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South America

Mexico is full of friendly, warm-hearted people and with an abundance of Mayan culture and ancient ruins it makes for a popular tourist destination. But in recent times the Mayan culture has been under threat of extinction and the ruins are not standing the test of time, slowly decaying due to the thousands of tourists per year- that’s us. So how does a country preserve its sacred sites and history? They start

Chimu Adventures are further enhancing their commitment to working with sustainable products by introducing ‘Sustainable feature of the month’, highlighting the outstanding environmental, socially responsible and cultural credentials of a selected property or experience. This month, Chimu are focusing on Tierra Atacama, Chile. This luxury, all-inclusive property is located in the world’s most arid desert, the Atcama in northern Chile, and houses guests under the Earth’s clearest night skies

Literally at the bottom of the world, stretching across the southernmost tip of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is one of the most sparsely populated yet geographically and climatically diverse regions in the world. In fact, this expansive territory of 757,000 square kilometres is home to only 1.7 million inhabitants. That’s why anyone visiting Patagonia is likely to be in it for a real sense of adventure. Filled with awe-inspiring landscapes

Adventure World Travel has unveiled its 2019/20 South America brochure, building upon its existing diverse portfolio with a significantly increased collection of unique boutique properties and eco-friendly lodges. With a high demand for jungle and eco-lodges, Adventure World has widened its selection of handpicked properties in Brazil’s Pantanal, a UNESCO World Heritage Nature Site and Biosphere Reserve, as well as more lodges in the Amazon. New trips

Nomade Unique Experiences South America recently announced that their partner, explora will be opening a new luxury property in El Chaltén, Argentinian Patagonia in 2020. Travel with explora is based on in-depth exploration of the surroundings, the luxury of the essential and a sustainable development. Explora owns and operates of a host of luxury lodges in remote destinations in South America, and they have been responsible for setting

Celebrity Cruises has introduced a rooftop glamping experience on the top deck of its soon-to-be-launched luxury yacht designed exclusively for the Galapagos Islands. Making its debut in May 2019, the 100-guest all-suite ship Celebrity Flora, will offer guests the opportunity to dine, drink and sleep under one of the most spectacular night skies in the world. “Celebrity Flora was specifically designed to bring our guests closer to

Adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched a new trek alongside pristine alpine lakes, glaciers and the jagged rock pinnacles of the world’s southernmost island. Described by Lonely Planet as one of Patagonia’s best treks, the 6 day Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island offers walkers stunning views of jagged mountain peaks, the Beagle Channel, the Chilean town of Puerto Williams, Nassau Bay, the Wollaston archipelago -

For anyone planning a trip to Latin America to see iconic drawcards like Machu Picchu, Iguacu Falls and Rio but also keen to discover the continent’s hidden gems, Contours Travel has released a ‘Great Eight’ list of off-the-beaten track experiences guaranteed to take you safely beyond the busy tourist trail. The list has been created by Melbourne-based Latin American expert, Ted Dziadkiewicz, Managing Director of Contours

Planning a trip to Latin America but don’t know when to go? Ted Dziadkiewicz, Managing Director of Contours Travel, is no stranger to the diverse and colourful countries that make up Latin America. Having travelled there nearly 130 times since Contours Travel was established in 1975, it’s safe to say Ted is an expert when it comes to the region and knows when the best time is

Contours Travel is now taking bookings for a new luxury, all-inclusive retreat close to one of the world’s largest waterfalls – Iguazu Falls - in Argentina. To celebrate, Contours Travel is offering Australians the chance to stay two nights and get the third free – a saving of $1200 per person – for stays between April and October, 2018. Flanking the wild Iguazu River just 20 minutes