Director Simon headed off to the Galapagos Islands in November for a few days on board the luxury vessel, the Natural Paradise. Here is his diary-style blog on the trip.
As far as self-drive holidays go, there are few places in the world that lend themselves to this exciting method of travel as well as Patagonia does. Both the Argentine and Chilean side of this vast region are perfect to explore by car and both are very easy to navigate. The dramatic sweeping landscapes, unique culture and extraordinary wildlife make this region perfect for an adventurous trip.
Located in the north of the country, Chachapoyas and nearby Kuelap, are home to some incredibly well preserved constructions, including the Kuelap Fortress and colourful tombs set into the cliffs. Not only are there a selection of mind-blowing ancient history sites, but the area is also rich in wildlife (particularly hummingbirds), and has many beautiful waterfalls - including the 3rd highest waterfall in the world - Gocta Falls
Built in harmony with the surrounding environment, this new Belmond hotel 'Las Casitas' is the premier accommodation option when staying at the Colca Canyon in Peru. The stunning surrounding landscapes can be viewed from various vistas throughout the property, but the best place is from the private 'casitas'.
4 Luxury Beach Hotels in Peru Peru certainly isn't at the top of the list when it comes to booking beach breaks, however, this vibrant country which is steeped in history and culture also boasts some incredible boutique hotels right next to the sea. The coastline of Peru is huge, with almost 2,500km of beaches, [...]
The elegant and beautiful Casa San Agustin is located in the heart of Cartagena's old walled city - one of the most charming and beautiful cities in Latin America.
The Inti Raymi Festival is an astounding display of colourful costumes, vibrant music and delicious food which takes place on the 24th June in Cusco every year.
Contemporary design meets traditional comfort in this superbly located luxury hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Take an exclusive trip through the stunning landscapes of Peru on one of the most luxurious trains in the world, the Belmond Andean Explorer.
Mashpi Lodge is an ultra modern architectural marvel in the heart of the Ecuadorian cloud forest, offering an unforgettable luxury stay in one of the worlds most diverse environments. Recently featured on the 'Amazing Hotels' series by the BBC, Mashpi Lodge is a wonderful base from which to discover the flora and fauna of this [...]
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS If you've ever made a travel bucket list, chances are the Galapagos Islands are on it. With turquoise waters fringed with white sandy beaches, spectacular wildlife and world-class scuba diving opportunities; these magical islands are a paradise in more ways than one. Sealions lazing on a white [...]
Patagonia Camp is a luxury property which provides unique accommodation overlooking Torres del Paine National Park. It may not be a hotel in the traditional sense, but it is the first luxury camp in South America and therefore provides an unrivalled glamping experience. The camp has wonderful views of Lago Toro framed by the [...]
The wilderness of Patagonia is a treasure trove of hiking trails for those who venture to this far flung corner of the globe, and with a new direct flight now being operated by British Airways from London to Santiago, this end of the world destination is more accessible than ever... Battling the biting [...]