If your family is looking for an exotic vacation, there’s no better place than South America. With its stunning natural scenery and array of cultural activities, this part of the world is a favorite destination of families each year. So if your bags are packed and you need a great place to explore, here are four stunning South American vacation destinations for you and your family.
Known as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires has something for people of all ages. While adults may enjoy the many museums, boutiques, and nightclubs that let you show off your best tango moves on the dance floor, the kids can find themselves enjoying local soccer matches, horse races, and sampling the many great types of cuisine available on the beautifully-decorated boulevards. In fact, kids often love snacking on fried dough strips called churros, which are sweet treats no kid can turn down.
Galapagos and Ecuador
For kids, exploring the Galapagos is an adventure unlike any other. With numerous types of animals that have little fear of humans, kids can get up close and personal with penguins and many types of marine life. And for adults, hiking on an Ecuadorian glacier is an experience like no other. And once everyone is done with these adventures, the whole family can walk the streets of Quito and find souvenirs at local shops.
This is one place that you simply cannot miss seeing. If you’re in Peru, you and your family can’t leave the country without visiting the wonders of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area. Part of the Inca civilization, it was constructed in the 15th-century as an estate for Inca emperors. Viewed by many as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, tourists find themselves in awe of this structure. However, since it’s situated on a mountain almost 8,000 feet above sea level, be prepared for lots of walking to get the full experience. However, if your family is adventurous, it will be an experience to remember.
Torres Del Paine National Park
Located in Patagonia, this area offers glaciers, penguin colonies, and much more. For families seeking adventure, they can choose from kayaking, horseback riding, photo safaris, and off-road excursions to remote towns and forests. And at day’s end, the family can enjoy meals from world-class chefs and even relax in an outdoor hot tub.
Whether you go to Machu Picchu or tour Buenos Aires, your family is sure to discover what makes South America such a special vacation destination year after year.