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Colombia – Peace Agreement ends 50 years of conflict

The Colombian Government and the FARC announced a peace agreement last night, bringing an end to over half a century of conflict. This is the culmination of four years of patient negotiations known as the Havana Peace Talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian Government. A national plebiscite will take place on […]


Laos Revealed: Our newest website for South East Asia

Laos has a well-deserved reputation as an unspoiled, welcoming country with fantastic scenery and wonderful diversity, from World Heritage sites, to temples, caves, waterfalls and river cruises.  It is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, with nearly three-quarters of its landmass covered in mountains and forested hills. The mighty Mekong River winds through the […]


British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland: Come and see us

The British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water has come around once again. Do come and talk to us at the Birding in Central America stand, Marquee 2, Stand 78, to discuss birdwatching itineraries in Central and South America, the Falklands, Antarctica and beyond. We’ll be at the show until Sunday, 21st August. Other dates for your diary […]


Balloon flights over the Atacama Desert

We now offer trips in a hot air balloon over the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. There are two levels of service: Classic and Premium. The Classic Service welcomes 16 passengers per flight, divided into compartments of four, and after landing will indulge in a celebratory glass or two of champagne.   Take off with […]


New website: Cambodia Revealed

Cambodia is fun, appealing and friendly  with a rich history, delicious food, an attractive coastline and, of course, Angkor Wat, which is a must for the first-time visitor to the country. We are delighted to launch our new dedicated website for travel to Cambodia within our South-East Asia Revealed group. Link:       Cambodia Revealed   Coming soon: Laos […]


Earthquake in Peru: FCO Travel Advice

The FCO have updated their travel advice for Peru following an earthquake in the Colca valley region. Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Summary Following a 5.3 Richter earthquake in Arequipa on 14 August, transport and tour services within the Colca area have been partially disrupted until further notice. Please monitor local media closely and follow local authorities’ advice. […]


Fidel at 90: reflections on Cuba

Fidel Castro was ninety on 13 August. As Cuba and the United States begin to normalise relations after decades of antipathy and distrust, we thought we’d take a look back with a brief history of the largest and most fascinating island in the Caribbean, sometimes described as “socialism under the sun”.   The rise of Havana […]


Rio 2016: Giving Brazilians something to celebrate at last

So it has started at last, giving Brazilians something to celebrate after a turbulent period. Over 11,000 athletes are attending the games, from 205 countries (including 9 Independent Olympic Athletes) representing 42 different sporting disciplines. They are competing in a total of 306 events at 37 venues (32 in Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City”, plus 5 football host cities: […]


New Belmond Andean Explorer Train – from May 2017

We have now received outline details of the new Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train service which will be starting in May 2017. The luxury new train will travel from Cuzco up to Lake Titicaca and on to Arequipa in a two-night journey. There will also be a weekly one-night service between Cuzco and Puno. The new service will […]


Water tunnel discovered at Palenque: a route to the underworld for ancient ruler

Archaeologists at the Mayan site of Palenque, Mexico, appear to have discovered an underground water tunnel leading from a funeral chamber of Pakal, the ancient ruler. The complex of Palenque is arguably the most beautiful of all the pre-Colombian structures in Latin America. The asymmetrical Palace at the centre  was probably used as an astronomical observatory as […]


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