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Mashpi Lodge – a unique stay in the Ecuadorian jungle

At the end of last year we were lucky enough to be invited to explore Ecuador with Metropoliatan Touring South America, starting in their vibrant capital Quito and ending in a three day cruise in the incredible Galapagos Islands it really was a trip of lifetime. In the middle was a trip to the Mashpi Ecuador Lodge a beautifully designed luxury eco lodge…..

Posted on: September 3rd in South America by .

The most beautiful treks in Peru

Few places strike excitement into the heart of the intrepid explorer like Peru does. It features heavily on nearly everyone’s bucket list and is consistently pigeon-holed into the category of holidays known elusively as ‘the trip of a lifetime!’ But what makes it so alluring….

Posted on: June 12th in South America by .

Top 10 things to do in Nicaragua

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, this Central American nation is gaining increasing popularity as a travel destination probably due to its dramatically beautiful scenery. It’s sometimes known as ‘Land of Lakes and Volcanoes’ …

Posted on: June 9th in South America by .

10 reasons why the Galápagos Islands should be at the top of your bucket list

Residing around 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, and slap-bang on the equator, this cluster of islands each has its own unique atmosphere, extraordinary landscape and unrivalled wildlife. This is a place where you can be face-to-face with more curiously fearless animals….

Posted on: April 16th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by .

In BIG pictures: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

Although its been long been a mecca for adventurous types, for many years South America’s southern frontier remained firmly off the average tourist’s radar. Slowly but surely this is subtly changing – word is starting to get out about just how incredible this place is. An untamed wilderness of vast extremes, it has few equals in the world…

Posted on: January 20th in South America by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Brazil

Half a year ago Brazil was booming, everyone wanted to be there. The mood was on top and the party was never ending (at least until that game against Germany). Yes, I am talking about the world cup but even before the famous sports event, the country is often associated with football. Having spent quite a bit of time there…

Posted on: January 6th in Beautiful Places, South America, Travel by .

Discovering Quito – Ecuador’s vibrant capital

we spent two full days at the first part of the trip exploring the city, adjusting to both to the city’s altitude and surprisingly slow pace of life. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, Quito is officially the capital city in the world and after landing slightly bewildered…

Posted on: December 12th in Our Trips, South America, Travel by .

In BIG Pictures: the beautiful Galápagos Islands

On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….

Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Costa Rica

Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world head to Costa Rica to experience some of the most beautiful parks, beaches, and natural wonders in the world. For such a small country Costa Rica has been blessed with more than it’s fair share of natural beauty and is dotted with sublime beaches and tropical national parks – great for visitors, but it can make choosing an itinerary challenging…

Posted on: September 9th in Beautiful Places, South America by .

In pictures: views of Rio de Janeiro

Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…

Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by .
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