Category: South America

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 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

Top 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

An emerging travel destination, the highlands of Ecuador offer horseback riding for spirited travelers who seek special travel experiences – ones with magnificent colonial haciendas, jaw-dropping vistas, contact with authentic highland cowhands, and some of the gentlest horses you’ll ever find. Mounted on horseback, your journey will take you through pristine highland valleys surrounded by […]

Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands

The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The volcanic archipelagos of the Galapagos Islands host truly remarkable opportunities to spot wildlife underwater as […]

Top 5 luxury hotels for the Rio Olympics uncovered

Top 5 luxury hotels for the Rio Olympics uncovered

The moment has come. For the first time ever in South America, the whole world will meet. The XXXI Olympic Games will be in Rio, Brazil in August, 2016. The marvelous city has been getting ready for this amazing event and is prepared with lots of new attractions, beautiful renovations, and new facilities and amenities […]

Indulge in Brazil's top 5 festivals

Indulge in Brazil’s top 5 festivals

Brazil, known for its energy, beauty, life, and passion, is a top place to travel, and an even better travel destination for celebrations. Between the music, food, decorations, and dance, celebrations showcase a country’s culture, so there is no better way to experience the life and culture of Brazil than through participating in one of […]

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, […]

10 must-see beaches you've probably never heard of

10 must-see beaches you’ve probably never heard of

This Summer, don’t settle for a quick cannonball into the chlorinated waters of your local pool. Step out of your Summer routine and visit a beach that’s far from your usual Summertime destinations.  This guide will help you find your coastal oasis with blue water, untouched sand and lush palm trees swaying in the breeze. Uvita, […]

Top 5 restaurants in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Top 5 restaurants in Guayaquil, Ecuador

A city is many things: its landscapes, its people, and their daily lives… But for many, a city is above all its flavors. A traveler knows that a culinary experience of a place can make the difference between a good memory and one that they’d rather forget. Guayaquil – the second largest city in Ecuador […]

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

South America’s popularity as a luxury destination shows no sign of slowing down and, if anything, visitors seem to be wanting to get ever further off the beaten track to explore the less well-trodden corners of this cracking continent. So in the self-same spirit of exploration, here are seven South American secrets that may not […]

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Patagonia is a land of unrivaled nature. A place where to find comfort in the tranquility of the great outdoors and a place to experience incomparable adventure. Its mix of glaciers, mountains, deserts, fjords, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, channels and oceans provide the opportunity to truly escape into a diverse selection of remoteness. It is a […]

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

One of the most requested hotel amenities is a gorgeous pool, but sophisticated travelers are no longer content splashing around in just any old swimming pool. The following five luxury hotels are gilding the lily with these additional perks. 1. Beauty tech No more sunburn worries while enjoying W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island […]

Top 3 Pantanal lodges in Brazil

Top 3 Pantanal lodges in Brazil

The Brazilian Pantanal is a wildlife haven and one of the best places in Latin America for birds and mammals. The largest flood plain in the world, it spans 53 thousand hectares offering an exciting array of wildlife and birds and stunning views. The star of the wildlife is without doubt the jaguar. ThePpantanal is […]

Top 10 tours... only in Peru!

Top 10 tours… only in Peru!

No matter what you want from your travels, you can create an incredible itinerary in Peru. Use this list to inspire a luxurious trip that includes adventure, interesting culture, and unforgettable food and drink. 1. Flying over Nazca Lines – Nazca Desert Depart in a small plane from the town of Pisco and take a […]

Top 5  Galapagos diving sites

Top 5 Galapagos diving sites

There are diving vacations… and there are diving vacations. And one of these special underwater adventures can be found in the legendary Galapagos Islands. In this archipelago, each dive promises extraordinary sightings, making it nothing short of a “must do once-in-a-lifetime experience” – whether you’re a beginning snorkeler swimming alongside playful sea lions or an […]

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, don’t forget to take some time for the other […]

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