What Is Your Favourite...
A bit biased as I was born there, but my favourite place is still the Atacama desert; a vast expanse of land that changes at every turn with a myriad of deep colours and intense russet sunsets, of night skies so clear you can follow the milky way with the naked eye, and eerie silences that allow you to stop, breathe and enjoy the moment.
My favourite hotel, so far, is any of the Explora properties. Located in Torres del Paine, Atacama, Easter Island and the Sacred Valley in Peru, the excursions on offer makes you want to go out, explore, be active and find out more about each of these places. The cherry on the cake is knowing that you will have a luxurious room and delicious food to return to!
Whilst choosing a favourite excursion is difficult, the one I found most exhilarating was the ATM caves in Belize. This one includes adventure, exploration, fitness and history all rolled into one as you wade into rivers, explore underground caves, undertaking some rock scrambling and learn about Mayan history and their sacrifices
Top Travel Tip
If you only have 2 weeks to travel, don’t rush trying to visit several countries or even several regions of the larger ones. Consider slow travel and concentrate on one area or just one smaller country as the distances involved in travelling between or even within Latin American countries can be significant!
Top Packing Tip
Layers! You don’t need a separate set of clothes if visiting different regions, only clothes that can be used in all places. Just pack light layers which can be used singly or in combination depending on your location and remember that daytime heat can often dissipate into cool evenings for example in the desert or at altitude.