Category: South America

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs to hoppers: around the world in food

From hot dogs in New York to egg hoppers in Sri Lanka, food plays a big part in any travel experience, and is one of the things that defines a country, its people and its culture – and often forms some of our favourite and most enduring holiday memories. We pick our top ten foodie […]

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 […]

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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 […]