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.
16 January 2017
Chile’s Atacama Desert was recently highlighted as one of the 52 getaways you can´t miss this year 2017. Prepared annually for the travel section of the New York Times, the Atacama Desert was ranked second this year, making it a highly visible and anticipated destination in the world of tourism.
The list, which Canada tops at #1, highlights the Atacama desert and its clear skies. Unique in the entire world, these crystal-clear skies allow easy gazing at the stars—besides providing a great attraction for adventure lovers. Landscapes of dunes sculpted by wind and kaleidoscopic lakes of salt amaze even more from above, in a hot air balloon tour. The excursion is offered regularly since August 2016. Atacama is one of our fave destinations! You should check it out in 2017!
10 December 2016