When you imagine Italy the chances are that alongside images of the Colosseum and Venetian canals you’ll conjure up images of colourful buildings perched on cliffs over sparkling blue water. These iconic images of Italy are found in Cinque Terre along the coast.
Cinque Terre, on the north-west coast of Italy, is an extremely popular destination for people wanting to experience and capture those iconic images themselves.
Lying between Italy and Tunisia on the toe of Italy’s “boot” is Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. Easily reached by direct flights from most European cities, or by bus or ferry from other destinations in Italy, Sicily is the perfect destination for those looking for pristine beaches, amazing food, and a taste of authentic Italian culture most known from the movies (Sicily is where the Mafia evolved).
Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, is a university city in the northern half of the country. Looking at a map, you’ll see it sits in the middle of Venice, Milan and Florence, and this may be why it is often overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours. However, if you’re looking for a relaxed destination with beautiful architecture, quaint Italian streets and amazing food, but without the hordes of tourists found in other Italian cities, then Bologna could be the place for you.
Ask people what their favourite city in South America is and Buenos Aires will likely be up there on most people’s list. This modern cosmopolitan city has a European feel, with wide tree-lined avenues, lively plazas, large parks and a bustling food and drink scene.
It’s the city that never sleeps, and with so much to see and do in the diverse neighbourhoods that make up the city, you won’t want to either.
Follow this list of the best things to see and do, to make the most of your time in Buenos Aires and fully experience the charm of the Argentinian capital.
Lying landlocked in the middle of South America, Bolivia isn’t usually regarded as a must-visit country by itself. However, being home to the highest capital city and the largest salt flats in the world, Bolivia has some pretty impressive sights. Add in adventure activities, hiking opportunities and it being one of the cheapest places to visit the Amazon rainforest, and you’ve got a pretty amazing holiday.
In this article, we’ll suggest some of the top destinations in Bolivia and give a recommended itinerary for a 1 to 2-week trip.
Peru is on most travellers bucket list due to it being home to the world-famous Machu Picchu. However, Peru has way more to offer than just the Unesco World Heritage Site. As well as a rich culture and history, it offers breathtaking scenery ranging from mountains to beaches, abundant wildlife and cool cities.
In this article, we fill you in on some of the top destinations in Peru and give you a recommended itinerary for a 1 to 2-week trip.
The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is a must-see for anyone visiting South America. Whilst two-thirds of the Amazon can be found in Brazil, it actually spans eight different countries across the continent, and that includes Bolivia. Although less well known than the Amazonia tours starting in Brazil or Peru, Bolivia provides a less expensive and more accessible opportunity to visit this natural wonder.
Planning a trip? Here is our ultimate guide to visiting the Amazon from Bolivia.
Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park is a bucket list activity which draws in thousands of avid hikers every year. Home to lakes, glaciers, mountains and stunning scenery, it’s one of the most spectacular hiking trips in the world. Are you visiting Chile and want to know how to go visit this incredible part of the world? Here is an ultimate guide to hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park.
About Torres del Paine and the W Trek
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Taking up half of the western coastline of South America, Chile is a long country with lots to see and do. Deserts, cities, national parks, Chile has it all. If you’re planning a trip to South America, and especially to Patagonia, you’ll probably be expecting to visit at least one place in Chile, but this beautiful country has way more to offer than just its most famous attraction of Torres del Paine National Park.
Montenegro is a small Balkan country on the Adriatic Sea. While it is often overshadowed by its neighbour Croatia, if you want the beautiful rocky coastline and old walled cities of Croatia, but with less crowds and some stunning scenery that you won’t be able to find elsewhere, then Montenegro is the perfect choice.
Although it is possible to see all the places on this list by bus or by taking a tour, the best way to get around Montenegro is by having your own means of transport.
Argentina is one of the most diverse countries in South America. It is home to rugged mountain ranges in the north, lush wine regions in the centre and glaciers in the south. Add to this stunning scenery, cool cities, amazing food and incredibly friendly locals and you’ll see why you should be planning a visit.
To help plan your trip here are 12 of the best places to visit in Argentina.
I love Argentina. Having travelled around the colourful mountains in the north and the wine regions in the centre I was more than a bit excited to have my first taste of Argentinian Patagonia by travelling to the lakeside town of Bariloche. Turns out I was right to be excited. Bariloche is beautiful. A small town running along the lake with views of the national park and the snow-capped mountains in the background, you could easily get stuck here. In fact I ended up staying six days rather than the three I had originally planned.
Argentina is known for its wine and it would be pretty crazy to visit without making a stop in one of its wine regions. Mendoza is perhaps the most famous and is where Malbec hails from, but just four hours south of Salta sits the lesser known but perhaps more beautiful wine region of Cafayate.
If you’re coming from Bolivia or the north of Chile then Salta will probably be your first taste of Argentina. As first impressions of a country go, Salta definitely does Argentina justice. Located in the northwest it’s an old colonial city with amazing restaurants and a great climate, all of which make it definitely worth a visit on any Argentina itinerary.
Now that I’d made it to Rurrenabaque and booked my tour, I was ready for 5 days exploring the Bolivian Amazon. My tour was to begin with 3 nights in the jungle followed by 1 night in the pampas.