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Our Real Latin America Expert

Jenny Powles Cuba
Jenny Powles - Product & Marketing

Jenny first visited Latin America as a student, setting off a longstanding love of Latin culture, vibrancy and musicality that would soon see her return to backpack across South America.

El Salvadaor Volcano

Unforgettable Landscapes

The spectacularly scenic Ruta de las Flores winds its way through the coffee heartland is dotted with picturesque highland villages across its landscape. For an exhilarating adventure, trek up the slopes of volcanoes and into the craters in Los Volcanos National Park.

San Vincento Volcano El Salvador

Fascinating HIstory

Discover the country’s most important Mayan site, buried for centuries under volcanic ash. Drawing comparisons with Pompeii, Joya de Cerén, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a pre-Hispanic farming community which was buried beneath lava following an eruption in 600AD.

Joya De Ceren El Salvador

Jungle Treks

Criss-crossed by a network of jungle trails, the tropical forest of El Imposible National Park is a strikingly beautiful territory of rippled mountain ridges swathed in luscious vegetation. Perquín is also great for hiking and bird watching and is culturally significant as part of the country’s revolutionary history

El Imposibile National Park

Remote Beaches

Unwind on the soft white sandy bays and dark volcanic beaches of El Salvador’s Pacific coastline which is peppered with small fishing communities. Home to four species of turtle, you’ll also find world-class surfing and can enjoy succulent seafood washed down with an ice cold beer.

El Tunco Beach El Salvador

Delicious Delicacies

El Salvador produces some of the world’s finest coffee. Visit a plantation to discover both new and old coffee making processes or learn how to make pupusas, a traditional dish consisting of tortillas stuffed with crispy pork, savoury beans or melted cheese.

Coffee Beans El Salvador

Colonial Towns

The enchanting town of Suchitoto is a centre for arts and culture. Explore the cobbled lanes, and its beautiful baroque church. Or head to the colonial town of Conchagua on the flanks of a volcano which is home to one of the oldest churches in the country.

Suchitoto El Salvador

Tailor-made holidays

Flexible, custom-made holidays to Latin America created to match your exact requirements: our tailor-made itineraries are as unique as the clients for whom they are designed.

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Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    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.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    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 Giffen
    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.

  • Ben Line
    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.

  • Sophie Barber
    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.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    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.

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