Category: Latin America

Patagonia

Patagonia: Love, Feuds, Fossils & Treasures

With more options now to reach Chile and Argentina from Australia, Patagonia is within reach more than ever before. But if you’ve been worried that the world has run out of wild, unspoiled places, don’t […]

The Magic of Tikal, Guatemala

The Mayan people left a huge mark on parts of Central America through their culture, food and society. Tikal, Guatemala is one of the greatest Mayan ruin sites in all of Central America and is […]

Costa Rica & Guatemala: Wonders of Central America

Central America is one of the most unique regions in the world. Any visit reveals a compelling blend of Mesoamerican cultures, Spanish colonialism and a lush, untouched wilderness where you can experience mountain rainforests and […]

6 Reasons to Visit South America

South America has got it all – natural beauty, wildlife experiences, historical sights, unique food, diverse culture & more!

Iceland

5 Best Places to Escape This Winter

We have compiled a list of destinations that will get you to places with less crowds during the peak months, while still shaking off the winter blues.

Machu Picchu Peru

Peru’s Natural and Cultural Splendour

There are few places where nature, culture and history converge as seamlessly as Peru. The past was shaped by geography here and lost cultures are literally etched in the massive carved stones of the ancient sites. […]

Gate 1 Travel Tour Manager Albano Garibaldi

Local Foodie Tips For South America

Albano Garibaldi has been a Tour Manager with Gate 1 for over 4 years, and one of the things he loves to share most with our travellers is where to find delicious food and enjoy […]

Mexico City

10 Things You Might Not Know About Mexico City

A major cultural Renaissance is overtaking Mexico City, Mexico’s unsung capital. Public spaces have been revitalised. Mexican cuisine is gaining international recognition. Innumerable museums celebrate its long history and burgeoning arts and culture. And traditional […]

Tiwanaku ruins of Bolivia

Bolivia: Straddling Past and Future

Deep in the historic centre of La Paz, Bolivia’s bustling and thriving capital, the Mercado de Brujas, or the Witchcraft Market, clings to centuries-old traditions. Its herbal tea infusions, coca leaves and colourful alpaca jumpers […]

Cuzco women

The Other Side of Peru

Andean vistas, unspoiled cultures and seldom-seen ruins