Off the Beaten Track

In today’s increasingly globalised world, there may no longer be such a thing as a truly undiscovered destination – and Latin America is certainly not the little-explored land that it was when we arrived in 1980. That said, the Journey Latin America team know from experience that there are many off-the-beaten-track places where a foreign visitor is a rare and warmly welcomed sight, and you can marvel at jaw-dropping panoramas without a hint of a crowd to spoil the view.

As one of the first UK tour operators to offer trips to Latin America, we are used to blazing new trails. So head with us down the road less travelled, to a world of thrilling adventure and wide, enticing horizons that Central and South America have to offer, on an unforgettable off-the-beaten-track holiday.

Our Off the beaten track Brazil: Dunes and lagoons of Lencois Maranhenses holiday has you constantly reaching for your camera, as you explore the surreal, sandy landscapes of Brazil’s far northeast, as well as two UNESCO-listed colonial gems: Olinda and São Luís.

Or join us on the Off the beaten track Costa Rica: National parks and private reserves holiday; you will explore Costa Rica’s stunning vistas without the hordes of visitors. Without the infrastructure to support lots of visitors, we will use our expertise to take you off the beaten path. Go crocodile spotting on Rio Tarcoles, stay at an eco-lodge on the Pacific Coast and experience whale watching in Playa Uvita.

If you prefer to travel with like-minded travellers, why not join us on an off-the-beaten track group tour? On the Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes escorted group holiday you will be rewarded with magical landscapes, archaeological treasures and encounters with welcoming people in the lesser-known northern part of Peru.

Feeling inspired for your next trip? Browse our selection of off-the-beaten-track holidays to Central and South America below.

Contact our Travel Experts today if you want to experience the best off-the-beaten paths. With almost 40 years of experience we will take you further into this region to experience the lesser-known delights of Central and South America.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • 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.

  • Jamie Swan
    Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant

    Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

  • 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.

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