Movidas Journeys specialises in travel to Latin America - from Mexico, across to Cuba, through Central America and South America. We also cross the waters to Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Easter Island and Tahiti. Keep watching for a few other little surprises. Movidas in colloquial Spanish means ‘moves’ or ‘movements’ as in dance or sport. It can also mean ‘in vogue’ or ‘chic’ or ‘a good connection’ - as in ‘I know someone who can get tickets to the sold out performance...’ It implies life and enjoyment, which is what we hope you will experience on one of our journeys - to vibrant cities, tropical jungles, wildlife havens or amazing landscapes. We have an extensive knowledge of Latin America and then some! It is our second home! We have also travelled beyond Latin America to the other destinations offered. We speak the language, having lived there. We tailor make journeys to fit your needs. Tours on the website are here for guidance - not set in stone. We handle special interests so tell us what you need. Our local contacts are the best and have worked with us for many years. They look after our clients as if they were family. Latin America is a fantastic destination, but not a simple one to navigate, as there is so much to see. It does not have a major rail network like Europe so train travel is not the usual means of travel, more of a feature. Distances are vast, considering that Brazil itself is bigger than Australia, so it is not a place one would travel all around by bus. Flights are necessary within the continent. Often travellers book a special airfare online not realising that they could have included some of the internal flights for just a little more, or used an airpass. It is not really a \'book online\' destination as one needs to know how to put things together in a way takes advantage of airfares and land/sea transportation to save on backtracking and costs in general. We are up to date with airfares, ship schedules, train schedules, market days, festivals and special events. So why waste hours of research when we can do it for you? We are available 24/7 for changes and assistance. We want to show you our world.
‘The local travel companies were all excellent. When we first met, they had local itineraries, tickets, bag tags, etc ready to give us. The hotels were all excellent with the Andaluz in Quito being out of this world, closely followed by the Casa Andina in Cusco. The guides and bus drivers were all very cheerful and were always waiting for us when we arrived. Overall we all had a great trip which I would rate at 11/10. The trip has really wet my appetite for South America and I reckon we’ll be going back on a regular basis’. T.K.
5 August 2016
Finally we have quicker access to Puerto Natales and Paine National Park ! LATAM commence flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 06 December, Santiago/Puerto Natales and return. Sky Airlines commence on 20 December, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays! This will save around 3 hours of land transfer between Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales. You can still of course access these areas from Punta Arenas and El Calafate. Take advantage of these new flights to visit Singular Patagonia, Awais Patagonia, Tierra Patagonia, Explora Patagonia, Skorpios III cruises and more.
20 July 2016
Peru has fared very well in the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as published by the British magazine, Restaurant. Peruvian cuisine was once again well represented by Central, Maido, and Astrid & Gastón as these landed among the top 30.
Virgilio Martínez’s Central placed fourth for the second year in a row on the genius of his exquisite tasting menu which includes innovative Peruvian recipes with ingredients from the ocean and the heights of the Andes.
Mitsuharu Tsumura’s Maido earned the special Highest Climber Award, jumping from 44th to 13th. His restaurant is a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food, and each dish is an adventure into local biodiversity.
Number 30 went to Astrid & Gastón, creation of Gastón Acurio (Peruvian) and Astrid Gutsche (French). The choice of each ingredient, recipe, and staff member is a reflection of the love between the two spouses since their aim is to provide patrons a one of a kind experience.
South American restaurants did quite well this year, with 5 placers, 3 of them from Peru, thus strengthening the country’s position as the region’s main culinary destination.