With the best spots for Christmas now booked up, beat the post-celebration blues by planning ahead. Here at House of Coco we have teamed up with specialist tour operator, Journey Latin America, to share the best destinations to visit in the New Year.
Once the jealously guarded secret of backpackers, Colombia is now raising its profile as an attractive destination for upmarket travellers looking for a bit of spice and adventure. An atmospheric country, the friendliest people and white-sand beaches with a history of pirates and precious stones, it has it all.
How to do it: 11-day Highlights of Colombia: culture and coffee visits Bogotá, Zona Cafetera and Cartagena. It costs from £3,296pp based on two sharing, including flights from London, all transfers, B&B accommodation, most meals and excursions.
Having launched up to 4 new flights a week from Europe, the influx of smart, new hotels in Carmelo and San Ignacio combined with the food and wine aspect, Uruguay is on the rise.
How to do it: 14-day Signature Uruguay: Land of vintage charm visits Buenos Aires in Argentina, Colonia, the beaches of Punta del Este and Montevideo in Uruguay. It costs from £4,216pp based on two sharing, including international flights, domestic flights, all transfers, B&B accommodation, most meals and excursions.
Get there before it is too late; with an airport opening on Ometepe Island, a bridge being built in Rio San Juan (connecting Nicaragua to Costa Rica) and plans to open the proposed shipping route (grand canal), Nicaragua is opening up.
How to do it: 13-day Luxury Nicaragua & Costa Rica visits San Jose, the central highlands and central valleys, Granada and the Pacific Coast. It costs from £4,230pp based on two sharing, including flights from London, all transfers, top-notch accommodation, most meals and excursions.
“Word is getting out about these formerly well-kept secrets; it is now time to visit before it is too late.” Stuart Whittington, Product Manager.
For more information on Journey Latin America and to see our full range of holidays, please visit www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk or telephone: 020 8622 8444.