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Top 10 Places to Visit in Latin America

Ultimate experiences

With so many amazing places it’s impossible to whittle this down to one. From Cruising the fjords and inlets of Patagonia, the other-world landscapes of the Atacama Desert in Chile and the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia to the unmistakable sight of Machu Picchu in Peru, the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls or the up-close wildlife encounters in Galapagos.

No sooner have you completed one Ultimate Experience than you discover another!

Thrilling adventures

The Amazon River and the surrounding rainforest cover around 40% of continental South America.

Embark on river cruises to discover the diversity of the wildlife and experience native living in Manaus, Brazil, Iquitos, Peru and Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.

Cosmopolitan cities

The obvious choices and, deservedly so, are the vibrant capital cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires that are steeped in iconic experiences and history. Looking further afield, in Ecuador make sure you spend a few nights in Quito to explore the historic churches and squares of the old town and be sure to discover the gastro-delights of Lima in Peru.

A journey to remember

Follow the footsteps on the Inca’s and trek the Inca Trail in Peru through spectacular high altitude Andean scenery and be rewarded with the ultimate views of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Why not follow this up with a more relaxed but equally spectacular, luxurious train journey from Cuzco to Puno across the Andes with Belmond.

Historic landmarks

Located over 2000 miles from mainland Chile, the remote Pacific outpost of Easter Island is famed for its archaeological sites. It is home to almost 900 huge Moai statues that perch mysteriously on hilltops and coastlines that are thought to date back to as early as 1250.

Local cuisine

Try ceviche, fresh fish served in a zesty marinade of lime juice and chilli in the gastronomic centre of Lima or sample the freshest Aberdeen Angus beef accompanied by one of its famed wines on a cattle ranch stay in Argentina.

Dates for the diary

Carnival is celebrated all over Brazil before the start of Lent with the biggest of all these parties taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Get your dancing shoes on and be wowed by the vibrant colours and sounds of the greatest party on earth. For those seeking something more laid back head to the Valdes Peninsular on the East Coast of Argentina in Patagonia between May to November for prime whale watching.

Amazing wildlife

Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on either a land or sea based Galapagos journey. Snorkel with playful sea lions, elegant sea turtles, serious sharks and inquisitive penguins; see giant tortoises in their natural habitat and birds galore.

Live like a local

Spend a night on a small island on Lake Titicaca in the Andean regions of Bolivia and Peru, help out with day to day activities, partake in traditions, interact with the locals and be rewarded with memories of a lifetime.

Best beaches

Brazil is synonymous with the word, from iconic Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio, to the pretty seaside towns of Ilha Grande and Parity and endless golden sand beaches of Salvador. Lesser known but equally stunning and worth checking out is Punta del Este in Uruguay, or the small beach town in northern Peru of Mancora.

Fancy that? Call now our friendly Latin America experts on 0800 707 6229 and head on a dreamy Latin America holiday. 

Alternatively, browse our carefully picked selection of Latin America holidays here or download our new Latin America brochure here.

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