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Welcome to French Guiana! The tiny country at the top of Brazil makes up one of the trio that forms the Guianas, along with Suriname and Guyana. An enclave of France, it is still an overseas department and uses the Euro and of course, the official language is French. With a cosmopolitan capital and mix of idyllic beaches and undisturbed rainforest, this is a special place for any avid traveller. Top 5 Experiences; Sail out to Devils Island the site of the infamous penal colony that was brought to the worlds attention by the hugely succesful book 'Papillion'. The account by…

As one of the trio of small countries located in the North East of Brazil, Guyana is unique in that it is the only English speaking country in South America. The capital Georgetown houses a number of incredible architectural treasures from St George’s Cathedral, reputedly the tallest wooden building in the world at 143ft to The High Court, which has a rather battered statue of Queen Victoria outside, The Stabroek Market is also an interesting building, first designed to be a railway station, but following the removal of the railway line (it was sold to Nigeria after independence) it was decided…

Our ever-travelling sales consultant Hollie (below pic, right) was lucky enough to head out to this year's Rio Carnival in February and we've quizzed her on the finer points of her experience at the biggest party in the world... Which hotel did you stay in? ​We stayed in the Hotel Argentina (which is the hotel used for the Independent package) located in the chilled out Flamengo district. The rooms are nice and comfy and have AC, fridge and a safe which was handy. The best thing about the place is the incredible buffet breakfast​ they offer. Apparently this breakfast is legendary with Drago crew who…

Maybe you’re looking for a great trip with a bit of a difference. Or perhaps you’ve been to South America before and seen some of the highlights, but this time you want to explore a country a little deeper? Our Cuzco to La Paz via Boliva In Depth (trip code ZZC) tour could be just the trip for you. Explore the city of Cuzco as your trip begins before moving on to the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, maybe take a boat ride on the lake and even visit the famous reed islands which the Uros people have made their…

There is just so much to see and do in South America that knowing where to start can be overwhelming. We've hand-picked a few of our favourites from our huge selection of trips and combinations, however if you are still not sure or would like something a bit different then just give our sales team a call who will be happy to advise +44 (0)1728 861133

Here are ten great reasons to visit Patagonia. 1. Visit a Chilean winery and sample some of the best vino in the world. 2. If Chilean wine isn’t enough then how about some Argentian Malbec? 3. Stunning drives through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. 4. Get right up close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. 5. Hike the infamous W Walk in Torres Del Paine National Park. 6. Spot a Puma (might be hard). 7. Reach the most southerly land point and smell the fresh Antarctic air. 8. Gaze at the famous peaks of Mount Fitz Roy near…

Patagonia is the name of the vast sparsely-populated southern regions of South America, spread over Chile and Argentina. The region encompasses many different landscapes, including the serene alpine lake districts and coniferous forests of Bariloche and El Bolson, the haunting desolate beauty of the moorlands and plains along Argentina's infamous Ruta 40, and the awe-inspiring fjords, glaciers and mountains of southern Chile. The whole region is arguably one of the most stunning places to travel through in the world and there are countless natural highlights to be seen, such as the active Villarica volcano in Pucón, the Perito Moreno glacier…