New flight routes in Latin America keep us on our toes and allow us to get really creative with new ideas for tailor-made holidays. As well as some great new direct routes in from the UK and USA, there are several new domestic ones that have us really excited;
British Airway’s flights from London to San jose in Costa Rica, and to Lima, Peru are proving popular. They’re using their wonderful dream liner on the route to Santiago. So now you can do both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia in one go with direct flights to and from. Our tip is start in Buenos Aires because we’re seeing better fares back from Santiago than on the outbound. As a BA Appointed Operator we have access to the best fares.
Trekking and wine are two of my most favourite things. Thanks to LATAM’s new flight routes Lima / Mendoza you could hike the Inca trail, then head to a beautiful wine lodge to recover for a few days. Or, why not combine Peru with Cartagena, perhaps Colombia’s most attractive colonial city. If it’s beach you’re after you can head to the isolated islands of San Andres from here. For a really intrepid adventure use their new route between Santiago, Chile and Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz in the Bolivian lowlands offers access to the more remote National parks such as Noel Kempf, from here you can fly with Bolivia’s own airline down to Salta for a lesser known wine region and stunning desert scenery.
Lastly there’s a new route in Peru between Lima and Jaen in the north. The North of Peru is tipped to be Peru’s next big thing. A cable car was installed earlier this year at the archeological site of Kuelpa, making it easier to visit. I’ll be going to investigate this intriguing corner of Peru, to see what’s changing so look out for more news