Visiting the cruise ship in the Andes

Summer Skiing with a difference at Portillo, Chile With our primary goals firmly cemented in the importance of exemplary personal service and unique travel experiences, it was only a matter of time before we were seduced by the charms of Portillo, South America’s oldest ski area. Standing in the shadow…

In Search of the Hidden Frescoes

La Ruta de los Murales with Lisy Kuon Photo Credit: World Monuments Fund            In our view, artistic gems shine brighter with the illuminating presence of a true passionate specialist by your side. We uniquely work with some of the leading experts in the fields of archaeology, art and culture…

A Breed Without Equals: The Peruvian Paso Horse

Paso Horse

The Spanish Conquistadors did more than defeat the Incas in the 16th Century. They sowed the seeds for the evolution of a unique breed of horse,  the Peruvian Paso Horse, which is often referred to today as the ‘smoothest ride in the world’. Here we provide information on this special…

The pearl among pearls: Hacienda del Mar

If you are seeking the perfect secluded break, you could do no better than to follow the route of famous pirates of old to the spectacular Pearl Islands, today an easy 90km reach from Panama City in the Gulf of Panama. Nestled within 14,400 acres of virgin rainforest on the…

Casa Prado Lima: A 17th Century masterpiece

This month we are celebrating! The restoration of Casa Prado, a dilapidated 17th Century house of major historic, architectural and artistic importance in the centre of Lima, has been given a significant boost by being named, as part of the Lima entry, as one of the top 100 endangered sites…