Category: South America

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

15 top tips for the perfect Galapagos Islands getaway

Teeming with wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth, the remote Galapagos Islands are located almost 600 hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. For most travelers, it’s a destination we dream of experiencing in person, though we rarely imagine the reality of what a visit to this iconic location entails. So, before you […]

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

8 places to visit in the south of Brazil for unique experiences

While many associate Brazil with the carnival in Rio or the African rhythms of Bahia, the south of Brazil presents a completely different scene. The culture is strongly influenced by European immigration, reflected in everything from the architecture to the music, gastronomy, and habits of the locals. From family-run wineries to gorgeous beaches, cooler temperatures, […]

10 animals that you will only find in the Galapagos

10 animals that you will only find in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands is like no other place on the planet and its exclusive animals are no doubt one of its key defining elements. Located in a remote location about 1,000 km (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the fauna was able to develop virtually unaffected by predators. In fact, the animals are so […]

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

Top 5 luxury travel experiences for 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, perhaps you’ve started thinking about your 2020 travel bucket-list? To help inspire, we’ve picked out the very best travel experiences for next year, whether you’re after a luxury rail journey or Arctic adventure. Discover our top picks below. Italy & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express We all know the Orient Express […]

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

Face-to-face wildlife encounters are always a memorable highlight of a luxury holiday or safari adventure, and there are numerous ways wildlife fans can indulge their love of animals all over the globe – in destinations that also offer beautiful landscapes, unique experiences and exceptional hotels to stay in along the way. Here we round up […]

5 of the world’s most spectacular hiking routes

5 of the world’s most spectacular hiking routes

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” The words of Henry David Thoreau, a man who knew more than a thing or two about the value of the great outdoors to the human condition. It’s no secret that Thoreau was a firm believer in the merits of donning […]

Beautiful Brazil - adventures not to miss!

Beautiful Brazil – adventures not to miss!

Brazil is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world offering everything from the world famous Carnival, to tropical beaches to Amazonian adventures.  There are too many things to mention in one post so we’ve highlighted a few favourites below which are not to be missed! Buzios Escape the hustle and bustle […]

Kury Muyu- Napo Cultural Center

Food: the best way to experience culture on your next vacation

Can you think of anything that immediately connects people more than “breaking bread” together? A universal truth is that food is an important part of everyone’s cultural heritage and individual identity. We all have favourite foods which generally fluctuate throughout the year based on what plants are in season and which recipes our family have […]

Top 10 outdoor activities in Ecuador

Top 10 outdoor activities in Ecuador

If you’re looking for what to do in Ecuador, look no further. This petit country, has it all: mountains, rivers, diverse wildlife, the Amazon jungle, the Andes Mountains, the Galapagos Islands and a stunning untouched coastline. The best part? It’s all at a fingertips’ distance. From the heights of the capital city in Quito, lying […]

Staying in the largest city of Ecuador

Staying in the largest city of Ecuador

The city of Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port and also its most populous city. It is located on the coast; one of four very unique regions that this small South American country has within its borders. Affectionately called “the Pacific’s Pearl” by its inhabitants, this city is another tourist hotspot that shouldn’t be missed while […]

Top 10 luxury lodges and hotels in Latin America

Top 10 luxury lodges and hotels in Latin America

Latin America is a varied wonderland of snow-capped mountains, arid deserts and vibrant rainforests packed with weird and wonderful wildlife. Its luxury lodges, though, are a welcome contrast to their often inhospitable surrounds, offering the likes of luxe spas, gourmet dining, ultra-contemporary design and expert-led excursions that make for a holiday that’s as adventurous or […]

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 […]