It wouldn’t be Latin America without over 30,000 miles of coastline, at least 5,500 miles of the Andes mountains, the beauty of the rain forest, and the cultural diversity of the people and places. Once home to some very advanced groups of indigenous peoples, such as the Maya, Inca, and the Aztec, Latin America is home to some incredible relics of history from long before the establishment of the United States of America. Breathtaking structures like Machu Picchu in Peru, and Tikal in Guatemala tell the story of these civilizations that no textbook ever could.
Traveling through Latin America is an endless adventure! From snorkeling in the Caribbean, to hiking in the Andes, to ziplining through the rainforest, Latin America is a key destination for the outdoor explorer in all of us.
Perhaps a wild jungle adventure is not your cup of tea, but Latin America has much more to offer! Get in touch with your faith; visit Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and gaze up in awe at its incredible size and presence. Walk through 16th and 17th century colonial villages in Colombia and be transported into the world of magical realism. Go shopping at the market in Otavalo, Ecuador to find all kinds of hand-crafted garments and goods. Visit the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution was born. Enjoy a wine tasting in the vineyards of Argentina. No matter what you hope to get out of your trip, Latin America has the perfect destination waiting for you!