Holidays to Central & South America

Take a holiday to Central and South America and expect to be blown away by this diverse region; climb mountains, visit world-famous landmarks and stretch out on stunning beaches.

Breathtaking scenery, ancient civilisations, exotic wildlife and pulsating cities - Central and South America has it covered (and then some!) This diverse region can have you climbing to the top of Machu Picchu in time for the sunrise and dancing the night away at the world’s biggest street party in Rio de Janeiro. Find yourself giving way to marine iguanas in the Galapagos, tucking into a steak in Buenos Aires and relaxing on little-known white sand beaches in Colombia and Honduras. Whether you are looking for an action-packed holiday of zip wiring and white water rafting in Costa Rica or dreaming of traversing the expansive Atacama Desert, our bespoke holiday itineraries to Central and South America can make it happen.

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Travel Information

  • Fly direct to various destinations in Central and South America from London (connecting flights available from other UK airports) 
  • Currency: Varies between countries 
  • Time difference: Between 4-6 hours behind GMT 
  • Flight from the UK: Direct flights take between 12 – 20 hours depending on destination 
  • Visa: No visas required for UK nationals 
  • Language: Spanish (except for Brazil, where Portuguese is the national language) 
  • National drink: Different for each country (red wine in Argentina, Pisco Sour in Peru and Caipirinhas in Brazil) 
  • National dish: Maize flour (for tortillas in Costa Rica, tamales in Peru and arepas in Colombia)
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Central and South America Activities

Get your adrenaline pumping as your tour through Central and South America. Go zip wiring and white water rafting in Costa Rica, ride the Devil’s Nose Train in Ecuador before taking a swing from a tree house-style seismic monitoring station in Baños. Party all night during Carnival in Brazil, hike through the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, go wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina and take a tour into the Amazon jungle from Peru, Brazil or Colombia.    

Central and South America Food & Drink

Taste your way through Central and South America and you’ll discover that while each country has its own unique dishes and flavours, certain ingredients and foods are common no matter where you go. Maize flour is a staple all over the region, but used in different ways; tamales in Peru or Ecuador and arepas in Colombia, while empanadas and platanos fritos (fried plantains) are everywhere. For a tipple (or two) drink red wine in Argentina, pisco sours in Peru, caipirinhas in Brazil and aguardiente in Ecuador and Colombia.

Central and South America Attractions

Visit iconic monuments and world-famous islands in Central and South America. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to see Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and witness the magnificence of the Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil. See where Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution on the Galapagos Islands, visit Machu Picchu at dawn, head out into the Atacama Desert to see the Hand of the Desert in Chile and make a stop in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city in Argentina.

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