A year ago, the Sacred Valley of the Incas experienced devastating amounts of rain that damaged villages and cut off the ancient citadel from the outside world. Machu Picchu was closed for two months and visitor numbers to Peru plummeted. However, many used this downtime to take stock and make much needed improvements. Here our specialists take a look at the new developments.
Uruguay is a little-known country that rarely hits the headlines and has somehow managed to keep its delights under wraps. A quick poll in the non-Latin American sections of our office came up with Fray Bentos corned beef and the footballer Diego Forlán as its most famous exports, neither of which are really reason to visit. However, there is much more to this tiny South American country.
Audley client, Angela Bishop, returned to South America with her husband David in March 2011, having fallen in love with Peru in 1999. Read all about their unforgettable experiences as they travel through Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
To coincide with the Travel Foundation launching their 'Make Holidays Greener' campaign, we've compiled a list of top ten tips for holidaymakers to make their vacations greener. Just pick two or three to make a real difference to the people and places you're visiting.
We really want to explore Vietnam and Cambodia possibly spending three weeks with a mixture of culture, history and wildlife opportunities (spotting not eating!). We'd like time to stop and soak up the atmosphere and appreciate good local knowledge and guides. We'd like to use some local transport when possible and practicable. Some friends travelled with you and recommended your service VERY highly. Can you help?