This is my journey across the Chilean Atacama to discover the wonder in this alien world. The landscapes here are so alien that this area is used by scientists and Hollywood as locations for the planet Mars. From beautiful Altiplano lakes, scorched salt flats….
One of the the world’s most beautiful countries in South America often falls under the radar but it’s a land steeped in an intriguing history and culture, sprawling enigmatic landscapes and vibrant cities. Here’s 12 reasons…..
Colombia for so long was the international troubled kid who no-one wanted to play with, in the last couple of decades it has performed a startling turnaround, from drug and murder capital of the planet to a welcoming and traveller friendly new-world economy….
Chile is a long, narrow sliver of land filled located right at the edge of the South American continent. Unlike some other countries in South America, it’s relatively affluent and non-corrupt, and bar a couple of blips, boasts a long tradition of political stability. Travelling here….
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…..
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….
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’ …
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….
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…
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…