Category: South America

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […]

Discover Lake Titicaca

Discover Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca was a ‘must-see’ destination on our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months. But we found there is only one way to travel from beautiful Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca; that’s the roller-coaster road over the volcanic mountains up to 4,910 metres and down into Puna, the elegant city on the banks […]

10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now

10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now

One of the most surprising things I learned recently is how diverse the landscapes and experiences are in Colombia. You can have urban experiences, spend time with indigenous and Afro-Colombian cultures, see wildlife, enjoy beaches on quiet islands, have river adventures, relax in hot springs, see a volcano, spend time in the mountains, see canyons, […]

All that glitters is gold: some of the world's most spectacular gold landmarks

All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […]

The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador

The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador

So, just when is the best time to travel to Ecuador? Ask any tour operator in the country, and they’ll tell you that there’s NEVER a bad time to experience this South American nation. Still, for those looking to visit our country at “ideal” times — when there’s the least rain, the most days of […]

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 […]

Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife

Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife

It is easy to imagine why the Galapagos Islands are one of the top places to visit of many experienced travelers. Online, you can see many articles, reviews and photos of this exotic paradise, but the truth is, that none of them will really do justice to what you see in reality. When researching online, […]

Discovering the Amazon in Peru

Discovering the Amazon in Peru

Our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months included 52 flights one of which was from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado to be met by our driver and transferred to the banks of the golden brown Madre de Dios River. We boarded a long-tailed boat for a 45 minute journey deep into the rainforest to arrive […]

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

Though well known as an incredible cultural and adventure destination, South America’s reputation for fine cuisine is much less recognized. This is changing rapidly, though, as this southern continent emerges as one of the trendiest food regions on the planet. Today, Latin America serves up everything from velvet-soft Colombian sea bass to melt-in-your-mouth Argentine beef […]

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5 of the best restaurants in Santiago de Chile

With its lunar landscape deserts to the north and its dazzling glacial mountain ranges to the south, Chile is a fabulous place to vacation. And if you know where to go, it’s also a great place to dine. Chilean cuisine is as diverse as its geography. Its innovatory chefs come armed with a blend of […]

8 must-see highlights of Ecuador

8 must-see highlights of Ecuador

Ecuador is a megadiverse country that offers not only the unique Galapagos Islands, but also a wide range of sites that travelers must-visit in the Andes, the Amazon, and the Pacific Coast. To entice potential visitors, we have chosen 8 highlights of Ecuador that travelers should include in their itinerary to Ecuador. Information from the […]

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What to expect from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest

Ecuador has plenty to offer in a relatively small territory; if you are visiting the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places of the world, the following lines could give you an overview on what to expect: Adventure Ordinary poolside lounging can be relaxing, but not invigorating. The Amazon can provide you with both […]

Easter Island

Travel video of the week: Hidden secrets of Easter Island

Modem archaeological scientists and engineers try and recreate and decipher the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues by experimenting with archaic engineering methods and mysterious practices. Curved from stone, the human figures have over-sized heads, often resting on massive rock platforms called ahus, partially buried underground. 1,000 statues exist on the island, 30 feet tall, […]

What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a […]

5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert

5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest in the world, some parts of it have never seen rain. It is the oldest in the world at 150M years and the highest in the world – we visited some parts at 4,600 metres. It is also simply huge at 1,500 sq km and has many […]

10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots

10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots

Even after journeying to more than 110 countries, I continue to find that nothing has the potential to be as life-altering as a remarkable travel experience. Though we all learn and grow on every trip we take, occasionally there’s a truly unique moment, a special circumstance or a distinctive sight that changes a seemingly simple […]