South America

10 Reasons to see Iguazu Falls

Set deep in the heart of eastern South America, where the jungles of Brazil crash into the woods of Argentine Misiones, the great Iguazu Falls remain one of the most coveted tourist spots on the continent. It's easy to see why too! Hailed as the largest single waterfall system in the world, they are the stuff of records, wonders and superlatives. They are UNESCO-attested and have rarely failed to wow all who pass their way. Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit before you die…

10 Reasons to see Iguazu Falls

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

Maybe it’s bungee jumping in the jungles of South America that’s got you all fired up? Or is it the thought of intrepid hikes to ancient Incan ruins in the Andes? Perhaps it’s the promise of hidden surf spots in the Indonesian Nusa Tenggara, endless parties on the full moon-floodlit beaches of Thailand, scrambles up Nica’s volcanic hills, or slides down Vietnam’s sandy dunes? Maybe its days spent under the Slavic sun hopping the plunge pools of Croatian waterfalls? Maybe it’s the vast Atacama and the hidden pueblo towns within? Maybe it’s Bali’s mysterious monkey forests or the green, green hills of Ubud? Maybe it’s all of the above…

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

How to Plan a Hike on the Inca Trail

A traveler’s ticket to the great Lost City of the Incas, the winding tracks of the Inca Trail now represent one of the most iconic hikes on the planet. Thousands of people every year come to wax up the walking boots and hit the ancient paths that were first laid by the mighty pre-Colombian empires of South America all those centuries ago. 

How to Plan a Hike on the Inca Trail

FINDING THE RIGHT TOUR PACKAGE: SHOULD I TRAVEL TO PERU OR BRAZIL

One is in the east, the other is in the west. One speaks Portuguese, the other has Spanish and the ancient Quechuan tongue of the Incas. One hosts carnivals to rival any cultural festival on the planet, while the other touts the hidden historic remains of South America’s greatest ever empire. They both have beaches, and mountains, going from the sculpted Sugarloaf of Rio de Janeiro to the soaring snow-topped massifs of the mighty Andes, but differences abound. Yep, there’s no question that Peru and Brazil offer a glimpse at two sides of the South America coin. But which one should you travel to?

FINDING THE RIGHT TOUR PACKAGE: SHOULD I TRAVEL TO PERU OR BRAZIL

7 FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN BRAZIL

If you’re heading off to case out the wilds of beautiful Brazil with LBW Travel this year, then be sure to take some time out from Ipanema and the glowing sands of Ilha Grande for a spot of these Brazilian delicacies. They go from spicy fish stews to fruity concoctions packed with healthy goodness, and are the things any traveller heading to this corner of South America should be sure to sample!  

7 FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN BRAZIL

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

Maybe it’s bungee jumping in the jungles of South America that’s got you all fired up? Or is it the thought of intrepid hikes to ancient Incan ruins in the Andes? Perhaps it’s the promise of hidden surf spots in the Indonesian Nusa Tenggara, endless parties on the full moon-floodlit beaches of Thailand, scrambles up Nica’s volcanic hills, or slides down Vietnam’s sandy dunes? Maybe its days spent under the Slavic sun hopping the plunge pools of Croatian waterfalls? Maybe it’s the vast Atacama and the hidden pueblo towns within? Maybe it’s Bali’s mysterious monkey forests or the green, green hills of Ubud? Maybe it’s all of the above…

SOME OF LBW'S BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL TOURS

SOUTH AMERICAN LANDMARKS YOU MUST SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME

From the soaring fortress cities of the Incas to the gushing Iguazu Falls, the instantly-recognizable statue of Christ the Redeemer to the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru, this list of South America's greatest landmarks and attractions is sure to tickle the wanderlust!

SOUTH AMERICAN LANDMARKS YOU MUST SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME

The most amazing natural landmarks to see in Brazil

Forget the cocktail joints of Ipanema and Copacabana, because we've put together this list of the top natural landmarks to see in Brazil. That means craggy peaks and dense rainforests, gushing waterfalls and sparkling sands, all topped off with primeval plant life, endless rivers and stalking jaguars to make you jump. Grab yourself a Caipirinha for this one, it's about to get beautiful…

The most amazing natural landmarks to see in Brazil

Hidden spots you must check out while in Rio

Rambunctious, raucous Rio – loved by many and hated by few! This great party city on the edge of the Brazilian coast is a place to really crack the bucket list in half. It's got so many iconic sights you're bound to be as busy as a drag queen during carnival time as you flit between the soaring statue of Christ the Redeemer, sunbathe on the sands of Ipanema and Copacabana, sip Caipirinhas, and do all the other things people do when they head here for the first time. 

Hidden spots you must check out while in Rio

The 6 Most Beautiful Beach Spots in Brazil

With a coastline of more than 7,000 kilometers, ranging from the equatorial climes of the Amazonian north to the humid tropical reaches of the Rio Grande do Sul in the south, it’s hardly surprising that Brazil has quite so many chart-topping beach spots. Here, we take a look at just a handful of the most beautiful, going from the duo if iconic sands on offer to LBW travelers hitting hedonistic Rio to the far-flung paradise of the Fernando de Noronha isles. Enjoy…

The 6 Most Beautiful Beach Spots in Brazil

5 Off­ the­ beaten ­track historical sites in Peru

Once you’ve checked off Machu Picchu from our bucket­list Wonders of Peru itinerary, and introduced you to the country, why not consider planning a trip to one of the nation’s lesser­ known historical treasures? They range from formidable fortress cities on the peaks of the Andes (some perhaps to even rival the fabled Lost City of the Incas) to more ancient ruins that range back long into South America’s pre­history. Check them out...

5 Off­ the­ beaten ­track historical sites in Peru

From fish stews to cheesy breads: 7 foods to try in Brazil

If you’re heading off to case out the wilds of beautiful Brazil with LBW Travel this year, then be sure to take some time out from Ipanema and the glowing sands of Ilha Grande for a spot of these Brazilian delicacies. They go from spicy fish stews to fruity concoctions packed with healthy goodness, and are the things any traveler heading to this corner of South America should be sure to sample!  

From fish stews to cheesy breads: 7 foods to try in Brazil