Take It Easy: Slow Travel in 2020
As a new decade begins, our thoughts turn to the future of travel. With 40 years of experience under our belt, we’ve remained dedicated to responsible travel from the very start and are always looking at ways we can positively impact the continent we love. Looking forward to 2020, our travel experts share their advice about travelling Latin America with sustainability proudly at the forefront.
One of the hottest travel trends this year?
With many travellers keeping in mind the environmental impact of their journeys, 2020 will see a huge rise in ‘slow travel’. The idea is to visit fewer places, spending a longer time in each destination to truly soak up its atmosphere. In addition, there’s a growing demand for overland itineraries. This is a great way to travel as it allows visitors to cut unnecessary flight emissions and gain a deeper understanding of their natural surroundings. Latin America’s winding train tracks and open roads invariably offer incredible natural vistas, from verdant mountain valleys to sun-scorched deserts.
Whether you prefer to explore at your own pace in a hire car, seek out an exhilarating active adventure or you're looking to take the road less travelled, Journey Latin America offer an increasing range of ‘slow travel’ itineraries.
A 22-day overland tour of Central America. Discover the Mayan ruins of Copán, the Panama Canal, the archipelago of Bocas del Toro and Ometepe Island as well as the colonial cities of Granada, León, Antigua and Suchitoto.
A 13-day in-depth exploration of the Yucatán Peninsula. Take in world famous Mayan archaeological sites as well as the lesser-known ruins in Calakmul. Swim in otherworldly cenotes, sleep cosily in traditional haciendas and discover hidden paradise beaches.
Focussing on just two areas in Belize, this 11-day holiday explores the rainforest and wildlife of San Ignacio and Glover’s Reef where four days are dedicated to trying out a range of incredible outdoor activities. Kayak and stand-up-paddle board on a coral islet, and make the most of some of the best snorkelling opportunities in the Caribbean.
This 14-day holiday is spent trekking through Patagonia’s glacial landscapes in Torres del Paine, Chile and Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Discover the magnificent pinnacles of the region’s ice-carved scenery.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.