Author Archive for Simon Williams

Simon Williams is the Director of Humboldt Travel offering tailor made luxury trips to Latin. He has worked within the travel industry for 20 years and aims to show visitors some of the most beautiful and diverse countries in the world through specially designed trip.

The most stylish hotel pools in Costa Rica

The most stylish hotel pools in Costa Rica

Having been named one of Lonely Planet’s countries to travel to in 2020, Costa Rica is once again enjoying a moment the international spotlight. There are a lot of elements that make this pint-sized Latin American haven a favourite for those seeking a taste of the region including unique wildlife experiences, striking tropical scenery, the […]

Latin America’s best stargazing spots

Latin America’s best stargazing spots

With the luxury of wide-open spaces in spectacularly remote locations, the rural hideaways of Latin America’s varied geography lie under some of the clearest skies on planet earth. From the arid deserts of northern Chile to the tropical wetlands of western Brazil, travellers seeking the bliss of isolation in the countryside are also treated to […]

Latin America's most charming farm stays

Latin America’s most charming farm stays

Latin America’s boundless natural beauty makes it the perfect destination for those seeking a unique rural retreat as part of their luxury holiday. With exquisite properties tucked away amongst mountains, lakes, rolling grasslands and exotic fruit plantations, the possibilities are endless for those looking to escape the pressures of everyday life and immerse themselves in […]

The best luxury retreats in Latin America for photographers

The best luxury retreats in Latin America for photographers

With landmasses than span mountain ranges, deserts, icefields, rainforest, salt-plains, rivers and savannahs, Latin America’s natural diversity is one of the region’s greatest attractions. Speckled with sophisticated modern metropolises and older towns of crumbling colonial charm, the human element is equally as compelling. For those with a keen interest in photography, the cocktail of cultural […]

The most luxurious horse-riding retreats in Latin America

The most luxurious horse-riding retreats in Latin America

One of the most geographically diverse regions on the planet; Latin America is not short of charming rural retreats set amongst striking scenery, perfect for a relaxed countryside getaway, especially for those who are keen riders. Mountains, rivers, valleys and rolling green hills are always best explored on horseback – a relaxed and peaceful way […]

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

Latin America’s abundant nature and fascinating wildlife is one of the continent’s most alluring attractions. From the marine life of Belize and the Galapagos, to the diverse fauna in the tropical forests of Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Costa Rica: wildlife lovers cannot help but be enchanted by the variety of species present in these breath-taking […]

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

With some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world, Latin America offers up a plethora of options for romantic coastal retreats. Luxurious resorts, exclusive seaside boutiques and rustic-chic tropical hideaways are all available, meaning there is a hotel to suit all tastes and requirements for your indulgent luxury trip. Here are five […]

The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia

The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia

Wild, untouched and still decidedly off-the-beaten-track, the appeal of travel in Bolivia is gradually growing to match its most-visited Andean neighbour, Peru. Boasting some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Latin America, cloud forests, deserts, volcanoes and the Amazon basin – this superbly diverse country has much to explore. Undoubtedly at a much earlier […]

Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats

Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats

Blessed with an abundance of luxury hotels in regions of astounding natural beauty, Latin America offers much for the discerning traveller seeking to switch off from the pressures of quotidian life. With wellness escapes and innovative spa treatments becoming an increasingly valuable element of a luxury travel experience, the natural bounty of Latin America’s unique […]

The best new luxury hotels in Costa Rica

The best new luxury hotels in Costa Rica

With Costa Rica fast becoming the hottest destination in recent years for holidaymakers the world over (largely helped in the UK by new direct flights), there has in turn been a host of new hotels opening across the country. As many people look at this tropical paradise as being the ideal location for a luxury […]

Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences

Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most unique and intriguing habitats on the planet. Bursting with life on land, in the water and in the skies, this magnificent jungle is on many a traveller’s wish-list. Long gone are the days of sleeping in lines of hammocks whilst being attacked by mosquitoes, today there is […]

How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia

How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia

Visiting the vast expanse of Patagonia would not be the same without a visit to at least one glacier. These huge towering blocks of ancient ice are seriously impressive and becoming rarer by the minute as the world gets warmer. In the southern cone it is possible to hike on their jagged peaks, take helicopter […]

7 of the best hotel pools in Argentina

7 of the best hotel pools in Argentina

Blessed with some of the most incredible luxury hotels in Latin America, and some of the most beautiful landscapes, Argentina has much to offer any traveller heading to this diverse country. If an impressive swimming pool is specifically what you desire when booking a hotel, look no further, as we have listed the 7 best […]

Top 5 cruises for an unforgettable luxury holiday in Antarctica

Top 5 cruises for an unforgettable luxury holiday in Antarctica

A holiday to the white continent of Antarctica is on many a traveller’s bucket list, but how can you decide on which cruise to take? There are now a number of operators offering exciting trips to this vast and icy part of the world, all with their own unique benefits. The ships are decked out […]

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru's Sacred Valley

The top 5 luxury hotels in Peru’s Sacred Valley

When travelling to Peru, it is almost inevitable that you will fly into Cusco and visit the iconic site of Machu Picchu. A few days exploring the charming city of Cusco is recommended before heading towards the ancient citadel. In order to get there, one must travel through a region known as the Sacred Valley. […]

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The small country of Ecuador is often overlooked by travellers considering a holiday to Latin America, however, this tiny gem packs a punch when it comes to old world charm, stunning vistas, delicious food and a rich culture. From the deep Amazon, to the towering Cotopaxi volcano and the outstanding Galapagos Islands, there is plenty […]