The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru

Navigate ancient textile traditions while visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and find absolute serenity at an altitude of 12,500 feet.

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Congo Culture: On the “Other Side” of Panama

Panama is a country known for its canal, the gateway to international shipping, but there is so much more to discover! Learn about the Afro-Panamanian Congo culture in Portobelo located on the Caribbean side of this beautifully historic country.

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Inspiring Stories Series: Eco Sustainable Travel in Galapagos Islands

These are unprecedented times and we hope this finds you well. Until the time when we can all travel again safely, we will be sharing a series of stories about [...]
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Why Travel to Peru in 2020?

Why travel to Peru in 2020? Even if you have visited Machu Picchu before, this country has many other destinations waiting for you to discover. In this blog we provide you with recommendations on where and how to travel to Peru in 2020.

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Insider’s Guide: Uruguay Wine

With many destinations to choose from in Latin America, choosing the best place to visit in South America can be difficult. From remote regions in Brazil to the marine wonderland Galapagos Islands, we have compiled a list of tips for choosing where to travel in Central & South America for 2020.

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Best Places to Visit in South America for 2020

With many destinations to choose from in Latin America, choosing the best place to visit in South America can be difficult. From remote regions in Brazil to the marine wonderland Galapagos Islands, we have compiled a list of tips for choosing where to travel in Central & South America for 2020.

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What Goes into Making the World’s Most Expensive Chocolate?

A few years ago while seeking out the most rare and unique experiences we can offer in Ecuador, I was invited to a chocolate tasting class in Cumbayá. This small [...]
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Insider Access Experiences from San Cristobal in Galapagos Islands

Latin Excursions: A Team of Galapagos Passionates Planning a journey to Galapagos Islands is not a simple task. With the amount of information on the internet and nearly a dozen [...]
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Why Travel to Panama in 2020?

Panama, a land where the past and present intertwine magnificently. From remote beaches where howler monkeys wake you up with the rising sun, to historic neighborhoods that have unique cuisine on [...]
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Why Travel to Brazil in 2020?

Picture pristine rainforests teeming with life, long crescents of powdery sand lapped by cerulean seas, hypnotic dances in the streets of preserved colonial towns and the energetic buzz of lively barrios at night; this is just a snapshot of what a Brazilian vacation looks like.

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Travel to Central America and Mexico with Latin Excursions

Our Quick Escapes in Latin America are specifically designed for those seeking an authentic adventure experience with family and friends, but simply don’t have to the time to spend a week or more traveling.

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Why Chartering in the Galapagos is Not Only for the Rich and Famous

At Latin Excursions, we take pride in making your journey a meaningful time with family and friends never to be forgotten. Visiting Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Earth [...]
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Galapagos: By Land, Boat, or Both? – The “Great Debate”

17 Years of Custom Trip Planning to the Galapagos There are many truths and myths about this controversy that can be found on the internet. The information cited below is [...]
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No Visa Required, Come to Brazil!

No Visa? No Problem! Brazil is a unique and extraordinary place offering a staggering array of exotic, colorful and sensual experiences that range from the fascinating natural sanctuaries to the [...]
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Top 8 Treks to Machu Picchu

Hike or Take the Train If you are not taking the train to Machu Picchu, understand that your only other option is hiking. There are no roads that lead to [...]
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Where to plan travel in South America?

Start Planning Now Waiting until the last minute to plan a South America journey will certainly put you in a bind due to slim availability for the best lodgings, guides, [...]
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We Made the Wendy Perrin 2019 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts!

What is Wendy's WOW List? We have great news to share with you: We’ve been named to Wendy Perrin’s 2019 WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts in Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama [...]
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Travel to Colombia with Latin Excursions

Wendy Perrin WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts for Colombia Our founder, Eric Sheets, is on Wendy’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts for his expertise and connections in Colombia, [...]
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Plan a Colombia Honeymoon

Beaches, History and Coffee A Colombia honeymoon has become one of the most popular destinations for such travel over the past decade for many reasons. The diversity of options for [...]
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Spring Break/Summer Trip Ideas for 2019

Exciting Travel Opportunities with Latin Excursions With the holidays coming to an end, it’s time to begin making those New Year’s resolutions. Take a second to reflect on this year [...]
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New Luxury Eco Lodge in Bolivia

"Glamping" Now Available in Bolivia Glamping seems to be an up and coming trend in the travel industry recently, extraordinary lodges such as Galapagos Safari Camp in the highlands of [...]
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Private Alternatives to the Inca Trail With Latin Excursions

We at Latin Excursions love Peru, adore the Inca Trail and know all too well that visiting Machu Picchu is one of the most rewarding travel experiences in the world. [...]
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Traditional Vacation Tour vs. Private Tour

Do You Like to Go Your Own Way? For as long as vacations have been taken the vacation tour, better known as a "group tour" has existed. There is a [...]
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How to Plan the Perfect Galapagos Island Honeymoon

Your Galapagos Honeymoon Start your life together as a couple on a very special honeymoon experience in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of South America’s Ecuador. Do only the [...]
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The Atacama Desert Experience

The Atacama is not for everybody. But for adventurous travelers it is a must-do, bucket list destination. How can that be? Read on to learn more about Chile’s Atacama Desert [...]
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South America Travel Planner

The Difference Between a Custom and a Pre-Designed Tour As a traveler, you have a myriad of options to help you plan your next vacation or getaway. If you are [...]
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Top South America Honeymoon Destinations

The reward for a well planned wedding ceremony and reception is the honeymoon! It's when you get to wave goodbye to everyone who celebrated the event with you. South America [...]
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Your Travel Guide To The Galapagos Islands

A trip to the Galapagos Islands is undoubtedly one of those experiences that will leave a lasting impression on your psyche. Famed for its variety of endemic wildlife as well [...]
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Ecuador Tours that Discover the Lesser Known Side of Ecuador

Destination or Passing Through? Ecuador Tours are for Both Travelers Ecuador is the gateway to Galapagos Islands which are a part of Ecuador even though they lie over 500 miles [...]
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How to fly to Galapagos Islands

All flights lead to Ecuador for travelers headed to the Galapagos  Some of the most worthwhile destinations in the world are also a little harder to get to. No matter [...]
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Ecuador: Gateway to the Amazon and Galapagos

The Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands are two of the world’s most exciting destinations for wildlife safaris and nature experiences, topping the bucket lists of many travelers around the globe. With [...]
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Latin Excursions Selected for Wendy Perrin’s WOW List 2018

"Wendy Perrin shares her travel secrets, and it’s as close as you can get to vacation perfection."  —Town&Country Latin Excursions is delighted to be selected on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List [...]
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Galapagos Cruises Versus Land-Based Tours

You have made the decision that you want to visit the Galapagos Islands. We understand! It is one of our favorite places in the world! Now, its time to decide [...]
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Latin Excursions Launches New Website

Here at Latin Excursions, we know only too well that part of the experience in finding your perfect trip to South America is the way a website looks, and the [...]
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5 Reasons to Go to the Galapagos Islands

Not sure when you want to schedule your vacation to the Galapagos? The number of visitors to these far off islands in the middle of the Pacific increase every year. So, [...]
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Safety & What it Means in Today’s Colombia

Having had such a tumultuous history in the 80's and the 90's due to violence arising from drug and revolutionary political groups, it is no secret that Colombia earned itself [...]
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Galapagos Travel Tips

The Galapagos Islands is one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. Composed of 18 major islands and other islets, this Pacific archipelago dazzles visitors with its volcanic landscapes, [...]
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Top Events to Attend in Cartagena, Colombia

On the northern coast of Colombia, it seems as if the sights and sounds of the Caribbean-Latino lifestyle never cease. Cartagena de Indias is the gem of the coast in [...]
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Colonia

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the tip of a peninsula on the Río de la Plata estuary, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Colonia's cobblestone streets [...]
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New Year’s Eve in South America

The New Year is celebrated with "gusto" across South America, but it's hard to think of more lively and sensational celebrations than those in Cartagena, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, [...]
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10 Awesome Awasi Outings in the Atacama Desert

Awasi is a classy, cozy and colorful lodge from which to explore the highlights of the enchanting Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Beyond its luxurious features and exquisite cuisine, Awasi's [...]
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Top 10 Galapagos Beaches

The beaches of the Galapagos are not the stereotypical beaches you will find in other parts of the world; here, you can find white sand beaches surrounded by mangroves, black [...]
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Deciphering a Peruvian “Chifa” Menu

When the first wave of Chinese immigrants first came to Peru in the late 1800s, they were considered part of the lowest working class, seeking work in mines and sugar [...]
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Brazil Travel Tips

Although South America consists of 13 unique countries, the behemoth Brazil geographically comprises about half of the land area. That´s a large destination! For your next trip to see some [...]
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Discovering the Ancient Figures of San Agustin by Foot or Horseback

Deep in southern Colombia is a mysterious destination that few visitors have ventured to discover in the last 30 years. This is because this region was once the stronghold of [...]
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3 Things That Might Surprise You on a Galapagos Trip

Looking back on the first time that I went to the Galapagos, I realized that I had no idea what I was getting myself into (as is often the case [...]
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Argentina Travel Tips

A trip to Argentina can start in the most unassuming of places-a stroll through wine country known as Mendoza, a bike ride through the tango capital Buenos Aires, or perhaps [...]
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Visiting the Charles Darwin Research Center

There is perhaps no other name more synonymous with the Galapagos Islands than Charles Darwin. The author of the 1859 book On the Origin of Species, Darwin ignited what would [...]
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Not-to-Miss Attractions on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Whenever timing and schedules permit, it is a good idea to arrive at the Galapagos Islands at least 1 day before your cruise begins, allowing some flexibility in case are any [...]
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Chile Travel Tips

Will your trip to Chile be your first, or a return to an old favorite? Whichever the case, be sure to keep these top 3 Chile travel tips in mind [...]
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Finding Paradise in Corumbau, Brazil

Sometimes, it is necessary to take a vacation from vacation. Whether you are looking for some time off from bouncing between numerous destinations in South America or need a break [...]
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The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru

Navigate ancient textile traditions while visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and find absolute serenity at an altitude of 12,500 feet.

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The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru

Navigate ancient textile traditions while visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and find absolute serenity at an altitude of 12,500 feet.

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