Summer in Latin America: Unique vacation ideas

Summer in Latin America: Unique vacation ideas

May 31, 2018
By LocalAventura

Summer is approaching fast and the pressure is on to look for something fun and memorable to do. But don’t worry; we’ve gathered our favorite, most unique vacation spots and tours so that you don’t have to spend hours researching online. Your summer in Latin America will surely be unlike any other.


Get to know the real Mexico

Beautiful beaches, tasty dishes, rich culture, amazing traditions… we could keep going on for a while. Mexico is definitely one of our top destinations for all those reasons and much more. Spending your summer discovering the beauty of this diverse country is an excellent idea. You can take advantage of your time there and visit more than one city; that way you’ll know the real Mexico.

The trip could start in Mexico City, a place full of history, art and of course, delicious food (not to mention you can fly direct from many major cities in the US!). Learn all about the culinary scene there and even how to prepare famous dishes in a cooking class with Chef Graciela Montaño. Your Mexican adventure could continue in Oaxaca so you can see the breathtaking petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, or maybe Apoala Waterfall, where you’ll swim and relax. Make sure to check out the amazing beaches of Oaxaca as well — our top choices are Puerto Escondido and Huatulco!

Of course, you can’t miss spending a few days in Cancún, the go-to spot during the summer for beach lovers. Although, you’ll be surprised at how much more there is to discover in that area. From Mayan ruins to natural pools and vast biodiversity, Mexico will make you fall in love.



Become a wine and food expert in Chile

Chile is known around the world for having some of the best wines out there. Spending your vacation going to vineyards, doing tastings and learning all about the different types of grapes right where the action happens can be an amazing experience. Just imagine a perfect afternoon in the countryside outside of Santiago enjoying an exquisite lunch and visiting boutique Chilean wineries. Sounds incredible, right?

Well, Santiago is not only the ideal destination for winos, but foodies as well. It’s a city where you will find critically-acclaimed restaurants, traditional street food and everything in between. The growing gastronomic scene has made this city a great spot for a food tour; different flavors and styles combined in a delicious day. You’ll participate in a small group cooking class that involves wine tastings so it’s a very fun, social environment great for meeting other interesting travelers! Your taste buds will thank you.



Explore the Inca treasures in Peru

Another country in South America that will sweep you off your feet is Peru. It’s any adventurer and history buff’s dream! You can discover the fascinating culture of the Incas and how it influences the country’s traditions even today by visiting Cusco, The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, one of the true Wonders of the World.

There’s lots to explore in Lima as well. The city shows the perfect contrast between modern structures and ancient architecture. On one side you’ll see modern tall buildings and a bustling business district, while on the other there are “huacas”, historical sites.


Let us offer some expert advice on planning summer vacations in Latin America, whether you decide to go to Mexico, Chile, Peru or any other country; we’re here to help! You can sign-up for a free travel planning session with our experts here and we’ll be in touch within 12 hours.  

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