Paraty’s July Literary Festival

One of our favourite places in Brazil, Paraty is an immaculately preserved Portuguese colonial town framed by warm sands and lush tropical mountains. It is the jewel of the Costa Verde and hosts the Paraty Literature Festival every July. English publisher Liz Calder, co-founder of Bloomsbury Publishing, who lived in Brazil and acted as literary agent for … Continued

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Jaguar Tracking In The Pantanal

If biodiversity is your thing, then there’s nowhere on earth quite like Brazil’s Pantanal. These vast wetlands are home to an impressive variety of life, from jaguars and alligators to the imperilled hyacinth macaw. It contains one in 10 of all plant and animal species in the world. A twitchers paradise, there are an impressive … Continued

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Heli-Skiing in The Andes

Argentina offers some of the most dramatic skiing in the world. None more so than northern Patagonia’s Baguales Mountain Reserve. An hour south of Bariloche, the lodge offers ski-in, ski-out access to the most breathtaking Andean skiing in South America. Explore the best snowcat skiing and backcountry touring with one of our expert guides or spend a day … Continued

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Patagonian Adventures on Horseback

Anyone who enjoys frontier adventure knows the best places take some getting to. From Buenos Aires, our journey begins with a 2hr flight to Bariloche, a 90km drive to the northern shores of Lake Falkner and a 30-minute motorboat to meet our host and horses – it is then a breathtaking two-hour ride to basecamp. … Continued

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Planning Ahead: When to Travel Where

  There’s always something going on in our part of the world! Diaries at the ready..?   JANUARY – Long daylight hours, calm seas and exceptional wildlife viewing in Antarctica FEBRUARY – Festival season, colonial cities and tropical adventures in Colombia MARCH – Time to explore the glaciers, lakes and soaring peaks of Patagonia APRIL – Clear, warm waters for adventures … Continued

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Epic Adventures to the 7th Continent

‘Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful’ And so it is, the myth surrounding Antarctica. This advertisement to gather a team for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition was possibly printed in 1912 and although no one has ever seen the original, the legend … Continued

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Beyond South America

With travel, as with many things in life, we are firm believers in deferring to the true professionals. Our clients regularly approach us for trips beyond our scope and we take great pleasure in introducing them to similar small-scale word-of-mouth specialists with unmatched local contacts and expertise. If you’re looking for the finest bespoke travel … Continued

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Rio Ancho – Uruguayan River Living

Rio Ancho Lodge perches on the banks of the Rio de La Plata in Uruguay, an hour’s ferry ride from Buenos Aires. Owner, Marcelo Susevich, has developed a keen eye for detail after years living and working in Europe, “We want our guests to feel they’re in a place where they can choose privacy and … Continued

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How To Do Cartagena, Colombia Like A Botero

We all know the value of a good first impression. Someone needs to give Lina Botero the key to Cartagena, because I cannot imagine anyone doing first impressions of Colombia’s oldest city the way the daughter of famed artist Fernando Botero does. On Calle don Sancho road in the walled-in historic center of colonial Cartagena, … Continued

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The Portfolio – Casa Galavanta

Set in the cloud forests (1600ms) of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Casa Galvanta is a private house suitable for up to 8 guests (3 en-suite double rooms + 1 double with shared bathroom). The Casa Galavanta property comes fully staffed with housekeeping, a talented cook and local guide. Breakfasts of fresh fruit and … Continued

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