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LATA Members’ Newsletter – June 2024



Steppes Travel

Travel Services Coordinator

Steppes Travel is looking for a new Travel Services Coordinator to join our team in Cirencester. The primary role is to support sales staff by preparing all client documentation and helping to maintain a high standard of client service.

Your main responsibilities will be updating and compiling confirmation and final documents, managing flight bookings and ticketing, but also liaising with clients and suppliers to ensure all aspects of our clients’ trips have been covered. Please send a CV and cover letter to if you would like to apply.

Senderos UK Ltd

Senderos is BCorp Certified!

The team at Senderos are beyond proud to announce that, in our 20th year of business, we are now BCorp Certified!
Whilst certifying marks the beginning of a journey of continuous improvement, Senderos has long been focused on travel as a force for good. The accreditation and Impact Assessment process further solidified and clarified many of the purpose based values the Senderos team have always held dear.

Simon Heyes; “To achieve B Corp certification I’ve had to evaluate the whole way we value and run our business, striving to maximise positive impact. This has been a very inspiring process, we are proud but also energised and committed to doing better, to keep learning and always with passion and honesty telling the inspiring sustainability stories of our partners across Latin America.”


South American Tours DMC

Tailor-made wellness programmes and retreats with SAT

SAT DMC is specialised in creating innovative experiences and unique special interest tours throughout South America. Discover bespoke wellness programmes and retreats in stunning natural settings and experience a blend of nature, culture and relaxation to rejuvenate body and mind.

Offerings include spa treatments in Ecuador’s cloud forests, yoga in the Amazon and hot springs in Patagonia. Unwind in luxurious hotels and lodges or seek spiritual experiences in Brazil’s Capão Valley and Uruguay’s Lavalleja region. Adventurers can trek Peru’s sacred Apu Ausangate. SAT’s holistic programmes promise unique escapes and profound wellbeing.

For more details, see the latest SAT newsletter HERE or contact



Oceanwide Expeditions

Ortelius has a new observation lounge and bar

Oceanwide Expeditions never misses a chance to improve their vessels during their seasonal maintenance stops, but it’s not every day that one of them gets a completely renewed lounge.

Ortelius now has a fully rebuild, restored, refurbished and enlarged lounge for guests to recharge after their adventurous polar outings.

The observation lounge and bar are more efficiently designed, providing guests with an enhanced onboard experience during lectures and daily recaps. Additionally, the enlarged windows offer the best view of the polar scenery.


New season: 2025-26 season dates and rates are published.

Dear Partner,

We are pleased to present our program for the 2025-26 season on board the USHUAIA.

We offer our much requested CLASSIC SOUTH GEORGIA voyage in addition to our other popular itineraries CLASSIC ANTARCTICA, WEDDELL SEA QUEST and POLAR CIRCLE QUEST. Our dates and rates are published on our website HERE

We will also continue to offer our family special, where a child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults, travels free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or a triple Suite.

We look forward to welcoming your clients on board the USHUAIA soon.

Poseidon Expeditions

Supporting the conservation of South Georgia

Poseidon Expeditions, a leading polar cruise operator, is proud to announce a new initiative in partnership with the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

From 1st July 2024 to 31st December 2024, for every booking on our scheduled South Georgia cruises, Poseidon will donate £100 to the South Georgia Heritage Trust to support essential conservation efforts, scientific research, and the maintenance of the South Georgia Museum. These contributions will also fund significant projects such as preserving Shackleton’s heritage at Stromness, installing a whale memorial at Grytviken, and developing the Whalers’ Memory Bank digital catalogue.

South Georgia, a hidden gem in the Southern Ocean, is home to millions of unique creatures, and it is imperative that we conserve it for future generations. Together, we can make a difference.


Visit Argentina

New Official Channel on WhatsApp!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Visit Argentina’s official channel on WhatsApp, an exciting new way to stay up-to-date with all things tourism-related in Argentina.

Through this channel, subscribers will be able to receive a wide range of content directly on their mobile devices, including:
• Updates on tourist destinations, events, and activities throughout the country.
• Exclusive social media posts with travel recommendations and tips.
• Interviews with personalities who highlight the natural beauties, culture, and gastronomy of Argentina.
• News from Argentina, keeping you informed about what’s happening in every corner of our nation.

Click HERE to subscribe.

Trips SouthAmerica DMC

NEW SPECIAL PACKAGE – Annular Solar Eclipse

In September 2024, Argentina will witness a spectacular annular solar eclipse. This unique phenomenon can be observed from various strategic points across the country, offering an unforgettable experience for those who wish to see it.

One of the best places to enjoy this event is with our special package that includes a visit to Los Antiguos and its surroundings. This itinerary lets you observe the eclipse from a prime location and explore the region’s wonders, including the famous Marble Chapels nearby.

It’s a unique opportunity to combine the magic of the annular solar eclipse with the breathtaking beauty of the Argentine Patagonia!


Visit Argentina

Snow in Argentina: when do the Ski Resorts open?

Argentina, known for its geographical and cultural diversity, offers a wide variety of tourist destinations ideal to enjoy during the months of June and July. As winter settles in on the Southern Hemisphere, the country presents a number of unique experiences, from snowy landscapes to traditional celebrations. Here are four must-see destinations to explore this winter season.

  • Bariloche: Snow in Argentinian Patagonia
  • Ushuaia: Skiing and the southernmost city in the world
  • Mendoza: Wine and snow-capped mountains
  • Salta: Tradition and natural beauty in the north

Read more HERE


New immersive tour experiences in Buenos Aires

Milonga night with Empanadas!
Enjoy tango culture with locals and go to a Milonga the place where us the locals go when we want to dance tango.
Your local guide will be also a tango dancer and will teach you some steps for you to use on the dance floor. Don´t wish to dance? No problem, enjoy a glass of wine and taste some delicious empanadas!

Asado at the house of a Bonaerense!
The best option to combine with a tour of the north area of Buenos Aires (Tigre, San Isidro, Vicente Lopez). Juan Martin´s house is located just one block away from the Presidential House of Olivos. Enjoy a barbeque and taste some local wines among new friends.


El Calafate

El Calafate captivates with its magical environment, on the shores of Argentino Lake and in the heart of Los Glaciares National Park.

We invite you to visit one of our national treasures, the Perito Moreno Glacier, where the ice falling is a breathtaking experience… Its crystal-clear lakes, ancient forests and mountains, will awaken your desire to explore. You will feel accompanied by majestic condors flying over you, guanacos and pink flamingos in contrast with Patagonia’s steppe.
Each corner tells a different story and each visit leaves a mark in the hearts of those who have the privilege to travel here!

Let’s create memories that will last a lifetime!

Furlong Incoming


Agustina, Mercedes, and Evangelina from our sales and commercial team took a trip to Calafate. During their stay, they visited suppliers, tried out experiences, and personally enjoyed the activities we offer our clients. These trips are always valuable as they allow us to ensure excellence in our services and explore new experiences for our clients.
Experiencing our offerings firsthand guarantees that we provide the highest quality experiences to our clients. It also allows us to develop stronger relationships with our suppliers, which translates into better deals and unique opportunities for our clients.

Our commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction drives us to constantly enhance our services.

Argentina On The Go

ARGENTINA ON THE GO: An ever-growing journey

The second half of 2024 brings formidable challenges for our organization, some of which are already under way – like the renowned International B Certification, which has brought about significant changes among our staff, travellers, and suppliers and in each of our future projects.

In October and November, AOTG will also be participating in some of the most outstanding tourism fairs in the world, namely, TTG in Rimini (Italy), Swiss International Holiday Exhibition (Lugano, Switzerland), WTM and The Condé Nast Luxury Fair (London, UK).

Pure! Travel Group

Top activities for Winter in Patagonia

During winter, Patagonia transforms into a snowy paradise on both Chilean and Argentinian sides. From skiing, hiking through ice fields, and wildlife spotting to exploring Torres del Paine and Ushuaia, your clients will experience unparalleled adventure.

Enjoy fly-fishing, panoramic tours, snowshoeing, and thrilling snowmobile rides. Planning a trip to Patagonia?

Contact us for bookings or more information.


Meet our Team Leaders Gisela and Vanina

Gisela leads the Operations department and has been with ATP for two years. In her spare time, she loves watching Bollywood films (she practiced classic and Indian folk dance for many years), enjoys reading, and loves to travel. She prepares for her trips by investigating the destination and learning some basic phrases in the local language so that she can get around easily. Her wish list includes the little towns of the Cotswolds and Scotland.

Vanina is Leisure Team leader and Matt Gomez’s right hand. After living in South Africa for several years, she returned to Argentina for family reasons, and has rapidly become a valued member of the ATP team. Bubbly and energetic, she likes to share an after-office beer and inspirational sayings with her teammates.


Belize Tourism Board


As Official Host Destination of WSTHA 2024, Belize holds responsible tourism at its core and develops projects that encourage travellers to engage with its rainforests, reefs and unique culture in a sustainable manner.

Just last week, World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) unveiled the nominees and opened voting of its inaugural programme. The shortlist of nominees, drawn from across the globe, feature a fascinating range of individuals and organisations that are accelerating change and making an impact in net positive tourism. Voting runs until 2 August, with industry professionals, the media and the general public all eligible to vote for the nominees they consider to be making the most impactful contribution to sustainable travel.


Passion Brazil DMC

Explore Brazil’s ecological adventures in the incredible Chapada Diamantina.

With each season offering a special attraction, the place is worth visiting all year-round. During the rainy season (November-January), the increased flow of water enhances over 360 accessible waterfalls and contributes to Bahia’s highest concentration of caves. From September-March, the region’s famous underground lakes display a stunning natural phenomenon: sunlight aligns with the rock formations and water, creating a breathtaking spectacle.

The area is also great for wine lovers, as it offers a beautiful vineyard at an altitude of 1,150 meters above sea level. Take the opportunity to go on a guided tour with a winemaker and learn about the particularities of the region and its unique terroir.

Don’t miss out on living an exclusive experience with Passion Brazil!

Brazilian Tourist Board-Embratur

The Brazilian gastronomy scene recently garnered attention with updates on fine dining experiences.

Chef Janaina Torres was named the world’s best female chef by The World’s 50 Best list, with her São Paulo restaurant, A Casa do Porco, ranking 27th, alongside Rio’s Oteque (37th) and Lasai (58th). Chef João Diamante received the Champions of Change Award for his work with “Diamantes na Cozinha” and Diamante Gastrobar in Rio, empowering vulnerable individuals through culinary and business training.

After a three-year hiatus, the Michelin Guide returned to Brazil, featuring 140 restaurants in Rio and São Paulo for 2024.

The guide awarded three new Green Stars, marking a milestone in sustainability for Brazilian gastronomy.
Learn more HERE and HERE.


Hotel Las Majadas

Product Update & Offer 2024

Just minutes from Santiago, Chile, Hotel Las Majadas invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Explore our park filled with century-old trees, flowers, and shrubs that change with the seasons. Stroll along our paths, ride a bike, enjoy the fresh countryside breeze, and wake up to the songs of native birds. Experience the majestic Andes Mountains up close, perfect for hiking, horseback riding, and enjoying breathtaking sunsets over the Maipo Valley.

Important Note: Hotel Las Majadas now has high and low seasons (May to September) and we also offer full board programs. During the During the low season (May to September), the Full Experience Program is 4×3 and includes transportation, while full board is 3×2.

Tropic Travel

Special Experiences in Chile

Now that Tropic operates in Chile, you can count on our team to curate exceptional experiences that embody the essence of this diverse country and give your travellers access to Tropic-style travel in this special destination. This means uncovering the hidden gems and insider secrets of the places that we share with your guests.

Our “May I Introduce Experiences” portfolio celebrates Chilean culture and honours its heritage through immersive encounters with the guardians of tradition. Experiences range from sitting down with renowned artists to learn their trade, spending time tasting Chile’s exceptional wines with its talented vintners, trying one’s hand at crafting haute cuisine (the reward is eating it!) and more.

It’s time to experience Chile ‘a la Tropic!’

Las Torres Patagonia

What’s new for the 2024-2025 season in Hotel Las Torres

Las Torres Patagonia presented the latest news for its 2024-2025 season, including the complete remodelling of the rooms at Hotel Las Torres, as well as its common areas. A modern design that gives a new face to the hotel’s characteristic comfort, while maintaining its hallmark of using sustainable methods and processes in its development.

Likewise, Las Torres Patagonia introduced a new program for its new season to start in October of this year: W Express +, all the adventures that the W circuit can offer, to close with a last night’s stay at Hotel Las Torres.
More information HERE.


Chile’s Snow Season is Here

As the northern hemisphere prepares for summer, ski enthusiasts worldwide are planning their next snowy adventure. Chile’s 2024 snow season offers an ideal choice, with resorts open since May, a month earlier than usual thanks to exceptional snow conditions. From skiing the slopes of Portillo and Valle Nevado in the central Andes to exploring southern ski volcanoes in Chillán, Corralco, and Puerto Varas, each destination offers excellent hotels and even hot springs. After exciting days on the slopes, explore the area with diverse tour options.

At Southbound, we can help you craft the ultimate itinerary to experience Chile’s snow season.

Condor Travel

Our luxury offerings in Chile

Each place holds its secrets, and Chile hides pristine landscapes with nature that has been largely unexplored. Condor Travel offers exclusive retreats to luxurious resorts, it’s about the unique and private experiences they offer. Mari Mari Natural Reserve provides coastal tranquillity with private villas nestled in lush surroundings, complemented by oceanfront dining and spa service.

Tierra Chiloé offers private guides and customized activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. Awasi Patagonia boasts breathtaking views of the Torres Del Paine Mountain range and Lake Sarmiento. Each destination promises a journey into rich cultural experiences, far from the demands of the modern world.


Patagonia: a pioneer in sustainability

In southern Chile, Patagonia is undergoing a conservation and accessibility revival, marked by new hiking trails, expanded parks, and ambitious rewilding efforts. This includes reintroducing pumas, nandus, and the endangered huemul to steppe areas.

Named the world’s second most sustainable destination by Lonely Planet, Patagonia benefits from growing national parks and strong environmental commitments. Chile itself is lauded as a top travel spot for 2024, showcasing the region’s strides. These initiatives aim to preserve wilderness and engage local communities, generating employment opportunities. Patagonia’s transformation underscores a balanced approach to conservation and tourism, making its natural wonders more accessible while safeguarding its biodiversity for future generations.

TravelArt brings years of expertise in crafting exceptional travel experiences across Chile. Join us to discover the wonders of Patagonia. |


Turavion: Renewal of our sustainability seal

At Turavion, we are excited to announce the renewal of our sustainability seal, the Sello S, reaffirming our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. This renewal is not just a certification but a testament to our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations.
We continue to promote and develop tourism activities that respect and preserve natural and cultural heritage. Our tours are designed to have minimal environmental impact while providing enriching experiences for our guests.

The Sello S is a sustainability certification awarded in Chile. It is given to companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. The certification evaluates various aspects of a company’s operations, including its environmental impact, resource management, and contribution to local communities.


Phoenix Travel Group

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Announcement

The “Colombia Destinations of Peace” designation, awarded to Phoenix Travel Group on May 16-17, 2024, highlights our dedication to peace, economic revitalization, and sustainable tourism. This honour underscores our commitment to fostering a culture of peace, boosting regional economies, promoting responsible local consumption, and honouring Colombia’s rich historical legacy.

Central to this designation is the “Paz Naciente” emblem, representing a unique flower native to the Colombian Andes. This symbol embodies the peace and tranquillity of our destinations, inviting travellers to explore Colombia’s natural beauty and cultural heritage while supporting sustainable development.

The designation is a testament to our commitment to responsible tourism that benefits local communities and preserves the environment. We are proud to be part of this initiative and dedicated to welcoming travellers to experience the wonders of Colombia.



This month marks the 461st anniversary of the founding of Cartagena, known as the Walled City. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it one of the best-preserved cities in Latin America. Cartagena stands out as an authentic destination, thanks to its colourful streets, tropical climate, varied gastronomy and a wide variety of experiences that highlight culture, tradition, history and beauty.

Don’t miss New Year’s Eve in Cartagena, book this adventure with us now!

For more information about tours and experiences in Cartagena, such as city tours, dance classes, gastronomic tours, visits to islands or archipelagos, and much more, please contact us at:



TAM Travel Corporation

Northstar Stella Awards 2024

We are excited to announce that TAM Travel Corporation has not only been nominated, “BEST DMC” for the Northstar Stella Awards 2024, but we have also moved on to the Finalist stage! We are beyond thrilled to have been nominated for this prestigious award. It’s an honour to have been considered, and we are so excited to see the results! Now – we wait!

It’s been a great run, with all the campaigning, voting and professional competition. Winning a Stella Award would be a dream come true for us! We would like to thank our clients, partners and friends for all the support (and votes!).

Pura Vida!

Journey Costa Rica

How we craft meaningful family product

There’s a magic to traveling as a family—a chance to live moments together that transcend the ordinary and will be cherished forever. We’re passionate about designing intergenerational trips that deepen bonds and make those meaningful memories that will be shared for a lifetime.

Costa Rica is a spectacular playground for families, and thanks to our relentless exploration from coast to coast, we’ve got the insider knowledge to make your vacation anything but ordinary. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at how we craft unforgettable family journeys.


Quito Turismo

Quito’s 13 bucket-list destinations for adventure tourism enthusiasts As tourist destinations go, Quito has something for everyone, including an adventure tourism offer that will certainly set the pulse racing.

In the wake of the Adventure Elevate Latin America event held last month in Quito, which was attended by 350 international adventure tourism operators, the Ecuadorian capital has emerged as one of Latin America’s leading adventure tourism destinations.

Any thrill-seeker or adrenaline junkie worth his or her salt will find the 13 activities included in Quito’s offer simply irresistible.

Latin Trails

FAM trip for travel agents in December 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce an exclusive FAM trip for travel agents in December 2024! Experience Quito with a stay at Illa Experience and enjoy a 4D/3N cruise aboard the Seaman Journey. This unforgettable journey, from November 29 to December 2, starts at $1,954 per person, based on double occupancy.

Join us for this unique opportunity!

Introducing the Seaman Journey Kids Program

We’re excited to introduce a new children’s program aboard Seaman Journey that provides an engaging and educational adventure for young explorers. Through interactive multimedia materials, children will discover and learn about the unique environments they visit.

Click HERE, or Contact Us for more information!

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas

Social Sustainability

Montemar is the first and only locally owned, high-end hosting project in the Galapagos that is 100% run by Ecuadorians who are active community members. For Montemar, social sustainability is as important as environmental sustainability. In addition to supporting 20 environmental initiatives to guarantee reforestation and nature protection in the Galapagos, Montemar’s efforts include an Organic Garden School, which hosted 31 workshops, with 15 children per group, since 2020. Art is another area of positive transformation and Montemar has supported 15 local artisans and provided 49 art workshops with recycled material for local kids.

Montemar is currently finalizing its B Corp certification, coming soon! Check our revamped website and our conservation results HERE.

Nemo Galapagos Cruises

Introducing the Nemo II

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Galápagos Islands aboard the first-class catamaran, Yacht Nemo II. Designed for discerning travelers, Nemo II combines unparalleled comfort with exceptional service. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining, relax in spacious cabins, and partake in personalized excursions led by expert guides. These itineraries offers opportunities to dive into pristine waters, explore diverse ecosystems, and observe unique wildlife up close.

With a strong commitment to sustainability, Nemo II ensures an unforgettable adventure while preserving the Galápagos’ natural beauty.

Experience the trip of a lifetime and create memories that will last forever.

Tropic Travel

Birding in Ecuador

Ecuador’s four worlds make it a welcoming home for an incredible abundance of bird species. The mountains, rainforests, coastline and the incomparable Galapagos Islands offer a rich diversity of habitats for avian life. From unique endemics to myriad migratory species, it’s a paradise for amateur and serious birders as well as researchers.

It is also a place of great conservation significance. Hosting over 1,600 bird species throughout our diverse landscapes, no matter where your travellers choose to visit, they will find the opportunity to train their eyes on the skies (or perhaps upon the forest floor or atop the ocean!) to discover something new.

Contact us for more information and ideas for your travellers.

Pure! Travel Group

Quito: Why is it a top romantic destination?

Discover Quito, an enchanting city that has it all for a perfect romantic getaway from incredible panoramic views of the Andean mountains and volcanos to fascinating activities for couples amidst its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the colonial streets and buildings, or take cooking classes in Ecuadorian traditional food. Also, the city allows romantic day trips to the surrounding areas, including visits to the Middle of the World Monument, Papallacta’s hot springs, Cotopaxi’s volcanic landscapes, and Otavalo’s tranquil countryside.

Let us help you craft unforgettable romantic journeys for your clients in Quito!

Anakonda Amazon Cruises

December Holidays Departures

For the December holidays, offer your clients an unforgettable festive experience aboard our Amazon expedition vessels, celebrating Christmas or New Year’s Eve in the heart of the enchanting Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. This magical destination promises cherished moments and unparalleled beauty, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Your clients will discover the wonder and joy of the holidays in the Amazon, a truly unique and heart-warming adventure.

Please find more details here for December holiday 2024 departures!

Your guests can also book in advance for Christmas and New Year 2025 departures!

Contact us for more information at


Embassy of El Salvador


Suchitoto combines history, culture, and nature in an enchanting setting. Stroll through its cobblestone streets and admire the colonial architecture while contemplating the man-made Suchitlán Lake, ideal for boating, bird watching, outdoor activities, and ecotourism. Nearby, you will also find the Los Tercios Waterfall, where you can hike and enjoy a refreshing dip.

Visit the Santa Lucía Church and the Central Plaza, epicenters of local life. Explore the vibrant cultural scene at art galleries, theatres, and events. Discover indigo workshops and the Casa Museo de Don Alejandro Cotto to learn about local art and culture. Enjoy local cuisine at restaurants and haciendas with spectacular views.

Just an hour from San Salvador, Suchitoto is an accessible paradise. Come and live an unforgettable adventure!


The Falklander Travel Ltd


Discover the Falkland Islands and let us plan your client’s trip to all the different destinations. We can guarantee a trip of a life time to some of the most natural habitats with abundant wildlife, amazing landscapes and some incredible adventures.

New DMC/Local Operator for the Falkland Islands Tailor Made Itineraries, Wildlife and Landscapes, Trekking &
Hiking, Culture & Heritage, Adventure
An abundance of wildlife in its natural habitat (no man-made walkways or viewing platforms) that you are guaranteed to see, combined with very few humans (there is only about 3,500 of us!), and wide open spaces with big blue skies make the Falklands a mecca for keen naturalists and photographers, or for those just looking to get off the beaten track and enjoy a wild and unspoilt environment.

International Tours & Travel Ltd

The Falkland Islands: a hidden gem in the South Atlantic, where nature is still in charge.

Immerse yourself into a unique experience featuring white sandy beaches, rolling-hills, clear skies and abundant wildlife.

Encounter playful penguins and seals, look into the soulful eyes of a black-browed albatross and greet the day alongside killer whales.
Capture the perfect photograph in a surreal natural environment, away from crowds and everyday hustle and bustle.

Let us help you reconnect with nature, in a truly special way.
Go with those who know; book the holiday experience of a lifetime tailored by team of experts.



Maya Trails

Semuc Champey – A hidden gem in Guatemala

Looking for a special, out of the ordinary and remote escape in Guatemala for your travellers? Ask Maya Trails about Semuc Champey, a natural paradise that captivates guests with its stunning beauty and serene atmosphere. This hidden gem is renowned for its series of turquoise limestone pools, which cascade down a natural bridge formed over the Cahabón River.

Surrounded by lush tropical jungle, the pools are a perfect spot for swimming, relaxing, and soaking in the tranquility of nature. Semuc Champey’s allure is not just in its picturesque landscape but also in the adventure it promises. Travelers can explore the nearby Lanquín Caves, go tubing down the river, or hike up to El Mirador, a viewpoint offering a breathtaking panorama.


Yucatán Ministry of Tourism

New connectivity

Yucatán is expanding its air travel routes with Aerus. From 13 May, 2024. Aerus operates daily flights connecting Mérida with Cancún and Villahermosa.

From 1 July 1, a direct route will connect Cozumel to Chichen Itza, benefiting tourists wishing to visit the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site. Aerus, known for having Mexico’s youngest air fleet, operates from Mérida’s Airport and Chichen Itza. The new routes will enhance connectivity, and support tourism and other industries. Local authorities also anticipate approval for the Mérida-Chichen Itza route by July.

This strategic expansion aims to improve tourism flow, making travel quicker, efficient, safe, and comfortable in Yucatán.

La Paz Tourism Board

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Explore The Aquarium Of The World

The Gulf of California offers multiple diving and snorkelling spots featuring diverse ecosystems of marine life. Only 30 kilometres away from La Paz by boat, is Isla Espíritu Santo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is an ideal place to explore the sea floor, swim with its colony of sea lions and visit natural and artificial reefs. In addition, it is an important place to see a variety of tropical species, such as barracudas, groupers and parrotfish.

The areas of El Bajo, Los Islotes, Las Ánimas, La Reina and La Reinita, bordering the islands, are ideal for diving as well. The recommended seasons are spring and summer.

Journey Mexico

Introducing Food Diaries: Part 1 – Agave and It’s Importance to Mexico + Product!

Through centuries of cultivation and craftsmanship, agave has evolved into more than just a
plant; it stands as a symbol of Mexican identity, resilience, and ingenuity. Reveal how this spiky plant transforms into exquisite spirits, why it led to thousands of haciendas in the Maya Forest, and how to get your clients immersed in agave experiences on their next Mexico trip.

Learn more HERE.


Aqua Expeditions

Best Months to Explore the Peruvian Amazon with Aqua Expeditions

With an average rainfall of 12 feet (3.6 meters), spread across 250 rainy days, the Peruvian Amazon’s unique climate features low-water months (from June to November), ideal for birdwatching and exploring the rainforest by foot and high-water months (from December through May), ideal for swimming in the mystical black lagoons and spotting turtles.

Aqua has sailed this region since 2007 and is committed to conserving its ecosystems, doing so through partnerships to rehabilitate endangered species including Taricaya turtles and the Paiche fish.


Puqio Hotel

Puqio Hotel, part of the Andean brand, located in the stunning Colca Valley in Arequipa, has been included in the prestigious Hot List of the World’s Best New Hotels published by Condé Nast Traveler, the renowned luxury travel and lifestyle magazine. This recognition highlights Puqio as the first luxury camp in Peru, inspired by the great safari camps.

The hotel offers wonderful experiences such as exciting hikes and guided tours of nearby attractions, the most notable being the majestic Colca Canyon, where visitors may be lucky enough to see the Andean Condor.
Puqio is also distinguished by its luxurious facilities and commitment to sustainability, offering a stay that combines comfort with respect for the natural environment.

Intrepid DMC

Amazon Canoe Challenge

A team from Intrepid DMC, the operating arm of Intrepid Travel, recently completed the epic Amazon Canoe Challenge in Peru, paddling 300km through challenging conditions over seven days. It was their first entry into this annual event, which is designed to raise awareness of Indigenous and environmental issues in the Madre de Dios region, promoting the links between community-based tourism and local conservation.

Intrepid tour leader, Hebert Peralta, paired up with a local member of the Machiguenga community to complete the race and would love to see other tour operators and DMCs competing next year. For more information visit

Setours Handcrafted Journeys

PeruRail announced a change that will affect journeys to and from Machu Picchu starting next year. Vistadome trains will stop operating in 2025, with their frequencies being taken over by Expedition and Vistadome Observatory trains.

More details will be provided by PeruRail soon. For the latest updates on our destinations, please check our Update Page regularly.



Tropic Travel

Exploring Peru’s Art

Art is a powerful medium for expression and connection. Through art, we preserve cultural heritage while documenting the history, beliefs, and experiences of diverse communities across time. Immersing ourselves in artistic activities enables us to slow down and reconnect with our inner voice. This is why at Tropic we have curated experiences that celebrate the art and creativity of Peru.

From contemporary urban adventures that include graffiti, museums and insider gallery tours to hand’s on workshops where travellers can get their hands ‘dirty’ with renowned artists and create their own works, we let our guests immerse in Peru’s rich art hand-in-hand with the country’s artists.

For more information, please contact us.

Pure! Travel Group

Savour Lima with a familiar touch

Lima, renowned as the Gastronomy Capital of South America, invites you to explore its rich culinary heritage in a new way. Start touring Lima’s popular markets to uncover Peruvian gastronomy traditions. After that, take a cooking class with the Aliaga Family, where you will learn to prepare traditional dishes and enjoy local drinks like delicious Lomo Saltado and Pisco Sour. Finally, visit the Barranco, an artistic neighbourhood.

Contact our expert team to include this experience in your client’s next trip to Peru.


Nowadays, the concept of luxury has evolved and taken on many forms and meanings. However, one of these concepts has gained special relevance due to its unique and personal character, so much so that it could be considered a true privilege. We are referring to luxury based on unique experiences that you can live in the destination you visit.

This luxury is found in the human richness of its people, whose warmth and authenticity can enrich your experience even more. Peru, with its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, epitomizes this form of luxury. It is all that the place has to offer that fills your soul with unforgettable and authentic moments.

More information HERE

Country Club Lima Hotel

Country Club Lima Hotel ranks as the third best hotel lobby in the world, according to Architectural Digest

The Country Club Lima Hotel lobby shares credits with hotel lobbies from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Japan, Thailand, England, among others.

According to the American magazine, the opulent style of the Country Club Lima Hotel is displayed upon entering the hotel, with its chandeliers, Spanish tiles, brass fixtures and marble floors.

The Country Club Lima Hotel was designated as the third best hotel lobby in the world, according to the prestigious American magazine Architectural Digest. On the list, the lobby of the Lima accommodation is the only one in Latin America, and shares credits with hotels in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Japan, Thailand, England, Italy, France, Singapore, China, Spain, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Switzerland.

Amazonas Explorer

We are delighted to share that we recently received two significant awards at the LATA Achievement Awards 2024.

Firstly, we won the “Significant Contribution Award” for the outstanding translation work of the LATA Sustainability Programme by our Head of Sales, Maria Fernanda Sánchez-Salazar.

Secondly, we were granted the Runner-up prize for the “Best New Product Launch” for introducing our 8-day E-Bike the highlights + Km 104 Hike to Machu Picchu.

These recognitions make us extremely proud of our great team at Amazonas Explorer.

For any further information on this or any other of our unique experiences, reach out to us at We are happy to help!

Casa Andina

New Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Golf Los Incas

We continue expanding our coverage in Lima and have arrived in Surco with our new hotel, Casa Andina Premium Golf Los Incas. This modern hotel is located in an exclusive and business area, just 5 minutes from shopping centers like Jockey Plaza and El Polo, as well as important financial and tourist centers.

Casa Andina Premium Golf Los Incas offers impressive panoramic views of the city and features 87 spacious and contemporary rooms. Among its facilities are a buffet breakfast, a pool, a spa, and fully equipped event rooms. We are prepared to provide you with an exceptional experience at our new hotel.

Learn more about its facilities HERE

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