In Central and South America, a wide range of natural wonders, bustling cities, and a brilliant array of cultural gems are must-sees for any traveler. Ker & Downey helps you decide where to go in Latin America in 2018 and which unique experiences should not be missed.
Conservation and cuisine make this central American country a must-see all on its own. Indiana Jones-worthy Mayan ruins are hidden within lush rainforests and the living, breathing Maya culture is alive and well. Massive lakes and lofty volcanoes are ready to be explored. Soar over the breathtaking landscape in a helicopter. Take rest in a locally owned property where fresh food is a gastronomic delight. History buffs will love the colonial churches and homes in bursts of pretty colors, nestled on cobblestone streets in the town of Antigua.
Adventure travelers will find an endless supply of experiences in this often ignored country where nature’s raw beauty is on full display. Bolivia is one of those places that can truly get under your skin. Have an otherworldly experience at the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, one of the world’s highest deserts that looks more like a frozen lake. Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes, giant cacti and rock formations made of petrified coral jut out of the eerie island in the middle of the flats. Have a sweet stay at hotel made entirely out of blocks of salt, and during a stargazing safari, stare in awe up at the sparkling stars that illuminate the dark sky.
Ancient pyramids, bustling cities, and savory food are just some of the samplings in Mexico. Beyond the beaches lies a country rich in history and mystique. Learn how agave is turned into tequila and visit the capital’s many museums and world-renowned painter, Frida Kahlo’s home. Mexico is a cultural hotbed with a huge dose of natural wonders as well. Far away from the glamour and buzz of the coastal areas of the Yucatan and Mexican Riviera is the Sea of Cortez, christened by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium.” Life takes on a slower pace and it feels a world away from the intense feeling of Mexico’s cities.
A constant traveler favorite, Peru is a great suggestion of where to go in Latin America in 2018. Make a spiritual experience part of your Ker & Downey Peru itinerary. Learn about the legends and practices of the Inca people of the Andes by taking part in a ceremony that helps to connect you to the earth and the people. Its varied cuisine also makes it a culinary capital. Many highly-acclaimed restaurants in Lima offer ceviches and markets are pure eye candy, displaying a myriad of colorful fruits and produce.