Take the perfect alpaca/ llama selfie

From the Caribbean coastline to the waterfalls of Argentina, with sacred valleys, volcanoes and eye-opening culture in between Latin America will leave you breathless.

And because life’s not meant to be lived in one place Contiki brings you the must do’s from this incredible region:

* Go commune with nature in Costa Rica

* Party all night at Rio Carnival

* Stand on both sides of the equator in Ecuador

* Paraglide your fear of heights away over Brazil

* Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

* Indulge in all things meaty at a Brazilian or Argentinian Steakhouse

* Spend a whole day earning your certified beach bum status

* Swim with sharks and iguanas in the Galapagos

* Become a hot sauce connoisseur and learn to love it on everything

* Zip line through the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

* Watch the sunrise Over Tikal

* Strike your best Christ The Redeemer pose beside the original statue

* Ring in the New Year With epic fireworks in Antigua, Guatemala

* Chill out on the Selaron Steps

* Fly Over Iguazu Falls in a helicopter

* Rock the tiniest swimsuit you can find, or bare it all at a nude beach in Brazil

* Roast marshmallows on an active volcano in Guatemala

* Learn to move your hips like Shakira

* Become a South American coffee snob

* Witness Galapagos sea turtles nesting on the beach

* Go incognito at The Day Of The Dead Festival

* Taste test your way to the best guacamole in Mexico

* Search for exotic animals in the Amazon rainforest

* Snorkel or dive in the Great Blue Hole in Belize

* Learn to surf

* Take the perfect alpaca/ llama selfie

* Hear the magical echoing powers at Chichen Itza

* Learn to love tequila

* Visit the locals on Uros and Taquile Island

* Marvel at the Marble Cathedral of Lake General Carrera

With news on the introduction of the new airline, LATAM, flying directly into Latin America now is the time to visit this fantastic continent and experience more.

Adapted from a press release for IOL

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