Latin America – one of the most diverse and unexplored corners of the world in the 21st century – you’ll find culture, biodiversity, and astounding places of natural beauty that rank amongst today’s Wonders of the World plus friendly, passionate people with fascinating historical backgrounds.
With its dramatic natural scenery, incredible wildlife and unique cultures, Latin and Central America have long been attracting travelers looking for an adventure. The contrasts to be found in this unique destination are difficult to even imagine; it is a place where you’ll find the driest desert on earth and the largest rainforest; a place where you can sail between icebergs and tropical islands.
Latin and Central America covers a geographical area larger than Europe from the hot northern borders of Mexico to the icy waters of Cape Horn. A place where ancient civilizations such as the Inca, Maya and Aztecs have left us the “lost city” of Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza and Palenque.
Here you will find the mighty Amazon – the worlds largest fresh water river flowing through incredibly diverse wilderness, the Belize Barrier Reef , the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere and the Galapagos Islands where the abundance of wildlife have no fear of man and their unique characteristics lead to Darwin and his theory of Evolution.
In a few words Sunny and welcoming, Mexico has earned its reputation as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. More than 20 million people visit Mexico each year, drawn by the warm weather and postcard-perfect resort beaches and seduced by the colourful culture of the cities. World-class resorts like Acapulco, Cancun and Cabo […]
Argentina spans a massive 2,263 miles (3,650km) from north to south, giving the narrow country a huge variety of landscapes and attractions ranging from the desert cattle ranges of the Pampas in the north to the glaciers and penguin colonies of Tierra del Fuego in the south. In between those extremes lies the sultry heart […]
Bolivia is known as the ‘Tibet of the Americas’, the highest and most remote of the countries in South America. It is a landlocked region with two Andean mountain ranges binding the Altiplano, or High Plain, between them. This plain has an altitude ranging from 9,000 to 13,000 feet (3,000 to 4,000m), and is where […]
Sparkling beaches, winding rivers, dense jungles, rocky mountain peaks, colourful coral reefs and abundant wildlife: there’s little Brazil doesn’t offer when it comes to natural beauty. From the packed beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the isolated villages of the Amazon, travellers can choose nearly any kind of holiday in Brazil. In this country […]
When it comes to natural wonders there is very little that Costa Rica doesn’t offer visitors: travellers can experience spectacular volcanic activity in Arenal Volcano National Park, explore the unique cloud forests in the world famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, snorkel or dive the colourful Caribbean coral reef in Cahuita National Park, and go […]
Situated on the equator, Ecuador is the smallest country in the Andean Highlands. Despite its size, it is probably the world’s most bio-diverse country, crammed with an astounding variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation existing in contrasting climatic zones. Within a short time a visitor can experience dramatic changes in scenery, temperature, and altitude […]
Covering a land-bridge which links North and South America, the Republic of Panama is best known for its 40-mile (65km) shipping canal, which is cut along a gap between mountains, linking the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. The country is largely unexplored by tourists; only a few hardy adventurers, researchers and spirited travellers have […]
It is easy to be captivated by the thought of a holiday in Peru, exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu and navigating the waters of Lake Titicaca. While the popular sites are deservedly Peru’s most famous tourist attractions, the country also boasts fine beaches, quaint fishing villages, epic hiking and walking trails, and the chance […]