South America Travel
Family adventure holiday specialist Families Worldwide has created a brand new 11-day itinerary called ‘Journey to Colombia’ the first departure of which will be on 9 August; it will be led by company founder and self-confessed Colombia fanatic, Mark Wright. It is Families Worldwide’s first venture into Colombia.
Fast-growing, UK adventure tour operator, Chameleon Worldwide (part of the Families Worldwide and Walks Worldwide stable) has launched a programme in Brazil, initially comprising four recommended itineraries from 11 – 14 days in duration, and costing from £2680 pp for the 11-day ‘Rio and North East Brazil’ trip including international and domestic flights.
Bespoke Brazil, the specialist Brazil tour operator, launches an expedition to the tribes of the Kaxinawa of western Brazil.
Travellers have already started searching for their hotels during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk.
For skiing and snowboarding aficionados, the ultimate ski-in-summer experience is a ski week in Ski Portillo, Chile.
The UK's summer is drawing to a close, but that does not have to be an end to long summer days and exciting outdoor adventure.
It was recently reported that the first new species of species of carnivore to be discovered in the western hemisphere for 35 years was found in the cloud forest of Ecuador and Colombia and has been named ‘the ‘Olinguito’.
News that the olinguito, a new species of carnivore, has been discovered in the Andean cloudforests of South America is certainly set to raise the profile of this biodiverse and critically-threatened habitat.
Beach Park in Brazil recently announced the debut of Arrepius, a new collection of water slides that features the first and only Skybox in Brazil with five different descents in an area occupying approximately 7,000 square meters.
The International Windsurfing Association’s Fourth Annual Pacasmayo Classic will be held at El Faro Adventure Resort from August 25 – 31, 2013, in conjunction with the First Annual Festival Nautico at an affiliate property on Gallito Ciego Lagoon.
Casa Oniri Boutique Hotel, a restored and architecturally acclaimed Spanish Colonial mansion, is offering guests a chance to kick back and relax with the Relaxation package.
There are many places around the world to spot whales; but when it comes to the most spectacular setting (and where to get closest to them), Colombia is out on its own, and from now until October is the best time to see them.
Next month the famous Chelsea Flower Show will take place in London; alternatively you could take advantage of a unique, new, 11-day trip created by Chameleon Worldwide and head for the spectacularly colourful Medellin Flower Festival which takes place in Colombia during the first 10 days of August each year.
Aracari Travel, travel agency based in Lima, Peru, has announced a range of new family-friendly tour itineraries for summer 2013.
This Saturday’s instalment (8 February, BBC2, 8pm) of the BBC’s Natural World series focuses on the Amazon rainforest’s giant otters.
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