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Sep 29, 2020

Coronavirus and the effect on our local partners

Huw Owen

From Brazil to Borneo, Mexico to Madagascar, our local partners are based in more than 50 countries worldwide! We asked them how Covid-19 has affected their lives, how they're adjusting to the new normal and what positive signs they're seeing of their countries opening up again.

JapanBrazilIndia, +1
Unique to TravelLocal
Apr 2, 2020

Recipe | Feijão Tropeiro

Samantha Fergusson

Poly, one of our local experts in Brazil, is from Minas Gerais; a stunning, inland region with verdant rolling landscapes, picturesque colonial towns… and delicious food. We thought that we’d ask her what her favourite dish was so that you could try it and enjoy the flavours of her homeland too.

Brazil
Food & Drink

It met all our expectations and more.

"We were very impressed with the efficient way in which the whole trip was conducted"

Stephanie from England
Brazil
February
Mar 13, 2020

Our fantastic female-led local partners

Kaya Brown

At TravelLocal we’re proud to support many fantastic female-led local travel companies around the world. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d introduce you to a few of these inspirational women.

BrazilVietnamMyanmar (Burma), +7
Unique to TravelLocal

Exactly what we asked for !

"Our itinerary was put together for us after careful consideration/consultation "

mark from UK
Brazil
February

Fabulous

"A fabulous trip to Brazil, organised well and the staff / guides in Brazil were amazing"

Joan from United Kingdom
Brazil
February
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

JapanPeruColombia, +5
JanuaryDecember
Food & DrinkFestivals
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.

GhanaMexicoEcuador, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & Drink
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. 

JapanChinaSouth Africa, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeHighlightsClassic
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.

LaosPeruIndia, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
17 days
from £4,350 pp

A Honeymoon in Brazil

Brazil
Wonders of the WorldHighlightsHoneymoon, +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!

SenegalVietnamArgentina, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1

Incredible holiday and superb customer service

"After finding them through TravelLocal, Poly and her team put together a bespoke holiday for me and I cannot speak highly enough of both the holiday and local expert's customer service"

Gavin from UK
Brazil
August
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.

Brazil
ClassicCultural
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.

GuatemalaBorneoVietnam, +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?  

PeruBrazilChile, +3
ClassicHighlights
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.

KyrgyzstanChilePeru, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2

Our Brazilian Trip

"Poly organized our trip to Brazil and it was absolutely fantastic! We liaised with her for a couple of months considering different options and locations and she suggested some pretty awesome places to visit"

Jenny from Dublin, Ireland
Brazil
January
Jan 14, 2019

Where to go on safari in 2019

Martha Hales

Close encounters with the world's wildlife are experiences to be treasured. We've picked out our favourite safari destinations from all over the world to tantalise our fellow wildlife lovers. From traditional Kenyan game drives to spotting leopards in the Sri Lankan tree tops, find out where you should be going this year.

UgandaTanzaniaNamibia, +7
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Jan 11, 2019

The best beaches and islands of Brazil

Kaya Brown

Consistently topping many of the ‘world’s best beaches’ lists, there are few countries more renowned for their coastline than Brazil. But, with so much choice on offer, it can be hard to decide which destinations to visit. With the help of our local experts, we’ve collated a few of our favourite Brazilian beaches and islands...

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
AdventureCoastBoat Journeys
Dec 31, 2018

The best places to spend New Year's Eve

Martha Hales

New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...

RussiaChinaSouth Africa, +2
December
Festivals
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.

Brazil
CulturalOff the Beaten PathHighlights, +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.

Brazil
CyclingWalking & HikingHighlights, +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.

Brazil
AprilMayJune, +4
Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingSafari, +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.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CulturalLuxuryFestivals, +1
Nov 20, 2018

Our top 10 snorkelling destinations

Martha Hales

Trying to decide where to go on holiday with the best snorkelling? We've gathered together 10 of the best snorkelling (and diving) destinations, from the sparkling waters of Raja Ampat in Indonesia to the Great Blue Hole and epic coral reefs of Belize.

MozambiqueBrazilPhilippines, +6
AdventureCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +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.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
FamilyWildlifeAdventure, +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.

South AfricaBrazilTanzania, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +1
10 days
from £2,110 pp

Best of Rio de Janeiro State

Brazil
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.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWonders of the WorldCultural, +4