The continent of Latin America is decked with the best of nature; dominating mountains, tropical beaches, and white sand shores, pristine glaciers, and evergreen dense forests, quite different from the outside world, this part of the earth has something unique in everything it offers to the tourists. Daunting adventures for the adventure seeker, self-discovery for the traveler, and peace of mind for the tourists, Latin America keeps getting vast with every step one takes.
What is surprising about this continent is the treasure of cultures, customs, and traditions exhibited by the people. Home to 12 countries, the continent has shared with the world the color and vibrancy of carnivals, the importance of protecting the largest ecosystem- Amazon, Colombia style architectures and cathedrals, aesthetic and vintage cobblestone streets, and much more.
When it is time to explore Latin America, there is no better way than to begin from curating well-planned vacation packages. Since there are far too many options to choose from, this vacation package will help to get the best of this chunk of land.
If you are still not convinced, here are the reasons why you should embark on a journey to this amazing piece of earth!
Latin America is a land of celebrations:
Latin America gifted the idea of carnivals to the world. The season of feasts and carnivals are from January to March. There is a reason why. Celebrations commence during the beginning of the year and finish before the world welcomes the Lent season. This time of the year is the most colorful and festive time of the year. The most visited is the Rio de Janeiro Carnival of Brazil. The samba parade draws people from all over the world. Brazil is also known for its street parties.
Similarly, the Venezuelan fest of El Callao is a fusion of cultures from Trinidad, West Indies, and the Antilles. People divide themselves among Madama and devils. The Madama dress in elegant costumes whilst the devils dress in a gothic frightening manner.
Still unexplored by the outer world, Bolivians love to celebrate their culture, traditions, and history. The Oruro Carnival is one of its kind with a group of elegant dancers performing the typical Diablada, a mix of Spanish and native styles. Thanks to UNESCO for terming it as “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity ''.
Carnaval Ponceno of Puerto Rico, Carnaval de Montevideo of Uruguay, and Carnaval de Negros y Blancos of Colombia are some of the other revered carnivals of Latin America.
Latin America has so many ancient cities to explore:
Right from the Inca Ruins of Peru to the lost cities of Colombia, Latin America is ripe for exploration and discovery. This land will be endeared by historians, geologists, and archaeologists for its amount of ancient cultures and ruins. The most famous, no doubt is the Inca Ruins of Peru. Vacation packages offer a three to four-day hiking trip to these ruins. It is for the risk-taking people who crave adventure in every step. Another exciting tour will be to the Nazca lines of Peru. These ancient geoglyphs have been making scientists and historians wondering about their origin and purpose. These lines can be explored by flight to its intricacies.
Argentina’s San Ignacio Mini is the other site to enrich exploration and history. These ruins were built by the Jesuits which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The red sandstone structure has been standing strong to date despite many calamities and wear and tear.
The Moai of Easter Island in Chile, San Augustin in Colombia, Cusco in Peru are other ancient cities tourists can add in their vacation packages.
Latin America is a natural paradise:
Latin America has it all: mountainscapes, beaches, dense forests, hills, glaciers, deserts, rivers, and lakes which strive to be picture-perfect scenery. Ecuador and the Amazon are the world’s nature reserves with millions of wildlife, insects, and birds.
Latin America also has the finest, dramatic waterfalls in the world. The Iguazu Falls of Argentina is the most visited. Angel falls in Venezuela, Agua Azul falls of Mexico, Cachoeira da Fumaça of Brazil are other majestic falls of Latin America.
Patagonia’s scenic views are very natural and ethereal. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and rivers, vacation packages suggest this destination if tourists choose to do trekking.
Apart from the usual nature trails, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats of Bolivia are mind-blowing. If tourists visit these salt flats during winter, they will get to witness the sky mirroring on the ground. This spectacular view is seen by many tourists every year.
Latin America is a treasure house of adventure sports:
If you seek adventures, then Latin America offers hundreds of different kinds of sports activities in every country. Kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, trekking, jungle trails, hand gliding, surfing; name it and you will find it here!
Since Latin America is famous for its beaches, snorkeling is the most preferred adventure. The Galapagos, Belize, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico are some of the famous destinations for a snorkel adventure. It takes one close to the heart of marine life. One gets to see exotic fishes, octopus, sea lions, whales, sea turtles, and manta rays.
Brazil’s famous hand gliding adventure is risky and exciting as it may sound. It is not for the faint-hearted. A licensed guide is accompanied by the novice and thus, safety is made sure at every juncture. Hang gliding is ideal because you get to witness the cityscape of the country in a completely different angle compared to other people.
What’s a must in every Argentina vacation package is the Trek to the clouds express: the unrivaled adventure for history enthusiasts as well as adventurous people. This three to four-day mini-trip will let you have a glimpse of the local people of Argentina, their culture, some important Inca ruins, and the rocky massive Andes ranges.
Volcano climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, and canopy bird watching are some other adventure activities to be chosen.