Our ultimate journey to Latin America
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
- Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side
- Buenos Aires
- El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
- Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side
- Uyuni salt flats
- Iguazu Falls – Brazilian side
- The Pantanal
- Rio de Janeiro
- Atacama Desert
- Santiago and the vineyards
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Mexico City
- Southern Pacific Coast
- Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side
- Machu Picchu
- Sacred Valley of the Incas
Overview & Highlights
A forty day holiday to celebrate the forty years of Journey Latin America, devised by one of our most senior sales consultants. Featuring the top highlights, hidden corners, and experiences conceived to offer you a unique perspective.
For senior sales consultant Sophie Barber, it’s the mixture of exotic wildlife and natural landscapes combined with living culture and historic heritage which continue to draw her back to Latin America. To celebrate our 40th anniversary, she has devised an awe-inspiring 40-day holiday celebrating her favourite places and experiences. We are delighted to share it with you, and invite you to include some of her suggestions in your own holiday – or book the whole thing as it is, if you dare!
It isn’t, of course, fully comprehensive – there are a multitude of other places and activities which she could happily have included had there been time. But in this personal choice she has highlighted the most stupendous cities, a few of the best wildlife spotting destinations, some of the most dramatic natural scenery and staggering human achievements. She’s referred to her huge bank of knowledge to suggest innovative and sometimes quirky ways to enhance your experiences.
With judicious timing, you’ll catch colourful indigenous markets and historic religious festivals. After all the excitement of exploration, relaxing on a sunlit beach is the perfect way to end the holiday.
- Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Mountain
- Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado Mountain
- Iguazú Falls: Brazilian and Argentina sides with helicopter ride and boat tour
- Pantanal: excursions from the lodge
- Buenos Aires: night excursion with milonga show
- Buenos Aires: walking city tour
- El Calafate Patagonia: Excursion to Estancia Nibepo Aike
- El Calafate Patagonia: Boat trip to the glaciers
- Torres del Paine Patagonia: choice of activities at the lodge
- Atacama desert: Tocanao village and Atacama salt flats
- Uyuni salt flats: excursions en route
- Cusco: city tour and San Pedro market
- Sacred Valley: tour of valley with Pisac and Ollantaytambo Inca sites
- Machu Picchu: guided tour
- Lake Titicaca: choice of activities from the lodge
- Mexico City: cycle, tacos and beer tour
- Mexico City: lucho libre wrestling match
- Oaxaca: Night time excursion (on 31 October only) for Day of the Dead
- Oaxaca: Day of the Dead (Nov 1 only) Night time excursion
- Oaxaca: Cookery class
- Huatulco: some activities at the hotel
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Arrive in Rio de Janeiro.
Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountain.
At leisure in Rio.
Fly to the Pantanal wetlands.
Explorations from the lodge.
Optional activities from the lodge.
By road to Cuiabá, overnight.
Fly south to Iguazú Falls.
Take to the Iguazú river in a boat.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Visit the underground tunnels in San Telmo.
Fly to El Calafate in Patagonia.
Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier.
On to Chilean Patagonia – Torres del Paine.
Exploring the national park
Fly to Santiago.
Fly north to the Atacama Desert.
Guided excursion to Tocanao and the salt flats.
On through the salt flats to Bolivia.
Discovering the Uyuni salt flats.
Fly to Cusco in Peru.
Guided tour of the city, its environs and San Pedro market.
By road into the Sacred valley of the Incas.
Explore the Sacred Valley and Pisac ruins.
Visit Machu Picchu by train.
Revisit the citadel, return to Cusco by train.
By rail to Lake Titicaca.
From your hotel, explore the lake's shores and hinterland.
Fly to Lima, Peruvian capital.
Fly north to Mexico City.
Visit the ruined temples of Teotihuacán.
Day at leisure in Mexico City.
Fly to Oaxaca in the mountainous interior.
Day of the Dead – or explore at leisure.
Cooking class in Oaxaca.
Fly to Huatulco on the Pacific coast.
Fly to Mexico City and connect with your homeward international flight.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
See the views from Sugar Loaf mountain
Visit Rio’s statue of Christ the Redeemer
Discover Rio’s fascinating reinvented docklands
Go wildlife spotting in the Pantanal
Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
Exploring Buenos Aires
Authentic Buenos Aires by night
Visit the Perito Moreno glacier
Patagonian asado at Estancia Nibepo Aike
Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
Atacama Star Gazing
Take a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert
See flamingos in the salt flats
Explore the Valley of the Moon
Cross the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia
Walking tour of Cusco
Visit Sacsayhuaman Inca fortress
Titicaca train in the Peruvian Andes
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Travel by train to Machu Picchu
Walking tour of Mexico City
Attend a Lucha Libre match
Oaxaca walking tour and market
Take a Mexican cooking course
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Brazil / The Pantanal
Pousada do Rio Mutum
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Melia Iguazu Resort and Spa
Argentina / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
Estancia Nibepo Aike
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Le Reve Santiago
Bolivia / Uyuni salt flats
Peru / Cusco
Inkaterra la Casona
Peru / Sacred Valley of the Incas
Hotel Sol y Luna
Peru / Machu Picchu
Inkaterra Machu Picchu
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Peru / Lima
Belmond Miraflores Park
Mexico / Mexico City
Mexico / Oaxaca
What our clients say
The holiday was all we expected and when asked we would recommend it to friends with reservation.EC, Taunton
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has an interest in magnificent scenery and wonderful wildlife experiences.CT, Antrim
"This is my fourth JLA trip and it was as fulfilling and enjoyable as the earlier ones. You run an excellent organisation-and I commend and thank you. I will be back!!"AM, London
"Getting to Machu Picchu after a 50 year dream was amazing. Although the whole of Bolivia was magical stunning scenery excellent guides and a surrealistic landscape."MF, Warwick
There are so many memorable parts of the trip it would be difficult to pick out one. Our overriding memories will be the totality of what we saw of South America - heat of the cities, colour, rhythm, vastness, scenery - lakes, mountains, glaciers and the meadows and condors of Chile and the albatross in the Beagle Channel.AP, Bridgwater
The first view of Machu Picchu from the watchman's tower, the view from El Alto overlooking La Paz and surrounding mountains and the Iguazu Falls will remain with me always. Also very pleased with the standard of accommodation.
Overall this was the most interesting and varied holiday I have ever been on and was a superb introduction to what was, for me, a new area of the world.PM, Motherwell
Inspired by this trip
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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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.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
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 Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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.