Latin America is such a large area with so many different things to see and do, it can often be hard to know where to start looking. So, we thought we would try and narrow it down for you by showcasing what we would consider to be some of the best places to go and stay in South & Central America
Saying all this, the best way to get an idea of where to go is to give us a call. We have travelled to every single destination that we offer and can give you an in depth account of any given region as well as some impartial advice on hotels.
Off The Beaten Track
Where to go: Salta and the northwest of Argentina is a diverse region containing; vineyards, colonial villages, salt flats, canyons and excellent horse riding.
Where to stay: You ideally need about a week allowing you stay in the House of Jasmines near Salta and the Patios de Cafayate in the vineyards near Cafayate.
Also worth considering: The Yungas in Bolivia is an untouched escape
What our customers said: ‘The people of Argentina were fantastic’ Janet & Bill
Where to go: The coastlines of both Trancoso in Brazil and the Riviera Maya in Mexico have the best beaches on the continent.
Where to stay: Lots of options in both areas with the best being the Villas Trancoso in Brazil and the Viceroy Riviera Maya in Mexico
Also worth considering: The Cayes in Belize offers a pristine reef system.
What our customers said: ‘The hotel was amazing the room was huge with a brilliant view.’ Steve C.
The National Parks
Where to go: Torres del Paine in Chile is unquestionably the best national park in Latin America. Towering peaks of granite and basalt, split by glaciers with multi coloured lakes and lagoons. The perfect place to walk and ride.
Where to stay: Over time, new hotels have emerged such as Awasi Patagonia, but the best still remains the Explora Patagonia hotel, inside the park, at the base of the mountains.
Also worth considering: The Galapagos National park off the coast of Ecuador
What our customers said: ‘The walk on the glacier was mind blowing.’ Stephen H.
Where to go: The Pantanal in Brazil is the closest you will get to an African Safari where activities include walking, canoeing, driving safaris and horse riding.
Where to stay: The small and intimate Fazenda Barranco Alto and the Caiman Lodge have consistently been the best in the region.
Also worth considering: For ornithologist, there is nowhere better than Costa Rica
What our customers said: ‘The Pantanal was the highlight, what a gem of a place!’ Tim & Nell
Where to go: Peru is the epicentre of the Inca world. Machu Picchu obviously, but lesser known Pre-Inca ruins can be found around Arequipa and Lake Titicaca whilst other major Inca ruins are around both Cuzco and especially the Sacred Valley
Where to stay: Numerous places to choose from, but excellent retreats would be the Titilaka Hotel on Lake Titicaca and the Las Casitas del Colca in the Colca Canyon.
Also worth considering: The Mayan ruins of Guatemala where Tikal is the highlight
What our customers said: ‘Everything went really smoothly and it was all so amazing that I couldn’t pick a favourite bit!’ Ben D.