Family Adventure Tours in South America
With landscapes that go from one to extreme to another, South America is the perfect place to seek adrenaline-fuelled activities as a family.
If you love nothing more than the rush of excitement when zooming down a zip wire or bumping over rough terrain in a four-wheel-drive, then South America is an ideal destination for pre-teens and young adults looking for a fun-filled adventure holiday. From the rugged peaks of the Andes to the famous white-water rapids of Chile’s Rio Futaleufu and the sand dunes of Huacachina in Peru, thrill-seekers can fully embrace their wild side here!
Thanks to its contrasting geography, South America is one of the adventure capitals of the world. Head to the Galapagos Islands for snorkelling, diving and perhaps a spot of kayaking around some of the pristine uninhabited islets, or for a totally different water-based adventure opt for the Amazon and drift upriver surrounded by exotic wildlife and a cacophony of noises. If you’re the sort of family who are bursting with energy, then South America is the perfect place to burn it off. Grab a bike and peddle through the stunning natural backdrop of Patagonia or perhaps try your hand at being a modern-day Gaucho in Argentina, and feel the wind in your hair as you learn the finer points of horsemanship on a working estancia.
For the ultimate offroad family adventure in South America, consider the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. There’s no chance of hearing the usual ‘Are we there yet?’ from the kids on this journey, what with the otherworldly, endless salt plains unfolding for mile upon mile all around you. Staying on four wheels, jump in a dune buggy and buckle up at Parque das Dunas, one of Brazil’s largest city parks, and scream if you want to go faster as your experienced guide careers over the sand at top speeds.
That’s not all though, as even in the most unlikely of places you can find something to get the blood pumping. See Peru’s Sacred Valley from a whole new angle as you whizz through the air on a zip wire or, if you all have a head for heights, how about sky diving together on Uruguay’s coast? The perfect way to really appreciate all those beautiful beaches. However you choose to spend your time in South America, you can rest assured that you can make it a truly epic adventure for yourself and your children alike!
- White-water rafting on the Rio Futaleufu, Chile
- Diving at Camano Islet, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
- Horse riding through the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina
- Bungy Jumping at Action Valley, Cusco, Peru
- Tree climbing in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest