José Ignacio Situated on a pristine peninsula about 20 minute’s drive from Punta del Este, the charming laid-back town of José Ignacio has become one of Uruguay’s chic coastal resorts. Located between a calm bay and the surfing Brava Beach, this hip hideaway offers a relaxed atmosphere and number of boutique shops, art galleries and fine restaurants.
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"Almost too many [inspirational moments] to choose from - Lake Titicaca and its islands, Colca Canyon, Pre-Inca terraces, Alto Plano, native craftwork, Machu Picchu, Native South American peoples and their history, customs, values and characters, being at Machu Picchu on my 67th birthday...
Ms Lesley Evans"
"One of the best holidays we have ever taken with several inspiring moments of which Machu Picchu has to be the top.
Mrs Angela Lawes"
"Many thanks for organising our South American trip, it was beautifully planned and executed.
"The Iguacu falls were probably the high spot, closely followed by Corcovada. The Manaus experience was very special too.
Mrs Vivienne Taylor"
"The holiday was very diverse and each day we had new and exciting experiences.
Ms Margaret Newton"
"Easter Island was amazing, just as I expected. The first sight of the crater at Orongo was breathtaking
Ms Carol Gould"
"The most inspirational moment was impossible to define - so many interesting and beautiful places including of course Machu Picchu.
Mr Gordon Claridge"
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Mr. Peter Kudirka"
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Mr Stuart Jones"
"Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your work and help with our trip to South America, it was the most incredible and inspiring experience for both my Mum and myself.
"The high plains (Alto Plano) were fantastic to experience and to see the people who survived there. View down into Chivay was very impressive. Drive up to Macchu Pichu was hairy but well worth it - the views were breathtaking at the top. Train from Puno to Cusco was very very enjoyable. We were not looking forward to a 10 hour train ride but thoroughly enjoyed it. Peru Rail staff very well turned out and very helpful and service on train excellent.
Mr Roger Cockle"
"Seeing the citadel of Macchu Picchu in the flesh at close hand ranks with the awesome sights of the Taj Mahal, the Great Pyramids and the Treasury in Petra for instance. To this must be added the visit to see the Condors up close. Fabulous.
Mr Derek Lowdon"
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Mrs Carole Wilson"
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