I traveled to Peru, Argentina and Brazil in November 2014. This first blog traces my route from colonial Lima to stunning Cusco and through the lush green Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu… The plane flies high over the wide expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and is bathed in sunshine, haloed clouds drifting […]
Traveling in November 2014, this part of my journey travels by train through the green Sacred Valley into the cloud forest – the place where the heat of the Andes meets the rain in the Peruvian Amazon and onto the unforgettable Machu Picchu… The train journey from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchuaboard Peru Rail is magnificent. From Ollantaytambo the […]
The Sacred Valley is known for its friendly, colourful markets and one of the best takes place every Sunday morning in Chinchero. Set at 3700 metres the large green plain looks towards the stunning snow-capped mountains beyond. Start by visiting one of the local women’s weaving cooperatives where women and children show you how they […]
t is Orca season in Peninsula Valdes in the north eastern part of Patagonia. Recently some lucky passengers got to see some close up. A visit to this part of Patagonia is easily combined with the glacier region further south. Contact us if you would like us to design your trip to Patagonia.
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.