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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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Panama Canal

Journey between the seas

Private journey

9 days from £4,091pp

tikal

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

Private journey

18 days from £4,581pp

belize beach

Signature Belize: Rainforest, reef and ruins

Private journey

12 days from £2,999pp

Boat in the Cayes of Belize

Value Belize: Mayan mountains and Caribbean caye

Private journey

9 days from £1,458pp

Types of History and culture

Xunantunich ruins Belize

Archaeology

Chefs in Suasi Peru

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Things to do

Tarabuco Market

Visit Tarabuco indigenous market

Food 2

Take a Mexican cooking course


Uxmal building

Visit Uxmal ruined Mayan temple complex

beach

Visit Tulum Mayan ruins

Tailor-made holiday

Speak to an expert Travel Consultant or send us your enquiry today.

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for over 36 years.
We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

96% of our clients rated their experience with us as Good or Excellent.

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