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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 […]
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Aug 5 2022

Peru A Journey In Time – British Museum Exhibition

Whilst looking back at my photos from last year’s Peru exhibition, I realized it would be good to share them. […]
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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 […]

Jun 28 2019

The Best Places to see the Giant Otter

Giant otters are found in the great rivers and wetlands in South America. They are the largest otter species in […]

Dec 17 2018


In the interests of research, I attended a masterclass on the fiery Peruvian spirit Pisco. The Peruvian tourist board are […]

Oct 2 2018

Best things to do in the Sacred Valley

The spectacular Sacred Valley lies along the banks of the winding Urubamba River around 10 miles north of Cuzco. It’s […]

May 22 2018

Everything you need to know about Inti Raymi

Well, it’s almost time for Inti Raymi, the largest festival in South America. This ancient Peruvian celebration of sun worship […]
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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 […]

May 22 2018

What to pack for a visit to the jungle

The Amazon is a wonderous place teeming with exotic flora and fauna. It’s one of South America’s most iconic destinations. […]

Feb 27 2018

Peruvian Causa Rellena Recipe

This Peruvian classic looks like a throw-back to the 80s. For comfort food you can’t beat this creamy yellow potato […]

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 […]

Feb 27 2018

Latin America’s culinary capitals

Calling all foodies. More travellers are picking their holiday spots based on gastronomy than ever before. Latin America boasts some […]

Jan 8 2018

Everything you need to know about the Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu has been inspiring adventurers ever since Hiram Bingham discovered them in the early 20th century. The citadel was […]
Sandboarding Peru

Jan 7 2018

What is sandboarding?

  Sand-boarding is becoming the next big thing. Like snow-boarding, but you’ll be carving down sand dunes instead of snowy […]

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 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 […]

Aug 30 2017

Peruvian pollo a la brasa recipe

Peruvian rotisserie chicken, sometimes called blackened chicken, is one of the most popular dishes in the country. The dish originated […]

Aug 30 2017

10 things to do in the Amazon

Seeing a clay lick Parrot clay licks can be found throughout the Amazon. Hundreds of parrots and macaws descend upon […]

May 8 2017

10 places in Latin America that will take your breath away

Latin America is so full of wonders, it’s almost impossible to pick just 10. Our travels have taken us all […]

Dec 30 2016

2017 Latin America travel bucket list

Thinking of travelling to Latin America in 2017? With such a huge area spanning two continents, we thought we’d put […]
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Nov 30 2016

10 classic things to do on your first time in Peru

Peru’s fascinating history, excellent cuisine, hiking opportunities and tourism infrastructure make it one of the best countries to visit on […]

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 […]

Nov 8 2016

The best street food you can get for under $5 in Latin America

Latin America isn’t short on street snacks. Like much of the world, some of the tastiest cuisine gets cooked on […]

Oct 15 2016

Peruvian arroz con pollo (chicken and rice) recipe

While chicken and rice might sound boring, this Peruvian dish is anything but. A mouthwatering mix of rice, aji Amarillo […]

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 […]

Aug 25 2016

The oasis in the middle of the Peruvian desert

Five minutes from the southern town of Ica and an hour form Pisco lies the Huacachina, a town tucked away […]
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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. […]

Jul 29 2016

Fascinating Inca ruins to visit nearby Cuzco

Most who visit Cuzco have the aim of wandering through the nearby ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, and for good […]

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 […]

May 4 2016

British Airways launches new London to Lima direct flight today

British Airways launches it’s direct service between London Gatwick and Lima today. There hasn’t been a direct flight since 1982 […]

Apr 23 2016

We’ve used 30-years experience to create the perfect 2-week tour of Peru

We’ve been creating tours of Peru for over 30 years. Obviously, the perfect tour is very subjective, however, in our […]

Mar 28 2016

How you can make a difference to your Inca Trail porter’s welfare

The Inca Trail. Arguably the world’s greatest trek. Walking an ancient network of paths through Andean countryside and past the […]

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 […]

Mar 25 2016

6 epic waterfalls in Latin America

Latin America is a land of epic landscapes. Tropical rainforests, windswept steppes, towering glaciers and cascading waterfalls. Iguazu Falls borders […]

Mar 25 2016

The ultimate guide to Peruvian drinks

Although most have heard of Peru’s national drink; the Pisco Sour, a sharp, citrusy cocktail best drunk as an aperitif […]

Jan 22 2016

This unique pod hotel hangs from a cliff in the Sacred Valley

The Skylodge is a unique set of pods that hang a 1,000 feet up a cliff in the Sacred Valley […]

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 […]

Jan 3 2016

How to spend the perfect day in Cuzco

Cuzco, centre of the Inca Empire and gateway to the Sacred Valley and the ruins of Machu Picchu. It’s a […]

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 […]

Dec 18 2015

Martín Chambi exhibition in Lima

Hailed as Peru’s finest photographer, Martín Chambi was one of the first pioneers of indigenous photography. Now the Art Museum […]

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 […]

Nov 30 2015

The 7 best train rides in Latin America

Compared to most continents, railways in Latin America are few and far between. Most have been left to fall into […]

Oct 19 2015

Best Birding Locations in Central & South America

Latin America is simply one of the best continents for birding on earth. In total there are over 3,000 species […]

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 […]

Aug 21 2015

Mistura Food Festival in Lima

If you happen to be travelling in Peru in September we highly recommend the 8th edition of the ten-day Mistura […]

Jul 28 2015

The 20 Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

Best for Birding Name – Atlantic Forest Reserves Country – Brazil Date of inscription – 1999 Why it’s the best […]

Jul 28 2015

What’s it like seeing the Nazca lines from above?

The Nazca lines are huge geoglyphs scratched into this arid Southern Peruvian desert between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500. Some […]

Jun 25 2015

12 Delicious Things You Can Do With Dulce De Leche

Dulce de leche is a seriously addictive South American caramel that’s becoming increasingly popular in the UK. For the sweet-toothed […]

Apr 7 2015

Biking the mountains of Peru [VID]

Truly awesome aIn the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more […]
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

Oh My Gourd! Engraving from Peru

The mate burilado or carved gourd, is one of the most skilful examples of Peruvian folk-art. Dating back hundreds of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 17 2014

Chupe de Camarones (Peruvian Shrimp Chowder) Recipe

Flickr/_e.t A delicious southern Peruvian chowder recipe originally made in Arequipa using crayfish. Although many ingredients are needed, the dish […]

Oct 27 2014

This Bizarre Orchid Looks Like A Monkey’s Face

Flickr/Dick Culbert The Dracula simian is an epiphytic orchid which, due to its features, is more commonly referred to as […]

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 […]

Oct 21 2014

$15K Drone Gets Lost And Found In The Amazon

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Sep 5 2014

10 Amazing Facts About Peru You Probably Didn’t Know

1. There are over 55 varieties of corn produced in Peru Jenny Mealing/Flickr 2. Peru has not one but three […]
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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 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 4 2014

The Last Supper with a Guinea Pig

Photo credit: Toño Zapata/Wikipedia If you’ve ever visited the Cathedral in Cuzco you may have noticed a painting depicting Jesus […]

Aug 4 2014

Eight Peruvian Dishes you have to try

1. Ceviche Jorge Gobbi/Flickr The coastline of Peru offers some superb seafood. Probably Peru’s most famous dish is ceviche, made […]

Jul 2 2014

Aji de Gallina Recipe

This delicious, slightly spicy Peruvian dish is perfect on a warm summers evening with a glass of white wine. Typically […]

Jun 10 2014

Q’oyllur Riti Festival Peru

Q’oyllur Riti is one of the most intriguing festivals in the Andes, combining Pre-Columbian fertility ceremonies and Catholic processions with colourful […]

Jun 10 2014

New Inca Path to Machu Picchu discovered

The Incas themselves may have provided Peruvian tourism officials with a partial solution to help alleviate Machu Picchu’s overcrowding problem. […]

May 21 2014

Sixe Paredes Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering To Peru

From today a magical exhibition of Peru will be exhibited at Somerset House. Inside this historic venue alongside London’s river […]

May 6 2014

The Amazonian Manatee

Wikipedia: Mwanner The Amazonian Manatee has got to be one of the most intriguing looking mammals in Latin America. They […]

Apr 2 2014

Destination of the month – Huanchaco & Chan Chan

Flickr/Geraint Rowland Just down the coast from the northern Peruvian city of Trujillo is the town of Huanchaco. Once a […]

Mar 17 2014

An exhibition and workshop on Andean Quinoa

Flickr/USDAgov The Andean cereal Quinoa is finally becoming recognised as one of earth’s most important foods. An exhibition and workshops […]

Mar 11 2014

Peruvian Lomo Saltado Recipe

flickr/ShashiBellamkonda One of Peru’s most popular dishes. A delicious fusion mix of marinated beef, vegetable and fried potatoes created by […]

Feb 25 2014

The Source of the Amazon

Though the Amazon is by far the greatest river in the World in volume, arguments have gone on for years […]

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 […]
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Jul 9 2013

Peru New World Cultural Heritage Sites

UNESCO is considering declaring the Inca archaeological complex of Saqsayhuaman and the city of Ollantaytambo, both near Cusco in Peru, […]

Jun 21 2013

Amaz, amazon gastronomy in Lima

For the last decade the Peruvian chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, has been inspired by working with  Amazon ingredients, trading directly […]

May 28 2013


Lima’s airport, known as ‘Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez’, has ranked 25th in the world according to the ‘World Airport Awards’. […]

Apr 30 2013

How to make the perfect Ceviche

The Peruvian coast follows the  Pacific Ocean with a sea that benefits from the cold Humboldt Current which is very […]

Mar 30 2013


Hardly a month goes by without a new archaeological discovery in Peru. This month is no exception; The Andean Centre […]

Jan 28 2013

February is Carnival time

February is festival season in South America from one of the biggest in the world, the riotous colourful spectacle that […]

Jan 21 2013

‘Lost Kingdoms of South America’

Three bespoke adventure ideas following in the footsteps of Dr Jago Copper on his quest to discover the Lost Kingdoms […]

Oct 22 2012

Hidden Peru – Sillustani

One of the hidden gems of Peru, Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near […]

Oct 3 2012

Kuelap – Peru’s hidden secret

If you have been to the famous Inca sites of southern Peru you might consider the visiting lesser known remains […]

Sep 20 2012


Archaeologists have found an apparent ritual mass sacrifice, including decapitations and a royal beer bash, near a pre-Inca pyramid in […]

Aug 8 2012

Astrid & Gastón restaurant in Lima

For the second consecutive year, the Astrid & Gastón restaurant in Lima of chef and entrepreneur Acurio, was chosen as […]

Aug 4 2012

Peru’s jungle treehouses

For those with a head for heights, who wish to spend a night perched up in the forest with monkeys […]

Jul 5 2012

Google’s Street View goes into the Amazon

Google’s next Street View project will capture 360-degree images of the Amazon to share the area’s environment and culture with […]

Jun 10 2012

Festival of the Sun – Inti Raymi

In Quito, you are at the Middle of the World and at an altitude of 9.186 feet, you are also […]
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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