January 10, 2024
As we welcome the new year, we're delighted to share our carefully curated list of must-visit places for 2024.
Drawing from our team's firsthand experiences and passion for conscientious travel, these destinations provide meaningful and enriching travel experiences. From stunning landscapes to Rewilding projects, each spot on our list encourages a deeper connection—with nature, cultural heritage, and the extraordinary people who call these places home.
Here are 8 destinations to plan your 2024 travels around. We hope they inspire your next adventure.
In the northwest region of Argentina, this surreal and spectacular high-altitude plateau is brimming with unique landscapes and cultural treasures. Vast stretches of rugged terrain are dotted with imposing mountain ranges, salt flats, brilliant and bright turquoise salt lagoons, and ancient volcanic formations.
La Puna is home to indigenous communities that have preserved their traditions and lifestyles for generations. Visitors can experience the warmth of the local hospitality, savour traditional cuisine, and partake in festivities that celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of this remote and breathtaking corner of Argentina.
One of South America’s greatest untouched wildernesses, the wild and wonderful Iberá Wetlands is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Where pristine lagoons meet marshes, a stunning collection of wildlife thrives, including more than 300 bird species, playful capybaras, pampas deer, howler monkeys, and the elusive jaguar. There are endless opportunities for great wildlife watching with expert guides on foot, horseback, by boat, or kayak.
Beyond an incredible off-the-beaten-track destination, the Iberá Wetlands is a remarkable conservation and Rewilding project. Once under threat, today it is a sanctuary for endangered species and a catalyst for positive change within local communities.
Where Patagonia meets the sea, this magnificent reserve located in the province of Chubut, in the south of Argentina, covers an area of 3,102,005 hectares which is made up of 58% marine surface and 42% terrestrial surface. Described by The New York Times as ´Argentina's Private and Secret answer to The Galapagos', the Patagonia Azul UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, immerses nature lovers in the raw beauty of the untouched Patagonian coast which boasts the richest biological diversity of the entire Argentine coastline.
The area seeks to promote the development of neighbouring communities and promote the conservation of wildlife and natural landscapes that make up one of the most spectacular routes in Argentine Patagonia. It includes important breeding, feeding, and migration sites of varied species of birds and mammals. For example, The Magellanic Penguin colony at Punta Tombo is the largest colony found on the entire planet.
Chile’s most epic road trip, Route of the Parks, connects 17 national parks in Chilean Patagonia, stretching 1,700 miles and safeguarding 28 million acres of land. Created in 2018, it strives to preserve and support the cultural and geographic heritage of Chilean Patagonia while boosting the local economy.
The route begins in northern Patagonia in Chile’s Lakes District, traverses the Aysen and Magallanes regions, and finishes in Tierra del Fuego providing access to diverse landscapes, including evergreen forests, misty fjords, towering, snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, and pristine glaciers.
A highlight of the route is the beautiful and remote Patagonia National Park, one of Chile’s most important and successful eco-restoration and rewilding projects. Once the scene of large livestock ranches, the area has been recovered after a century of overgrazing and is now home to one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the Aysen region.
In the heart of the park is Explora Patagonia, an all-inclusive luxury lodge. Guests here can witness firsthand the restoration efforts and support continued conservation in this magnificent yet virtually explored slice of Patagonia on adventures led by expert naturalists to discover the regeneration of grasslands, and forests, and the return of wild species such as guanacos, pumas, and huemuls.
The Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of Southern Chile, is a land steeped in myth and legend. Life here is unhurried and traditional where centuries of isolation from the mainland of Chile has created a wholly unique culture and way of life, blending indigenous Mapuche, colonial Spanish, and Germanic influences.
The Jesuits left a lasting mark on Chiloé with their iconic wooden churches, 16 of which are UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites. Coastal towns boast notable architecture, including colourful stilt houses called palafitos, designed for fishermen to easily access their boats. Chilote cuisine reflects a strong connection to the sea, with a must-try being curanto, a rich stew of meat, fish, and potatoes traditionally cooked in an underground oven for several hours.
Chiloé's coastline, wetlands, and lush forests offer some of the richest wildlife watching in Southern Chile where you’ll find endless ways to reconnect with nature. Trek through enchanted forests, go horseback riding along deserted stretches of coast, visit penguin colonies, or kayak alongside dolphins.
One of the most isolated places on the planet, Rapa Nui beckons travellers with its archaeological marvels and natural wonders. Beyond the mysterious and colossal moai statues off this UNESCO World Heritage site, the island offers a landscape adorned with volcanic craters, hidden caves, and pristine beaches. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters, ascend Volcanos for breathtaking views, immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of Hanga Roa's Sunday market, or unwind at the stunning Anakena Beach.
Imagine your own private camp in one of the world’s most incredible and remote landscapes.
Our very own Extraordinary Atacama combines luxury with nature, culture, and adventure for a fully bespoke glamping experience that will immerse you in the off-the-beaten-path of the Atacama without skipping on creature comforts. By day, uncover the secrets of the desert with a private guide, while at night you can marvel at the wonders of one of the clearest night skies on Earth.
Córdoba is an upbeat city with a beautifully preserved colonial centre, museums, galleries, theatres, and cultural offerings. Outside of the city, the picturesque rolling hills of the Sierras Chicas offer an authentic taste of the rhythms and routines of rural life on an Argentine estancia.
A stay at an estancia is heaven for riders who can live and breathe the gaucho culture while discovering the beauty of Argentina's countryside from the saddle. Roam the Sierras on horseback, gallop with gauchos through sunkissed rolling hills, help round up cattle, or have a go at polo.