Category: Our Routes

Our Routes in Argentina

January 12, 2024
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Argentina, Our Routes

…with Senior Product Manager, Catrin In the next instalment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, Senior Product Manager, Catrin Davies describes her unforgettable escapade in Argentina. From the bustling streets of Buenos Aires to the pristine wilderness of Patagonia, her adventure is a captivating tale of culture, nature, and the unmissable experiences that define this beautiful corner of the world. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?  Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Puerto Madryn, Gaiman, El Calafate, El Chalten  HOW DID YOU GET THERE?  I took the direct flight from London to Buenos Aires with British Airways, and domestic flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP? (IF REPEAT, WHAT WAS DIFFERENT THIS TIME?) A repeat trip to Buenos Aires and Iguazu, but my first time to everywhere else. FAVOURITE LOCATION? This is a really hard question to answer as everywhere was so different! Even though…

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Our Routes in Guyana

Laura next to ant hill
November 17, 2023
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Guyana, Our Routes

…with Senior Marketing Executive, Laura In the next instalment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, Senior Marketing Executive Laura Radford explored the savannahs and rainforests of mysterious and magical Guyana. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?     Guyana – Georgetown & the interior (the Rupununi Savannah & the Iwokrama Rainforest).  HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   I flew direct from Gatwick Airport on British Airways, with a brief touchdown in St. Lucia.  FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?    This was my first time visiting Guyana, but it has ALWAYS been high on my list. Ever since I watched Lost Land of the Jaguar on BBC, I have been intrigued to visit this country rich in culture and biodiversity.  FAVOURITE LOCATION?    It’s a tough one to choose, as I loved both the Rupununi region and its vast savannahs and wildlife, plus INCREDIBLE sunsets, but I’d have to say the…

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Our Routes in Chile & Easter Island

September 22, 2023
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Chile, Easter Island, Our Routes

…with Gaynor, Head of Trade Sales In the next instalment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, Head of Trade Sales Gaynor Atherton visited an array of wondrous landscapes in her Chilean adventure, from the sands of the Atacama desert to the vast views of Patagonia and the epic Easter Island. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Santiago, Easter Island, the Atacama Desert, the Winelands and Torres Del Paine National Park in Patagonia. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   I flew direct from London Heathrow to Santiago and was lucky enough to fly Business Class which was a lovely treat. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?   First time, so I was excited to finally see these places first-hand. FAVOURITE LOCATION?   I struggled to choose a favourite location as they were all amazing, but if I had to then I would say Patagonia. It’s just stunning – wide-open spaces…

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Our Routes in Costa Rica

Gaynor visits the peaks of Torres del Paine
September 8, 2023
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Costa Rica, Our Routes

…with Lydia and Sarah, Senior Travel Specialists In the next instalment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, we have a doubleheader treat of pura vida for you! Two of our senior travel specialists, Lydia Groom and Sarah Slocomb, both went to lush Costa Rica together but took different routes across the country to experience the great variation it has to offer. Read on to find out where they went and what really stood out for them there. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Lydia: Turrialba, San Gerado de Dota and Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica. Sarah: Tortuguero, Arenal and Monteverde in Costa Rica. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   Sarah: We overnighted in Madrid from Heathrow on the way out – it was easy enough to navigate through the airport to collect our bags and check back in the following morning. In Tortuguero when coming home, we…

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Our Routes in Northern Brazil

August 25, 2023
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Brazil, Our Routes

…with Product Executive, Hannah In the next instalment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, we take a look at a road less travelled with product executive Hannah Finch, who had a blast over the sandscapes of the Route of Emotion’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the northeast of Brazil. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Route of Emotions – Sao Luis, Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Parnaíba, Jericoacoara. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   Via Lisbon and Recife with TAP, then overland travel by 4X4, dune buggy, boat, and ferry-raft. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?   First time to Brazil… definitely not my last though! FAVOURITE LOCATION?   Lençóis Maranhenses National Park – I’d seen pictures but they don’t do it justice. The park is so vast, pristine, stunningly beautiful and feels out of this world. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?    Driving around the dunes in Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, taking in…

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Our Routes in Colombia

Felipe on his ride into Cocora Valley
July 21, 2023
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Colombia, Our Routes

..with Senior Marketing Manager, Felipe Francisco In the next installment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, we dive into Colombia with thoughts from Senior Marketing Manager, Felipe Francisco, who recently enjoyed a special trip across this dazzlingly varied country. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Bogota, Coffee Region, Medellin, Cartagena, Minca and Tayrona National Park. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   Flight to Bogota via Madrid with Iberia and a mix of domestic flights and driving in Colombia. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?   First time – after years and years dreaming about exploring Colombia, I finally made it! FAVOURITE LOCATION?   Colombia is one of the most exciting destinations in Latin America, there is so much to see and do, the people are amazing, and the food is superb! It’s hard to pick favourites as the entire country is impressive but I was especially surprised by Medellin – I can…

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Our Routes in Peru

July 5, 2023
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Our Routes, Peru

…with Nicole, Georgia, and Milly For the latest installment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, we have a bumper edition to share with you all! Three budding explorers from our team – Travel Specialist Nicole, Business Development Executive Georgia, and Operations Team Leader Milly – enjoyed an incredible trip across Peru during the spring. Read on to hear about their shared experiences in this epic country. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Peru; Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Puno for Lake Titicaca, and Aquas Calientes for Machu Picchu. HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR WAY FROM PLACE TO PLACE? Nicole: We flew from Lima to Arequipa, then drove for half a day to Colca Valley from Arequipa, making many stops on the journey for site seeing. We first stopped off to get Coca leaves and various other local treatments for altitude sickness. When…

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Our Routes in Brazil

February 22, 2023
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Brazil, Our Routes

…with Co-Director Martin and Senior Product Executive, Sarah For the latest installment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, our co-founder and director Martin Johnson and wife, Senior Product Executive Sarah Johnson, share with us the highlights of their whistle-stop tour of Sao Paolo and the beauty of Bahia in Brazil. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Sao Paulo and Bahia (Santo Andre and Trancoso). HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   We flew LATAM to Sao Paulo and then onwards to Porto Seguro. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?   First time in these areas. FAVOURITE LOCATION? Trancoso was really beautiful and we loved the Quadrado. The beach at the Fasano Trancoso was spectacular. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?   A walk along the beach from Estrela D’Água in Santo Andre and getting caught in a rainstorm. We managed to find a great little local bar and spent the afternoon there watching…

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Our Routes in Chile

Felipe and the three peaks
October 21, 2022
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Chile, Food and Wine, Latin America, Our Routes, Patagonia

…with Senior Marketing Manager, Felipe For the latest installment of Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America, Senior Marketing Manager Felipe Francisco shared with us memories from his tremendous Chilean journey. YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Santiago, Punta Arenas and Patagonia. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   Direct flight from London Heathrow to Santiago with BA, followed by domestic flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas with Latam. FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?   Repeat. I backpacked across Chile for 1 month when I was 19 years old. This time around I managed to visit Patagonia, one of my lifelong travel dreams. FAVOURITE LOCATION? Patagonia, Patagonia, Patagonia! It’s hard to put down in words how amazing Patagonia is. It’s by far one of the most dramatic, and beautiful scenery in the world! I particularly enjoyed my stay with Las Torres, who offer beautiful lodging ranging from luxurious hotels to glamping…

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Our Routes in Colombia

August 8, 2022
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Colombia, Our Routes, Uncategorized

…with Product Manager, Cat We are delighted to be launching a new and revealing Our Routes series dedicated to sharing travel experiences from our experts all over Latin America. Our debut blog begins with a feature on Product Manager Catrin Davies, who recently enjoyed a special trip to Colombia and couldn’t wait to tell us all about it! YOUR MAIN DESTINATIONS?    Bogota, Coffee Region, Cartagena, Isla Baru. HOW DID YOU GET THERE?   Avianca direct from London, on a new Dreamliner plane. All flights within Colombia were also with Avianca.    FIRST TIME OR REPEAT TRIP?               First time…but definitely not the last!  FAVOURITE LOCATION?   That’s a hard question as everywhere was so different. I loved the unique scenery in the Coffee Region and the serene white sand beaches of Isla Baru, but really I think Cartagena captured so much of the country’s spirit for me. Colombia is one of the…

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