Why the Terracotta Army is so much more than a collection of statues
Discover the story behind the Terracotta Army, an idea born out of a period of paranoia, vision and warfare at the dawn of Chinese society.
Antarctica Activities & Excursions
Discover five of our favourite activities to undertake on a specialist Antarctica cruise.
When to visit Antarctica
When is the best time for an Antarctica cruise? Cruises run in the summer months, each offering advantages and disadvantages.
Can you fly to Antarctica?
You can indeed fly to Antarctica, but soaring over the Drake Passage has both advantages and disadvantages for you to consider.
Where to combine with Antarctica
Not sure where to combine with Antarctica? We present the most common combinations in Argentina and Chile.
7 Ways to Experience Hong Kong
Discover how to best experience Hong Kong's bustling markets, atmospheric temples and exotic forested islands.
7 Ways to Experience Beijing
Travel through the layers of fascinating history and culture and get to know the people of Beijing in true Veloso Tours style.
Holidays to Tibet - the complete guide
Discover the best places to visit in Tibet and find out about the logistical and moral implications of travel here.
Uncovering the natural beauty of Northern Brazil
A new flight to Recife has made it easier to reach the idyllic beaches and vibrant cities of Northern Brazil, perfect for second time visitors to the country.
New Year's Eve in Rio
by Visit Brasil
Festivals & Events in Brazil
Planning a holiday to Brazil? Consult our calendar of cultural festivals and events which you might like to coincide your visit with.
Life on board an Amazon expedition cruise
We speak to Mark Baker to learn why he left behind the world of lumbering to create a true expedition cruise into the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
The Virgen Natividad Festival in Cusco
We relive our experience of the Virgen Natividad in Cusco, a vibrant religious festival which takes place in early September.
Holidays to China - the complete guide
Considering a holiday to China but not sure where to start? We guide you through the most important choices to help you decide.
Semana Santa Guatemala
by Swetha R
Best places to attend Semana Santa in Latin America
Planning to visit Latin America around Easter? You might consider timing your visit to take in the spectacular Semana Santa celebrations.
by Martin St-Amant
The story behind Inti Raymi
Discover the story behind the Inti Raymi festival, when it is and how you can attend this ancient Inca celebration in Cusco.
Postcard from Peru
Our clients share their experiences of the Inca heartland and Amazon Rainforest and their close encounters with condors and sea birds in Peru.
10 best Inca Ruins & Archaeological Sites to Visit
Unlock the mysteries of one of the world's greatest civilisations at the best Inca ruins and archaeological sites in Peru and Bolivia.
A journey along the Andes
From the icy waters of Patagonia to the misty cloud forests of the equator, journey along the world's longest mountain range.
Violet Saberwing Hummingbird
by Mike Baird
A-Z of Costa Rica's bird life
Considering a Costa Rica birdwatching holiday? Discover some of its most beautiful birds and the best places to see them in their natural habitats.
red eyed leaf frog
by Pavel Kirillov
How to best experience Costa Rica's natural splendour
Discover how to experience Costa Rica's abundant wildlife, towering volcanoes and exuberant cloud and rain forest.
Amazon cruise or lodge: key benefits
Should you choose an Amazon Cruise or opt for a jungle lodge? Find out the key differences and benefits for each.
Lago Guillelmo - Argentina
by Gustavo Facci
5 Ways to Explore the Argentine Lake District
Plan your visit to Northern Patagonia, with some of the best things to do and places to go in the Argentine Lake District.
Saltos del Petrohué
by João Batista Campos
5 ways to explore the Chilean Lake District
Discover the best things to do in the Chilean Lake District, a region of temperate forests, Germanic heritage and towering volcanoes.
A tale of horses, bandits and endless skies in El Chalten
Exploring the alpine meadows, granite peaks and remote lagoons of El Chalten's mountain landscapes.
A landscape photographer's dream in Bolivia
Team member Chris takes an unforgettable journey to the high altitude flamingo-filled lagoons of the Bolivian Altiplano.
How to plan the perfect holiday to Peru
Plan your ideal Peru holiday; explore the Inca heartland, venture into the Amazon and see condors up close on a memorable tour.
Into Bolivia's great white expanse
Read about our travels across Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, where ancient Incas and British-built locomotives once trod.
Where to visit in Bolivia
Learn about the best places to visit in Bolivia, with our handy overview of its most popular cities and spectacular landscapes.
Curious tales from the original Copacabana
Discover all about the curious customs from this small Bolivian town, as we reflect on a recent visit to Lake Titicaca.
Waking up to Everest
We relive our recent intrepid journey from the Tibetan capital Lhasa to the fabled Everest Base Camp, for an unforgettable encounter with the world's highest pe…
When to visit the Amazon
Learn more about which factors could most determine when you time your visit to the Amazon Rainforest.
Best Places to Visit the Amazon
Discover the best places to visit the Amazon Rainforest in South America and what to combine your visit with.
Top 6 things to do in the Amazon Rainforest
Discover what to do in the Amazon Rainforest. Experience life in the jungle, spot exotic wildlife, meet local communities and much more.
Best places to attend Brazil's June Festivals
Discover some of the best places to experience Brazil's June Festivals on a memorable holiday to the cultural heart of this extraordinary country.
São João no Pelô
by Agecom Bahia
Brazil's June Festivals
Learn all about the rich traditions and spectacular celebrations of Brazil's June Festivals.
Cenote Ik Kil
by Vicente Villamón
How to experience Mexico's Festival of Life for yourself
Has BBC Two's Festival of Life programme inspired you to visit Mexico? If so, find out how you can experience the natural splendour of this country for yourself…
Where to see penguins in the wild
Want to see penguins in the wild? Well South America is home to the Humboldt, Magellanic, Rockhopper, Gentoo, King and Galapagos varieties - learn where to see …
Top things to see and do in Ecuador
Discover the best places to visit in Ecuador, from tropical rainforests and Andean cities to volcanic landscapes and the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
Isla Bartolome Galapagos
by doriana del sarto
Galapagos Islands - 7 frequently asked questions
Interested in visiting the Galapagos Islands and a looking for more information? Get the lowdown with answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions ab…
Darwin & the Galapagos Islands
Learn about Charles Darwin's famed visit to the archipelago and how his legacy continues to play an integral part in the Galapagos today.
When to visit the Galapagos Islands
There's always something special to see within the archipelago. Discover some of the natural highlights of the Galapagos, throughout the calendar year.
Visiting the Galapagos: what to expect
Some of the things you can expect when visiting the Galapagos and how to find the right boat for you.
Rio Carnival 2019 - Plan your visit
Discover everything you need to know about the Rio Carnival and how you can experience the world's biggest party yourself in 2019.
Costa Rica - Off the beaten track
Discover the best places in Costa Rica to immerse yourself in nature away from the crowds.
Latin America's ancient civilisations: Incas
Our series focusing on the ancient civilisations of Latin America continues with the vast Inca empire and the heritage they left behind.
Tikal in Guatemala
by Mario Bollini
Latin America's ancient civilisations: Mayans
In the first of the series, we delve into the past to discover the ancient civilisations of Latin America, starting with the mighty Mayans.
Canyon de Colca - Condor des Andes
by Martin St-Amant
Where to see Condors in South America
Wondering where to see condors? Find out five of the best places in South America to see the majestic birds soaring at close quarters and how to make it happen …
Alternative honeymoons: 10 of the best
We present some of our favourite places for alternative honeymoons or special anniversary celebrations in South and Central America.
by Visit Brasil
Top things to do and see in Brazil
Discover the top things to do and see in Brazil. Read our guide about the best beaches & natural landmarks in South America’s biggest country.
Trekking in Sacred Valley - Mountain Lodges of Peru
Walks and Treks in the Sacred Valley
Our guide to the best day walks and longer treks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Watching football at the Maracanã
As the Maracanã faces an uncertain future, we recall our visit during happier times to experience one of the world's most iconic football stadiums.
Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay
by Luz Adriana Villa
Where to visit in Colombia
From high Andean peaks, to an idyllic Caribbean coast, discover where to go and what to do in Colombia, with our handy overview of this exotic and intoxicating …
Best places to visit in Argentina
Discover the best places to visit in Argentina, when to visit and its top natural attractions in our useful Argentina travel guide.
by Dan JV
Top 7 things to do and places to visit in Chile
Get the run-down on the best places to visit in Chile and the memorable travel experiences on offer at each with our expert guide.
7 Ways to Experience Salvador
Discover our favourite things to do in Salvador, taking an authentic journey to the cultural heart of this dynamic coastal city.
Flamenco Americano, American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber
by Amado Demesa
Nature and Wildlife in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
Discover the natural side of this historic part of Mexico
Flamingos in Celestún Estuary
by Katja Schulz
7 ways to get off the beaten track in the Yucatán
It's a region famed for its towering Mayan pyramids and idyllic beach resorts, but the Yucatan is full of hidden gems, if you know where to look.
What's happening in Latin America in 2017
Get ahead of the game with our handy rundown of what's happening in Latin America during this year.
Galapagos animals: what to see & where
From sea-going lizards to the dancing birds, get to know the extraordinary range of Galapagos animals and discover which made our 'Big 5'.
Top 5 places to go in Patagonia
Discover the top things to do in Patagonia. Choose from places to go such as Tierra del Fuego, Lake District & much more.
10 best train journeys in Latin America - Part II
Five more of our favourite train journeys from across Latin America.
10 best train journeys in Latin America
Travel from the end of the world to the edge of a canyon, as we share our favourite train journeys from across Latin America.
by Pedro Szekely
City Guide: Bogotá
Get the lowdown on Colombia's high altitude capital, with our handy Bogota city guide.
Christ on Corcovado mountain
Family travel in Latin America: why do it & where to go
Read our six compelling reasons as to why you should take your children travelling. Then discover the five best family-friendly countries in Latin America.
The beginner's guide to the Day of the Dead
November 2nd marks El Dia del los Muertos, known worldwide as the Day of the Dead, when Mexico remembers their loved relatives and celebrates their lives with e…
Family adventures in Peru
"A beautiful country with wonderful people" - read about the adventures of the Green family as they travelled through the heart of Peru with Veloso Tours.
7 ways to experience Cusco
Discover the best things to do in Cusco's and our favourite excursions to explore the region's Inca heritage and Andean culture.
City Guide: La Paz
Get the inside track on Bolivia's high altitude capital La Paz with our first-hand city guide.
Hotel de Sal, Salar de Uyuni
by Nico Kaiser
Epic adventures in the Land of Extremes
Nine record-breaking Latin American phenomenons to fire your imagination
7 ways to experience Santiago
Get to know the history, culture and local life in the Chilean capital with our guide to the best ways to experience Santiago.
7 ways to experience Buenos Aires
Explore the history, culture and local life of Buenos Aires with seven of our favourite ways to experience the Argentine capital.
7 ways to experience Rio de Janeiro
Experience Rio de Janeiro in the unique Veloso Tours style with our guide to the best of the Marvellous City.
by Don Faulkner
10 Best Wildlife holidays in Latin America
Looking for your ideal wildlife holiday? Latin America is full of wonderful wildlife opportunities, discover ten of our favourite places to indulge your passion…
Lençóis Maranhenses - Lagoa Bonita
by Fred Schinke
Six places to combine with Rio de Janeiro
From magical landscapes to powerful waterfalls, six easy escapes to combine with Rio.
Andean Flamingo, Salar de Chalviri, Bolivia
by Dimitry B
18 ways to deal with high altitude
18 tips to help you deal with the effects of altitude sickness on the Altiplano; where it occurs and how to not let it spoil your trip of a lifetime.
An exotic Colombia emerges from the shadows
Colombia is an emerging travel destination that is opening its doors to visitors from across the globe, but as with any travel, caution should be exercised...
Getting closer to nature: my week in the Galapagos
A visually stunning and fascinating experience, by Kate Appleton, travelling with Veloso Tours.
A strong European influence makes you instantly feel comfortable in a familiar yet exotic country, with many beautiful places, gorgeous sandy beaches and char…