• Chile, Colombia, Uruguay

    Six Pristine & Private Getaways

    With a deep understanding of your concerns for health and safety, we’ve gathered a thoughtful list of pristine and private getaways in Latin America for you to enjoy with friends and family when the time is right.

  • Colombia

    Exclusive Colombia Experiences

    Offering easy access to the refreshing Caribbean waters, lush Amazon jungle, mountainous regions and all the biodiverse landscapes in between, Colombia truly has something to offer type of traveler and age group.

  • Panama

    Newly Reopened, Be Among the First to Visit Costa Rica

    Explore with us as we delve into Costa Rica and all that it offers by reading the full story here—and find out if your state made the cut of select U.S. states currently able to enter.

  • Panama

    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.

  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Peru

    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.

  • Uruguay

    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.

  • Brazil, Colombia, Galapagos, Panama

    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.

  • Ecuador

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Panama

    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 [...]
  • Brazil

    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.

  • Panama

    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.

  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Brazil

    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 [...]
  • Peru

    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 [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Galapagos, Uruguay

    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, [...]
  • Colombia, Ecuador, Panama

    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 [...]
  • Colombia

    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, [...]
  • Colombia

    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 [...]
  • Chile, Galapagos, Panama, Peru

    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 [...]
  • Colombia, Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Peru

    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. [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Chile

    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 [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Galapagos, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Ecuador

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Colombia, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama

    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 [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Panama, Peru, Uruguay

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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, [...]
  • Colombia

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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, [...]
  • Colombia

    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 [...]
  • Uruguay


    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 [...]
  • Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay

    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, [...]
  • Chile

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Chile

    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 [...]
  • Brazil

    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 [...]
  • Peru

    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 [...]
  • Brazil

    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 [...]
  • Colombia

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Argentina

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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 [...]
  • Galapagos

    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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