OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Constantly searching for new destinations?
No one really wants to be a tourist, and although some of the sites throughout Latin America are popular for a reason (just walk through the Sun Gate with views of Machu Picchu at dawn and you’ll know why) but there’s also so much of this vast region that’s still undiscovered.
Just as we think we know a country inside out, another part begins to open up offering a completely new side to it. Part of our job is to hunt for new destinations and new ways of giving our clients authentic experiences in Latin America. With our people on the ground and our extensive knowledge we can do this in comfort and safety using our expert local guides.
For example, as we write this, parts of Panama are opening up as one of the best destinations to visit. Areas which were recently inaccessible, like the Darien Gap, are now starting to welcome travellers who want to experience local indigenous cultures and unspoilt landscapes. Keep an eye on our blog and newsletter for more info.
When designing a tour, we thoroughly discuss what our clients are looking for and suggest new and exciting parts of the region that would suit the brief.
A 12-day birding extravaganza to five key regions of Costa Rica. From San Jose to the Caribbean side, then San Gerado in the highlands, the NE Pacific dry forest to the swamps of the Central Pacific. You will be taken around in air-conditioned comfort with expert guides and stay at charming hotels.
Experience the cultural and natural wonders of Chile. From the mysterious statues of Easter Island to the bizarre landscapes of the desert. The Rapa Nui people crafted the giant rock Moai statues that dot the landscape. Hike up the island’s volcanoes to take in views of the endless Pacific, explore the archaeological treasures. Back on the mainland, visit Santiago, the port of Valparaiso, and wine valleys. In the Atacama, see otherworldly landscapes. Be amazed by steaming-hot geysers, timeless lunar valleys, highland lagoons, volcanoes, and some of the most spectacular night skies on the planet.
A birding journey starting in Quito and driving west through the Andes, to the birding paradise of Mindo. Spend three full days exploring the region, spotting hummingbirds, antpittas, umbrellabirds and the inimitable cock-of-the rock. Travel back to the highlands. Visit the volcano of Antisana and see condors. Then head to the eastern lowlands for sub-tropical species and the headwaters of the Amazon.
This is the perfect Antarctic cruise for those with limited time. Takes flights to and from the Antarctic to save the Drake Passage crossing. Visit the South Shetland Islands, Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
Call of the wild is for anyone with a keen interest in wildlife and nature. During this trip you will visit the Andean countryside near Otavalo, explore the pristine Amazon Jungle and get up close to some of the most fascinating wildlife on the planet in the Galapagos Islands.
On this 12 day Active Costa Rica trip, white water raft down some of Costa Rica’s most ferocious rapids, zip line through tropical rainforest and rappel down the Sarapiqui river canyon. Thriving with nature and a wide range of adrenalin experiences, Costa Rica is a paradise for active adventure in spectacular scenery. With a variety of landscapes from rainforest, volcanoes to jungle and incredible beaches this trip takes you to the heart of Costa Rica’s natural world.