Central & South America
Latin America is a vast landmass stretching from Mexico and the equatorial jungles of Central America in the north to the icy, tundra wilderness of Southern Argentina and Chile in the very far south. This vast collection of “Latin” countries, so called because of the rich legacy of both Spanish and Portuguese colonial rule, contains a staggering variety of landscapes, wildlife, ancient cultures and modern cities.
Wherever you might visit you will always be amazed by the multi-cultural layering of the peoples and the sites. Marvel at the pyramids of the Mayans and Aztecs of Central America or the spectacle of the Inca, mountain top city of Machu Picchu in Peru, all remnants of powerful indigenous civilisations that were broken to the will of European colonial. Enjoy the music of the Americas, from the provocative steps of a heated Argentine tango to the mountain melodies of Andean pan pipes. It is all about a continent where Hispanic familiarity has been distilled into a more complex and exotic cocktail.
Anyone who yearns for the “great outdoors” will be spoilt for choice, whether exploring the vast reaches of the Amazon rainforest, cruising the Galapagos Islands, trekking along the Inca Trail, zip-lining through the jungles of Costa Rica, riding across the Pampas at an Argentine estancia or escaping to the wilderness of Patagonia. For those looking for a tropical beach then this region will not disappoint, with plenty of choice from the Caribbean resorts of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to the chic beach retreats of Uruguay and Brazil.
Let Beaver Travel organise a truly memorable journey, although with so much on offer it is likely that one visit will not be enough.