What was your last adventure?
I spent an unforgettable week in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the Sapara people. The experience included traditional healing rituals, jungle treks, long swims down the Rio Conambo, meditation, dream interpretation, lessons in botany and shamanic ceremonies. The journey will form an important part of our new transformational travel programmes.
Favourite restaurant in South America?
Good food and drink is a key component of our journeys. Don Julio in Buenos Aires was my second home when living there. I saw it transform from a word-of-mouth neighbourhood dive to one of the most highly regarded restaurants in Latin America. Lo de Pepina, in Cartagena’s Getsemani, is a family-run bolthole of 8 tables and stunning Caribbean food. Lucifer, in Garzón, Uruguay, run by Mallmann protégé Lucia Soria, is a gem. Long lunches at Rio’s Lorenzo Bistrô and buzzy Braseiro da Gávea. Lima and Bogota deserve their own chapters.