’ experiences in Ecuador

Community tourism has been described as the difference between seeing and living, as exemplified in the two scenarios below: Scenario one: You arrive in a small Andean town on board a bus full of tourists, drive around, take shots of various landmarks, eat in a upscale restaurant, buy a few souvenirs, exchange a ďbuenos diasĒ […]

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

Top 3 ways to explore the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon is one of the highlights of any trip to Brazil. The most magnificent review in the world, it stretches through countries in Latin America. The Brazilian section contains some of the best of the Amazon in both river and rainforest. One of the highlights is the spectacular Meeting of the Waters. This occurs […]

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

Spring is in the air… and itís now time to think about your next holiday destination. Canít wait for the summer? Then a tropical vacation is what you need. But if you love winter and want to hold on to the low temperatures a bit more, a mountain holiday might be better. No matter what […]

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

Itís that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

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