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Oaxaca, Mexico’s Cultural Heart

Oaxaca has long been considered a must-see destination on any holiday to Mexico, thanks to its cultural and culinary treasures. Now with improved internal air connections it has also become much easier to include a Oaxaca stop in a cross-country itinerary, without having to endure the long bus

Birdwatching holidays in Guatemala

Central America is well known as a leading birdwatching destination, with many of the world’s most brightly coloured birds, most of which are found nowhere else on the planet. While serious birders will head off for the day with binoculars, big camera lenses and checklists of birds they

Small-ship Amazon cruises

  For many visitors to Brazil a chance to venture into the Amazon jungle, if only for a short while, is a highlight of their trip. There are many Amazon cruise options to choose from, on vessels ranging from small luxury boats to full-size hotel cruise ships.

San Ignacio Mini

Described as one of the world’s’ great social experiments, the Jesuit missions (‘reducciones’) were first established in the jungles of South America in 1609. Set up in remote locations, priests would use the mission to establish a community made up of local tribes people (‘Guarani’) whom they

July 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Caldillo de Congrio (Conger Chowder)

Caldillo de Congrio is a Chilean favourite – a simple fisherman’s stew made with red conger eel. It is traditionally served in ceramic or baked clay bowls to maintain its temperature for longer. It was one of the dishes that Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, served Prince

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile

The Atacama Desert is home to some of the clearest and darkest skies in the world. With over 80% of days offering cloudless skies and nothing to produce light pollution for many miles around, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s largest space laboratories have invested

Esteros del Ibera Wetlands (‘Bright Water’ in the local Guarani language)

During my recent trip to Argentina, I was lucky enough to visit the Esteros del Ibera wetlands in the northeast of the country (Corrientes Province). Covering an area of approximately 20,000 km2 the wetlands are made up of swamps, bogs, lagoons and natural water courses that are

Notes from the field – Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Trip

In this edition of ‘Notes from the field’, our Latin-America expert Will went on an inspiring trip through Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and shares his experience with us. Visits to these regions are often combined as they are all close together with Argentina to the west, Brazil

Five unreal places in South America you have to visit

From trees of green and blooming red roses, to the colours of the rainbow and crying babies, it didn’t take much more than nature’s bounty to convince Louis Armstrong that we live in a wonderful world. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the colourful cone-shaped continent

Notes from the field – The Sacred Valley, Peru

In this edition of ‘Notes from the field’ we head to the Peruvian region of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley, created by the Urumbamba river, is a vast stretch of land with an abundance of spectacular archaeological remains, Inca terraces and traditional