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.
We headed 3 hours west of Rio and reached the Serra de Mantiqueira, known as the Brazilian Himalayas. This area is known for its walking and bird life as well as stunning waterfalls and natural pools within the Itatiaia National Park. Breathe in the clean air while the melodious flow of water soothes as it intertwines through […]
Our journey started in Rio de Janeiro – it is an amazing city and spending time here is exhilarating, fun and energising. Cariocas (Brazilians who come from Rio) work hard and play hard and before long, over a few drinks, we’d made lots of friends. Everyone drinks caipirinhas – an exotic blend of neat Cachaca (alcohol derived from sugar […]
The jet touched down gently at 5:00 AM in Lima. After delays in Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas due to stormy Southwest skies, we were finally and happily in Peru. Four hours later, we enthusiastically hit the streets to start our three-week Peruvian adventure. Traveling for us means connecting with the people and their cultures. […]
Needing a World Cup Detox? Escape the madness and head for the hills, or the beach… Here are our 3 favourite places to stay in Brazil to make a break from the crowds: Santa Teresa Hotel Discover this exquisite small hotel hidden among Santa Teresa’s cobbled streets, old mansions and historic architecture. Nearby you can […]
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.