Category: South America

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 it’s now time to think about your next holiday destination. Can’t 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

It’s 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 […]

Top 7 luxury yachts sailing in the Galapagos Islands

Top 7 luxury yachts sailing in the Galapagos Islands

It’s easy to see why the Galapagos Islands are on most savvy travelers’ “bucket-lists.” With the archipelago being one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, nothing can prepare you for a visit to this exotic masterpiece of Mother Nature. Some travelers prefer to experience this once-in-a-lifetime experience on a land-based “land-hopping” tour – eating, sleeping […]

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

Some corners of the world defy human interference. These remote locations aren’t easy to reach, but they are well worth the extra effort. To get to the spots on this list you have to take a plane, a boat, or a ride in an all-terrain vehicle down a rough road. These are sights that will […]

Brazil's top 5 beach hotels

Brazil’s top 5 beach hotels

Brazil is easily the best destination in South America for beaches and with over 5000 miles of stunning coastline, it is easy to see why. There really is something to please everyone amongst Brazil’s beaches. Whether you want to relax on a secluded beach, off the beaten track, catch some waves kite surfing, dive in […]

Photograph of the week: Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Machu Picchu

This 15th Century Inca site is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World and it’s truly breathtaking place. Most of the travelers say that this is the most memorable sight they have been to. Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most […]

6 of the best hotels in the Galapagos Islands

6 of the best hotels in the Galapagos Islands

Somewhere near the top of most people’s bucket list, the legendary Galapagos Islands is one of the most diverse and fantastic natural paradises on the planet. Formed more than five million years ago as a result of volcanic activity, the archipelago is the quintessence of nature in its most primitive and pure state. On its islands and […]

5 must-see birds in the Galapagos

5 must-see birds in the Galapagos

Bird watchers who want a luxury vacation should set their sights on the Galápagos Islands. To fully appreciate these islands’ remote beauty, arrive on a luxurious cruiser. You can find beautifully appointed tour boats that provide ample space on deck for bird watching (as well as sunbathing, swimming in the built-in swimming pool, and sampling […]

7 ways to spend a day in Buenos Aires

7 ways to spend a day in Buenos Aires

As an immense airport hub for flight connections, Buenos Aires allows layover travelers to get a taste of the vibrant, tango-crazed metropolis in South America. Aptly nicknamed “Paris of the South,” Buenos Aires is a Euro-flavored city where stylish residents eat well, party late and warmly embrace newcomers. Buenos Aires shouldn’t be a place you […]

6 of the best hotels in Quito, Ecuador

6 of the best hotels in Quito, Ecuador

For the third year in a row, Quito has won the “Oscar” of the tourism awards. Competing in the World Travel Awards with other attractive destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bogota, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, the Ecuadorian capital was declared the “Destination Leader of South America” for 2015. Having also been […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

Top 5 adventurous holidays

Top 5 adventurous holidays

For those looking for something a bit different to your typical beach holidays, we have compiled our favourite adventurous holidays, perfect for those wanting to experience something unique. From an exploration of the South eastern nation of Burma, the depths of the vast Antarctica to an epic rail journey across several countries and a trek […]

5 of the best hacienda/hotels in the Ecuadorian Andes

5 of the best hacienda/hotels in the Ecuadorian Andes

In the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Ecuadorian highlands you can discover the rustic charm of Andean haciendas filled with Spanish colonial history and natural splendor. Yet, a closer look will reveal that these one-time mountain hacienda/hotels have been converted into stylish boutique hideaways. These chic oases retain their wood and brick rooms, working fireplaces, antique […]

5 Andean markets that will take you back in time

5 Andean markets that will take you back in time

If you want a souvenir of your trip to the Andes, don’t settle for a last-minute purchase at the duty-free shop. Ever since the Spanish imposed their city-planning styles on Andean communities, the central square has served as a gathering place where people can peddle their wares and catch up with their neighbors. Marketplaces in […]

Brazil's top 5 celebrations

Brazil’s top 5 celebrations

World famous for its colourful carnivals and fabulous parties, Brazil is already preparing for the celebrations of 2016. Visitors to this diverse and fascinating country can expect flamboyant outfits bedecked with glitter and sequins, extravagant make up and endless parades of beautifully crafted floats. With carnivals taking place all over the country it can be […]

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