South America Family Holidays

A South America family holiday will be about discovering new places together, doing what you love as a family and creating lifelong memories. The South America Odyssey team are a family-orientated bunch, and South America is an ideal family holiday destination. We will take care of all the details to ensure that your trip is meticulously planned, so that it is relaxing and fun while also being great value and far exceeding all of your expectations.

Which country is best for a South American family holiday?

Are you a family of culture vultures longing to explore the ancient ruins and traditional communities of Peru? Or are you outdoor explorers, thrilling at the thought of zip wires through forest canopies and rafting 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 idyllic beach on which to flop under the palm trees?

Most families tend to be a bit of a combination!
Talk to us about your family, so that we can design a perfect bespoke trip to suit your specific interests and budget.

Why choose South America for your family holiday?

  • Diverse landforms create fantastic adventure playgrounds: Mountains, glaciers, beaches, volcanoes and forests are abundant in this vast and biologically diverse continent, and they are just waiting to be explored.
  • History & Culture: South America boasts a complex and intriguing history coloured by ancient civilisations, pirates, colonialisation and a vibrant modern era. Indigenous communities and traditions, world class museums and a great infrastructure makes South America a super family holiday destination.
  • Food:  South America caters for every taste, from those with a refined and adventurous palate who will relish the South American gourmet scene, to those simply enjoy a good steak. We encourage you to get stuck into the local delights, but if your teens are craving a pizza or a burger, you will not have to look far. Everyone can be happy!
  • Friendly: South Americans are some of the most open and friendly people. Locals will go out of their way to make sure that your trip around their beloved country is truly memorable.
  • Value: A family holiday is an expensive affair. Our team know where to spend and where to save.  We will speak to you all about the options and work to design an itinerary within your budget, but 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 that there is such variety; there are different accommodation options to suit all budgets, so we can mix and match your options to create a perfect itinerary within your budget. Paying for the kids is not cheap, but use our expert advice for the best planning and reassurance. As a rough guide though, a family holiday to Costa Rica can begin from $2,800 per person (£2,075). At the top end of the scale, two weeks in Chile could cost $13,500 per person (£10,000), and we can devise itineriaries for everything in between!

    When to go on a South American family holiday 

    Most families have windows of opportunity for long haul travel at Easter, in the summer months, and over the festive Christmas 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. With such a large continent 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, thanks to the fantastic infrastructure for fun, it has never been easier to entertain the whole family in South America. 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

    Does South America Odyssey charge a fee?

    We do not charge a fee for our expert trip planning, or our unrivalled customer service. Our company works by the commission that 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?

    We hope we have whet your appetite a little for planning an incredible South America family friendly holiday. The next step is to talk to us! Please do ping us an email, come and 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.





    Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

    learn more

    Map of South America

    Map of South America Antarctica Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Peru Uruguay Venezuela
    Odyssey Travels Tanzania Odyssey Asia Odyssey South America Odyssey