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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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Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

Private journey

14 days from £3,681pp

Ruins at Copan Honduras

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

Private journey

18 days from £4,450pp

Treasures of Peru

Treasures of Peru: The archaeological riches of the north

Private journey

15 days from £3,995pp

Self drive

Self-drive Nicaragua: Adventures by road

Private journey

11 days from £1,655pp

Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

Speak to an expert 020 8747 8315

Types of History and culture

Xunantunich ruins Belize

Archaeology

Chefs in Suasi Peru

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Things to do

Remote city

Visit Calakmul Mayan ruins

Taxco

Visit Taxco, silver town


Mexican dancers

Ballet Folclorico

Take a Tango Lesson in Buenos Aires

Take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires

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