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Special Events

Carnival celebrations, Easter festivities, Day of the Dead, sporting competitions, solar eclipses: enjoy these and other special events in Latin America on our specialised holidays.

Latin America is probably the most vibrant continent on the globe. Its populations, a splendid mix of indigenous and immigrant cultures, are immensely proud of their heritage, and show it off at any opportunity. Celebratory festivals, music, theatre, sport and artistic events sit alongside more serious but equally exuberant religious ceremonies; always drenched in colour, always featuring the effusive enthusiasm of their participants.

Some of these events occur regularly, others may pop up at any time to recognise a particular anniversary or contemporary event, including football finals and motor racing and rallies. These are not usually exclusive: visitors from anywhere in the world are welcome; local participants are always eager to share their traditions. In many cases, if you like, you can even join in.

Beside the cultural occasions, phenomena in the natural world are also celebrated in Latin America. Some are a bit unpredictable, such as volcanic activity you can view from up close, mass turtle hatching, glacier calving. But others are known about years or even decades in advance, and it’s possible to be there to experience them. Foremost among these are solar eclipses, always dramatic but all the more so with a backdrop of extreme Latin American landscapes – mountains, deserts, lakes.

You can watch these events on Utube, but nothing compares with actually attending: though for these popular events it isn’t always easy to organise a visit independently. That’s where we come in - wherever possible, we can arrange for you to be there. Specialised Journey Latin America holidays are built around the most notable events – the Rio Olympics and World Cup have been and gone, but Rio’s flamboyant Carnival takes place every year, as do Mexico’s exotic Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Easter in Guatemala: Semana Santa

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Rio Carnival Holiday

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9 days from £2,948pp

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Journey to the solar eclipse in Patagonia December 2020

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12 days from £4,975pp

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  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on 40 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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