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Jan 8 2024

Our picks for the 2024 hotspots in Latin America

2024 is upon us, but have you thought about where you’ll be travelling this year? With a wealth of places […]

Feb 17 2023


This time of year is ideal to dream about places to go in 2023 or beyond. Here is our list […]
Chile Easter Island tourism

Aug 3 2022

Easter Island reopens

Good news regarding Easter Island has reopened to tourism on August 1st. This coincides with the restart of LATAM’s flights […]
Argentina puna high plains

Apr 14 2022

Where Can I Go Now?

Thinking of travelling again soon? We are pleased to announce that many Latin American countries are safe to visit once […]

Apr 30 2021

New Active Volcano Discovered in Chile

Where is the Gran Mate volcano located? What is Special about the Gran Mate volcano? Are the volcanoes in Chile […]

Apr 8 2021

9 Interesting Facts You May Not Know about Pumas

Here are 9 interesting facts about Pumas: The puma is the fourth largest cat in the world, after the lion, […]

Mar 13 2021

500 years since Magellan took voyage of Discovery

A Voyage of Discovery to the Spice Islands The Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães set sail 500 years ago seeking […]

Jan 2 2021

Visit Antarctica by Expedition Cruise

Only 200 years since explorers landed in Antarctica, it remains the most remote part of the planet. Antarctica has never […]

Feb 29 2020

Chile Land of Extremes, Atacama

Chile’s most spectacular places lie in the country’s extreme North and South, Atacama and Patagonia. When I first hitched across […]

Jul 5 2019

Journey to the ends of the Earth – Tierra del Fuego

The Fatal Attraction Charles Darwin spent more time around the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego than he did in the […]

Jun 29 2019

Easter Island Wedding

Congratulations to our romantic clients Jiun Tat and Shao Giee who travelled to Easter Island to get married! This ancestral […]
Orcas or killer whales

Mar 20 2019

Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

In January 2019, scientists working off southern Chile saw apparently a new species of Orca or killer whale. The whales, […]

Dec 18 2018


Chile has hugely expanded its National Parks area by 631 thousand hectares. Thanks in part to the vision of the late Douglas Tompkins. In this remote area of northern Patagonia

Oct 3 2018

Tierra del Fuego – Take a Cruise Around the Horn

There’s not been a better time to visit the spectacular fjords of Tierra del Fuego than since the recent launch […]

Aug 15 2018


Chile is probably the best place in the World for star-gazing. Whether you are a casual star-gazer, or a professional […]

May 22 2018

A guide to Santiago street food

Whichever part of the world you’re in, humble street food has always been the place to look for the best […]
Peru Machu Picchu panorama

May 22 2018

The most luxurious things to do in Latin America

Those lucky few with deep pockets can experience Latin America in extraordinary ways. And why not? There’s been plenty of […]

Feb 27 2018

Latin America’s top football teams

The beautiful game is by far the biggest sport in Latin America, nearing an obsession for many. Even if you’re […]

Feb 27 2018

Where to watch Latin America’s famously melting sunset

  Who doesn’t like a good sunset? One of life’s great joys is watching the melting ball of orange light […]

Jan 7 2018

10 off grid hotels in Latin America

Want to get away from the bustle of the city and truly understand a new culture or place? To do […]

Nov 27 2017

24 hours in Santiago

Santiago is fast becoming Latin America’s coolest capital. With world-class shopping, some of the best eateries on the continent, beautiful […]

Nov 21 2017

Wildlife spotlight on the Andean condor

The mighty Andean condor is iconic in Latin America and tops most bird and wildlife lovers’ list of species to […]

Oct 7 2017

Interesting spots for art lovers in Latin America

The Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) The Museo de Art Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (shortened to MALBA) […]

Oct 6 2017

Videos of the most magnificent birds in Latin America

Latin America has the most diverse range of avifauna on earth. More than 3,000 different species of birdlife can be […]

Sep 11 2017

9 Things to do on Easter Island

While most know and visit Easter Island for the ancient Moai statues left by the Rapa Nui civilization, there are […]

May 7 2017

King Penguins in Tierra del Fuego

If you want to see King penguins but don’t want to go to Antarctica, go to Tierra del Fuego. A […]

Mar 6 2017

5 cable cars to take in South America

Cable cars are, in our opinion, one of the best modes of transport. Quick, no traffic and it’s possible to […]

Nov 29 2016

Latin America’s most colourful festivals

The world is full of colourful festivals and none come as colourful as those in Latin America. While Carnival in […]

Sep 29 2016

7 amazing religious statues in Latin America

Many countries around the world love to erect religious monuments, but in Latin America they are particularly impressive. While most […]

Sep 19 2016

Best places to go surfing in Latin America

The thousands of kilometres of coastline that make up South, Central and North America have some of the world’s best […]

Sep 19 2016

25 random but interesting facts about Latin America you probably didn’t know

Angel Falls in Venezuela is one of the largest waterfalls in the world with a height of almost 1 kilometre. […]

Sep 19 2016

6 scenic flights to take in Latin America

Such variety of landscapes makes Latin America an amazing place to see from above. Take a bird’s eye view down […]
Chile Torres del Paine

Aug 23 2016

10 of the best national parks in Latin America

Wild and untamed, the national parks of Latin America are havens for adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and hikers. […]

Jun 14 2016

9 insanely luxurious hotels around Latin America

Alvear Palace, Argentina The elegant Alvear Palace, located in the upmarket Recoleta district in Buenos Aires, was built in the […]

May 28 2016

The best markets in South America

Otavalo Market, Otavalo Located in the northern Ecuadorian town of the same name, Otavalo is perhaps one of the most […]

Mar 26 2016

These 21 quotes prove that Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was a hopeless romantic

1. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”  […]

Mar 26 2016

The best drone footage of Latin America

Aerial footage from drones is fast becoming the most creative way to make short travel films. Capturing Latin America’s diverse […]

Jan 22 2016

The messy completo is Chile’s finest fast food

Everyone knows the American hotdog. New York’s full of vendors plying the streets with the cheap snack, but did you […]

Jan 19 2016

8 Best Natural Hot Springs For A Soak In Latin America

Termas Papallacta, Ecuador The Termas Papallacta hot springs a located around forty miles east of Quito.  Squeezed in an Andean […]

Dec 24 2015

The Best Places To travel In 2016

The New Year is almost upon us. In celebration here’s our pick of the best places to visit in Latin […]

Dec 24 2015

7 high cities in Latin America that will literally take your breath away

The important Andes Mountain Range is the spine of South America spanning the western side of the continent from Colombia […]

Nov 30 2015

Rolling Stones are coming to Latin America

The Rolling Stones are touring Latin America in early 2016. The group need no introduction. Their music career took off […]

Oct 15 2015

The 20 Best Hikes In Latin America

There are so many amazing hikes you can do through the Americas ranging from light days hikes to serious mountaineering […]

Oct 9 2015

8 Amazing Journeys You Should Take In Chile

Chile is spectacular although often overlooked as a Latin American destination. It is however rising in popularity so we thought […]

Sep 6 2015

5 Natural Wonders You Can See In Chile’s Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile covers an area of 1,000 kilometres of land between the Pacific coast […]

Aug 3 2015

Meet us at the Birdfair

We are pleased to announce Select Latin America will be having a stand at the Birdfair taking place at Rutland […]

Aug 3 2015

Get married on Easter Island

If you are looking for something unique for your wedding how about having it on the mysterious island of Rapa […]
Galapagos Gardner Bay

May 13 2015

8 Best Beaches In Latin America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flickr/Daniel Amariles Best city beach. Sancho Beach, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil Flickr/Jorge Pindorama Best […]
Torres del Paine

Apr 7 2015

Our 20 favourite places in Latin America

Latin America is a culturally and geographically diverse place. Here’s 20 places (in no particular order) you absolutely have to […]

Mar 24 2015

South America Flag Map

by thedavefoster. This map shows the flags of South America laid out on a map of the continent, leading viewers […]

Dec 17 2014

Cola de Mono Recipe: A Delicious Chilean Christmas Drink

This unusual and traditional Chilean Christmas drink is a favourite right across the country.  Although there are now different versions, […]

Dec 15 2014

Celebrating Christmas Latin American Style

Argentina Flickr/N i c o l a Christmas in Argentina has is heavily influenced by Europe and North America although […]

Dec 1 2014

To The End Of The World And Back, A Masterpiece

Guest Blog: Philip & Gillian Moss came on a four week bespoke adventure through Argentina and Chile. Below they write […]

Nov 20 2014

5 Amazing Photos Of Wildlife In Torres Del Paine National Park We Can’t Stop Looking At

To start planning your wildlife holiday to Chile get in touch with us here. RELATED: Patagonian International Marathon

Nov 20 2014

12 Classic Films Set In Latin America You Have To Watch At Least Once

1. Diarios De Motocicleta  / The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) The Motorcycle Diaries follows the account of the young Che Guevara […]

Oct 24 2014

Our Top 25 Most Unique Hotels In Latin America

From floating hotels on a Uruguayan lake to an aircraft nestled amongst trees in Costa Rica’s rainforest, we’ve searched high […]

Oct 22 2014

A Guide To The National Drinks Of Latin America

National drinks throughout Latin America vary immensely. Some opt for teas, others beer or liquor. Of course, there is also […]

Oct 21 2014

What To Eat For Breakfast In Each Latin American Country

Breakfast in Latin America varies immensely between countries and also regions. You’re not going to, for example, find the same […]

Oct 21 2014

Eleven Amazing Experiences You Can Have In Latin America [VID]

1. Snorkel with whale sharks on Mexico’s Holbox Island 2. Track wild jaguars in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands 3. Hike […]

Sep 4 2014

Drink Mate Like a Gaucho in Seven Steps

Mate is a traditional herbal tea commonly consumed in the southern cone of South America. Its named after the mate […]
Peru machu picchu

Sep 2 2014

10 ancient South American wonders you absolutely need to visit

1. Machu Picchu Pedro Szekely/Flickr Where: Cuzco, Peru What: Extremely well preserved (and restored) 15th century Inca settlement located in […]

Aug 29 2014

try making this simple mouthwatering Cazuela Recipe

Artangelo/Flickr Cazuela is the name given to certain dishes in some countries of South America, where ingredients such as meat […]

Aug 28 2014

Inca Trails gain UNESCO World Heritage status

In June the Inca trail system was officially declared a World Heritage Patrimony by the UNESCO. Its Quichuan name Qhapaq […]

Aug 11 2014

We have launched our new brochure. Get it hot off the press

We are pleased to announce the publication of new brochure. This beautiful 96 page full colour booklet is packed full […]

Aug 7 2014

Patagonia Overland Safari Our New Product Fancy a different way of exploring Patagonia? Why not trying our new Patagonia Overland Safari tour? This can be […]

Jul 18 2014

Pucón, the mecca for outdoor activities in South America

This small town located in the Chilean Lake District, 710 km south of the country’s capital city Santiago, is recognized […]

Jul 7 2014

The traditional chilean pit-bake

Curanto al hoyo (Chilean pit-bake) is a traditional and delicious food from the Chiloe archipelago in Chile. When and how […]

Jun 20 2014

Patagonian International Marathon

Have you thought about racing in the wild of Patagonia? If not, here is a good opportunity for you to […]
Easter Island Moai Eyes Copyright David Horwell

Apr 19 2014

How Did Easter Island Get Named?

Easter Island was named by European Jacob Roggeveen who first saw the island on Easter Sunday, 1722 whilst leading a […]

Mar 21 2014

4 surreal landscapes in Latin America you have to visit

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia This has got to be at the top of the list. This vast expanse of salt […]

Feb 27 2014


Pablo Neruda was born on 12 July, 1904, in the town of Parral in Chile, the son of a railway […]

Feb 20 2014

Puma found in Kitchen Earlier this week a Chilean woman went to make breakfast and was terrified to find a young, but full […]

Feb 6 2014

Easter Island aficionado David meets Dr Jago Cooper

Easter Island aficionado David meets Dr Jago Cooper of the British Museum*, whose documentary on Easter Island recently screened on […]

Sep 30 2013

How to make a Pisco Sour

At a recent Chile event held at the National Geographic shop in London’s Knightsbridge, I had the pleasure of a […]

Aug 8 2013

The desert blooms in Atacama Chile

The Flowering Desert phenomenon is a once in a lifetime experience, a unique and surprisingly colourful spectacular. Once in a […]

Jun 21 2013

High Adventure in the Atacama desert – Video

RELATED: 5 Natural Wonders You Can See In Chile’s Atacama Desert

Mar 29 2013


The world’s largest space observatory has just opened in Chile.  At an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity […]

Jan 28 2013

Pumas on the prowl

A Puma (Puma concolor) was spotted prowling around the Torres del Paine National Park, close to Explora’s Hotel Salto Chico. […]

Jan 24 2013

The world’s most remote party on Easter Island

If you want the ultimate party we invite you to enjoy Tapati Rapa Nui 2013 which will be celebrated in […]
Chile Valparaiso funicular

Dec 28 2012

Valparaíso gains accolade

In its latest edition, National Geographic Traveler magazine, entitled ‘The Best of World’, has chosen Valparaíso as one of the […]

Oct 12 2012

Santiago, the gateway to Chile

Chile’s capital Santiago is worth a day or two before heading off the wilderness. Santiago is located in Chile’s Central […]

Sep 29 2012

South America Gray Fox

Whilst trekking in the renowned Torres del Paine national park in Chile I had a close encounter with the South […]

Sep 14 2012

Mystery of the Moai statues

Ever wondered how the native inhabitants of Easter Island managed to move their 33 feet, 80 tonne statues – known […]
Peru Mountain lodges trek

Jun 3 2012

High Altitude Remedies

Mountain sickness, also referred to as “soroche” in Spanish, is a common problem experienced by some travellers who arrive in […]
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