Off the Beaten Track

In today’s increasingly globalised world, there may no longer be such a thing as a truly undiscovered destination – and Latin America is certainly not the little-explored land that it was when we arrived in 1980. That said, the Journey Latin America team know from experience that there are many off-the-beaten-track places where a foreign visitor is a rare and warmly welcomed sight, and you can marvel at jaw-dropping panoramas without a hint of a crowd to spoil the view.

As one of the first UK tour operators to offer trips to Latin America, we are used to blazing new trails. So head with us down the road less travelled, to a world of thrilling adventure and wide, enticing horizons that Central and South America have to offer, on an unforgettable off-the-beaten-track holiday.

Our Off the beaten track Brazil: Dunes and lagoons of Lencois Maranhenses holiday has you constantly reaching for your camera, as you explore the surreal, sandy landscapes of Brazil’s far northeast, as well as two UNESCO-listed colonial gems: Olinda and São Luís.

Or join us on the Off the beaten track Costa Rica: National parks and private reserves holiday; you will explore Costa Rica’s stunning vistas without the hordes of visitors. Without the infrastructure to support lots of visitors, we will use our expertise to take you off the beaten path. Go crocodile spotting on Rio Tarcoles, stay at an eco-lodge on the Pacific Coast and experience whale watching in Playa Uvita.

If you prefer to travel with like-minded travellers, why not join us on an off-the-beaten track group tour? On the Tico Tico: Culture of the Northern Andes escorted group holiday you will be rewarded with magical landscapes, archaeological treasures and encounters with welcoming people in the lesser-known northern part of Peru.

Feeling inspired for your next trip? Browse our selection of off-the-beaten-track holidays to Central and South America below.

Contact our Travel Experts today if you want to experience the best off-the-beaten paths. With almost 40 years of experience we will take you further into this region to experience the lesser-known delights of Central and South America.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.

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