What Central & South America Trips Are a Match for Your Goals & Interests?


Latin America is a canvas painted with the vibrant colors of diverse cultures, majestic landscapes, and rich histories. This region invites travelers to immerse themselves in its unique charm, but it can be challenging to decide which country is the right fit for your next trip with so many options to choose from. Deciding on the perfect destination within this vast region can be daunting, but our guide is here to navigate you through the selection process, matching your travel goals and interests with the ideal Latin American adventure.

Argentina: A Blend of Natural Wonders and Tango

From the glaciers of Patagonia to the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina offers a dance of natural beauty and cultural richness. Indulge in the country’s famous dishes, discover the art of tango, and marvel at the majesty of Iguazu Falls.

Outdoor Adventures: Hike the Perito Moreno Glacier or witness the world’s end in Ushuaia.

Culinary Exploration: Savor Malbec wines and partake in a traditional asado (barbecue).

Choose Argentina if… you’re passionate about exploring diverse landscapes and embracing the cultural vibrancy of South America.

Featured Trip: Vivid Argentina

BoliviaBelize: The Gateway to Ancient Maya and Pristine Nature

Belize is a treasure trove of ancient Maya civilization and the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Dive into the Blue Hole or explore the jungle-shrouded temples for a blend of adventure and history.

Outdoor Adventures: Snorkel or dive among the vibrant coral reefs.

Cultural Immersion: Visit ancient Maya sites and interact with local communities.

Choose Belize if… you’re fascinated by the mysteries of ancient civilizations and the untouched beauty of nature.

Featured Trip: Mayan Secrets

Flamingos in BoliviaBolivia: Where Traditions Meet Natural Wonders

Bolivia offers the surreal Uyuni Salt Flats, the majestic Andes, and rich indigenous cultures. It’s a destination where every corner tells a story of the earth’s beauty and human heritage.

Outdoor Adventures: Traverse the vast salt flats or navigate Lake Titicaca.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with local Quechua and Aymara communities.

Choose Bolivia if… you desire a journey through stunning landscapes infused with deep cultural roots.

Featured Trip: Undiscovered Bolivia

Macaws in BrazilBrazil: The Rhythm of Nature and Festivities

Brazil’s rhythm is felt through the pulsating beats of lively celebrations, the grandeur of Iguazu Falls, and the serene whispers of the Amazon. Discover a country where the festive atmosphere contrasts beautifully with its natural reserves’ tranquil beauty.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore the Pantanal for unparalleled wildlife viewing or the Amazon for a jungle adventure.

Wildlife Encounters: See how many of the 80 mammals, 698 bird species, 260 fish species, and 50 kinds of reptiles you can spot along the Pantanal.

Choose Brazil if… your curiosity lies in the dynamic and biodiverse habitats on the planet.

Featured Trip: Wildlife Wonders of Brazil

ChileChile: From Desert to Glacial Fields

Chile stretches from the driest desert in the world, the Atacama, to the vast icy expanses of Patagonia. It offers landscapes that inspire awe and a wine culture that tempts the palate.

Outdoor Adventures: Stargaze in the Atacama or navigate the fjords of Patagonia.

Culinary Journey: Explore Chile’s wine regions and taste world-class varietals.

Choose Chile if… you’re fascinated by the extremes of nature and the art of winemaking.

Featured Trip: Patagonia Discovery Safari

ColombiaColombia: A Symphony of Nature and Culture

Colombia, with its diverse landscapes ranging from the Amazon rainforest to Caribbean beaches, offers an enchanting mix of nature, history, and culture.

Outdoor Adventures: Discover the Amazon’s biodiversity and the wonders of the Valle de Cocora.

Cultural Immersion: Experience the rhythm of salsa and the rich coffee culture.

Choose Colombia if… your heart beats for adventure, from lush rainforests to lively cities.

Featured Trip: Weeklong Trip to Colombia

Costa Rica: The Pioneers of Eco-Tourism

Costa Rica is a model for sustainable travel, offering lush rainforests, abundant wildlife, and adventure activities. It’s a haven for those looking to connect with nature, from zip-lining through cloud forests to relaxing on pristine beaches.

Outdoor Adventures: Engage in whitewater rafting, zip-lining, and snorkeling.

Wildlife Encounters: Spot sloths, monkeys, and a plethora of bird species in their natural habitat.

Choose Costa Rica if… you’re eager to experience the forefront of eco-tourism and adventure in a biodiverse paradise. Costa Rica is a particularly friendly destination for family travel.

Featured Trip: Costa Rica for the Natural Explorer

CubaCuba: A Dive into History and Culture

Cuba is a living museum of colonial architecture, revolutionary history, and rich musical traditions. Step into the rhythm of salsa, explore historic Havana and relax on pristine beaches.

Outdoor Adventures: Hike the trails Viñales, wander the streets of Havana, and enjoy beach towns.

Cultural Immersion: Experience Cuba’s unique culture through music, dance, and food.

Choose Cuba if… you’re intrigued by the resilience of culture and the warmth of its people against the backdrop of historical evolution.

Featured Trip: Havana and the Valley of Viñales

Ecuador HighlandsEcuador: The Jewel of Biodiversity

Ecuador offers the Galápagos Islands unparalleled wildlife, the Amazon Rainforest’s biodiversity, and the Andes’ majestic vistas. It’s a compact yet diverse playground for explorers of all ages.

Outdoor Adventures: Encounter unique wildlife in the Galápagos and venture into the heart of the Amazon.

Cultural Immersion: Explore indigenous markets and learn about traditional crafts.

Choose Ecuador if… you’re passionate about discovering one of the planet’s most biodiverse countries and engaging with its rich cultural heritage.

Featured Trip: Ecuador Highlands Explorer

GuatemalaGuatemala: Land of the Eternal Spring

Guatemala, known for its rich Mayan heritage and stunning landscapes, offers a journey through lush rainforests to ancient ruins. It’s a country where tradition and nature intertwine beautifully.

Outdoor Adventures: Hike up to active volcanoes and explore Tikal among the dense jungle.

Cultural Immersion: Engage with local Mayan communities and learn about their traditions and crafts.

Choose Guatemala if… you’re drawn to uncovering ancient history and experiencing vibrant indigenous cultures.

Featured Trip: Engaging Antigua and Atitlan

Monarchs in MexicoMexico: A Journey Through Time and Nature

Mexico is full of natural wonders and historical richness. From ancient Mayan ruins to the incredible journey of monarch butterflies, each region presents its own story.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore the cenotes of Yucatan, surf on the Baja Peninsula, and witness the monarch migration.

Cultural Immersion: Delve into the Mayan civilization’s history and enjoy contemporary Mexican culture.

Choose Mexico if… you’re intrigued by ancient civilizations, diverse ecosystems, and natural phenomena.

Featured Trip: The Monarchs of Michoacan

PanamaPanama: The Crossroads of the Americas

Panama offers a unique blend of vibrant city life, serene beaches, and rich biodiversity, highlighted by the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore the Panama Canal’s surroundings and snorkel or boat in the clear waters of Bocas del Toro.

Cultural Immersion: Learn about the indigenous communities and the modern marvel of the Panama Canal.

Choose Panama if… you’re fascinated by the melding of modern achievements with untouched natural beauty.

Featured Trip: Pure Panama Adventure for Families

PeruPeru: The Echoes of Ancient Civilizations

Peru is a testament to the grandeur of ancient civilizations, offering a deep dive into the Incan empire through the iconic Machu Picchu. Embrace the mystery of the Nasca lines and the rich biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest for an unforgettable journey into the past and the heart of nature.

Outdoor Adventures: Trek the Inca Trail or explore the Amazon by boat.

Cultural Immersion: Learn from the Quechua people and participate in traditional weaving workshops.

Choose Peru if… you’re curious about the legacy of one of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilizations and the diverse ecosystems of South America.

Featured Trip: Incas and Amazon for Families with Teens

Embark on a Latin American Adventure with Journeys International

Traveling with Journeys International across Latin America means embarking on a trip that’s not only about discovering new places but also about connecting with different cultures, engaging with the environment, and indulging in local cuisines. Whether drawn to the ancient ruins and tropical forests of Peru, the dynamic cultures of Argentina, the festive spirit of Brazil, the green innovation of Costa Rica, or the dramatic landscapes of Chile, Latin America’s rich tapestry awaits.

We hope this guide inspires you to pinpoint your next adventure in Latin America. Our Adventure Specialists are eager to tailor an experience that aligns with your dreams and interests, crafting a journey that promises to be as enriching as it is exciting. Schedule a call with us when you’re ready for a consultation.