Let’s start by giving you some South American news, which is a roundup of hotel specials, new direct flights as well as some good old tours. You know the thrilling, tingly feeling you get in your tummy when your plane starts its descent and you know you will soon set foot in a place you’ve never been to before.
The deeply satisfied feeling you get when you discover a new food that you love.
Or perhaps the intoxicated feeling you get when you’ve indulged in one too many of those drinks the locals swear by.
We love Latin America because it is a kaleidoscope of amazing adventures just waiting to be discovered.
The Tierra Hotels are all set in enchanting destinations from where the adventurous can explore all of Chile’s beauty. Tierra Atacama is found in the starry desert of the altiplano, Tierra Chiloé among the austral waters of the Pacific Ocean and at the ends of the earth Tierra Patagonia. We love the ambience of the Tierra hotels; casual and friendly, it enables guests to mingle and get to know one another or find a quiet corner to relax and get away from it all.
The rainforests and colourful wildlife of Costa Rica will be easier to reach by May thanks to a direct, twice-weekly service from London Gatwick to the country’s capital San Jose. Now there is no excuse not to visit. From cloud forest to Pacific shore, and colonial heritage to chic resorts – if you can’t find something to suit you in Costa Rica you should probably hand in your passport.
This is a new tour for adventurous eaters in Antigua. You’ll begin with a walk along charming cobblestone streets lined with brightly painted Spanish colonial architecture. Then it’s on to a local restaurant to sample authentic cuisine such as chuchitos, (Guatemala-style tamales), pupusas (cheese-filled corn tortillas), and even pigs’ feet! Buen provecho!
If you’re considering going to Peru to see the famous Machu Picchu then take a look at this new film. It showcases the Salkantay Inca Trail which we think is an ideal trek if you’re fairly fit and want to explore the local area as well as see Machu Picchu. You’ll experience remote native communities at the base of the sacred Salkantay snow peak before joining the Inca Trail path to Machu Picchu.