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Magellan Explorer – News from the South

News from the South On 28 November 2019 the new expedition ship Magellan Explorer set sail from Punta Arenas for Antarctica. This is the first Chilean-built expedition vessel, custom-made according to the latest Polar Code specifications. She is ideal for small Antarctic air-cruises. On its inaugural voyage, Magellan Explorer is captained by Alexey Zhalazasniuk and […]

Bolivia Travel Advice – FCO Update

London, 3 December 2019, 10.00 GMT Bolivia Travel Update – IMPORTANT Following the recent civil unrest in Bolivia, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has now lifted their advice against travel to the country. The nation has undergone a period of instability with wide-scale political demonstrations and civil unrest throughout the country following disputed elections in […]

Colombia – Our Signature Journey

Colombia – Our Signature Journey Colombia is an exciting, friendly and unspoiled destination for travellers to South America, offering stunning scenery, colonial cities, a wonderful coastline and impressive national parks. Our 14-Day Signature Journey takes you from Bogota in the Andes to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. Colombia Signature Journey: Highlights:          […]

Mexico Travel Advice

Mexico Travel Advice Three women and six children, who had dual US-Mexican citizenship, were killed in an attack as they drove on a rural road between the states of Sonora and Chihuahua in northern Mexico on Monday 4 November.  They were travelling in a convoy of three vehicles.  Eight other children managed to escape, six […]

Bolivia Travel Update

London, 30 October 2019, 12.15 GMT Bolivia Travel Update There is currently disruption throughout Bolivia and the results of the 20 October presidential election are being disputed. The official tally gave the incumbent president Evo Morales 47.08% of votes against 36.51% to the leading rival candidate (and former president) Carlos Mesa. This result is only […]

Ecuador Travel Advice – FCO Update

London, 30 October 2019, 11.00 GMT Ecuador Travel Advice Revealed Travel have resumed travel services and are taking new bookings to Ecuador. This follows the lifting of the Foreign Office advice against all travel to the mainland following a period of civil unrest. The Galapagos Islands were unaffected. When such Foreign Office advice is in […]

Chile Travel Update – FCO Advice

London, 30 October 2019, 10.30 GMT Chile Travel Advice The Foreign Office has updated their travel advice for Chile. In recent weeks there has been a series of protests and demonstrations in the capital, Santiago,  and other cities. The unrest was sparked by fare increases on the Santiago metro system. Although curfews have been lifted, […]

Ecuador Travel Update

London, 22 October 2019, 11.30 a.m. BST Ecuador Travel Update President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador has rescinded the austerity measures he announced on 1 October and which led to extensive protests throughout the country. Presidential decree 883 had cut subsidies to energy, including gasoline and diesel fuel and imposed tough and substantial price increases.  In […]

Chile Travel Advice

London, 22 October 2019 11.00 a.m. BST Chile Travel Advice A State of Emergency was declared in the Chilean capital Santiago on 18 October and has since been extended to Valparaiso, Concepcion, La Serena, Coquimbo and Rancagua. Curfews are in place (starting times vary from 6pm to 9pm and last until 6am) and the land […]

Ecuador Travel Advice – FCO update

Updated;  13 Oct 2019 at 22.45 British Summer Time. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are currently advising against all but essential travel to Ecuador (excluding the Galapagos Islands). A State of Emergency is in place in the country. This follows nationwide disruption and protests in the country which started on 3 October. A 24-hour curfew […]