Travelling Off the Beaten Track in 2020
A new decade is before us, and the travel experts at Journey Latin America are looking to the future of travel. This year promises many exciting developments in Central and South America, including a rise in travel to off the beaten track destinations that few know about.
With 40 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on championing alternative and overlooked destinations. We pave the way for discerning travellers looking to escape the crowds, discover the great outdoors and blaze trails on pioneering adventures.
Coming soon are two brand new holidays each of which incorporates a new region soon to be available to intrepid travellers:
The Cerrado is an extraordinarily biodiverse region and home to jaguar, ocelot, armadillo, anteater, maned wolf and the grey eagle. Be one of the first to access this hardly-visited part of Brazil and see first-hand the extraordinary quantity of wildlife at luxury lodge Pousada Trijuncao.
Located in the southeast of Colombia, a stunning 6-hour road journey from Bogotá over high mountain passes, the llanos are Colombia’s very own Wild West. Sparsely populated and strikingly traditional, this is a land where the cowboy lifestyle still reigns supreme. Visitors can choose from simple farmstead accommodation to a new luxury tented camp.
Plus here are some of our most popular off-the-beaten-track holidays, available to book today:
Feeling as removed and remote as the wilderness of Antarctica, the Puna de Atacama is a vast, other-worldly, arid landscape of extremes. On your six-day, guided expeditionary road trip you will be almost alone in high altitude desert mountain scenery.
An exhilarating adventure exploring the cloud forests of Ecuador’s Andean foothills on the fringe of the Amazon basin. Winding its way south parallel with the Andean spine is Route 45, a road which connects Quito to many otherwise inaccessible destinations.
The unique locations of the Iberá wetlands and Bahía Bustamente are truly remote, in areas of little infrastructure. Bahia Bustamante offers a taste of authentic Patagonia in one of Argentina’s long- forgotten corners. The area is rich in seabirds and other marine life whilst Iberá’s wetlands afford incredible aquatic wildlife viewing opportunities.
Get off grid in the Chaco, Paraguay. The bird-filled wetlands, saltpans, lagoons and thorn forests of this incredible region host some of the most remote wildlife wilderness on the continent.
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Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.