Francis Mallmann

Playing with fire

Francis Mallmann is an Argentine known as much for his bohemian, nomadic lifestyle as he is for his talent for cooking with fire and smoke. He is a fascinating and charismatic individual who recites poetry and has dedicated his life to preparing beautiful food using the most alluring of the four elements – fire. After … Continued

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Providencia beach island

Barefoot in South America

We like to think there’s a beach for everyone in South America – the epicurean might head to Jose Ignacio or Trancoso; the kite surfer to Jericoacoara; the party chaser to Florianopolis; the island hopper to Colombia; the surf bum to northern Peru. We’ve selflessly committed serious time to seeking out the coolest, the windiest, … Continued

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Honeymoon in South America

Weddings are wonderful…and highly stressful. And when the glorious day is over, it’s time to kick back for some long overdue R&R and perhaps an adventure or two. We’ve cracked the South America honeymoon formula, whether on an Andean riding expedition, picnicking on fresh lobster and Champagne off Brazil’s Bahian Coast, conquering Chilean Patagonia’s W-trek, … Continued

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Road trip South America

There’s something quite different about how road trips shape your experience of a country. The way they make you feel, the variety of the experiences and the authenticity in your interactions. No mini-buses, itemised itineraries and being herded like cattle through major attractions, a mere witness to this new world around you. See a country … Continued

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Buenos Aires: The Last Word

Once one of the world’s wealthiest cities, Buenos Aires melds Old World charm with graceful beauty, a cosmopolitan heart and firey soul. Explore this electric capital under the wing of a specialist guide and see the wonder of Buenos Aires through the eyes of a local. Bespoke tours are tailored to your individual interests, spanning … Continued

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Eat like a local in Cali, Colombia

On a balmy night in Cali, Colombia, the streets are abuzz with Caleños linking arms on their way out for a bite. The food scene here has grown rapidly and there are no shortage of hotspots. It’s not the first Colombian city to garner attention for its gastronomy, but its energy and edge set it … Continued

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Santa Cruz de Mompox: Trapped in Time

A forgotten city in Northern Colombia of around 30 000 inhabitants, Santa Cruz de Mompox (commonly known as Mompos) is a beautifully preserved example of 16th-century Spanish colonialism in the Americas. Founded in 1540, it has managed to retain a rich story of Colombian life, its historic centre still filled with original buildings. Mompos excelled … Continued

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Top wine estates in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay

Journey through South America’s desert, jungle, ice fields and soaring peaks you’ll discover vast swathes of land dedicated to wine production. Introduced to the continent in the 1500s by Jesuit priests, modern wine production in South America is taken extremely seriously. The combination of year-round sunshine, mineral-rich terroir and high mountains provide ideal natural conditions … Continued

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Tompkins Conservation

The Tompkins Conservation is an umbrella of non-profit organisations devoted to South America’s environment, biodiversity, ecosystems and all this entails. It was founded by Kristine and the late Doug Tompkins, with a powerful social and conscientious mission statement at its core. Both Kris and Doug were social business operators, where profit wasn’t the fundamental motivator … Continued

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Galapagos dreaming

Although dry and barren at sea level, the Galapagos Islands’ soaring volcanic peaks are swathed in rainforest. Surrounded by Pacific Ocean, roughly 800 km off the coast of Ecuador, the archipelago’s remote location and isolation made them ideal for Charles Darwin’s famous studies on evolution. Some of the world’s most astonishing species live here, from … Continued

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