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A Foodie's Guide to Ecuador

A Foodie Guide to Ecuador

A Foodie Guide to Ecuador Ecuador – a country where the food is as rich and varied as every other element that goes into this vibrant corner of South America, making it a truly...
Villa de Leyva - Colonial Towns in South America

Beautiful Colonial Towns in South America

South America is almost bursting at the seams when it comes to quaint colonial towns, promising a window into the past through their timeless cobblestone streets, ornate churches and tree-lined plazas. This distinctive –...
Trekking Quilotoa Crater Lake

Ecuador Mainland Adventures

Did you know that, aside from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a wonderland for adventure activities and wildlife safaris, on the mainland too? Instead of hopping straight from Quito to the Galapagos, why not...
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...
Birdlife in the Cerro Blanco Forest, Ecuador

Wildlife and Nature Holidays in Ecuador

Ecuador wildlife and nature holidays make for some of the best in South America – if not the world – what with its mesmerising mix of lowland jungle, highland forests and pristine coastline, all...
Wine-tasting in Otavalo, Ecuador

South America for Foodies

Here at Surtrek, one of our favourite things about any adventure in South America is experiencing new tastes, as we delve into the local gastronomy during our trips. Better yet, cookery classes and gastronomical...
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...