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Things to do in Latin America

Latin America has natural wonders and rainforest biodiversity unlike anything else in the world--but the man-made wonders are not to be missed either. Some of the best festivals in the world happen in Latin America, from Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to Dio de los Muertos in Mexico City. So if you’re looking for what to do in Latin America, it all depends on where you’re going.

With such a rich culture heritage, there are plenty of historical things to do in Latin America. Could there be anything more iconic in Latin America than the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu? A trek up the old Incan Trail should be on everyone’s bucket list. For visitors to Central America, there is the breathtaking sunrise hike to the top of the Mayan ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. For the truly adventurous, there is icy Torres del Paine in Chile, the most recognizable stretch of peaks in the world.

But if you are looking for what to do in Latin America and prefer flowing champagne to flowing rivers, the nightlife in the metropolitan hubs of Latin America is full of dancing, drinking and fine dining. Take a whirl at a tango club in Buenos Aires or catch feathered and sequined performers shimmying the samba in Brazil. For a slower pace, turn to the vineyards of Mendoza in Argentina for a few days to take in the vineyards and sample the best wines in South America. There are endless opportunities for fun and wonderful things to do in Latin America—regardless of your budget or interests.

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    Better known as Ezeiza International Airport, or simply Ezeiza, Argentina’s principal international airport sits 26 miles to the southwest of the c... More
  • 1.5 Tequila Lounge

    Between the international pier and Punta Langosta, this good-looking bar (with a crowd to match) sits right on the waterfront and is named for the ... More
  • Abercrombie & Kent

    The Abercrombie & Kent travel agency began as an African safari company, founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962. Today, the company organ... More
  • Abercrombie & Kent Eclipse

  • Academia Buenos Aires

    Hybrid Spanish and Tango courses spice up language learning with five weekly lessons at one of the city’s best dance schools. More
  • Academia da Cachaça

    Opened in 1985, this institution draws fans of cachaça, the potent sugarcane liquor that's the base for Rio's most famous export, the caipirinha. S... More
  • Academia Falco

  • Acara Viagens e Turismo

  • Achaval-Ferrer

  • Adriana Barra

    Colorful, boho- chic dresses and tunics are displayed on luggage trolleys at Brazilian designer Adriana Barra’s new flagship store, in Jardins. Bar... More
  • Adventures by Disney

    Family-focused, immersive trips range from spotting scarlet-throated frigate birds in the Galápagos to lessons in kite making in China. New trips f... More
  • Aerotrén

    Connecting the airport’s two terminals, the Aerotrén, which runs on elevated tracks, is the first such train in Latin America. It is speedy and eff... More
  • Ah Cacao Chocolate Café

    Get your fix of Mayan criollo chocolate—bitter and complex, with hints of fruit, smoke, and vanilla, a “food of the gods” that’s exponentially rich... More
  • Ají

    A collective of cutting-edge jewelers can be found across the foyer at Ají. More

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