The next part of my journey would take me to two new places – Argentina and Brazil. Iguacu Falls are another World Heritage Sites with the National parks on both sides receiving this accolade. It is most definitely worth going to both countries to see them. From Brazil you get a sense of the whole […]
Things to pack for a Peru tour. Trips to Peru can take you from sunny Arequipa to the chilly nights of Cusco so it´s best to pack for all kinds of weather in Peru. 1. Sunglasses and hats. Sun hats for the day and woolly hats for the night are the order of the day […]
5% discount on selected departures in September and December 2015 on board Eric, Flamingo or Letty. September is the best time of year to see baby seal pups. Sea Lions have one pup per year and stay with the pup for the first week. After that the pup starts to venture into the sea with its […]
Holy Week, known as Semana Santa is an important time for all Catholics in South America. Here are the best places to enjoy the colourful festivities in Latin America… PERU, Arequipa, Cusco and Ayachuco The city of Arequipa with its beautiful stone architecture and Colca Valley has a unique Easter celebrations with the burning Judas […]
It’s difficult to ignore the incredible history of the Incas on a Peru tour. Central to the Incas were Machu Picchu and the Islands of Lake Titicaca. Here is a quick history of the Incas in Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu Lake Titicaca: The Island of the Sun Every culture has a creation story and […]
Valentine’s day makes us think of marriage proposals. We have had many people propose on our tailormade holidays and some who ask us for advice on where to pop the question. Here are our top tips. Iguazu falls, Brazil – make it extra special and treat your loved one to a stay at Hotel Das […]
Galapagos special offer on Santa Cruz departures in May 2015. For passengers on MV Santa Cruz between 4 May and 1 June the cost of the Flight to and from the Galapagos islands will be included. This is one of our favourite ships in the Galapagos, it offers a range of cabin options and is […]
1. Jaguar, The Pantanal, Brazil Rarely spotted in the wild, the jaguar is as elusive as it is beautiful. One of the best places to spot it in Latin America is at the Araras Eco Lodge within the Pantanal wetland region of Brazil Brazil holidays 2. Harpy Eagle, Guyana You’ll be amazed when you spot one […]
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 […]
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.