The Galápagos Islands quite rightly feature on many a travel bucket-list, especially for those who love wildlife. Some, however, are not so keen on the idea of cruising. Humboldt Director Kirsty lists her favourite ways to enjoy the Galápagos from the comfort of solid ground!
For our luxury hotel of the month for March we chose the isolated Sacha Lodge in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Perfect for wildlife lovers and adventurous souls looking to explore the great outdoors, Sacha makes for a wonderful nature escape.
Humboldt Director Simon was lucky enough to experience a bucket-list luxury Antarctic cruise with Silversea this winter. From stunning wildlife encounters, breath-taking polar scenery and the once in a lifetime opportunity to leap into the Southern Ocean, this is Simon’s account of his incredible 10-day journey.
For our luxury hotel of the month for January we chose the stunning Casa de Uco in the heart of Argentine wine country near the city of Mendoza. Nestled amongst its own 320-hectare estate of vines, this classy small-scale hotel offers an exclusive and scenic retreat.
Stunning natural beauty, a distinct regional culture, and excellent food & wine: southern Brazil has it all. Apart from one major site of touristic interest (more about that later), the southern states of Brazil are sadly often neglected by travellers to this gargantuan country. This is a shame as the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul which make up the south of Brazil have a huge amount to offer a little off the beaten track.
Made up of soaring volcanoes, thermal geysers, copper-coloured rock formations and whimsical pastel-coloured lagoons, the Atacama Desert is a must-do in Chile. The Atacama Desert, alongside the frozen steppes of Patagonia, is an absolute must-see on any luxury trip to Chile. Offering an almost directly inverted colour-scheme to the whites, blues and greens of Patagonia, the Atacama is composed of landscapes painted in vibrant hues of red, brown and orange.
Uruguay is the fourth-largest producer of wine in South America, with a production of roughly 67,000 tonnes a year. It is most known for red wines produced from Tannat grapes, but white wines made from Albariño are beginning to receive attention internationally too.
Hiking to the peak of Machu or Huayna Picchu after a visit to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is a perfect way to enjoy panoramic views of this unique historical wonder – but which hike is best?
Colombia is home to over fifty stunning national parks: ranging from deserts to the Amazon rainforest, and also including páramos (alpine plains), coral reefs, the Andes mountain range and indigenous protected lands.
Our luxury hotel of the month for October is the stunning Montemar Eco-Luxury Villas situated on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galápagos archipelago.
Colourful, relaxed and diverse – Belize is a country where the vibrancy of the Caribbean and the ancient Mesoamerican cultures of Central America collide. Humboldt specialist Ellie outlines her top recommendations for a Belizean break.
Lima’s booming restaurant scene has earned it a well-deserved reputation as the home of high-end South American gastronomy. Pioneering chefs and eateries in this stunning colonial city have continued to celebrate and elevate traditional Peruvian cuisine, putting the traditional food of the Andes on the map internationally.
For our luxury hotel of the month for September, we have chosen Ka’ana Resort in Belize. Fusing a tropical jungle escape with the sleek design sensibility of a cosmopolitan boutique, this is our favourite place to stay in the Cayo District.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth, we take a closer look at the life and adventures of our namesake in Latin America.
Bolivia is full of incredible beauty and spectacular landscapes. Here are our favourite things to see during your bespoke trip to this stunning country.
Cuba's bars and rum brands are internationally renowned, delighting tourists for decades. Here are the top 8 must-try drinks during your trip to Cuba!
For our luxury hotel of the month for August, we have chosen the luxurious Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Colombia, inspired by Bogotá’s colonial past.
To celebrate the week of Ecuador’s Declaration of Independence on the 10th August, the Humboldt team are celebrating our favourite things about this colourful and diverse little country.
This week, Humboldt Director Simon explains how best to experience the magic of Colombia with your family. This diverse and vibrant nation is perfect for spending quality time together.
Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula is a region of outstanding natural beauty – Humboldt Director Kirsty explores the activities and luxury accommodations in the region.