Michael Harrington | 24th June 2019
Latin America is still very much a wild and untamed place and when we travel, we love not only to connect with the local culture, history and cuisine, but also disconnect from the realities of day-to-day life, and truly go off grid.
Located in the deep in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve lies the relatively new Tambopata Research Center. And hence the name, this excellent 4-star lodge not only offers incredible encounters with rainforest wildlife but is also making a real impact as it supports scientists research and protect this fragile and complex ecosystem. At around 5hrs boat ride from civilization at Puerto Maldonado its quite a journey so you can split your stay with sister hotel Refugio Amazonas.
Going to Mexico’s Baja California doesn’t mean just Cabo San Lucas. Let’s take you off grid and the wonderful encounters with silence, calm waters, amazing marine life and clear blue skies at Camp Cecil. This charming boho-chic glamping experience takes you to the uninhabited island of Espiritu Santo where you can leave the world behind and enjoy your digital detox in the Pacific sunshine.
One of the very few places to actually stay at in Canada’s far north is the wonderfully expedition-like digs at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. Located in the middle of nowhere on Somerset Island you can be one of the privileged few to stay in this largely inhospitable part of the world to seek out mighty muskoxen, Arctic hares and foxs as well as the elusive beluga whale as you hike, bike and kayak the Great White North.
Most people when they think of Brazil, think only of the Amazon. And yes, it is an incredible place to experience, although for the best wildlife viewing you need to look further south. East of the massive Pantanal wetland you’ll find the Cerrado. A dry and hilly region that offers an extraordinary Brazilian safari experience. This brand-new luxury lodge offers incredible encounters with unexpected wildlife such as the striking maned wolf, giant anteaters and a myriad of tropical bird species. Pousada Trijuncao (named after its location at the meeting of 3 states) is truly unique in the Americas and worth the effort to get here by light aircraft via Brasilia.
Last on our list also happens to be one of the highest hotels in the world at just over 4300m. Located in the middle of Bolivia’s Siloli Desert high in the continent’s altiplano Tayka del Desierto makes the best of what is largely a place inhospitable to most life. Dry, arid, and high altitude, it’s a challenge in itself just getting here which is only by 4×4 vehicle over sand and gravel. But like many things at the end of a dirt road…it’s worth it. Spectacular vistas, towering peaks of striking colours and neighbouring brightly coloured lagoons make for a mesmerising experience. And never mind the incredible Milky Way once the sun sets.
This may turn into a regular series, as there are so many remote and amazing properties to enjoy in Central & South America and the majestic Poles.
To make the most of your Latin American adventure contact Michael today and start making the great escape today!