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 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 […]

6 of the best luxury hotels in Bogota, Colombia

6 of the best luxury hotels in Bogota, Colombia

The capital city of Colombia is a city in which visitors can find a long list of things to do, excellent restaurants and interesting sites. The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) is a particular highlight, along with the many markets which sell a wonderful selection of locally crafted goods. It is easy to use Bogota […]

Top 7 magical experiences in Chile and where to stay

Top 7 magical experiences in Chile and where to stay

Chile is one of the hottest travel destinations for 2018, offering something for everyone along with magnificent scenery, friendly cities and delicious cuisine. We have chosen 7 of the best and most magical experiences to enjoy when visiting, and suggested 7 of the most luxurious hotels to match; 1. Hiking the W Trek One of […]

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

Many people dream of a holiday to the Galapagos Islands, a magical collection of islands rich in wildlife and out-of-this-world landscapes. However, for some, the thought of spending days at sea on a yacht is not appealing for a number of reasons. Perhaps you suffer from sea sickness, or don’t like the thought of sleeping […]

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

5 best beach breaks in Bahia, Brazil

Brazil’s northern state of Bahia has seen an enormous increase in popularity amongst international tourists seeking a secluded, luxury beach retreat. For many years, the golden sands and crystal blue waters of this sun-soaked Brazilian paradise were neglected by visitors from abroad; the international tourists favouring the glossy resorts surrounding Rio de Janeiro. No longer […]

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

If you are a keen birder, there are few places which can rival the sheer diversity of species in Latin America. From the huge flightless rhea, to the tiny jewel-like hummingbirds that can be found across the whole continent, there is a bird for everyone. The most famous residents are species such as penguins, macaws […]

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The tiny country of Costa Rica has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. This little slice of paradise offers pristine jungles bursting with wildlife, adventure activities galore, toasty winter sun and of course plenty of tropical beaches. Children and adults alike will love the white-tipped waves […]

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

Top 5 luxury wine lodges in Argentina

If, like the majority of the population, you enjoy a good glass of wine you simply must visit Argentina. World-renowned for its rich flavoured, smooth reds you’ll be spoilt for choice. Without question, the best way to experience the vineyards of this vast country is to stay at a luxury wine lodge a truly immerse […]

The 8 best luxury hotels in Cusco

The 8 best luxury hotels in Cusco

Offering culture, history, world class cuisine and a spectacular array of landscapes, Peru is a country on many travel wish lists. If you are considering visiting this magical part of the world, it is likely that you will stop by the city of Cusco, known by the Incas as the ‘Naval of the World’. This […]

The best unique experiences in Antarctica

The best unique experiences in Antarctica

As Christmas approaches us once again, the winter sun holidays are as popular as ever. However, for many travellers, this time of year signals the ideal opportunity to visit colder regions and really embrace the spirit of this snowy season. As the southern hemisphere begins to warm, we slip into winter, and it opens up […]