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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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Ruins at Copan Honduras

Treasures of Central America: Heritage of the Aztec and Mayan Empires

18 days from £3890pp

Boat in the Cayes of Belize

Value Belize: Mayan mountains and Caribbean caye

9 days from £1331pp

Tico Tico

Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes

14 days from £2338pp

Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

14 days from £3543pp

Things to do

Female wrestlers

See the Bolivian fighting cholitas

Museum

Visit the Larco Museum


Visit Pablo Neruda’s Former Home

Visit Pablo Neruda's former home

Take a Tango Lesson in Buenos Aires

Take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires

Types of History and culture

Xunantunich ruins Belize

Archaeology

Chefs in Suasi Peru

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