Our Insiders’ Guides to Latin America
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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Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Alex Walker - Travel Expert
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
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.
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.