Category: South America

Planning your trip to the Galapagos

Planning your trip to the Galapagos

With a 97% rate of endemism among reptiles and land mammals, and the highest reef fish biomass in the world, all stretching across an area only slightly larger than Denmark, the single greatest risk of visiting the Galapagos Islands is simply becoming overwhelmed by all of the options. A successful Galapagos adventure is one that […]

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

9 of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world

There are hundreds of thousands of different waterfalls across the world in many different countries, both in prominent locations, and secret hideaways. All of the waterfalls I am going to describe are spectacular, exhilarating, beautiful, and often a popular tourist attraction in that area. Some waterfalls are better known than others, but whether it?s a […]

Discover the 'camels of the New World'

Discover the ‘camels of the New World’

When thinking about the Andes, many people picture snow-capped mountains, vast green plains, indigenous peoples ?and herds of llamas. And yes, these are some of the main characteristics of the mountainous South American region ? including those llamas. In fact, American llamas ? and their close cousins (alpacas, guanacos and vicunas) ? inhabit the immense […]

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 […]

Paddle boarders Botswana

7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there?s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you?re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

Top 5 Summertime ski resorts in Chile

Top 5 Summertime ski resorts in Chile

With 2017 already on line to break the world temperature record, the idea of Summertime skiing might seem a bit far-fetched. Nonetheless, escaping the Northern Hemisphere heat is precisely what can be accomplished at one of several ski resorts in the South American nation of Chile. In fact, from mid-June to early October, Chile is […]

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

As wildlife is now becoming more endangered than ever there are many different nature preserves that are doing everything they can to protect the wildlife. All of the hotels below are not only luxury places to stay and see wildlife in their natural habitats, but they are also assisting in the conservation of National Parks […]

6 of the world's most spectacular sunsets

6 of the world’s most spectacular sunsets

There are few things in life as simultaneously relaxing, exhilarating and life-affirming as watching a magnificent sunset. That small period of time when day turns into night provides so many special travelling moments. But these sunsets rise above the rest. They?re bona fide bucket-list material. How many have you been to? Would you recommend any […]

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 […]

6 of Chile's finest lodges and hotels

6 of Chile’s finest lodges and hotels

Chile is one of those countries that cannot be identified with a single touristic icon. Its geography is so diverse, and its culture so rich, that the images passing through the traveler’s mind are like those of a movie sequence ranging from the mysterious Moai statues of Easter Island and the imposing glaciers of Patagonia, […]

Where will you go for Mother's Day?

Where will you go for Mother’s Day?

Why send mom some flowers in a vase, when you could take her to see exotic flowers growing in the wild? Skip the stuffed animals and plan an itinerary that includes a stop to see adorable wildlife. Don?t send her a card with a picture of a tropical beach ? book a plane and take […]

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

The 5 best restaurants of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, ?a cidade Maravilhosa?, latest host to the Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, is home to some of the world?s best restaurants, serving up local Brazilian dishes, exotic tropical foods, and gastronomic fusions that will blow your tastebuds? mind. Some of the most delicious foods on offer are the Brazilian […]

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

Spend a day on the water, and feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. With experienced captains, you can visit spots along the coast where dolphins frolic and fish are eager to bite. Boating tours also allow you to explore as many beaches as possible ? cruise up and […]

Top 7 hotels in Bolivia... 'the rooftop of the world'

Top 7 hotels in Bolivia… ‘the rooftop of the world’

Strikingly beautiful and mountainous, Bolivia has been dubbed the ?rooftop of the world? due to the dizzyingly high altitudes of most of its Andean cities ? altitudes that can literally take your breath away the moment you touch down. Because of these extraordinary mountainous landscapes and thick Amazonian jungles, European contact with Bolivia was impeded, […]

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 […]

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