5 Kid-friendly Tours in Latin American Destinations

5 Kid-friendly Tours in Latin American Destinations

November 7, 2017
By Maria Eugenia Salcedo

Planning a well-deserved vacation that includes kids can be a little challenging sometimes, especially if what you had in mind was an exciting adventure like the ones only Latin American destinations can offer. But what if we told you there are many tour options to choose from that check all of the boxes on your list? Here are 5 kid-friendly tours that are fun for the whole family to enjoy (without losing the thrill factor!).

Family playing with dolphin in Cancún

Swim with dolphins in the Riviera Maya

Nothing says you are having a great vacation like swimming alongside dolphins in México’s clear waters. In Xel-Há, an ecological park situated in México’s Yucatan Peninsula, you are able to do that along with many other water and nature-themed activities, like snorkeling or taking a stroll through the jungle trails. For more kid-friendly activities, the park offers an area designed exclusively for the little ones. This certainly is an adventure they will remember for years to come.

Ski resort

Learn to ski in the Andes Mountains of Argentina

It doesn’t matter if you have never skied before or if you’re a pro at all snow-related sports, being able to ski in the Andes Mountains is an experience that will take your breath away. On this full-day tour, your family will have the chance to take lessons from an experienced instructor or guide while also enjoying breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. All equipment is included, too. In other words, you won’t have to worry about anything else other than having fun and taking awesome pictures!

Playing with alpacas

Meet and play with alpacas in Chile

For all the animal lovers out there, it doesn’t get any better than this tour. For a couple of hours, you and your kids will be able to feed, pet, play and take memorable selfies with adorable Chilean alpacas. They all live together in the Quintessence farm, a unique place where you can also learn how their wool is processed into the fiber that is later used for handmade garments.

Boat ride to private island

Spend the day in a private island in Nicaragua

Looking for a more exclusive trip to share with your family? Then this is the perfect tour for you! Only half an hour away from the city of Granada, in Nicaragua, you can find Zopango, an island that brings together some of the main South American ecological attractions in just one place.

Zopango offers calm, warm waters to swim in and the perfect coastline to kayak off. After eating some delicious fish barbeque, you’ll have the opportunity to either relax in a hammock or explore the wildlife around the island. Cashew the monkey will also be there to greet you and play.

Train ride in Panama

Go on a unique train ride through Panama

History, magnificent views and comfort meet in this one-of-a-kind tour. Spend a full day learning a little about Panama’s past and present while you ride on the world’s longest and continuously running intercontinental railway. You’ll get to see Agua Clara, one of the new locks in the Panama Canal, and later pay a visit to Fort San Lorenzo, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Now there’s nothing left to do but choose a destination and pack your bags!


At LocalAventura, we plan customized trips for every destination on our list. Get in touch with us so we can get started on your dream family vacation!

Categories: Mexico, Travel Tips