News

    9 July 2016

    Anakonda Amazon Cruise wins Award

    It has been 3 years since the first excursion navigated downstream on the Napo River and ventured into this outstanding jungle.  Today M/V ANAKONDA is winner of the World Travel Award as South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise of 2016. Look at our Amazon page for these exciting cruises. Congratulations to our friend, Capitan Raul Garcia!

    16 January 2017

    Atacama Desert ranked 2nd on NY Times 52 Getaways List

    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!

    8 July 2016

    Australis named best Small Ship Cruise Line by ‘Travel and Leisure’

    We congratulate our good friends at Australis Cruises, who have just been named #1 cruise line in the Small Ocean Cruises category in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2016. This is the first year that this category was added to the coveted World’s Best Awards. Australis is a long time favourite of Movidas. Check our Patagonia page for these wonderful cruise itineraries.

    12 February 2016

    Cubanissimo!

    Have you thought about travelling to Cuba before the winds change?? Why not join our group tour leaving for Cuba in May, escorted by Robyn Smith. Take the chance to experience Cuba at it’s best with a little stop in Panama en route. Click on the link for more information. Cubanissimo – Panama & Cuba

     

    5 August 2016

    Flights to Puerto Natales at last

    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.

    16 September 2013

    Movidas Loves All Things Latin

    We are closely associated with Latin music, dance, theatre and film. We have proudly sponsored the Sydney Latin American Film Festival, Hispanic Artistic Expression theatre productions. Other friends in the Latin community Aria nominated Afro Latin rock group, Watussi, Cubanissimo Radio, Patio del Tango and more. !

    See our links page for more fabulous local Latin culture.

    20 July 2016

    Peruvian restaurants excel

    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.

    7 March 2015

    Prestigious International Award

    A prestigious International award to one of Movidas favourites…

    Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve is the winner on this year National Geographic Travel – Wold Legacy Awards in association with ITB Berlin, in the category “Conserving the Natural World”. The World Legacy Awards “recognize leading tourism companies, organizations and destinations – from airlines to eco-lodges, from countries to communities – which promote a worldwide rethinking of the travel industry according to sustainable principles and practices”.

    According to the organizers, more than 150 destinations from 56 countries and 6 continents applied to this award. An international jury of 18 judges, experts in sustainable travel, visited all 15 finalist on their five categories. The first place on each category was announced during the ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show on March 5th, 2015.

    This award recognizes the “outstanding support for the preservation of nature, restoring natural habitat and protecting rare and endangered species, whether on land or in the oceans”.

    http://www.movidas.com.au/chile/huilo-huilo-living-heritage/

     

    10 December 2016

    Viva Chile!

    Congrats to Chile, just selected as the WORLD’S LEADING ADVENTURE TOURSIM DESTINATION!  This recognition was bestowed at the 23rd version of the World Travel Awards, considered the “Oscars” of tourism. This accolade demonstrates the potential of the South American country’s striking geographic contrasts, providing tourists with incomparable natural scenery for sports and adventure tourism.We have always loved Chile… now the world is catching on.

    9 July 2012

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