South America isn’t just a continent. It’s a collection of vibrant unique countries and cultures, each with its own distinctive rhythm, with competing influences from native cultures as well as the cultures of Spain and Portugal. Some countries speak Spanish, others Portuguese—and some nations even use native dialects or their own hybrids of languages that are entirely new and fascinating to linguists worldwide. The South American continent is often neglected by tourists who are bedazzled by the bright lights and cultural output of the America to the north; as such, it’s a hotspot for travellers who love the thrill of truly experiencing an authentic culture apart from their own.
Of course, unless you’re a South American native, or you have family and friends there (or even if you do), you’ll likely have a bit of trouble navigating the wilderness and urban jungles of South America, and you don’t want to get lost in a continent that vast, with such large swathes of uncharted wilderness. That’s why South America tours are so popular among international visitors, who get to make lifelong friends with those on group tours, and experience South America while being led by an expert local who knows the ins and outs of this beautiful, unique continent.
Tours for Every Need
Depending on what stage of your life you’re in, your tour requirements will differ vastly from those of other people. A one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work for travel at all, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy burritos in Bolivia and fruity cocktails in Colombia, or walk the sparkling beaches of Brazil all the same. It just means you need to work with a tour business that offers a range of tours suited to a variety of budgets and lifestyles. You might, for example, want to take your family on a trip that the kids will never forget, where they can play with animals and meet local South Americans, forging memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll want that tour to be child-friendly and comfortable enough to accommodate the needs of little kids, and to keep the grown-ups on board interested and engaged as well.
Alternatively, you might want a more romantic, intimate tour of South America, travelling and exploring to celebrate your relationship with your partner. Romantic getaway tours are perfect for couples looking to travel a continent together as a unit, and who should take in such essential romantic sights as the Alto Atacama desert, which is home to a lodge and spa, and the vineyards of Mendoza.
Holiday Tours Should Suit You
At the end of the day, it’s your holiday and nobody else’s, so you should get the most out of it. That’s why it’s so important to go with a touring company that can deliver whatever the right tour is for your needs, so you get the most out of your trip to South America and can return home to your friends and family who will be greener than Bolivia’s jungles with envy.