Young, dynamic and, in fairness, not everyone’s cup of tea; the W Hotels always make an impression. Offering sleek contemporary interiors, sophisticated bars and a vibrant modern take on traditional luxury, the W Hotels of Latin America are perfect for travellers seeking comfort with a playful edge.
Rugged mountain ranges, undulating grasslands, sultry tropical lowlands, crisp alpine forests: with so much beautiful countryside to choose from, where better than Latin America to escape to a rural retreat?
The diversity of Brazil’s fauna is well-publicised, but it is its diverse flora that has allowed its unique local cuisines to flourish. Kirsty writes about her experience foraging on the Emerald Coast
Over the past decade, Latin American food has attracted more and more attention on the international scene. Whether it be the avant-garde Michelin-starred fare of Lima and Mexico City, or homely family favourites – this part of the world is a heaven for foodies.
Choosing a cruise in the Galapagos can sometimes be overwhelming. So many boats, so many different itineraries – what makes the difference when choosing the cruise that is right for you?
For our luxury hotel of the month for April we chose the Comuna do Ibitipoca in the rolling hills of Minas Gerais State. Combining an ambitious environmental conservation project with one of Brazil’s finest small hotels, Ibitipoca is a unique taste of the hidden face of Brazil.
A shimmering white expanse of salt crystals in a naturally perfect honeycomb pattern: everything about Uyuni’s famed salt lakes are almost extra-terrestrial. Humboldt specialist Clara takes a look at the best way to explore this magical region.
Hidden away in the verdant Belizean jungles, travellers to this pint-sized Caribbean nation can explore the crumbling pyramids of the ancient Maya. Humboldt specialist Clara lists the best sites to visit.
Long-haul travel with small children is not always easy but having a new family and exploring Latin America are not at all incompatible. Humboldt Director Kirsty offers some tips and tricks!
Humboldt specialist Ellie explains our partnership with The Galapagos Conservation Trust and how we support the vital work the charity does in preserving the unique landscapes and wildlife of the archipelago.
Colombia is one of South America’s most diverse nations. Zooming in even on just the length of the Caribbean coastline, the variety of experiences on offer is astounding. Humboldt specialist Clara lists her favourite things to do in this picturesque region.
Peru’s ‘White City’ of Arequipa has a brand-new luxury hideaway for travellers exploring this charming colonial city. Humboldt specialist Clara reviews a recent stay at CIRQA Arequipa.
Perhaps one of the most breath-taking complexes of waterfalls in the world, Iguassu Falls are a true marvel of nature, and not to be missed on a trip to Argentina or Brazil. Choosing between the two or just curious as to what you will see on each side? Humboldt specialist Ellie explains the difference between each.
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.
Tackling the Amazon rainforest can be daunting, but it is a rewarding experience that will live in your memory forever. Humboldt specialist Clara breaks down how to fit exploring the Amazon into your next Latin America trip.
Chile’s dusty Atacama Desert is a magical expanse of copper-coloured landscapes and Tierra Atacama is one of the standout hotels in this scenic region. Humboldt Director Kirsty tells us her favourite things about this luxury property.
Dreaming of distant tropical sands, blue skies and coconut palm groves while stuck inside? Humboldt specialist Ellie explores her favourite things about Porto de Galinhas, after a recent visit to this magical hideaway in the north of Brazil.
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.