News from Compass Brazil

Full Day Golden Lion Tamarin Primate Watching Program In the nearby hills, away from the bustle of Rio de Janeiro, high-pitched whistles pierce the air. Small islands of forest grow in an ocean of pasture land. Up in the trees a brilliant orange-gold flash leaps from one branch to another. Trapped in a narrow strip…

News from South American Tours

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD FOR TREN ECUADOR! Tren Ecuador has received the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Award during the World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM in London. Tren Ecuador also took the Gold in the ‘Best for Poverty Reduction & Inclusion’ category, for reversing the traditional approach of luxury train travel and creating shared value with…

Stöd NEW HOPE – Köp årets julkalender!

Nu säljer New Hope 2016 års julkalender, en mycket uppskattad present, julklapp och en viktig inkomstkälla för New Hope. Kalenderpriset är oförändrat, 100 kronor, där praktiskt taget hela beloppet går till deras projekt. Kalendern är möjlig tack vare en rad generösa leverantörer inom rese- och turistindustrin i Sverige. Leverans av kalendern sker under november månad.…

Rio de Janeiro

News from South American Tours

ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE: UNIQUE BALLOONING JOURNEY LAUNCHED! Balloons Over Atacama was launched in August 2016 now offering visitors a unique journey high above the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile. This is the first trip of its kind, an unforgettable way to soak up the drama of the desert. The daily flights take place at sunrise…

Venezuela

Venezuela is where the Andes mountain range meets the Caribbean – a land of astonishing variety that many believe is the ideal introduction to South America. The Orinoco River separates the vast plains from the tabletop mountains of the Gran Sabana. In the west, the northern tip of the Andes creeps up into the country…

Uruguay

For many European visitors, there’s something strangely familiar about the landscape of Uruguay. Largely devoted to agriculture, the green countryside is dotted with sheep and cows. As far back as 1868 – when the British built a railway connecting the capital, Montevideo, with the countryside – Hereford and shorthorn cattle were reared in Uruguay. It…

Surinam

For such a miniscule country, there’s an awful lot going on in Suriname – an intriguing combination of Dutch, Asian and African roots which influences the culture, festivals, food and street life. In Paramaribo, the capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you could almost be in Amsterdam as you stroll along the waterfront past…

Peru

Other than being able to name a certain little bear with a penchant for marmalade, most people would be struggling to come up with more than a couple of Peru-related facts. Everyone knows about Machu Picchu, the myth- and mist-shrouded Inca citadel, but hands up those who knew that Peru boasted more ancient archaeological sites…

Paraguay

An air of mystery hangs over this little-visited pocket of South America, a country of farmland, forest and folklore. Landlocked Paraguay has had a strange history of charismatic leaders, steadfastness and isolation. It’s often assumed that the Spanish and Portuguese conquered all of South America, yet in Paraguay events took a strange turn when the…