Category: South America

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5 good reasons to choose the Ecuadorian Amazon

The Amazon rainforest has been in the news recently because of massive fires which have been destroying forest and killing the fauna living there. So how can we contribute to the conservation of nature and protect the way of life of the people who has been there for generations? Along the Amazon rainforest, there are some
Top 10 experiences on a Galapagos cruise

Top 10 experiences on a Galapagos cruise

Though there are different ways of exploring the Galapagos Islands, it is generally agreed that taking a cruise cannot be beaten for those looking to maximise their time on the archipelago, and fully immerse themselves in the flora and fauna to be found here. But taking an expedition cruise in the Galapagos is quite different
6 of the world's best lookouts

6 of the world's best lookouts

Sometimes there are views where you just have to stop and look. These are the kind of sights where photos just don’t do it justice and need to be seen in real life to be believed. Whether it is atop the largest building in the world, a cityscape on a rooftop bar or snow-capped mountains,
10 sacred sites and spiritual journeys in South America

10 sacred sites and spiritual journeys in South America

Many of us feel attracted to soul-stirring places that exert something spiritual within us. The original meanings these sites hide shrouded in secrecy and are often buried in time, yet each is a place of mystery and awe. Many of these destinations are known for their age-old legends, spiritual practices and long-standing ceremonies, while other
Discover the top 3 biomes for safaris in Brazil

Discover the top 3 biomes for safaris in Brazil

Brazil is home to the world’s largest biodiversity. Among the various ecosystems found in the country, three stand out. Considered the lung of our planet, the Amazon rainforest alone covers nearly 60% of Brazil’s territory, while the Pantanal is one of the world’s largest continuous wetlands. Ecotourism destinations par excellence, these regions, as well as
Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

With environmental awareness an increasing concern across the globe, especially when it comes to hot topics such as global warming and plastic waste, luxury hotels are also increasingly doing their bit for the planet, with guests encouraged to play their part during their holiday. Ditching plastic water bottles for reusable non-plastic ones is just the
Top 5 places to visit in northern Brazil

Top 5 places to visit in northern Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, home to some of the greatest natural wonders in the world and simply overflowing with culture. It’s long been on travellers lists while exploring South America and draws people from all over the world looking to party the night away at the famous Rio Carnival, witness the
Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

You just tied the knot, and you and your significant other are ready to embark into a new adventure in life. Your first adventure will be your honeymoon, an anticipated moment that you both will remember for the rest of your life; you want it to be unique, unforgettable and full of new experiences that
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
These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

Luxury hotels around the world are increasingly expensive. Over the years, the average price of a room increased around seven percent during the past five years. But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not always bad news: some destinations saw significant declines in room rates, even in luxury hotels. Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur not only
Family friendly Brazil - 5 ways to discover Brazil's north-east

Family friendly Brazil - 5 ways to discover Brazil's north-east

Still undecided on your next family vacation?  If you are looking for sunshine and fun, to learn something, to bond, to disconnect from work and reconnect with your loved ones?  Then look no further than the north-east of Brazil.  Located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator, this region has sunshine year round and has
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An adventure destination for honeymooners

When thinking about where to go on honeymoon the first places that spring to mind are the famous and traditional ones that are steeped in romance. Such places such as Paris, Venice or Rome. All these cities are tied to the idea of romance, through films, books and our imaginations. All have that old world
5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

Continuing a look at South American adventure experiences, here we take a look at travel experiences involving the wildlife of our amazing continent – especially those natural experiences that you might find surprising. The vast array of creatures with fins, feathers or fur across this expansive continent makes for some interesting sights and activities, some
Quito: when a hotel becomes the beating heart of a historic neighbourhood

Quito: when a hotel becomes the beating heart of a historic neighbourhood

Ecuador’s proud capital city of Quito has many attractions; its unforgettable backdrop of Andean peaks and misty volcanoes, its beautifully preserved historic centre with elaborate churches and cobbled squares – not to mention the opportunity to travel a little further out of town for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of
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
How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem. The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine