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History and culture

We introduce you to the ruined cities and temples of ancient peoples, the architectural masterpieces of the colonial era, and to the surviving tradition and ritual. 

From the furthest outposts of the Mayan empire to the indigenous communities of Patagonia, human cultures have long shaped Latin America and left their mark upon the land. Our holidays introduce you to the ruined cities and temples of ancient peoples, the architectural masterpieces of the colonial era, and to the tradition and ritual surviving in modern-day Latin life.

All across the region, many of the sacred landmarks of the Ancient World still stand. You can visit monumental pyramids, crumbling fortresses, temples swathed in jungle foliage, and well-preserved citadels that once bustled with life. The legacy of more recent historical events, from Spanish conquest to revolutions, is also vividly present almost everywhere you go.

Out of this fascinating history, a mosaic of culturally rich and diverse nations have emerged into the 21st century as confident, vibrant democracies. From tango to tacos, their cultural contribution is felt all across the globe. Whether you fancy soaking up the atmosphere of iconic cities or getting to know thriving indigenous cultures through their markets, costumes and music, we can help you fill your trip with inspiring cultural experiences.

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Archaeology

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Visit Tarabuco indigenous market

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Visit Pablo Neruda's former home

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 37 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

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