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Rustic Luxury in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s Gems – not only is it a haven for wildlife lovers, it covers a relatively small area, its people are friendly and engaging and it has a selection of truly wonderful properties in stunning locations, as I rediscovered on my recent visit there. This is truly the perfect destination for a Costa Rica luxury holiday to experience magnificent encounters with tropical birds, monkeys, turtles nesting on protected beaches and marine life such as humpback whales and dolphins.
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Latin America Bespoke Holidays

We pride ourselves on creating the most unique and hand-picked holidays to Latin America that are tailored each and every time to exactly what you want to experience when visiting this vibrant and diverse continent. Whether you wish to observe some of its unique and rare wildlife, take a personal adventure on foot or on horseback through dense rainforest or over wild mountain ranges or whether you want to meet some of its inimitable and colourful characters, we aim to make your own dreams come to life, whatever it takes!
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Our Favourite Belize Family Holidays

Belize makes an excellent choice for a family active adventure with its combination of friendly English-speaking local communities, a wonderful coast overlooking the clear Caribbean Sea and a whole host of activities in the rainforest of the mainland looking out for a huge diversity of wildlife or exploring Mayan pyramids and temples, caves and waterfalls. Whether you want to float down rivers by canoe or snorkel among rays and tropical fish, we can help you plan an amazing family holiday to Belize.
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Colombia in Style

Colombia has, in recent years, become one of Latin America’s hottest new destinations and with very good reason. Its people are so incredibly welcoming, it has everything from Amazon rainforest to wild rugged coastline overlooking the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, gorgeous colonial towns, some of the best coffee in the world and a whole host of fascinating colonial and archaeological treasures to explore. With the welcome news that the country’s airline Avianca has managed to secure landing slots at London’s Heathrow airport, this fascinating and colourful country is even more accessible than ever if you are looking for the perfect luxury holiday to Colombia.
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Riding Holidays in South America

Horses are an intrinsic part of life in most parts of rural South America with criollo horses bred specifically to deal with rugged terrain and higher altitudes. Whether galloping across wide-open plains, up steep slopes in the Andes or rounding up cattle in local ranches, the local cowboys were virtually born in the saddle and are happy to share not just time riding in their familiar landscapes but an insight into the traditions and culture of ranch life and local communities. Camp out under the stars, ride from ranch to ranch, gallop along deserted beaches or ride to archaeological sites deep in the Andes on a South American riding holiday.
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Off-Road Adventures

The Dakar Rally completed its seventh event in South America this January, incorporating a route that wound its way through some of the most dramatic landscapes of South America from the Atacama Desert in Chile, to the vast salt flats of Uyuni in Bolivia and the spectacular canyons and cacti fields of the Puna of north-west Argentina.
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Big Cat Tracking in South America

Whilst less well known as a habitat for big cats than Africa, you may be surprised to learn that South and Central America have their fair share of wild cats including some beautiful and graceful species that you may perhaps never have heard of. Spotting these magnificent creatures takes rather more patience and dedication than in other parts of the world such as East Africa, but the reward of sighting such an elusive mammal on a distant river bank or on the brow of a mountain peak is well worth the search.
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Our Top 5 Trekking Holidays

There is something about leaving the cities behind and striking out on foot into remote and undisturbed regions where the roads peter out into steep tracks and forest trails. Taking to the path at your own pace also means you have plenty of time to absorb the stunning landscapes around you or sit down for a cup of tea with local people from remote communities. And you don’t even have to camp or carry your own luggage or tent if you don’t want to – we can arrange your perfect bespoke walking holiday your way.
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Choosing the best Antarctica cruise

Travelling to the far south to the mesmerizing ‘White Continent’ is a big decision. It is perhaps the ultimate destination for adventurous travellers; a destination that truly deserves to warrant the phrase ‘the holiday of a lifetime’.
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What are the Best Mexico Holidays?

Mexico is a wonderful country that offers so much diversity beyond its standard image of beach holidays, albeit that there are indeed quite spectacular beach destinations and properties here! We would love to help you get under the skin of beautiful Mexico on your own bespoke journey, be it a romantic getaway or a family holiday. We love Mexico for its people, its spectacular landscapes, the food, music, art, history and even unique wildlife encounters and we would love to help you uncover its hidden treasures for yourself.
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Top Travel Tips for South America: Rail Journeys

There is a special something about travelling by train. And we are not talking of packed local trains or high speed commuter routes, we mean those iconic rail journeys that wend their way gracefully through spectacular scenery, perhaps cutting through impossibly mountainous terrain, small local towns or alongside lush river valleys.
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Top Travel Tips for South America: Bird's Eye View

Journeying through spectacular and remote landscapes often means slowing down the pace a little so you can absorb the beauty around you, perhaps chat to a member of a local community as you rest and generally take it all in. Whether trekking, by 4wd or on horse-back, these often become very special journeys. But there are times when the sheer scale and drama of what you wish to see can only truly be appreciated from the air.
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Top Travel Tips for South America: Under Canvas

Sleeping out under the stars, waking up to stunning sunrises in an impossibly remote location and exploring a pristine natural environment knowing that you are the only person around for miles – we love the feeling of getting close to nature that camping gives.
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When is the best time to visit South America?

South America is a vast and varied continent with a spectacular diversity of landscapes, climatic environments, cultures and people. Its vibrant music and colourful communities fire up the imagination like no other continent.
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When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a fascinating little country in Central America: very safe and easy to get around because of its size, offering a fabulous diversity of wildlife, ecosystems and stunning landscapes and some of the friendliest local people you are likely to meet.
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A Gourmet Taste of Latin America

Latin America has a varied gastronomic heritage that until recent years was very little known outside of the continent. But with an ever-growing rise in popularity of a greater diversity in gourmet delights and as our palates become ever more adventurous, the delicious specialities of South and Central America are gradually becoming more widely known.
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Why we love the Galapagos for Family Holidays

The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s finest wildlife habitats – an incredible classroom for adults and children alike as you experience encounters with the unique species of the islands up close, both on land and under the water. Combine this with some wonderful experiences on the mainland in beautiful and welcoming Ecuador for a family holiday of a lifetime.
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The best way to follow in Darwin's Footsteps

Charles Darwin is certainly best known for his study of the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador which led him to write the ground-breaking “The Theory of Evolution” but his travels also took him far afield in South America and most especially to Patagonia.
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Take the family on an Argentina Riding Holiday

Argentina is perfect for energetic family holidays where you can mix outdoor adventures in Patagonia or the Pampas with exotic rainforest and exhilarating waterfalls as well as plenty of chances to see unique wildlife.
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Adventure & Wildlife on a Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica makes an ideal family holiday destination for children of all ages. Small, friendly, great value and full of fascinating creatures to discover in the rainforest as well as being malaria free means even your little ones can enjoy the adventure here.
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Action-packed Family Holidays in Mexico

Colourful, vibrant Mexico has miles and miles of idyllic beaches which, when mixed with incredible history brought to life by its vast pyramids, astonishing wildlife highlights and a whole host of active adventures, make it perfect for families of all ages.
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Brazil's Beaches & Wildlife are great for Family Holidays

Brazil is a great destination for families, most especially with older children who love their action adventures, whether on land or in the sea. It is a vast country with lots of different microclimates, so there is always a destination to suit whatever the time of year.
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Ecuador Holidays for Families of all ages

Head to Ecuador for a wonderful and incredibly family-friendly holiday which in a relatively small area offers a whole diversity of experiences from rainforest to riding among volcanoes, kayaking into mangroves and snorkelling with sealions.
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Antarctica – the Ultimate Wildlife Journey

Antarctica – the last great and remote wilderness. Whilst many destinations claim to offer the journey of a lifetime, we think this is the ultimate in that category. What could compare to arriving on an uninhabited continent to find colonies of penguins, seals reclining lazily on ice floes and whales plying its icy waters. Truly magnificent!
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What is a Galapagos cruise really like?

The Galapagos Islands are widely considered to be one of the world’s most captivating wildlife destinations and a journey around these volcanic islands is a wonderful voyage of adventure – but is it right for you?
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Cruising gently down the Amazon

The Amazon is a haven for some of the most exotic species on Earth as well as our most critical ecosystem. What better way to discover the incredible wildlife and meet some of the local people that inhabit this dense jungle region than by riverboat.
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Our favourite Rooms with a View

Much as we love it when the British summer finally comes around – the sun is out for a while, we are almost at the longest day of the year, it’s strawberry season, Wimbledon is about to begin… But when the clouds roll back over and the days get shorter again, where do we wistfully think we would rather be?
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Delve beyond Machu Picchu into Peru's Colourful Past

Peru really is one of South America’s iconic destinations, especially if you have never been to this vibrant continent before. If you have images springing to mind of colourful local costumes, markets, lilting Andean music and, of course, Machu Picchu as the ultimate monument to a once mighty empire, the Incas, then you are right on the mark.
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The Ultimate Fiesta at Rio Carnival!

No-one does a party quite like the Brazilians. Every body young and old can dance to the samba beat and they adore music, good company, food and of course costumes, colour and glamour. Carnival is a huge festival all over Latin America, just prior to Ash Wednesday, and this long week-end truly epitomizes the Latinos’ love of a great celebration.
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Where to enjoy the Fiesta in Latin America!

Latin America is THE place for festivals from more sombre but very dramatic and elaborate religious processions to lively and energetic fiestas which are a riot of colour, music, noise and general festivities. Latinos rarely need too much excuse to hold a party or to dress up and get together, that is for sure.
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