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With over 40 years experience, no-one knows Latin America like we do

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Our journey

As our name suggests, we are single-minded about Latin America. This is what sets us apart from other travel companies – and what allows us to offer you not just a holiday but the opportunity to experience something extraordinary on inspiring journeys throughout Mexico, Central and South America.

Having exclusively dedicated ourselves to the region since 1980, we’re still the UK’s leading specialist in travel to Latin America. 

When you travel with us, you gain access to over 40 years of experience and expertise, knowledge and know-how, not to mention a friendly team of travel experts who all have extensive first-hand knowledge of Latin America and great enthusiasm for sharing it.

where did it all start

Over 40 years ago two British visionaries, Brian Williams and Chris Parrott, met while teaching in Rio de Janeiro. During their time there they travelled all over South and Central America. This was the 1970s, when only a few hardy backpackers set foot there.

Once back in London, capitalising on this experience, they founded Journey Latin America in 1980. As the name implies, it was to be a travel company dedicated to helping others explore this most fascinating of continents. The two-man one-telephone operation quickly grew. Flight sales and escorted group tours were supplemented in the 90s by our greatest innovation in the region: tailor-made holidays, where a growing team of Latin America travel experts create private itineraries to fulfil individual dreams.

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Now, with some 50 staff in our UK office, a dozen or so roving tour leaders and a network of trusted partners across the continent, we have assembled a truly dedicated team. All our staff have lived, worked or travelled extensively throughout Latin America and some have been with us for over 30 years.

But we don’t rest on our laurels: our knowledge is refreshed with frequent trips to inspect what we know and seek out new places to visit, places to stay, and things to do. We’ve always shared one ambition, to be the most insightful group of professionals anywhere in the world in travel to and within Latin America.

To that end, over four decades, we have consistently chosen to focus solely on Latin America. Other travel companies offering trips there come and go, but few can offer our wealth of first-hand experience and such a broad portfolio of experiences and adventures. As we grow and progress, our ever increasing bank of knowledge and expertise shines through.

Our founders have earned their retirement; we have new partners now, but our close-knit team continues to operate with the freedom and independence which has always sparked our imagination and defined our brand.

Why Us

We are the UK’s No.1 specialist in travel to Latin America and have been creating award-winning holidays to every corner of the region for over four decades; we pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable people there are when it comes to travel to Central and South America and passionate about it too.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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How We Travel

Whether it’s a Tailor-made Holiday crafted from scratch, a Pre-designed Holiday or a Group Tour, our experts will listen to your requirements and create an incredible holiday experience based on your personal preferences.

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Sustainable Travel

Providing authentic experiences, promoting responsible travel and developing worldwide relationships are all part of our vision for sustainable tourism. Since we were founded over 40 years ago, we have always endeavoured to protect Latin America’s incredible places and people.

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What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

  • Highlights?: The serenity at Uxmal and the delightful city of Oaxaca

    MF, London
  • This is a very pleasant place to relax and is convenient for vineyard visits. Nice pool, pleasant  and friendly staff. Family run.Good food. Bicycles provided on Christmas Day, but were…

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Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

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