Category: South America

35 tips for experiencing Machu Picchu

35 tips for experiencing Machu Picchu

Perched high in the Peruvian Andes, the almost mystical “Lost City of the Incas” is a must for any traveler’s bucket list. Though the ruins of Machu Picchu remained concealed in a high-mountain cloud forest for centuries, today it’s by far the top tourist attraction in Peru. Every day, hundreds of foreign tourists venture to the […]

Top 10 luxury hotel destinations in Argentina

Top 10 luxury hotel destinations in Argentina

Argentina. The name evokes a chilling spirit of mystery and romance. Argentina is not only the home of the gaucho cowboys, Eva Perón, and the birthplace of Che Guevara, it is also a land known for its luxuries and taste in the finer things. From elegant tango dancing to world-renowned beef, Argentina is constantly raising […]

5 of the world's most thrilling adventure experiences

5 of the world’s most thrilling adventure experiences

Adventure runs thick in the veins of a special group of people. These are the adventurers, the thrill-seekers, the modern-day buccaneers who demand the surge of adrenalin only found at dizzying heights or breakneck speeds. Unlike others, these rush-junkies actively seek adventure in places and ways most of the rest of us will never understand. […]

Top 5 off the beaten path destinations in Ecuador

Top 5 off the beaten path destinations in Ecuador

Ecuador has some fantastic places to visit, the world-famous Galapagos Islands, Yasuni National Park, and of course snowcapped volcanoes like Chimborazo and Cotopaxi. Although visiting these places can be rewarding for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts, there are many other places hidden in Ecuador’s small territory. That is why we have listed the best “off […]

5 beach experiences in the Brazilian summer

5 beach experiences in the Brazilian summer

Bathing destinations appeared in mid-18th Century Europe. First, because of the therapeutic properties of sea bathing, prescribed by doctors for those suffering from some illness or living in the unhealthy urban environment. The sea, the salinity of the water, the sun, the breeze, and the marine landscape, though shyly at first, appeared in that period […]

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

Winter wonderland: where to travel to for snow

With Autumn already here, and Winter just around the corner, we’re left with no choice but to accept the fact that the cold bitter days are approaching. While I don’t know many people that are big fans of the Winter, it’s hard not to appreciate the fun snow can bring. For those with families especially, […]

Ecuador and Galapagos to suit every time scale

Ecuador and Galapagos to suit every time scale

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is on the bucket-list of many traveling to South America, and rightly so! Visiting Darwin’s ‘living laboratory’ and witnessing the extraordinary flora and fauna who make the islands their home really is an experience like no other. The logistics of arranging a trip here can sometimes be overwhelming for potential travelers […]

10 spectacular national reserves in South America

10 spectacular national reserves in South America

With no less than 300 national parks and reserves dotting the continent, it’s no easy task to choose the best of these South American wonders. Their jaw-dropping landscapes and robust biomes are as rich and diverse as the region’s many cultures. In any case, we took a shot at listing what we consider 10 of […]

Napo Wildlife Center

Luxury: a perspective from the rainforest

The word luxury usually conjures up images of decadence and comfort for most of us. That may be a bit extreme, but luxury is usually tied to ideas of power and wealth. Success dictates the level of luxury we have in our lives. The more successful you are, the greater level of luxury you can […]

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 […]

Fiji meaningful luxury

Meaningful trips inspired by the Rugby World Cup

We are well into the Rugby World Cup, hosted for the first time in an Asian nation – Japan. This year’s event is set to be the most openly contested ever – so hard to pick the winner, with at least 6 countries laying plausible claim to the title. Japan’s historic win over one of the […]

Top Amazon experiences for the adventure traveller

Top Amazon experiences for the adventure traveller

The mighty Amazon. The largest river in the world by volume of water and the second largest in length. The dense and impenetrable tropical rainforest it runs through is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. It’s the lungs of our planet, the land of the lost city of El Dorado, a place […]

From north to south, 5 good reasons to isolate yourself in Brazil

From north to south, 5 good reasons to isolate yourself in Brazil

With 8,516,000 km², Brazil is the largest country in South America and one of the ten largest in the world. Apart from the world-famous cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the country has a number of places that invite you to experience isolation and connection with nature – whether in the heart of the […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

7 South American vacations ideal for family bonding

7 South American vacations ideal for family bonding

Between long hours spent in the office, children’s school schedules and extracurricular activities, days fly by – leaving family conversations limited to the logistics of the day. And whenever we do get together, there’s a good chance we’re each focused on our own cellphone screen, too worn down to engage in verbal conversation. By now, […]

Choosing the right cruise in Galapagos Islands

Choosing the right cruise in Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are well known, not only for its important input to Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, but also for its unique wildlife, pristine landscapes, and harsh conditions. 1,000 km away from the South American continent, the Galapagos Islands welcome worldwide travelers keen to watch fearless animal species, volcanic landscapes, as well as enjoying […]