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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

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

Cape Horn: A most memorable travel experience

There are a number of landmarks around the world, that most people have heard of. They owe their reputation to their vastness, like the Amazon, or Sahara Desert; their height, Mount Everest or just their location such as the Capes of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

There are currently 121 UNESCO World Heritage sites across Latin America. Here, are some thoughts on 5 which really stand out. Iguaçu National Park – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay A favourite of the Sunvil Team, the Iguaçu National Park is a realm of subtropical forest on the borders of Argentina,

7 things to know when planning a visit to Iguazu Falls

If you haven’t yet seen Iguazu Falls it can be quite hard to comprehend the numbers. A waterfall that’s almost 3 km in length; twice as wide as Niagara and considerably taller. In fact to call it a single waterfall isn’t exactly accurate – it’s around 275

The delights of Buenos Aires

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and its capital Buenos Aires is often called the ‘Paris of South America’ due to its architecture and rich European heritage. The province of Buenos Aires sprawls over 78 square miles and is home to 12 million people known as ‘Porteños’

Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo is known by all Argentineans as the focal point for protests and political activism within the country and (since being the scene of the revolution on 25 May 1810, which led to independence), it has been the setting for Argentina’s most politically turbulent moments.

Argentine Tango

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and synonymous with the Argentine tango – did you know the Argentine tango was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO?  A good way to experience this sensual dance is to attend a tango show. Glamorous and

Spotlight on Wildlife: Jaguar

It is every wildlife watcher’s dream to see a jaguar in the wild. However, they are elusive, often silent and well camouflaged, so the chance of actually seeing one is fairly remote. The Jaguar is a big cat and is the only Panthera species found in the