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.
18 April 2016
An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the coast of Ecuador 27km south of the small village of Muisne, province of Esmeraldas, on Saturday April 16. We would like to inform you that all our travellers are safe and sound, on the mainland and in the Galapagos Islands. Our mainland tours have not been disrupted, as we do not usually operate tours in any of the directly affected areas. The airports both in Quito and Guayaquil continue to operate normally. Our thoughts and support are with the people of Ecuador, and whose lives have been disrupted and who have lost their loved ones.
23 February 2016
Machu Picchu Citadel will be open all year but in April the 2 mountains adjacent to the ruins, which are popular hikes, will be closed for maintenance. Machu Picchu Mountain (01-15 April) and Huayna Picchu (16 to 30 April) 2016. Visits to Machu Picchu, including Inca trail treks are not affected by these closures, so you may still visit the spectacular Incan citadel every day and there are plenty of options to explore the ruins.