A Nature Adventure in Mainland Ecuador
When our guests travel with us to Ecuador it's normally via Quito to the Galapagos Islands, but I wanted to see what else there was.
Do not miss out on Quito, gateway to the Galapagos
Quito is not a place on the wish list of most travellers but as gateway to the Galapagos Islands, it's an opportunity to see a little of Ecuador.
Argentina – away from the city
After eight years sailing the seven seas, there are only a few coastal regions of the world I haven’t visited, although escaping into the interiors of countries has eluded me.
When we planned our family trip to Costa Rica, one key question was ‘where will we have the best chance of seeing whales?’ Tribes’ Alex Neaves recommended the Osa Peninsula, a spectacular region in the south west of the country, combining rainforest with coast - which turned out to be a great suggestion! We chose to spend five nights towards the end of our holiday at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge on the Osa Peninsula.
4 good reasons to visit Chile
“The length of Chile equates to the distance between Moscow and Lisbon,” a guide told me, as we stood on Santa Lucia hill looking down at the capital, Santiago, ringed by mountains.
Magic in the moonlight
Lit by the full moon the beach had an eerie beauty, the waves glinting in the moonlight, the sand with a silvery tone.
From bush to bean to cup
If you’re a coffee lover, Costa Rica is the perfect place to go! From tiny bakeries to swish restaurants, you’re likely to be served an excellent brew, in a country where that little bean has been a key part of life and the country's economy since the 18th century.
A day on an Amazon cruise
I had been to the Peruvian Amazon a few times, but until recently I’d only ever stayed in a lodge. I had expectations that taking a cruise on the Amazon would be a more luxurious and more relaxing experience, with more time sipping pisco sours in the bar and chilling out in the Jacuzzi, but with less time to actually see the wildlife that I go to the Amazon to see.