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Jul 12, 2021

The best cities in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture... Which will you head for on your next South America trip?

PeruArgentinaBrazil, +3
10 days
from £1,440 pp

Family Holiday to Rio de Janeiro | Private Residence Stays

Boat JourneysCoastFood & Drink, +5
23 days
from £4,420 pp

Unforgettable South America

EcuadorPeruArgentina, +3
Colonial EraWonders of the WorldCultural, +4
8 days
from £700 pp

Explore Bahia's History and Nature

Walking & HikingCulturalClassic
15 days
from £1,320 pp

Brazil Road Trip: from Minas to Rio

HighlightsCulturalOff the Beaten Path, +4
17 days
from £5,910 pp

Brazil's Natural Splendour

WildlifeAdventureWonders of the World, +2
14 days
from £3,300 pp

Community Tour of the Amazon

Off the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocalWalking & Hiking, +4
14 days
from £2,860 pp

Brazil's African Legacy Tour

Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

GuatemalaMexicoIndia, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
Nov 19, 2019

The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out fifteen of our favourite breathtaking landscapes to brighten your day and get you dreaming of your next adventure. 

ChinaVietnamJapan, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

Galapagos IslandsArgentinaSri Lanka, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysAdventureWildlife, +3
17 days
from £3,890 pp

A Honeymoon in Brazil

HighlightsHoneymoonCoast, +1
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

VietnamPhilippinesMorocco, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalCoastSafari, +1
Sep 1, 2019

The best cities in Brazil

Martha Hales

Wonderful, immense, vibrant Brazil is a world in one nation. The vast majority of the population live in cities, and there are many to explore. We have picked out a handful of our favourite Brazilian cities to give you an idea of why they make good destinations to include in your holiday plans.

Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

EthiopiaBelizePeru, +9
Off the Beaten Path
May 28, 2019

The best cities to visit in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the life affirming buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture. Which will you visit on your next holiday?  

ArgentinaEcuadorColombia, +3
Apr 26, 2019

Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

Martha Hales

A honeymoon has got to be a holiday to remember, and how better to make that happen than to have one personalised to you? We've gathered together our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas to inspire you, whether you fancy stargazing and safari in Namibia or exploring the highlights of South America.

NamibiaSouth AfricaChile, +5
LuxuryHoneymoonSafari, +2
Dec 28, 2018

Brazil’s historical highlights

Martha Hales

Immerse yourself in Brazil's fascinating past as you visit its historical highlights. From the colourful streets of UNESCO listed Olinda, to the significant port town of Belem, each has its own tale.

CulturalOff the Beaten PathHistory, +2
Dec 27, 2018

Get to know Rio de Janeiro

Martha Hales

Vibrant beaches, delicious streetfood and the world's best parties can all be found in Rio de Janeiro. We've rounded up our top suggestions of what to do in the 'Marvellous City', from what to eat to which sights to visit.

CyclingWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +5
Dec 5, 2018

Where to see the wildlife of Brazil

Martha Hales

As the world's most biodiverse country, Brazil is abundant with thriving wildlife. We've rounded up our top three locations in the South American nation to see a wide variety of species, including the birds of the Amazon rainforest, the jaguars of the Pantanal and the country's dizzying array of flora.

AprilMayJune, +4
SafariOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +1
Nov 21, 2018

Brazil's best carnivals

Martha Hales

No one parties quite like the Brazilians and there are plenty of festivals to get involved with whilst you're in the country. Whether it's New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach or Oktoberfest in Blumenau, our blog post outlines all the best festivals to check out whilst you're in the South American nation.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CulturalLuxuryFood & Drink, +1
Nov 5, 2018

Where to go trekking in Brazil

Martha Hales

Whilst Brazil might not be best known as a trekking destination, this only means the trails are free from unwanted crowds. Let us take you off the beaten path as we give you the run down of all the best places to go trekking in Brazil.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
Walking & HikingWonders of the WorldWildlife, +3
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

KenyaTanzaniaIndia, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureSafariOff the Beaten Path, +1
10 days
from £1,340 pp

Best of Rio de Janeiro State

DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
ClassicWalking & HikingCoast, +3
Sep 28, 2018

Highlights of Brazil

Martha Hales

Brazil’s enormous territory is only outdone by the range of adventures it offers. From cruising the mighty Amazon or looking for jaguars in the Pantanal to basking on the beaches of Bahia or exploring ancient cobbled lanes, there’s a huge variety of attractions to pack into your Brazil trip... Read on for inspiration.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastHistoryFestivals, +4
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

Galapagos IslandsSenegalSri Lanka, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathSafari
Sep 6, 2018

Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.

PhilippinesRussiaArgentina, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
Train JourneysCulturalUndiscovered Beaches, +2
Jul 19, 2018

Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.

ChileUzbekistanIndia, +15
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HighlightsHistoryWonders of the World, +1
Jul 9, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Brazil

Samantha Fergusson

With the help of our local experts, we have put together the ultimate digestible travel guide to Brazil. Learn about the customs, the cuisine and where you should have on your list to explore, be that the Pantanal, the winding streets of Salvador or the crystal clear pools of Lençóis Maranhenses...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
FamilyAdventureFestivals, +12
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

JapanChileSouth Africa, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path