BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER IN PERU: TAKEN AWAY WITH THE TRAIN IN SOUTH AMERICA
Launching in May 2017, the Belmond Andean Explorer will cover one of the most beautiful routes in the world. South America’s first luxury sleeper train will take passengers through the Peruvian highlands, across one of the highest rail routes on the planet. Travelling from Cusco to Puno and onwards to the city of Arequipa, a three-day package will provide passengers with the opportunity to explore the Colca Canyon, the islands of Lake Titicaca and remote villages en route. A more succinct “Spirit of the Andes” tour will offer a one-night trip from Lake Titicaca to Cusco. SAT offers a great variety of tours across Peru, also including a ride with the Belmond Andean Explorer.
ESTEROS DE FARRAPOS, URUGUAY: HIDDEN NATURE TREASURES
We would like to share our best Uruguayan secret with you: the Esteros de Farrapos National Park! This area represents one of the most untouched places of its kind in whole South America. 30km wetland with 24 islands on the Uruguay river frame the National Park amidst the country. Tourism is quite unknown in this area, yet don’t worry! The friendly inhabitants are always happy to give you a ride in their boats. Roughly 200 bird species as well as 30 different mammals can be found in this blessed place. SAT brings you there.
LAKE TITICACA, PERU: KNITTING MEN AND FLOATING ISLANDS
Here’s one for the ladies: Knitting is a man’s business in Peru! A joke? No. On Taquile Island, situated on the majestic Lake Titicaca, you can find them, those knitting men! The handcraft is passed on from father to son, this is the tradition. Taquile Island recently has been announced as the world’s fourth most beautiful island on a lake. However, Lake Titicaca is especially known for daytrips to its various floating islands, fishing and reed boat tours which allure enough tourists to make a life for the locals there. Did this grab your attention? Then South American Tours has exactly what you need: choose one of the various Peru journeys of our portfolio – there is something for everyone! Any questions or queries?
CULINARY DELIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA: PERU
From street food to fine dining restaurants, Peru has it all! For the fourth time in a row, this has been recognised internationally: World Travel Awards elected Peru as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination 2015. The best South American restaurant is called Central and it is situated in Lima, Peru’s capital. Recently, it has been announced as the world’s fourth best restaurant! Yet this is not the only culinary jewel the country has to offer. There are two more restaurants that are amongst the world’s TOP 30. Number 13 represents the restaurant Maido as well as Astrid y Gaston on Number 30. NEW in our product range: SAT offers culinary dream packages combining Peruvian cuisine with wine delights around Mendoza in Argentina! So, to all the culinary lovers among us, what are you waiting for?
BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL SEASON AND OLYMPICS: PARTY TIME IN RIO DE JANEIRO
The start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is not too far away! Currently, the Olympic Torch Relay travels throughout the country to roughly 12,000 individuals through various regions and towns. Now, the Olympic Torch just arrived in time for Brazil’s country festival season, especially the “festas juninas” which are celebrated the brightest in Northeastern Brazil. Do you want to feel like the Olympic Torch, travelling all over Brazil and experiencing the country’s fascinating culture and landscapes? Then look no further! South American Tours offers you the Best of Brazil, including a trip to the Amazon if desired.
SAT SIC ISLAND STAYS – GALAPAGOS: WHERE LIFE SLOWS DOWN
The Galapagos Islands represent a hidden treasure northwest of Ecuador. People and animals take it slow, creating a wonderfully calm atmosphere. Our SAT SIC Island stay programme includes individual 2-3 nights packages on Santa Cruz, Isabela or San Cristóbal, which can be combined up to a 9 day Galapagos Island Hopping Extended Program. Departures are guaranteed with min. 2 pax! Our SAT island stays provide you with unique experiences, such as spotting species that are found nowhere else in this world. If you are a passive sun seeker or rather an active doer, we can provide BOTH and make you leave again with unforgettable memories.
SAT RELAX TIME: PAMPERING IN ARGENTINA
Holiday season is approaching and all you feel like is to utterly relax? We believe the best way to pamper is a stay in beautiful Mendoza and enjoying its magical hot springs. Already the Incas recognised the spirituality of the area, and pilgrimaged all the way down from Peru to the Puente del Inca (Inca’s bridge) which nowadays represents a popular tourism attraction. In former days a luxury thermal resort was linked to the natural bridge. Today the thermal spa of Cacheuta invites guests to experience those legendary waters further down the river! Do you also wish to experience the healing effects of the sacred Inca’s Bridge waters? SAT provides various trips covering Mendoza. Besides pampering, Mendoza is famous for its wine industry which is also part of our Argentinian portfolio.
CHILEAN ADVENTURE VIBES: NEWS FROM THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL RISING STAR
Here’s to all our Adventurers: Are you seeking an active holiday escape? Then take a look at Chile which recently has been announced as the “Leading Adventure Tourism Destination”. The country has a lot to offer and absolutely deserves this award. Apart from the usual touristic hot spots such as the Atacama Desert or Patagonia with its Torres del Paine National Park, new tourism developments are planned. Discover them before everyone else does! SAT offers exciting journeys to the region of your choice and contributes to a fantastic holiday experience. We can’t wait to share Chile’s wonders with you!
SAN AGUSTIN, COLOMBIA: FROM ANCIENT GODS AND A FORGOTTEN WORLD
Summer is close and a great holiday experience is wanted: this is where South American Tours comes in to help! This month we have a very special place to promote – San Agustin in Colombia. What is so unique about this cute little town you might ask? It is its ancient history and heritage of the largest amount of glorious religious monuments and spiritual sculptures in entire South America. Declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1995, the sacred area is a gateway to a very special (and very old) world. Did this grab your attention? Then take action now! Colombia awaits you.