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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.

 

Over forty 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 fulfill individual dreams.

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 be single-minded about 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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Real Latin America Experts

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    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 Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    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 an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • JimAshworth
    Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant

    Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made 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.

This was an interesting place to stay and we enjoyed learning about the foundation.  It is very remote and we were the only guests. 

CC, Bristol Sep 2020

We were only supposed to stay one night but due to an earthquake in colca canyon we ended up staying for 3 and they couldn't have been more helpful in accommodating us .This was a lovely hotel , service was excellent .v spacious rooms and good facilities though they could do with the outdoor pool being heated ! Breakfasts delicious as was evening meal . The location is perfect on outskirts of city but within  easy reach .

AP, Market Harborough Sep 2020
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