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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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Costa Rica Family Holidays

Costa Rica is one of Central America’s little gems and is perfect for families who love to get out into nature and discover the fascinating wildlife, big and small, of the rainforest.
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Brazil Family Holidays

Brazil has a staggering diversity of wildlife to fascinate older children and teenagers – whether it is spotting giant rodents in the Pantanal wetlands or the unique pink river dolphins in the Amazon River, or observing nesting turtles along the Bahia coast or southern right whales from Santa Catarina.
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Galápagos Family Holidays

The Galápagos Islands are, we think, one of the most world’s most incredible destinations that are absolutely ideal for families, from youngsters of around five, right up to older children and teenagers.
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Belize Family Holidays

Belize makes a wonderful destination for a family holiday combining plenty of active adventures with some intriguing Mayan history for older children, as well as some beautiful laid-back coastal towns and coral caye islands perfect for safe snorkelling on the reef in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
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Peru Family Holidays

June to September is the ideal time for family holidays in Peru – coinciding nicely with the school summer holidays, when days are warm, dry and sunny, and nights are cool in the Andean highlands.
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Mexico Family Holidays

Mexico is a dream destination for families with children of all ages, whether you want to find perfect beaches, delve into the dramatic and blood-thirsty history of the ancient Mayans, experience some incredible marine wildlife encounters, or explore the colours, music and dance of this vivid nation on your Mexico family holidays.
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Ecuador Family Holidays

Ecuador is a truly wonderful destination for a family holiday, even with younger children, as it is such an easy-going and friendly country with so much diversity in a relatively small space.
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Argentina Family Holidays

Family holidays to Argentina are perfect for children of any age. Its key advantages are its delightful and very stylish family-run accommodations and an incredibly diverse range of destinations.
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Guatemala Family Holidays

The highlands around Antigua and Lake Atitlan offer a year round pleasant spring-like climate, and make the ideal place to begin your family holiday in Guatemala.
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Chile Family Holidays

This beautiful and sophisticated country makes a wonderful destination for family holidays, especially for older children and teenagers who like to have plenty of things to see and do.
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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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