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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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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 es...

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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 s...

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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, t...

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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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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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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 gi...

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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 h...

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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 impos...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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 th...

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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 an...

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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 i...

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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 Car...

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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 lookin...

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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 u...

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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 o...

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The Mysteries of Easter Island

I recently watched a repeat of last years' fascinating BBC4 documentary about the remote and tiny Pacific island of Easter Island which reminded me of the extraordinary diversity of territories and spectacular landscapes that encompass Chilean territories, ...

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Private Galapagos Yacht Holidays

Imagine cruising from one volcanic island to another in the magical Galapagos Islands, an absolute haven for wildlife lovers, on your own private yacht charter with your dedicated naturalist guide who will share their knowledge with you of the fascinating a...

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Peru: The perfect destination for Family Holidays

Where better to start your exploration of the vibrant South American continent with your family than the beautiful and diverse country of Peru. With a fantastic infrastructure, a huge range of delightful accommodation to stay in and an incredible contrast o...

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Wild Brazil – The Pantanal on Horseback in the planning!

I’m just in the throws of planning an amazing trip to the Pantanal in Brazil and have been researching the different lodges and comparing and contrasting the experiences on offer in the North and the South of the region.

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BBC 2 Series, 'Wild Brazil'

All eyes are on Brazil. In World Cup year, you’d expect as much, and with the Olympics to follow in 2016, the country will be centre stage for a long time after the final whistle blows on July’s carnival of football.

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Tracking Birds & Mammals in Argentina’s North-East

Arriving in the vast wetlands of NorthEast Argentina’s Corrientes province was a thrilling start to a stay in this little known region, skimming over the marshes by small plane as a bemused Brocket deer looked up askance at the interruption to its tranquil ...

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Stylish Camping

The thought of sleeping under canvas, cosying up by a campfire under starry skies and gazing over a deserted landscape out at an uninterrupted horizon at sunrise is a romantic ideal for many of us.

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World Cup ‘Futebol’!

The FIFA World Cup is coming to Brazil in 2014, which will be met with unbridled enthusiasm amongst many fans, bringing the biggest tournament of the ‘beautiful game’ to a country that is perhaps one of the most passionate in the world about the sport.

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Galápagos in 3D

It would be hard to imagine that anyone would not find a wildlife series fascinating when it was presented by the national treasure that is David Attenborough. Even the mention of his name associated with a new wildlife series seems to attract even the leas...

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Where are the great places to hang out in South America?

Cities are always evolving. The district that was a no-go area a few years ago may be the hip place to be seen this year. Discovering the latest places to go usually means that there is a great energy about staying there and there are fun places to go and m...

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The best Cattle round-ups in South America

At rugged ranches throughout South America, the gauchos ride hard rounding up cattle and maintaining the herd across wide-ranging plains around the foothills of the Andes and across the Patagonian steppe. If you are an experienced rider, pit your skills aga...

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The Lost Kingdoms of South America

This fascinating series of documentaries was first shown in January 2013 on BBC4 and is presented by the engaging Dr Jago Cooper who looks into some of South America’s forgotten civilisations and the legacy of once mighty empires that extended over huge are...

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