Saudade (pronounced Saw-Daad)

A nostalgic longing to be near again to something or someone that is distant, or that has been loved and lost; "the love that remains" 




Give this spotify playlist a listen and immerse yourself in songs from all over South America. You may even recognize a few tunes from famous tv series & movies. 

Food & Drink 

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Escape to South America in these films...


  • Secret of the Incas

This 1954 adventure film was inspired by the Incas and by Hiram Bingham’s accounts of his ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu. The movie was filmed by Paramount Pictures in Peru at Cuzco and Machu Picchu, becoming the first major Hollywood film to be shot at this famous archeological site. The film boosted tourism to Peru and was the source of inspiration for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark 

  • House of The Spirits

  • Cielo

  • The Emperor’s New Groove

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

  • Evita

  • Anaconda

  • UP!

  • 180° SOUTH (2010)

Reading List


This should truly be required reading for everyone with a heartbeat. I highly recommend reading before going to Colombia anywhere.

  • The House of The Spirits- Isabel Allende

  • The Dancer Upstairs- Nicholas Shakespeare

  • Turning Right at Machu Picchu- Mark Adams

  • Walking The Amazon- Ed Stafford

  • How To Travel Without Seeing- Andres Neuman

  • In Patagonia- Bruce Chatwin

Patagonia has certainly changed since In Patagonia was written in the 70s, but Chatwin’s evocative descriptions of his surroundings and painstakingly-reproduced conversations with the inhabitants of this wild land that he meets en route are a fascinating introduction to anyway seeking to travel at the uttermost ends of the earth.

Virtual Experiences 


Travel in South America is extremely diverse. Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.

The Tierra Hotels in Chile rank high on our list for their authenticity, design, gastronomy and surroundings. The family owned and run boutique lodges are inspired by Chile's amazing nature. Escape to one or all three of these amazing properties!

Our partners at Explora Hotels have created some amazing videos highlighting their unique and must see destinations.

The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Patagonia, Chile

The Atacama Desert

Easter Island, Chile

Salta, Argentina (Exploring the Andes)