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Colombia

Situated in the far north-west corner of the continent, this country surprises everyone who visits. Possibly one of the most exciting new destinations for a luxury holiday in South America. With its many hidden corners boasting charming colonial towns, beautiful properties in some off the beaten track areas and of course the Amazon Forest in Colombia, is notable for it’s wildlife and virgin forest.  One can discover a wealth of archaeological and cultural sites left behind by an ancient civilization. 
 

Explore Colombia

Cartagena

Possibly Colombia’s most stunning colonial treasure is the beautiful and historic city of Cartagena with the magnificent bougainvillea’s stretching down narrow cobblestone alleyways. A South American city on the Caribbean coastline.

 

Discover the mysterious "Lost City"

Discover the mysterious abandoned city of Cuidad Perdida (literally, ‘Lost City’). This city was lost during the Spanish conquest but later discovered in the 1970’s. Built on the Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, this city is only accessible by foot which is possibly Colombia’s most exciting and breath-taking hikes.

For coffee lovers

A visit to Colombia’s Coffee Triangle offers the opportunity to sample some of the best Arabica blends.

For the love of Salsa

Cali, the self-proclaimed salsa capital of the world.  The city just breathes and lives the salsa rhythm and runs in the blood of its people. Cali is known to have the best salsa dancers in the world.

Experience salsa by visiting small local bars to well-established and fashionable high-end mansion clubs. 

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Peru


A visit to Peru can change your life forever, this country is mystical and magical, traditional and colourful and in addition home to some of the world’s most intriguing treasures. Peru is the perfect destination for history lovers, explorers, adventurists and family holidays. If you are looking for a spiritual journey, think no further than Peru and the ancient citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Peru is a country which is also beautifully combined with Bolivia or Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands or with its neighbouring Chile. For food lovers, Peru is definitely one of the best countries to experience the most fabulous gourmet experiences, this country is the next big thing in the foodie revolution. 
 

 

Start making memories by experiencing some of Peru's many highlights:   

Machu Picchu

No visit to Peru is complete with a pilgrimage to the mystical citadel of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, sitting at 2,430m above sea-level on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the upper Amazon basin. This ancient city surrounded by dramatic landscape is the best known archaeological site on the continent and a high point for any trip to South America.  

 

Sacred Valley
Journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is not only the way which leads you to Machu Picchu, but it is rich in culture and home to many Inca ruins and major attractions. Here you will find the Ollantaytambo ruins, one of the last Inca towns to fall, the colourful Pisac Market, a perfect photo opportunity to capture the colours and people of Peru, the town of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu and much more. 

Sacred City

The Sacred city of Cusco and Sacsayhuamin ruins, best compared as the Florence of the Southern Hemisphere. This mystical and fascinating city was built atop Incan constructions and is rich in history and mystical discoveries.  

The Cordillera

Explore the world’s second highest mountain range, The Cordillera Blanca, home to 700 individual glaciers and almost 300 lakes. With breath-taking landscape, filled with hillside villages, icy peaks multicoloured flower farms and plenty ancient ruins, this mountain range is a dynamic natural wonder and the pulsing heart of Peruvian culture. 

Lake Titicaca

Experience the world’s highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca and the Uros Islands made from reeds. From this point, one can make their way to the most geographically diverse country of Bolivia.

Peruvian Coastline

A flight over the 1000-year-old geometric figures known as the Nazca Lines, leaves one humbled and questioning how the Incas were able to etch these figures in the desert floor. Combine this tour with a visit with Paracas and the Ballestas Islands, the largest natural sanctuary on the Peruvian Coastline. 

Amazon Jungle

Experience the Amazon in Peru of 3 main regions from which one can enjoy this wonder, Manu, Tambopata and the Iquitos region. Access to the jungle is much easier, safer and cost effective compared to Brazil (requires extensive travel to reach the true jungle heartland). 

Bolivia


Bolivia is the least visited nation in South America but home to some of the most magnificent natural landscapes on the continent. With a rich traditional culture and friendly people, this country offers a rewarding and fascinating journey for any traveller. The variation in terrain is like no other in one single country, from incredible mountain peaks, jungles, rivers, wildlife bustling cities and experiences which leave you breathless. 
 

Experience Bolivia

Stargazing

Enjoy a unique stargazing experience over some of the clearest skies in the world 
 

Unique places

Take a trip to one of the most unique places in the world, Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world and one of the most breath-taking and unique places on earth. 

Taking the city to new heights

Visit the highest city in the world, La Paz and discover the colourful markets from here take be daring and experience the most dangerous road in the world. 
 

Copacabana

Discover the quaint town of Copacabana resting on the shores of Lake Titicaca, surrounded by white capped mountains and brag about swimming in the highest navigable lake in the world. 
Plan your holiday to Bolivia during one of the spiritual and traditional festivals which are unique, colourful and voracious.