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E-NEWS | AUG | LATIN AMERICA: CACTI, CULTURE & COCKTAILS

…I go to Rio de Janeiro!
LIVE LA VIDA LOCA IN LATIN AMERICA 
From cities bustling with colourful characters and colonial charm to the verdant Amazon rainforest, the wilderness of Patagonia and ancient Inca ruins – Latin America has it all.

The continent has recently undergone somewhat of a travel renaissance and is bursting with exciting travel experiences from the iconic to the undiscovered. You could swing to a sizzling samba at Rio’s famous carnival, pursue the elusive jaguar in the Pantanal or gallop with gauchos amongst the snow-capped Andes. Not enough? Lose yourself amongst the ancient civilisations of mysterious Easter Island, be dwarfed by the Iguazu Falls, cruise the mighty Amazon or marvel at the living museum of Machu Picchu.

Whatever your style the diversity of travel experiences is simply astounding. With the infectious energy of the locals and carnival colour calling, the allure is irresistible!

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CACTI IN CHILE
EXPLORA UYUNI TRAVESIA
Take a nomadic journey in style across the famed Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia to the high altiplano of the Atacama Desert in Chile. Explora Traversia Uyuni is a small group, overland adventure that takes you through remote and extraordinarily beautiful landscapes. Wake to breathtaking vistas of savage beauty, climb volcanoes, marvel at flamingo filled lagoons and giant, striking cacti and discover areas where few have been before.
CULTURE & CUISINE
NORTH WEST ARGENTINA
From lunar valleys to high altitude vineyards, Argentina’s Northwest is a gem of a region, full of surprises. The Salta Province offers a rich mix of all the things that make the Northwest so distinctive – colonial grandeur, gauchos, gilded churches and mountain mummies. Explore the endearing city of Salta and then loop through the picturesque Andean towns of Cafayate, Tilcara, Jujuy and Purmamarca boasting museums, artisanal markets and impressive vistas.
PERU’S AMAZON
RIVER EXPLORATION
The ultimate in Amazon River exploration, Delfin Amazon Cruises take you in to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Explore this unique ecosystem and admire its beauty and diversity aboard small luxury vessels as you sail the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Spanning more than 5 million acres the flora and fauna in this jewel of the Amazon jungle is abundant, yet time seems to stand still.
PEAKS & PASSES
PERU AND CHILE
The mystical Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is on the bucket list for most. One of the best ways to reach it is on foot with our lodge based trek to Machu Picchu which combines challenging and awe-inspiring terrain, luxurious mountain lodges, delicious chef prepared dinners and a hot Jacuzzi with glacial mountain peaks as your backdrop. In Chile, Torres del Paine is a pristine wilderness spanning nearly 600,000 acres waiting to be explored on foot, by mountain bike, 4WD or on horseback.
COCKTAILS & CIGARS
LINDBLAD’S CUBA
Cocktails in the Caribbean, does it get any better? Yes it does when you join Lindblad Expeditions on their series of Cultural Heritage & Natural Wonders expeditions! Spend 3 nights in the captivating capital Havana, followed by a 7 night voyage cruising Cuba’s southern coastline on board Panorama II. Take a ride in a classic American car, enjoy a Havana rum cocktail at one of Hemingway’s favourite hangouts, explore UNESCO protected town of Trinidad and marvel at the neoclassical French architecture in Cienfuegos.
JUNGLE HIDEAWAYS
LUXE LODGES
Situated at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon, Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge places you deep in the Amazon basin. Built on suspended wooden structures amidst the canopy, not only is it the most elegant and comfortable lodge in the Brazilian Amazon, but also the most immersive. Hike on dryland forest, spot pink river dolphin, explore the canals, lakes and islands of the archipelago in a dug-out canoe, meet indigenous communities or try your hand at piranha fishing – this is low-impact tourism  in harmony with the environment.
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Focus on: Hotel B – Barranco, Lima
Bohemian Barranco, Lima’s most vibrant district, is home to many of Peru’s best-known artists, musicians, designers and photographers, and is also where you will discover the beautiful Hotel B. This stunning art hotel, recently listed in the world’s top 100 hotels by the prestigious Robb Report, provides a luxe home-away-from-home for contemporary explorers. Surrounded by galleries and artists’ studios, it houses a unique art collection of its own and its roof terrace is the perfect place to relax with a pisco sour in hand after a day of exploring.

‘I stayed there last year and it’s utterly fabulous, super stylish & smart. You could spend a day just absorbing the hotel’s variety of contemporary art!’ Jeffrey Shewell, Travel Designer at The Classic Safari Company

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THE CLASSIC SAFARI COMPANY CREATES BESPOKE JOURNEYS TO AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.

See you out there.

Ella Collins

Ella Collins

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