Category: South America

Amazonia: the paradise of nature photographers

Amazonia: the paradise of nature photographers

The best place in the world for nature photographers has to be Amazonia. Because of its sheer size and biodiversity, it accounts for half of the world’s tropical rainforest; it is a must for those that love to photograph nature. Whether you are a hobbyist, professional or happy snapper, you will find so many interesting […]

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Ecuador may not yet be on the radar as an international foodie destination, but there is no doubt that this small country has a lot to offer for even the most intrepid gourmet travelers. At the center of this foodie revolution is the capital city of Quito, with an array of restaurants to suit all […]

Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other

Chile: a luxury, organic wine tour like no other

Visiting Chile? Put this luxury vineyard tour on your list. I’ve lived in Santiago for over a year, and I’ve only just got round to discovering one of the best wine experiences in the world. Letting it breathe Emiliana Organic Vineyards is located just 45 minutes from Santiago, yet it feels like a world away. In […]

Peru's Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu: what to know before you go

Peru’s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu: what to know before you go

The Sacred Valley of Peru is a feast for the senses—colorful woven fabrics, mountains that soar skyward with little warning (or foothills), an ancient culture full of innovation, and a contemporary cuisine that has emerged from traditional crops, international influence, and creative playfulness among the country’s best chefs. From elevation headaches to photogenic llamas, here’s what […]

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can't miss

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss

Ecuador is a small country, but with a lot to offer, from endemic wildlife and pristine beaches to historical and natural sites in the Andean region. Read on to find out the top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss, from the Andes to the coast. Quito and the Middle of the World In Ecuador’s […]

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 […]

5 luxury picks in Ecuador

5 luxury picks in Ecuador

Despite its small size, Ecuador packs in more amazing experiences than you would expect from a country about the size of Nevada. Ecuadorians like to boast that you can have breakfast in the Amazon, lunch in the Highlands, and dinner in the Coast. This South American gem also boasts some prime luxury locations that will […]