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History and culture

We introduce you to the ruined cities and temples of ancient peoples, the architectural masterpieces of the colonial era, and to the surviving tradition and ritual. 

From the furthest outposts of the Mayan empire to the indigenous communities of Patagonia, human cultures have long shaped Latin America and left their mark upon the land. Our holidays introduce you to the ruined cities and temples of ancient peoples, the architectural masterpieces of the colonial era, and to the tradition and ritual surviving in modern-day Latin life.

All across the region, many of the sacred landmarks of the Ancient World still stand. You can visit monumental pyramids, crumbling fortresses, temples swathed in jungle foliage, and well-preserved citadels that once bustled with life. The legacy of more recent historical events, from Spanish conquest to revolutions, is also vividly present almost everywhere you go.

Out of this fascinating history, a mosaic of culturally rich and diverse nations have emerged into the 21st century as confident, vibrant democracies. From tango to tacos, their cultural contribution is felt all across the globe. Whether you fancy soaking up the atmosphere of iconic cities or getting to know thriving indigenous cultures through their markets, costumes and music, we can help you fill your trip with inspiring cultural experiences.

Our holidays

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Boat in the Cayes of Belize

Value Belize: Mayan mountains and Caribbean caye

9 days from £1331pp

Treasures of Peru

Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

15 days from £3995pp

Self drive

Self-drive Nicaragua: Adventures by road

11 days from £1489pp

Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

14 days from £3543pp

Things to do

Panama hat worker

Visit the birthplace of the Panama hat

Itaipu Dam

Visit the Itaipu Dam

Kuelap fortress

Visit Kuelap, Chachapoyan fortress

Inca ruins

Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins

Types of History and culture

Xunantunich ruins Belize


Chefs in Suasi Peru

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