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South American football derbies - the Super Clasico

Top 5 South American Football Derbies

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If you’re a football fan then holidays in South America offer some tantalising chances to tick some of those fantasy football boxes. With this season’s Super Clasico in Argentina between Boca Juniors and River Plate coming up in May, we thought we’d take a quick look at this and some of the other great South

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Lima to Huancayo Train

Peru Central Train Service: Timetable Released

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The Central Train Service from Lima to Huancayo is one of Peru’s real undiscovered treats, and until the pesky Chinese completed the railway from Beijing to Lhasa, it was the highest-altitude passenger railway in the world. The steep climb from Lima’s historic Desemparados station up through the Mantaro Valley to Huancayo showcases some truly spectacular

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Pao de Queijo, Brazilian cheese dumplings

Vegetarian in South America

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Vegetarian in South America Being a vegetarian can be difficult at the best of times, but throw in a foreign language and a culture which seems to worship meat and it can make being a vegetarian in South America even more troublesome. Things might seem tricky for a vegetarian traveller, but fret not; this guide

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Tour of Uruguay - coast near Colonia

A Whistlestop Tour of Uruguay

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Our travel consultant Joe Morris recently returned from a short but sweet tour of Uruguay, and so we asked him to jot down any thoughts and impreresions from his trip. Here they are! My eight day tour of Uruguay began after an overnight flight from Madrid. The journey was relatively uneventful minus the two hours

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Eating out in Colombia: bandeja paisa

Eating Out in Colombia

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South American cuisine has gripped the UK’s food lovers over the last decade. With more and more Peruvian, Argentinian and Brazilian restaurants opening their doors, Latin American food has never been so widely available. If you enjoy eating out then you may well now have sampled ceviche from Peru, steak from Argentina, or even the delights of

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South American Festival Guide

Everyone loves a festival, they’re a great excuse to let your hair down, relax and have fun.  Although there may be a vast selection of festivals in the UK to choose from why not cast your net a bit wider and check out what South American festivals have to offer. With stunning scenery and once

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