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The Times – Travel Doctor

Q. My wife and I are planning a trip to South America and would like to take in some of the sights of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and possibly Colombia. We would be happy to travel alone or in a small group. Would this be feasible on a budget of £10,000 for the two of us? When is the best time of year to travel?

A. An escorted tour of all these countries is out of reach on this budget, but you could try Insider Places (insiderplaces.com), a new travel company that puts holidaymakers in touch with local travel agents with the promise of better-value trips (and has ABTA bonding, so your money is protected). A 23-night Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina trip would cost about £7,700 for two including mid-range hotels, excursions, transfers, some meals and internal flights. International flights cost about £700 extra and if you wanted to tack on six nights in Colombia, then that would cost about £600pp, taking you to just over £10,000. As to when’s best to go – avoid June, July and August because it’s winter in Argentina and Chile and the Andes will be very cold, while Peru is rainy in January and February.

Date published: March 2018

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Speak Spanish in Colombia
Insider Places connects holidaymakers with specialist local travel agents to create tailor-made trips at reasonable prices. For example, in Colombia you could stroll the streets of historic Cartagena with a guide discovering the haunts of the literary great Gabriel Garcia Marquez, then learn Spanish at a small school in a colonial house, staying with a host family to cement your skills. A week’s homestay and lessons from £376, insiderplaces.com

Date published: March 2018

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Food milage

New travel company Insider Places aims to make the search for authentic places to eat, visit and sleep a little simpler by putting customers in touch with expert local travel agents to plan customised itineraries. Currently working in 15 countries – including Brazil, China, Sri Lanka and Vietnam – it can organise food-focussed trips taking in local markets, cooking classes, teahouses and the best local restaurants and cafés.

Date published: October 2017

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New travel firm Insider Places

Get the local lowdown and best bargains on tailor-made long haul trips with new travel firm Insider Places. It puts Brits directly in touch with approved local travel agents in long-haul destinations with the aim of securing savings up to 20 per cent and a more authentic travel experience – but with the peace of mind offered by a UK-based, ABTA-bonded company.

Date published: 9th of July 2017

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A taste of the good life

If you’re like us on the Travel desk and really love to experience an authentic taste of local life when you travel, Insider Places is the only company you should talk to. With experience in tailor-making itineraries, they’ll connect you up with a knowledgeable, vetted agent on the ground who’ll take care of everything. By booking direct, you could save up to 20 per cent. Fancy seeing orangutans in Borneo or eating with locals in Argentina? Just name it – almost anything can be arranged.

Date published: 8th of July 2017

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Live like a local

NEW tour operator Insider Places launched this week, putting adventurous travellers in touch with travel agents abroad. Holidaymakers booking through the new company will be able to enjoy bigger savings and more authentic experiences.

Date published: 3rd of July 2017

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