Taking time out from parties and parades some big name international celebrities visited the favelas (shanty towns) of Rio de Janeiro. Hollywood star Will Smith, singer Kane West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian, who is expecting their first child, took a tour up to one of the notorious favelas, Vidigal. Only a few years ago Vidigal […]
Into Latin America would like to introduce you to Bothar Ireland, who recently teamed up with us for a fundraising sponsored hike of the Inca Trail, Peru. Since 1989, Bothar has been helping communities to overcome hunger and poverty by supporting them with livestock farming. It all began with the aim of sending as many dairy cows […]
Our new destination is Costa Rica and here we introduce a few of our favourite Costa Rica hotels – from a beachfront resort to a tree house! Los Lagos Hotel and Spa is set in sprawling grounds below Arenal Volcano and within easy reach of the town of La Fortuna. Los Lagos gets great reviews, not […]
At Into Latin America we are always keen to show that there is a lot more to Peru than Machu Picchu. We are therefore delighted with the new BBC documentary series, The Lost Kingdoms of South America. Presented by Dr Jago Cooper, the series showcases the incredible archaeological remains left by the pre-Inca Chachapoyas, Chimu […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.