Our favourite destinations
Located in the heart of the Americas, Mexico is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is a country of diverse landscapes and cultures where colonial towns and pyramids bear witness to the rich cultural heritage of many civilizations.
The Mexican people have descended over centuries from a mixture of Pre-Columbian Indian civilizations and the colonizers of the Spanish colonial period.
Mexico has something for every taste and for every type of stay from relaxing on stunning beaches to trekking breathtaking canyons and forests.
Come to Mexico to experience a magical country rich in history, tradition, culture, and natural beauty.
Small country of Central America, Guatemala will not cease surprising you all over its colours and its traditions. The country gives a variety of extraordinary landscapes: rainforests, colonial cities, lakes in turquoise reflexions, active volcanoes, Mayan villages in the middle of the altiplano, Caribbean coasts and peaceful. The Mayan civilisation which has many mysteries that still remain to be pierced is omnipresent in national heritage. Majestic pre-Columbian temples come into sight from the jungle. The half of the population is of Indian origin and could preserve its dialects and its customs. Of an extreme generosity, the Guatemalan will welcome you with open arms. You let be surprising by meetings, coloured markets, ancestral traditions. Enter immersion the jungle of Petén on the traces of Mayan civilisation. Sail waters of the lake Atitlan at sunset. Leave to the discovery of Guatemala.
Nested between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is a small country of less than 350. 000 inhabitants often unknown by the general public. On one side, 250 kilometres of coast with the Caribbean Sea for the only horizon. On the other one, a luxuriant jungle protecting exclusive archaeological sites. If Belize is the only English-speaking country of Central America, its roots are resolutely Mayan as manifest its archaeological relics which we invite you to discover. You can also enjoy its exceptional coral reef which makes Belize as one of the nicest destinations of diving in the world. Attention, a trip to Belize is not without risk as Francis Coppola said, you could fall in love with the country or consider yourself as a freebooter of the time of Pirate of the Caribbean!
Between sea, ocean and lakes, rain forests, endless beaches and volcanoes, colonial cities, friendly people and rich culture, Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America becomes a key destination for the traveler with the most diverse demands.
With its revolutionary past, the country begins progressively to develop a tourism industry while keeping its authenticity.
► To discover it by video, click HERE
8. Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, it's "Pura Vida", one of the countries where we are the happiest!
Since sustainable development has become one of the guiding principles of Costa Rican politics and economy, the objective is to develop all the tools and resources necessary to protect the environment that has made Costa Rica so popular.
From national parks to superb beaches, the country's exceptional fauna and flora set a pace conducive to relaxation and well-being.
Welcome to the land of El Dorado, located in the north of South America.
The Andes runs through this southern nation north on three different axes. With an area of about 1,141,748 km2, Colombia is the fourth largest country of South America. This colourful destination has an undeniable charm enhanced by its rich ecosystem and the warmth of its people.
Country known for its heavy past, it appears today as a modern state and turned towards the future.
Ecuador is a country of spectacular variety and beautiful scenery. From beaches to volcanoes, you can expect to find almost any kind of environment here. Ecuador is one of the few countries that has such a variety in types of regions, the coast, the mountain range, the amazon and in the peninsular area, the Galapagos Islands.This means Ecuador's tourism opportunities are some of the best in the world. It also means that there are a lot of activities to enjoy in this country. Best of all, Ecuador offers the opportunity to enjoy the ruins left behind by the Amerindian cultures that populated this country many years ago. It also gives easy access to one of the greatest rainforests in the world – the Amazon! Besides the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands have much to offer to the intrepid adventurer. You will never run out of places to discover when you visit Ecuador!
Ecuador video presentation
12. Brazil (South)
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Our team’s main mission is to travel the country to find the most pertinent, attractive and incredible tracks for our clients. We want to share our passion for Brazil by the means of cultural and natural explorations, but also one of a kind adventures and experiences as authentic as possible, amongst which hikes and treks, seaside tours or even honeymoons and quiet, relaxing stays surrounded by natural beauty.
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13. Brazil (North)
Bahia, one of the largest Western Brazilian states, was the colonization center of the country, and the main reason for the fights between the European powers for two centuries to control and exploit the wealth of Brazil.
The name of Bahia is from the Bay of all the Saints (Bahia de todos os santos), where was erected the city of Salvador (its complete name is “Salvador da Bahia”). Salvador is impressive by its contagious energy, its sublime historical center and its incandescent carnival monopolizing all the attention and the honor.
It would be unfair to only talk about the region's important urban center. Bahia also includes many other sites to discover. The coastal wilderness and the very fashionable spots are mixed in total harmony.
On the North, the Coco Coast and its string of famous beaches: Arembepe, Imbassai, Costa do Sauipe and especially the famous, Praia do Forte. On the South, the islands of the Camamu bay. You can feel the effervescence of Morro de São Paulo in Tinharé, the most fashionable resort now, while on Boipeba, our favorite, you can enjoy the natural energy and beauty.
The Recôncavo spreads further inland with the agricultural area matching the contours of Todos os santos Bay. The elements of the flourishing economy of this area are simply cattle farming, a bit of tobacco culture, some vegetables and large quantities of sugar cane.
Many traces of the past can be seen in these different cultures, in Cachoeira, São Francisco de Paraguaçu, São Felix… A trip through the Recôncavo feels like time travel.
Peru... land of contrasts and diversity. From the arid coast to the depths of the Amazonian forest, passing through the majestic Royal Range of the Andes with some of the highest summits of the continent, Peru will surprise you more than once. Meet its people and their ancestral traditions, heritage from a rich historical and cultural miscegenation, discover its gastronomy considered the finest and most diverse of the continent, and be dazzled by one of the seven Wonders of the World : Machu Picchu...
Peru - Empire of Hidden Treasures - Video
Bolivia. How can I talk about this country without falling into the trap of simplistic superlatives, or, more difficult still, without sounding contradictory? A few days ago, Apolino, an Amazonian boatman, summed up this unfathomable country for me by saying “BOLIVIA? TODO POSIBLE, NADA SEGURO!”
In other words, here, everything is possible (very true) but nothing is (ever) certain! Because Bolivia is everything and its opposite: fascinating and alluring, but also wearing because of the inevitable surprises, and puzzling, or even disconcerting, for a resident such as myself.
video of Bolivia : click here
Argentina is located in the southern part of South America, bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and by the Andes on the other side.
The breadth of the country, mainly from north to south (over 4500 km) gives a wide variety of colours, landscapes and climates. From the tropical heat to the freezing cold in the North of Antarctica; crossing rocky deserts and fertile plains, snowy mountains and sea coasts, the traveller will explore a diversity of landscapes.
Tango, Gauchos, Pampas, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Maradona, Eva Peron, Fangio, Borges... So many mythical words evoke Argentina.
A great and affordable start to start your south American adventure!
Chile stretches from almost the north of the southern hemisphere to its very south. Isolated from the rest of the world by the turbulent Pacific Ocean and the impassable Andes, Chile has preserved many of its (sometimes hidden) treasures. It´s a world of diversity where you'll be able to discover the driest desert in the world, the stars of the world's clearest sky, the whales of the Chilean shores, the vineyards around Santiago, Valparaiso "the Gem of the Pacific", the mysteries of Easter Island, Chiloé and its wooden churches, Torres del Paine and its turquoise lagoons and glaciers, the welcoming population... Endless possibilities and breathtaking landscapes are now within your grasp for an unforgettable trip!
Video clip Chili
18. Easter Island
There is no one single Spain, but several ones. If we cross the Iberian peninsula, we can notice the incredible diversity of this country. Spain is a mosaic of fascinating regions : the Basque Country and its Celtic roots, Andalusia and its Arab heritage, the dynamic Catalunya, the green Galicia or Valencia, where the famous paella was born. Meet its inhabitants who are welcoming and friendly, taste its wine, savour its gastronomy and celebrate its traditions is mandatory. It is well-known as a place where it feels good to live. From the Roman vestiges of Cartagena to Extremadura’s dehesas, from the Mezquita of Córdoba to the Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena, there is a lot to discover, far from the usual clichés.
As you could understand, Spain is not only a « sol y playa » destination but also a place to go off the beaten track!
Land of great royal dynasties and famous explorers, Portugal is a destination marked by its impressive history of several millennia: Celts, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and more recently Christians left their mark on this small Iberian nation.
Cabral, Magellan or even Vasco de Gama have written a big page in Portuguese history that you can still feel nowadays.
With ocean, rivers, green valleys, famous vineyards and a generous sunshine during all the year, many are "the reasons-why" to visit this amazing country.
Portugal is waiting for you, do not make it wait any longer !
Voted several times the best island destination in the world, Madeira Archipelago, made up of four groups of islands of which only two are inhabited, offers its guests an exotic atmosphere in the heart of Europe. Its endemic vegetation, its mountainous and steep relief is a paradise for hikers. But not only: Thanks to a long historical past, enduring traditions, an agricultural character with beautiful colonial villages, Madeira will seduce the traveler in search of discovery, scents, change of scenery, diversion or simply rest.
Under a generous sunshine all year round come and discover, between sea and land Madeira the garden of the Atlantic, Porto Santo and its sandy beaches, the deserted islands and their marine fauna.
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, at the crossroads of the three worlds (Europe, America and Africa), lies the Azores, an archipelago of nine islands of volcanic origin, like nine multicolored diamonds set on the crystal clear water and caressed by the currents of the Gulf Stream.
Over the millennia, incessant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have shaped the geography of the Azores, a world where dormant volcanoes are kings, lakes and craters of incomparable beauty, a dense and lush vegetation covering valleys and pastures, an intoxication of luminous colonial villages whose secret lives on in the rhythm of festivals and celebrations, a singing ocean inhabited by dozens of species of dolphins and whales.
The beauty of the Azores is boundless, purity and authenticity could sum up the atmosphere that reigns there, an atmosphere from the end of the world. Travelling to the Azores means discovering an exceptional natural and cultural heritage, a responsible tourism that protects its history, traditions and all the joy that Mother Earth has bequeathed to it.
A string of colors, shapes and reliefs, each island has its own identity to be discovered in one or more trips.
Why should you go to Croatia? This jewel of the Adriatic certainly has everything any traveller has ever dreamed of. Sunny beaches, high mountain peaks, rich natural, historical and cultural heritage. As well as wonderful gastronomy. However, the country wasn’t always so popular. Before the proclamation of its independence, this former territory of Yugoslavia didn’t benefit from such recognition. That’s not the case anymore. Is it its geographic composition, combining the Adriatic coast with the Dinaric Alps, or its pebble beaches and mountain chains that make it such a charming and sought-for destination? Or is it its local gastronomy, a mix of influences from Central Europe and Mediterranean cuisine that attracts so many tourists? Or is it simply its beautiful language? In any case, this country’s frontiers gather some of the most seducing territories across Europe. While Croatian history is represented by Split and Dubrovnik in the East, the hinterland presents you with the breathtaking landscapes of Istria and the Plitvice Lakes National Park. This amazing geographic composition would be enough to attract even the less curious of us. So what are you
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Imagine a church, sitting on a little island in the middle of a turquoise blue lake, surrounded by green forests and, not far away, the white summits of the mountains. Charming, isn’t it? The tower of the church points like a finger to the blue sky, the church itself is surrounded by trees and on the banks of the lake, high up on a cliff, a castle sits imposingly, its red roof contrasting with the green of the trees. Can you imagine it? Well, this picture represents beautifully this wonderful country at the
crossroads of Southern and Central Europe: Slovenia. Slovenia, really? Don’t worry, you’re not the first ones to doubt it. Most of us wouldn’t even be able to situate this very little known country on a map. And yet... Often forgotten by the tourists, sitting in the heart of Europe, at the crossroads of Balkan, German and Hungarian influences, this small territory presents such a diversity that it could amaze even the most experienced of travellers. From its sapphire blue waters to its brownish stalagmite caves, passing by its green mountain chains and numerous local wonders, Slovenia is a true natural treasure. This image I asked you to picture yourself, is not fiction. It’s the Lake Bled, that perfectly represents the country’s will to preserve its natural heritage. This is
probably why Slovenia is called “the green lung of Europe.” I didn’t mention yet the country’s impressive multiculturalism, embodied by its capital city, Ljubljana,
its castle’s Ottoman architecture or its historical centre mixing German and Hungarian influences. To discover Slovenia is exploring a world where authenticity and heterogeneity reign supreme, far from the imperialism of mass tourism, further still from the “customer is king” mentality.
26. South Africa
South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world: the 'Rainbow Nation' has 11 official languages, and its colourful population forms a patchwork of African, Asian and European culture. Whether browsing the Indian markets in Durban, enjoying a shisa nyama (barbecue) in Soweto, or tasting local varieties at a winery in Stellenbosch, visitors will encounter a warm welcome... However, the true lure of South Africa lies in its untamed wilderness. Home to the 'Big Five' of African wildlife (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino), along with thousands of other species of plants and animals, big game safaris in nature reserves like Kruger Park and Hluhluwe National Park remain among the most visited place of interest. The landscape encompasses a range of climates and terrains, including deserts, mountains, plateaus, grasslands, bush, wetlands and subtropical forests. In addition, South Africa hosted the 2010 World Cup and is also home of the “Vuvuzelas”.
Oriented in luxury tourism, You will love Botswana for the diversity and richness of its landscapes between desert and lagoons but also for the exceptional quality of its game reserves. The Chobe National Park, the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta are all incredible and essential places that shape this jewel of Southern Africa.
With a spectacular natural heritage, Namibia is home to unparalleled wonders. ideal destination for wild lovers, you will discover the heart of this magnificent scenery, a rich African wildlife in Etosha, the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei but also colors and unique lights in beautiful desert landscapes. Silent Namib Desert to the impressive Atlantic coast, through the petrified forest of Twyfelfontein, Namibia offers a fascinating journey into the heart of an incredible diversity of landscapes. A detour of Damaraland and you may have the opportunity to cross the black rhino and desert elephant.
Former Portuguese colony, Mozambique is a country in Southern Africa with over 2,000 km of coastline bordered by the Indian Ocean. This is an ideal destination for diving and snorkeling lovers as well as a relaxing seaside stay after a safari. The country has two archipelagos in the paradisiacal beaches Bazaruto and Quirimbas.
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