Family and multi-generational holidays are one of the hottest trends in travel at the moment! And indeed, the right holiday will allow you and your family to connect, relax and enjoy each other’s company while exploring new places. But not every destination lends itself to family holidays! So here are some of our top tips for multi-generational holidays in Latin America.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations and a fabulous option for people with young adult children. The unique combination of education, discovery, and leisure is what makes the Galapagos such a popular choice for families. And if you’ve got an extended family group, you can even consider chartering one of the smaller 16-passenger vessels. Most cruises will only accept children aged 7 and over. However, we recommend waiting until your kids are at least 10 years old. This is to ensure they (and you!) get maximum enjoyment out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Looking for a holiday where you don’t have to rush from place to place? Well, Mexico may well be the perfect family holiday destination for you! Because while the country is enormous, there are several great towns that can serve as a base for greater explorations. One of our favourites is Oaxaca. This colonial city has some of Mexico’s best cuisine and a wealth of fascinating sites all within easy driving distance. So, whether your group loves ancient ruins, colourful markets, or natural wonders, Oaxaca has something for you. Explore the region in the morning and relax by the pool in the afternoon. Foodies may like to take a cooking class while others may prefer to let the professionals take care of lunch at one of the city’s excellent eateries. The choice is yours.
Exotic Costa Rica
This tiny wildlife-rich country is perfect for family adventures. The young (or young at heart!) members of your group will be kept busy with a raft of fun activities such as zip-lining, surfing, or tubing. Whilst the older (or less adventurous) can enjoy more sedate activities such as river floats, canopy walks, and gentle hikes through Costa Rica’s stunning cloud forest reserves. And everyone will be enthralled by the country’s exotic wildlife! From scampering monkeys to sleepy sloths and colourful tree frogs; there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia
If you are the type of family who loves the great outdoors, then Patagonia is the perfect holiday destination for you! And while there are a variety of ways to experience Torres del Paine National Park, an all-inclusive stay at Hotel Las Torres is a fantastic option for a hassle-free holiday. No matter what your group’s interests or fitness levels are, Las Torres will have an excursion to suit! And you don’t need to spend every moment together! So while some may saddle up for a day of horse riding, others may prefer a more relaxed half-day drive. The dramatic landscapes and prolific wildlife in the park will captivate all ages. And at the end of the day’s exploration, you can enjoy some quality family time playing board games in front of the open fire.
Natural Wonders of Argentina
Iguazu Falls is one of South America’s most spectacular natural wonders! And when combined with the nearby Ibera Wetlands, creates a diverse and fascinating family adventure. During your stay at Iguazu, you can hike along jungle trails, take a helicopter flight, and take an exhilarating boat ride under the powerful falls. Then it’s time to experience rural Argentina with a stay at a traditional estancia in the Ibera Wetlands. Wildlife abounds in this region – from capybara to caiman and colourful macaws there is no shortage of exotic species to entertain and educate. An estancia stay is also the perfect way to delve into Argentina’s famous gaucho culture. Saddle up and explore the wetlands on horseback, just like the locals do.
Other great family holidays in Latin America…
Perhaps you have another destination in mind for your next family holiday? Or are looking for more inspiration? Our Travel Specialists have tons of ideas for more fun multi-generational holidays (and we know what travelling with children is like!) so get in touch today!