With its dramatic natural scenery, unique cultures and incredible wildlife, Latin America has long been attracting travellers looking for adventure. The contrasts on offer in this vast land are hard to even imagine; it is a place where you’ll find the driest desert on earth and the largest rainforest; a place where you can sail between icebergs and tropical islands.
Starting with the most popular and well known latin american destination...Cuba! Best discover Cuba’s capital, Havana, with its vintage cars, wooden bars and salsa music, or relax on dazzling stretches of unspoiled sunbleached sands,perfect for a honeymoon from Belfast or a beach holiday from Belfast. An amazing destination somewhat caught in a timewarp which all adds character,identity and the attraction to this part of the world.
No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Machu Picchu. You can do this in a day but might be a bit rushed so considering a jungle trail might be an option for the full experience! For a very unique experience visit Lake Titicaca and meet the people of the floating reed islands. If you are looking for a bit more excitement get your adrenalin pumping with a tree-top walk in Costa Rica. See the spitting lava of Arenal volcano or explore the cloud forest of Monteverde, spotting wondrous wildlife. Not forgetting Brazil, endeavour to explore the Pantanal wetlands and see some incredible wildlife.
If a trip to Guatemala and Belize are on your bucket list then be sure to include the thick jungle at Guatemala’s Tikal ruins or soak up the atmosphere of Chichicastenango Market. If you enjoy diving then schedule some time to explore the huge Belize Barrier Reef. Latin America also has an array of cruises from Belfast and Dublin to enjoy, such as the Galapagos and some itineraries around Chile to name but a few but it has this and so much more to offer and is a wonderous place to visit.