Advice for the first-time single traveller?
If you are a single traveller and it’s your first time to South America, doing a group tour is a good way of introducing yourself to the continent. You don’t have to worry about the logistics of where you will be staying or what to see and do as we arrange that all for you. Also if you don't speak Spanish/Portuguese, your bilingual tour leader will be on hand to help, so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your trip!
In fact Journey Latin America’s founders started the company as tour leaders, so for 30 years we’ve had a strong basis in group tour travel and continue to operate “old favourites” as well as creating new itineraries for clients to get the best out of Latin America.
I would recommend one of our cross-continent journeys, which take in a variety of terrains and cultures. In particular I would opt for the Panorama of the Andes journey, which I’ve been on myself and absolutely loved. It includes the major sites such as Buenos Aires, La Paz, Cusco and Machu Picchu but also goes off the beaten track to areas such as Atacama Desert and my all-time-favourite place, the Bolivian Salt Flats. This is a bizarre and unique part of South America that few people visit due to it being so isolated but it is so worth it for the dramatic scenery!
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Real Latin America Experts
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
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.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
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 a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.