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South America Family Holidays

The team at South America Odyssey are a family orientated bunch that regard South America as an ideal family friendly holiday destination. A South America family holiday is about discovering new places together, doing what you love as a family and creating lifelong memories. We will take care of all the details are ensure that your trip is fun, meticulously planned, great value and far exceeds all your expectations.

Which country is best for a South American family holiday?

Are your family culture vultures that want to explore the ancient ruins and traditional communities of Peru? Or are you an outdoors exploration bunch that wants to zip wire through forest canopies and raft down rivers to reach remote jungle lodges in Costa Rica? Are you interested in a few days exploring a city like Buenos Aires and eating chunky steaks before heading to a hacienda to visit vineyards and relax in luxury? Or are you seeking an idylllic beach to flop on under the palm trees?

It is all about us getting to know you and your family to design a perfect bespoke trip around your specific interests and budget.

Why choose South America for your family holiday?

  • Diverse landforms: Mountains, glaciers, beaches, volcanoes and forests are abundant in this vast and biologically diverse continent. All ready for exploring.
  • History & Culture: South America boasts a complex and intriguing history from ancient civilisations, pirates, colonialisation to the modern era. Indigenous communities and traditions, world class museums and a great infrastructure makes South America a super family holiday destination with a difference.
  • Food: For those with a refined and adventurous palate excited about the South American foodie scene, to those simply looking for a Pampa's special steak, then South America caters for every taste. We encourage you to get stuck into the local delights, but if your teens are craving a pizza or a burger then you won't have to go cold turkey for a few weeks either... Keeping everyone in your family happy!
  • Friendly: What is more, South Americans generally speaking are some of the most open and friendliest people who will go out of their way to make sure that your trip around their beloved country is truly unforgettable
  • Value: A family holiday is an expensive affair. Our team know the what is worth splashing out on and what represents value.  We will speak to you all about the options and design a within-budget trip which will exceed your wildest South American expectations. 

    How much does a South American family holiday cost?

    This is a difficult one... with so many options and different styles and countries to choose from, it is hard to give an accurate answer! The beauty of South America is however within it's variety and different accommodation options to suit all budgets, so we can mix and match your options to create the perfect itinerary within your budget... Paying for the kids is definitely not cheap, so with an expert's advice then planning can become all the more possible and reassuring. As a rough guide though, a family holiday to Costa Rica can begin from $2,800 per person (£2,075) and as you go further can go all the way up to around $13,500 per person (£10,000)!  

    When to go on a South American family holiday 

    For a long haul family holiday then families normally have windows of opportunity at Easter, in the summer months, and over the festive period.  If this is the case for your family holiday then a few of our favourite and proven family holidays are spending Easter on a Galapagos cruise or in the Costa Rican jungle, summer is ideal for Peru and Christmas is a good time to explore Patagonia, Argentina and Central America. Being such a large continent then we can advise on what we think you will enjoy, and the best time to visit each destination.

    What adventures can be enjoyed on a South American family holiday? 

    Probably some of the most unique adventures in the world are waiting to be enjoyed by the whole family in South America. There is so much to choose from and with the fantastic infrastructure for fun South America has, it has never been easier to entertain the whole family. Some of the more unique adventures include an enchanting cruise around the Galapagos Islands, night trekking in the Amazon or even visiting a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. In many countries there is also really world class adventure hotspots where you can enjoy zip wiring through forests, white water rafting and generally tearing around the continent with your equally nuts family members…!

    Does South America Odyssey charge a fee?

    We do not charge a fee for our expert trip designing and unrivalled customer service. The company works by the comissions we receive from the hotels and services that we book for you. This means our prices are very transparent and highly competitive. We promise that you won't find the holiday we design for you elsewhere for a cheaper price. If you do we will be extremely shocked, and beat it.

    Would you like further information?

    I hope that has whet your appetite a little and your excited about the possibility of discovering South America on a family friendly holiday. Please do ping us an email, come visit us in our offices, or give us a call for a friendly, no obligation chat with one of our experts. We look forward to speaking to you.





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