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We know just what a difference insider knowledge and know-how can make to your holiday experience in Latin America, and ever since we started out in 1980 we've made it our mission to impart that first-hand insight to our clients. Luckily, we have at our fingertips a veritable mine of information – otherwise known as our 60 extremely well-travelled staff, who know the region's top attractions inside out and back to front.

With this ethos in mind we created our 'Insider's Guide' magazine series, written by our very own experts: sometimes the author might be a Travel Consultant with a particular connection with or passion for the area in question, and sometimes we assemble a panel to offer a variety of perspectives. Either way, these brief but well-informed destination guides set out to cover all the need-to-know information about visiting some of Central and South America's most unmissable highlights, with personal tips and recommendations thrown in for good measure.

Take a look below to see all the expert guides we've published so far – and if there's another destination that you'd like to see us cover in future, why not let us know in the comments section?

An Insider's Guide to the Torres del Paine (Chile), featuring advice from Product Manager David Nichols, Commercial Manager Sarah Beard and Travel Consultant Mary Anne Nelson.

An Insider's Guide to the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) by Senior Travel Consultant Sophie Barber, who compares her experiences visiting the islands at different times of year and on different types of vessel.

An Insider's Guide to the Amazon gathering different points of view from Group Tours Manager Tamsin Butler, Client Information Manager Claire Milner and Senior Travel Consultant Ben Line.

An Insider's Guide to the Atacama Desert (Chile) by Travel Consultant Mary Anne Nelson, who was born in the Atacama Desert and still considers it her favourite place on Earth.

An Insider's Guide to Iguazú Falls (Argentina and Brazil) by Senior Travel Consultant Hannah Burwell, who has lived and worked in Brazil.

An Insider's Guide to Easter Island (Chile) by Senior Travel Consultant Sophie Barber, who lived in Chile during a university year abroad.

An Insider's Guide to the Pantanal (Brazil) by Jim Ashworth, who recently completed a thorough reconnaissance trip for us, taking in both northern and southern Pantanal regions.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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