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Travel Advice for Ecuador

A major demonstration is expected in the historic centre of Quito on 9 October. There have been extensive protests throughout Ecuador since 3 October following the announcement of new austerity measures  on 1 October which include rises in fuel prices.  A State of Emergency was declared on 3 October and remains in place. Military forces […]


Carmelo: The New Mendoza

As a travel specialists with a focus on creating tailor-made itineraries to South America, we get used to hearing the same travel plans on repeat. If the itinerary focuses on Argentina, most people will at some point mention Mendoza for the typical wine tasting tours. Mendoza is a beautiful town and its backdrop of the […]


Bagan – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Bagan, on the shore of the Irawaddy River in central Myanmar, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is indeed one of the greatest archaeological sites in Asia, with over 4000 temples, stupas, monasteries and  archaeological remains, concentrated into just a few square miles.


7 reasons to travel to Belize

Belize is one of our most popular destinations in Central America so we read Blake Snow’s piece in the Daily Telegraph with great interest. Blake identifies seven good reasons for travelling to Belize: Jungle Tours Spicy Cuisine (and No Fast Food) Island Relaxation Belize Barrier Reef Maya Ruins English-speaking and Easy Mix with Locals We […]


St Helena Travel Blog

Just getting to the remote island of St Helena is all part of the adventure. Situated nearly 2,000 miles from the African coast in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it used to be a six-day journey on the ship RMS St Helena from Cape Town. But since the end of 2017, that has shortened to a mere six-hour flight from Johannesburg.


Sri Lanka Update

The Foreign Office has updated its advice for travellers to Sri Lanka: There were outbreaks of violence across parts of North Western Province on 13 May, and an island-wide night-time curfew was imposed. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving […]


Venezuela – Information and Travel Advice

We are watching unfolding events in Venezuela with great interest.  The country has been effectively out of bounds for a number of years and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to the country. With power cuts, food shortages and inflation expected to reach 8 million per cent this year, millions of people have […]


Sri Lanka Travel Advice – updated

In response to the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated their advice for travellers. The Sri Lankan authorities have declared a nationwide State of Emergency. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving security situation following  the attacks […]


Revealing the Amazon – Newsletter

The Amazon river runs for some 4,000 miles (6,400 km) in South America and has over a thousand tributaries, 17 of which are longer than 1,000 miles.  It discharges about 55 million gallons of water into the Atlantic every second. The Amazon Rainforest is home to many indigenous tribes, some of which have never been […]


Napoleon Bicentenary: Cruise to St Helena

To commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon, Ponant Cruises is organising an exceptional, 16-day cruise on Le Lyrial departing from Namibia which will be at St Helena on 5 May 2021.