Go on a jungle adventure in Costa Rica
Topping the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is a paradise for eco-tourism. Trek to misty cloud-forests, visit a local pineapple farmer and enjoy some tasty tropical fruits, or spend time with the indigenous BriBri tribe learning to make chocolate. Pura Vida!
Sip mojitos in Cuba
Experience Cuba responsibly staying in one of our casa particulares owned and run by local families. Roll through the rolling hills of Viñales, Cuba’s rustic cigar region or explore the coffee fields of Las Terrazas. You can also help the local community continue their preservation of this unique biosphere while seeing this idyllic natural habitat.
Discover Peruvian culture with a twist
Peru is a dizzying patchwork of snow-capped mountains, wild jungles, desert lagoons, cobbled colonial backstreets – and of course, Machu Picchu. Want to experience Peru with meaning? Stay at a rustic jungle lodge in the Amazon, step inside a local home in Arequipa and learn the secrets of how to cook perfect quinoa, chicha or caldo verde. Nom. Nom. Nom.
Explore diverse landscapes in Chile
Uncover Chile’s hidden gems winding your way across the back roads on a self drive trip, stopping off to take in the dramatic peaks, volcanoes and glacier lakes. Wander the streets of Valparaiso with its unique graffiti art scene or venture into the vineyards of the Maipo Valley and taste Chile’s famous wines direct from the source, salud!
Live a real Amazon adventure in Bolivia
Perhaps South America’s most authentic destination, Bolivia is full of variety. You’ll visit las Pampas where you’ll explore the UNESCO heritage city of Sucre or stay in an eco-lodge in the jungle built by the local community. Wildlife enthusiast? Go on an Amazonian jungle adventure – piranha fishing by day and alligator spotting by night!
Meet Argentina, the land of contrasts
Want to experience Argentina with a twist? You’ll spend the night in a locally run estancia (ranch) and ride across the valleys on horseback visiting remote tucked away villages en route. Cycle between vineyards with a possible tipple or two, snap up the best steak you’re ever likely to eat and even sail amongst cool blue glacier lakes.
Unspoilt escapes to Nicaragua
Famous for its volcano lakes, rainforests, and secluded tropical islands, Nicaragua has a pleasantly low-key and unspoilt character. From the cobbled streets of colonial Granada to the stunning volcano island of Ometepe and the glowing tobacco hills of Esteli, you’ll love exploring this up-and-coming destination.
With Fidel Castro passing and a new U.S. President, it’s certainly a sign of changing times for Cuba. You might be asking yourself, did I miss my chance?
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