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Pelourinho | Architecture in Salvador da Bahia

Architecture in Salvador da Bahia

Architecture in Salvador da Bahia Whether you find yourself in a gigantic metropolis, market town or tiny village in the middle of nowhere, wherever mankind has travelled, the buildings they leave behind are like...
San Andres, Beaches of South America

Beaches of South America: Colombia vs Brazil

September is just around the corner, and for most of us that means the beginning of autumn: shorter days, colder temperatures and the reappearance of our woollens. So let’s look ahead to the next...
Food in Salvador

Food in Salvador da Bahia

It may be a cliché, but Salvador da Bahia in Brazil is often described as a melting pot of cultures, with its African, European and native influences. Well, the good news for food-lovers is...
Easter in Peru

Easter in Latin America

  ‘Easter in Latin America’, the ‘Semana Santa Festival’, ‘Holy Week’, ‘Great Week’, whichever name you use – the result is the same; a South American celebration which rivals Christmas and for some, is...
Wildlife in the Amazon

Amazon Conservation

In light of the recent rise in Amazon conservation and volunteer projects – including luxury eco-lodges and a general awareness of issues facing the Amazon Rainforest – we decided to take a step back...
Festival Brazil

The Best Festivals in Latin America

To visit a traditional Latin festival during your visit to South America, is an unforgettable experience during any trip to the continent. There’s certainly no doubting the global appeal of Latin America’s best-known carnivals,...
Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine, Chile

Holiday Hot List: Top South American Destinations for 2018

At Surtrek, we believe that South America is an infinitely enchanting continent which every traveller should visit – no matter what the year! But we agree with travel experts, such as Lonely Planet, National...
Colombia coast

South America Winter Sun 2018

When it comes to winter sun holidays, South America has more than enough to offer! From dreamy beaches in Colombia to wildlife safaris in the Galapagos, there’s something for every type of traveller who...
Rio Christmas

Christmas Festivities, Tradition and Tinsel in South America

If you were thinking of doing something different for Christmas this year, why not head to South America for the festive period? The continent is steeped in tradition and celebrations are everywhere to be...