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
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
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.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
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 Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
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 London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.