Category: South America

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

5 amazing luxury travel recommendations for Peru

Home to some of the oldest and most impressive ruins in the world, and featuring one of the most diverse collections of biomes within a single nation’s borders, Peru has long been a popular destination for travellers seeking adventure and legend. But an increasing number of travelers are discovering another face to this South American […]

Uruguay: a story of boutique wineries and big wines

Uruguay has long been known as a beach destination that provides everything from the rustic and unplugged Cabo Polonia in the north-east to the playground of the continent’s yachting class in Punta del Este. Recently however, tourism has been moving off the sands and inland, largely thanks to a small dark red grape, Tannat. Some 35 years ago […]

Elegance and adventure in Peru's Colca Canyon

Elegance and adventure in Peru’s Colca Canyon

Twice the depth of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Colca Canyon in southern Peru measures up as one of the deepest and most spectacular canyons on the planet. It’s a journey into deep and vibrant Peru, where traditional Andean culture holds on to its roots, condors soar upward from the depths, and iconic Peruvian vicuñas and […]

Glamping shows its alternative side

Glamping shows its alternative side

Luxury camping is not just about safari tents, yurts and tree houses.  While these types of accommodations are unique in their own rights there is an otherworldly side of glamping that many travelers have never seen before and could possibly never imagine. The most intriguing thing about glamping is that sites can be built practically […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

Top 10 holiday cocktails and their origins

We all love a good cocktail whilst on holiday, the two go hand in hand like Bonnie and Clyde or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. I’ve put together this little fun list of the best ones out there, where they hail from and how they are made: Singapore Sling, Singapore This fabulous cocktail was famously […]

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

Cruising the Galapagos Islands on M/Y Grace

After spending five weeks in the Galapagos Islands, young Charles Darwin’s outlook on life was radically changed forever. Phewwwwt… it only took me a week of cruising these remote “Enchanted Islands – located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador – to realize that this truly was a trip of a lifetime. After spending […]

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The world is filled with wonderful places to go as a family, but a few really stand out – some for their cultural offerings, some for their activities, some for their wildlife, and some for a combination of the above. 1. Argentina This trip really had it all – lots of outdoor activities, a taste […]

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa […]

The perfect hotel in Paradise: Jericoacoara, Brazil

The perfect hotel in Paradise: Jericoacoara, Brazil

Nestled in the most northern part of Brazil, is a hidden paradise, named Jericocaoara yet to be discovered by many. The village of Jeri, nickname for the destination, is nestled amongst white sand dunes, crystal clear blue water, and a very strong breeze. Located on a slight hill behind the village, is the The Chili […]

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

We’re all aware that cruising is one way to have a sensational vacation. But there is cruising… and then there is luxury cruising. If you didn’t think six-star quality existed you’d be wrong, because the luxury that can be found on some of the highest end cruise ships have it ready and waiting for anyone […]

One of the great wonders of the world

One of the great wonders of the world

The Meeting of the Waters (Encontro das Aguas in Portuguese) is a natural phenomenon which occurs near the city of Manaus in the Amazon. Two massive rivers, the River Solimôes (Rio Solimôes) and the River Negro (Rio Negro) meet near the city; they meet but do not mix. The River Solimôes is the chocolate river and the […]

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

The most exotic and unusual city in the world

Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is going to be one of the host cities for the football World Cup in 2014. For the footballers who visit the city at that time, even the Brazilians, this will be a whole new experience. Local conditions mean any teams having their matches here will […]

Luxury adventures in Patagonia

Luxury adventures in Patagonia

When it comes to truly dramatic landscapes, unhinged wilderness experiences and exploration through stunningly remote scenery, Patagonia trumps the lot. From the jagged peaks of Torres del Paine to the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, travelling to South America’s final frontier is a must for any intrepid traveller wanting to experience the ultimate ‘great […]

A new way to see the Amazon

A new way to see the Amazon

This November saw the unveiling of a new eco jungle-lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Hacienda Concepcion is the second property under the byInkaterra name, the sister brand to pioneering Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra Hotels. byInkaterra launched in 2010 to offer travellers to Peru a more immersive, guesthouse-style experience of the country, without compromising on the […]

Save up to $200 on your next luxury South America vacation

Save up to $200 on your next luxury South America vacation

If you’ve been pondering a trip to South America but haven’t yet made the commitment, now is the time. SA Luxury Expeditions is offering a special seasonal discount on all its South America vacation packages. Travellers can save $100 on excursions that cost $1,000 or more, and up to $200 on excursions that cost $2,000 […]

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