Category: South America

Spice up 2013 with 5 great Argentine festivals

Spice up 2013 with 5 great Argentine festivals

With the first six months of the year spent working hard and meeting deadlines, it’s time for a little passion to be added to your life. Why not escape to the southern hemisphere and add a dash of sexy rhythm to your Latin getaway? Although celebrations like the International Festival of Independent Cinema and the […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

Shop 'til you drop in Rio de Janeiro!

Shop ’til you drop in Rio de Janeiro!

Rio Fashion Week 2013 may have come and gone in Brazil’s fun-loving city, but Rio de Janeiro remains a hub of style and fashion all year round. Here are our picks of the best boutiques Rio has to offer – from stylish brands to the most elegant designs, these are shopping experiences that can’t be […]

5 luxury retreats in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

5 luxury retreats in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

With the demand for luxury travel booming, and the development of several luxury hotel resorts over the last few years, the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s is becoming an increasingly popular destination for foreign tourists visiting Peru. Ideally located for visiting nearby Inca archaeological sites of Pisac, Moray and Ollantaytambo, and just 2 hours from […]

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi was once the wealthiest city in South America, thanks to the silver that once lay beneath its hills. In the 16th Century, Potosi was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex in which the extraction of silver relied on a series of innovative hydraulic mills. Now things are a little less grand, but the […]

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

From the mountains of the Andes to the deserts of the north, Argentina is truly a majestic place.  But the most awe-inspiring landscapes I’ve been privy to witness are found in the northwest corner, near the Bolivian border. Here in the Calchaquí Valley you feel as if you have entered a surreal, almost other-worldly realm, far […]

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 […]

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