Feeding tortoises

Named after the shape of giant tortoise shells, the Galapágos Islands are a treasure trove of marine and animal life some 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) off the Pacific coast of Ecuador. A trip to this remarkable archipelago of 35 volcanic islands is a truly unforgettable experience, a real, close encounter…

The grace of the Marinera

We are starting a new section in our blog called Sights & Sounds of Aracari, where we will upload videos from all our trips. Starting with a charming capture of the grace of the Marinera, a graceful and romantic couple’s dance that uses handkerchiefs as props. The dance is an…

Find solace in northern Chile

We posted a behind the scenes look at Northern Chile from the  James Bond installment Quantum of Solace (2008). While at first glance it might seem a little moonlike and “dry” to say the least, this place has so much to offer and is the best starting point for an…

   I just spent a week in Cartagena coinciding with New Years. It is the busiest time of the year in Cartagena, as it is the favourite place for Colombians to spend the holiday. It is becoming popular with foreigners, although it is still rare to come across European and…

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…