Category: South America

The top 5 must-see places in Peru

The top 5 must-see places in Peru

To determine the must-see places in Peru, we spoke to leading Peruvian tour operators, Machu Travel Peru. The company is committed to the highest levels of service as borne out by their reviews on Tripadvisor (an impressive 369 reviews stating ‘excellent’ out of 384 reviews). Machu Travel Peru also takes pride in giving back to […]

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

The worst part of being a tourist visiting the worlds most popular attractions is all the other tourists. Long lines, crowded spaces, having to stand on a friend or relative to prevent people from obscuring your photographs. The solution then, is to go somewhere quiet and less travelled, but of course you still want to see […]

6 secret beaches from around the world

6 secret beaches from around the world

If you ever wanted to spend time on stunning beaches away from the usual tourist hotspots, and experience a Robinson Crusoe beach setting, then take a look at some of the world’s beaches which currently remain under the radar. Here’s our list of six little-known beaches from around the world. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam A […]

Easter Island

6 of the best regional sporting events

Sport taps into a universal sense of passion and enthusiasm. With the excitement running up to the Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year, we looked into some of the more local sporting events that are worth a look – and might otherwise be missed. So here are six of the best regional sporting […]

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Top 7 destinations to visit in Brazil after the Olympic Games

The 5th August signalled exactly one year to go until the beginning of the 2016 Olympic Games which are to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Following on from the success of the World Cup in 2014, Brazil is all set to host the other biggest sporting event in the world and if the football […]

6 must-see Plazas in Peru

6 must-see Plazas in Peru

When you look at maps of Peruvian cities, you’ll notice every city includes a Plaza de Armas or a Plaza Mayor. For the Spanish, a city’s Plaza de Armas was the center of administrative, military, and religious power. These plazas aren’t always the largest or most centrally located squares, as many of Peru’s cities have […]

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most amazing archeological discoveries of all time. This picture, taken at the Temple of the Three Windows, required quick reflexes as the clouds suddenly opened up to full sun in the blink of a eye. The spectacular 4,000 metre (13,000 foot) mountains surrounding Machu Picchu only add […]

5 Central and South American waterfalls that'll leave you speechless

5 Central and South American waterfalls that’ll leave you speechless

Waterfalls steal the show when you’re hiking through Central and South America. When you arrive at the waterfalls on this list, you’ll have made your way through some of the most lushly diverse environments in the world. These environments are also some of the most humid, so you’re likely to find a splash in the […]

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

5 of the best things to see and do in Paraty, Brazil

The hectic pace of life in Rio can leave visitors in need of a little rest and relaxation, and thankfully there are ample opportunities to recharge the batteries within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Rio de Janeiro state is packed with beautiful beaches, quiet fishing towns and well-preserved rainforest, and one of […]

Lima's top luxury restaurants

Lima’s top luxury restaurants

Lima is swiftly becoming one of the most elite restaurant destinations in the world. This is a short list of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Lima. With the exception of Chez Wong, all of these restaurants are located in the trendy Miraflores district. All of these restaurants strive to showcase unique Peruvian ingredients. […]

Uruguay's top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay’s top 5 new luxury properties

Uruguay is not usually at the top of travellers’ wish lists but with relatively few visitors, some surprisingly stylish accommodation options and excellent wild beaches that knock the socks off their Argentinian equivalent, it offers a slice of South America to suit most palates. It’s also fantastic for birders and wine lovers, not to mention […]

See the best of Ipanema

See the best of Ipanema

Think of Rio, and it’s hard not call to mind images of the Girl From Ipanema, sashaying along the streets of this upscale neighborhood. Best known for its beautiful beach and for the beautiful people that frequent it, Ipanema offers a great deal besides sunbathing and people-watching. Here you can enjoy a drink in the […]

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

Brazil’s top 6 nature lodges

If you didn’t know already, Brazil is a nature lover’s paradise with a huge diversity of wildlife and birdlife to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Most of Brazil’s best known areas for wildlife and nature are The Pantanal, the Amazon and Iguassu Falls but with such as huge country there’s no surprise that […]

A guide to the Galapagos

A guide to the Galapagos

A trip to the Galapagos is likely to be a once in a lifetime holiday so it’s important to visit when it’s at its best. But when is that? Being on the Equator, it is a year round destination, but with different wildlife and sea temperatures throughout the seasons, certain months suit different travellers best. […]

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

With about 3,000 festivals annually in Peru, any time of the year is a good time to visit. For sun worshipers, try Festival of the Sun (or Inti Raymi). The days are a cozy 67 degrees, but bundle up at night for 36 degree temperatures. The host town of Cuzco has an impressive collection of […]

Top 5 attractions in  the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

Top 5 attractions in the Montmartre of Rio de Janeiro

While it can be tempting to spend all your time in Rio on the city’s spectacular beaches, culturally-curious visitors should tear themselves away from the sunlounger long enough to discover the artsy inland neighborhood of Santa Teresa. High on a hillside overlooking the city’s hectic center, this boho-chic neighborhood is home to Rio’s finest colonial […]

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