Reed boats on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

High in the Andean mountains is Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. Stretching over 118 miles across and 50 miles wide, most of the lake is in Bolivia, but the western end crosses over the border into Peru. […]

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Cathedral Basilica of Lima

Lima, Peru

With direct flights available from London and Madrid, Lima is now easily accessible from Europe. The capital of Peru has been inhabited for almost 2000 years with significant growth after the Spanish conquests made the city the capital of the […]

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Salar De Uyuni

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

The world’s largest salt flat is Salar De Uyuni, located high in the Bolivian Andes. A salt flat might not seem like an inspiring destination, but this unusual landscape has to be seen to be believed. This giant desert covers […]

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Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Towering over the Rio De Janeiro with his outstretched arms reaching 28 meters across, the statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city is surely one of the most iconic images of Brazil. Construction began in 1922 and was […]

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Penguins in Antarctica

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only uninhabited continent; with no permanent settlements, although there are several scientific research stations. With a population of only 70 people per million square kilometres in winter, this is definitely the place to go to get away […]

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Machu Picchu, Peru

High in the Peruvian Andean mountains, Machu Picchu was built around 1450 as a royal estate with hundreds of servants on site permanently to ensure the ruler was kept in comfort all year round. Although the palace was not far […]

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hillside houses in Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

Overlooking the Pacific ocean, Valparaiso is Chile’s second largest city. It’s the home of the Chilean National Congress and an important Pacific port, with a thriving arts and culture scene and a picturesque historic quarter. The most notable resident of […]

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Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia is the mythical-sounding region at the southern-most tip of Latin America. Stretching over Argentina and Chile it includes deserts, vast grasslands and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world; think glaciers sliding over snow-capped mountains, jewel blue […]

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Quito skyline

Quito, Ecuador

Almost exactly on the equator, Quito in Ecuador is a relaxed blend of traditional Sierra lifestyle and modern city living. Nestled between several mountain peaks, the best views are undoubtedly from the top of the TelefériQo cable car. From here […]

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Tango shops in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is now served by several good value routes from Europe, making it the perfect spot for a winter sun city break. It’s also a great starting point for touring the wine regions of Mendoza […]

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