Category: South America

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

Every year, the rich and famous of Brazil and beyond, gather on the shores of Rio de Janeiro to take part in the largest sailing event in South America. This international boating show runs from 25th April until 1st May this year, with thousands of visitors expected to attend the showcase. This year, for the […]

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu Picchu to the world’s attention in 1911, the Hiram Bingham Train is considered one of South America’s greatest train rides. Operated by Peru Rail and backed by the British Collection Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, the luxury Hiram Bingham Train is the finest way to […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter everyone!  Today we thought it would be fitting to share this video all about Easter Island with you. It’s a BBC documentary that gives you insights into a little-known island with a population of just 2,000 people – the most remote inhabited island in the world - and the story that shaped what you […]

Peru's Cena de Oro - one of the finest dining experiences ever?

Peru’s Cena de Oro – one of the finest dining experiences ever?

In English, “Cena de Oro” is simply translated as “Gold Dinner”. And it’s the name given to one of the finest dining experiences you’ll find in South America. It’s so exclusive that it’s available only by special request and is not even publicly advertised. Coque Ossio – one of Peru’s leading chefs – is the […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in South America to visit this Easter

South America is very proud of its Roman Catholic heritage and traditions, and none more so than the present with the recent appointment of the first South American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are deliberating on where to go in South America this Easter, then here are 10 ideas that will help you make up […]

5 places you really shouldn't miss on a luxury vacation to Peru

5 places you really shouldn’t miss on a luxury vacation to Peru

Peru may not be known as a premier luxury destination in South America, but in recent years as international tourism has grown in strength, so has the demand for luxury hotels, services and experiences. In-fact for most travelers it comes as quite a surprise as to the sheer amount of luxury options available. If you are considering […]

4 must-see art galleries in Rio de Janeiro

4 must-see art galleries in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is probably best known for its beautiful sandy beaches and friendly locals. But beneath the parties and the cocktails, a rich art history runs deep within the city.  Here are four must-see art galleries to be found in Brazil’s second largest city and host of the next 2016 Olympics. Museu de Arte […]

Photograph of the week: Lago Grey moonrise

Photograph of the week: Lago Grey moonrise

Paine National Park in Chile is one of the most challenging environments in which to get good shots, with its jagged landscape, oscillating moods and grand vistas. Here, Bruce Percy captures Paine during a rare quiet phase, at night, with the famous winds reduced to a flutter, giving a rare and perfect moonlit mountain reflection […]

Walking wild or walking high - two very different luxury walking holidays

Walking wild or walking high – two very different luxury walking holidays

Sometimes you just have to get out there into the big wide world and feel the earth beneath your feet. An escape into the wild refreshes the spirit and let’s you breathe, think and feel more clearly. All too often though, the process of heading off into some remote area which will give you that […]

In search of the jaguar in Brazil

In search of the jaguar in Brazil

The dry season in the Pantanal is fast approaching making Brazil the perfect destination to view big cats, including the elusive jaguar. For most people when they think about wildlife in Brazil the Amazon will spring to mind however due to the density of the forest it is difficult so see many animals, especially large […]

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

3 places to mix luxury and adventure in South America

Who says luxury is always lazy? Though adventure travel is most commonly associated with roughing it on the road, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 places in South America where you can get an adrenaline rush and also indulge in creature comforts… the best of both worlds! Amazon cruise The Amazon […]

Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

Abseiling down the spectacular Kaieteur Falls, Guyana

If you have a sense of adventure and have ever wondered about visiting Guyana, perhaps this video will inspire you. Here biologist Steve Backshall – perhaps best known as the presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Deadly 60′ – prepares to abseil down one of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet, the 741 foot Kaieteur Falls […]

5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

5 wild mating rituals from the Galapagos Islands

In evolutionary theory, “survival of the fittest” doesn’t capture the whole picture. As Charles Darwin pointed out, it is not brute strength alone that wins out in evolution but the ability of a species to adapt to change. Courtship matters. Attractiveness to mates is quite important for the passing along of well-adapted genes. The Galapagos […]

5 of the best places to see big cats

5 of the best places to see big cats

If you want to see big cats but aren’t sure where to go to get the best chance of seeing them, here is our pick of some of the best places to go for different cats. Look for lions in Botswana, try for leopards in Zambia, don’t miss cheetahs in the Masai Mara, head for […]

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