Right place, right time
When to be where in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and Antarctica
It's the start of the olive harvest, the sun still shines, Alhambra crowds disperse - time to revel in central Andalucía's beauty.
With long daylight hours, you can spend all day hiking to glacial lagoons below some iconic peaks.
Discover the natural diversity, rewilded parklands and cultural fabric of Patagonia on a summer road trip.
Head into the Pacific to seek Blue, Fin, Humpback and Minke whales, plus Orca and Bottlenose Dolphins.
Sail the Magellan Straits to see wildlife and icebergs on an expedition cruise, en route to hopefully land on mythical Cape Horn.
Dry season begins, with everything lovely and green and the Caribbean less humid; lots of festivals and traditional celebrations.
Falklands & South Georgia
Austral summer brings longer days as penguin eggs hatch: first in the Falklands, then South Georgia and finally on the Peninsula.
Long days and ideal walking conditions in Patagonia, though Bariloche gets busy as Porteños leave Buenos Aires around Christmas.
The waterfalls of Iguaçu and the Chapada Diamantina are at their fullest, whilst low water levels in the Amazon allow you to explore on foot.
The start of the dry season brings gorgeous days, humpback whales arrive and the Olive Ridley turtle 'arribada' is at its biggest.
The Galápagos turn green as the misty 'garua' season ends and rainfall increases; the fledging albatross chicks are a highlight.