Latin America is a fascinating continent with a truly mind-boggling number of places to visit and experiences to enjoy. From the natural wonders of Iguazu Falls to the mysteries of the ancient Inca civilisation, there is something to thrill every type of traveller. Here are our top five reasons to visit Latin America.
Wildlife is everywhere in Latin America, and there are outstanding options for getting up close and personal – from spotting jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal to following in the footsteps of Darwin and getting to know the local giant tortoises in the Galapagos.
Ceviche, Aberdeen Angus beef, Empanadas … and that’s just a sample of the great local cuisine to be found across Latin America, not to mention the famed wines and punchy cocktails!
Brazil is synonymous with the word beaches, from the most well-known (Copacabana and Ipanema) to the pretty gems of Ilha Grande and Paraty. But did you know most countries in Latin America are home to lesser-known but equally spectacular beaches, such as Uruguay’s Punta del Este or La Caleta in Colombia?
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca civilisation and trek the Inca Trail in Peru, or marvel at the mysterious land of ancient stone heads and stunning raw beauty on the remote Pacific outpost of Easter Island. South America is simply brimming with some of the world’s most fascinating culture and history.