South America Family Holidays

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Travelling to South America with children is always a pleasure – Latinos love children! There are some incredible places to explore with your family in South America, whether you are fascinated by the insects and vibrant plants of the rainforest, or you feel like galloping across wide plains in the shadow of the Andes. For younger children aged 5 and under, we would suggest Mexico or Costa Rica and for older children, all the rest of the countries are just perfect!

Have a look below to see what activities each country offers to give you some idea and then contact us and we will walk you through the possibilities which will be right for your family - whether you are thinking of first time adventure further afield or a final extra-special family holiday before they leave home!

Each family holiday is designed entirely around your family, to ensure absolute perfection for the ultimate family holiday to South America. If you are searching for adrenalin-packed action adventures from river rafting to horse-riding, or simply a fabulous stretch of coastline to explore with some incredible marine life to look out for on snorkelling trips.

Equally, colourful local communities and indigenous markets are a source of fascination for young and old alike, as are some of the amazing wildlife encounters with exotically-named species that can be found nowhere else. We look for a perfect balance between wildlife and local culture, so their holiday is educational too!

We look for the properties and local guides that can bring this dazzling continent to life for children of all ages, perhaps learning how to fish for piranha or spot frogs and insects in the rainforest with local tribespeople, creating their own colourful wildlife journal on a Galapagos cruise to take home with them or learning how chocolate is made from bean to bar at a cacao plantation.

They learn about the trees and plants and their medicinal properties, as well as about the southern constellations of the night sky. They can white-water raft down rivers, go mountain biking between local rural villages, swim with whale sharks and dolphins, camp overnight in the rainforest, try surfing or samba lessons or even try out their language skills with the local children!

To create the perfect family adventure, we will recommend some wonderful ways to enjoy the stunning landscapes of Latin America privately from private charter yachts to bespoke tailormade adventures by 4WD or on horse-back.

You may wish to combine your wildlife safari or jungle stay with some time relaxing by a stunning coast and hire a private villa complete with its own staff, skipper and boat which allows you complete freedom each day.

Often a villa is the perfect solution, allowing total flexibility at meal times. Many of our clients book a villa for a week, sometimes with another family who are friends of theirs, which allows them complete privacy and luxury, as well as minimal travel and maximum relaxation!

Call us to discuss your own tailormade family adventure, colourful and friendly Latin America is waiting for you!


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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

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