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48 hours in... Latin America's best cities

48 hours in....Latin America's best cities - Our experts spill the beans

Planning to visit Central or South America? With such a wealth of knowledge and insider expertise at our fingertips here at Journey Latin America, we thought it was only fair to share! We've asked our enviably well-travelled staff to produce a range of 48-hour city guides to Latin America's top destinations, so throw away the guidebook and make the most of even a flying visit with expert tips and advice on all our favourite cities.

We believe that it's possible to get under the skin of a destination in a relatively short time, but to do so you need to think like a local. Without expert advice it's easy to fall into the usual tourist traps and overpriced restaurants, so we've found you some top tour guides in the form of the Journey Latin America travel experts, from members of the London team to our award-winning tour leaders on the ground. They've agreed to show us around the corners of Central and South America that mean the most to them, sharing top restaurant advice, crowd-dodging tips and local secrets to help you to discover the Latin America they love.


48 Hours in... Buenos Aires by travel consultant and ardent Argentinophile Lina Fuller.



48 Hours in... Rio de Janeiro by Laura Rendell-Dunn, whose Brazilian roots give her a true insider perspective.



48 Hours in... La Paz by Isabelle Mazille, Product Manager for the Andean region.



48 Hours in... Bogotá by Colombian travel consultant Lina Fuller.


48 hours in... Santiago by Sarah Beard, our Group Tours Manager with a lifelong love of Chile.



48 Hours in Havana compiled on location by Travel Consultant Natalie Paiva.



48 Hours in Quito by Isabelle Mazille, Product Manager for the Andean region.



48 Hours in... Antigua, Guatemala by Wanderlust Guide of the Year Pete Selman, who has spent many months in the colonial Guatemalan city and considers it his favourite place in Latin America.



48 hours in... Mexico City by Marketing Executive Julia Ross, an advocate for the underrated capital.

48 Hours in... Oaxaca, Mexico by Mexico-based tour guide Peter Noyce.



48 Hours in... Granada, Nicaragua by guest writer James Tennet, who is travelling across the length and breadth of Central and South America and telling the tale in his blog.



48 Hours in... Cusco by Anglo-Peruvian Flights Supervisor Chris Rendell-Dunn.
48 Hours in... Lima by Anglo-Peruvian Flights Supervisor Chris Rendell-Dunn.


Look out for our forthcoming guides to Panama City and Cartagena, or comment below to request any we've missed!

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