This summer, destinations in Latin America will be so much fun. The temperature will be hot, and so will the destinations with their different attractions.
Places like Puerto Rico and Panama are filled with exciting off-the-beaten-path excursions and are perfect for creating a memorable summer vacation experience.
If you’re looking for the next place to visit this summer, check out these destinations and the tours on offer there. They can make any regular vacation a pretty awesome one.
Latin America consists of 14 different areas, including Brazil and Haiti, with tons to do in each country. Each location is diverse, and spending a summer vacation there is top of the list this year.
When looking for the best tours, know that not all tours are the same since many places have different ecosystems. For example, take central Colombia, which has impressive hills and mountains, versus the beautiful Caribbean beaches of the Dominican Republic. Both areas are beautiful and worth visiting, but depending on what you are looking for one will be better for your next trip.
We’ve compiled a list of the best tours found on the website Viator. Viator is a travel tour company that offers excursions and more for travelers.
These are the top seven tours in Latin America, according to Viator:
Touring Teotihuacán From Mexico City
Take it from personal experience; this tour to Teotihuacán from Mexico City is a must-do. Once you’re there, you’ll be amazed at the historic structures transporting you hundreds of years back.
You’ll walk on and explore different pyramids, which include the Sun, Moon, and feathered serpent pyramids. It’s also a chance to learn about the extensive prehispanic and Mesoamerican culture upfront and center. This tour includes private transport and a guide.
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Explore El Yunque Tropical Rainforest
Located in Puerto Rico, el Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the United States.
Coming here will transport you to another planet with lush vegetation and waterfalls that will blow your mind. Bring a pair of swimmers and good hiking shoes because you’ll get wet and walk often.
It’s the perfect place to take in Puerto Rico’s natural beauty.
The exploration starts early in the morning and will pick you up from the San Juan metro area and deliver you straight to the rainforest with a guide. From there, you’ll hike for 30 minutes to the first waterfall.
The exploring continues, and once you’re done, you’ll be escorted to Playa Luquillo for a quick dip or a piña colada. This is pretty much a full-day tour, so be prepared.
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Get To Know Saona Island In The Dominican Republic
Saona is an uninhabited island on the southeastern tip of mainland Dominican Republic, and it’s known for having some of the bluest water imaginable.
This tour includes a small group guide to the island, where you’ll enjoy the natural pool nearby the beach and a delicious BBQ. If the weather is right, this excursion will be your favorite part of the trip.
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Arrive By Boat To Guatape and Piedra Del Peñol
This tour has all different kinds of transportation methods. You’ll hike, travel by boat and even walk through some of Colombia’s most magical pueblitos. The excursion starts in the morning and will take you to more than seven spots.
It also includes a traditional Colombian breakfast and lunch. One of the stops is Piedra del Peñol which has insane views of the region.
You’ll follow a zig-zag staircase up a giant mountain, and once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most killer views in the country.
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Eat Your Way Through Downtown Puerto Vallarta
The one thing that unites all of us is the love for food, and who doesn’t love Mexican food? This foodie tour will take you to ten restaurants sampling different regional treats.
The tour lasts almost four hours, and it’s a great way to explore the state of Jalisco’s foodie side.
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Experience The Panama Canal In Real Life
This is a pretty active tour that will take up half of your day, but it’s completely worth it if you want to explore Panama. It’ll take you to the Old City and the Miraflores Visitor Center of the Panama Canal.
You’ll also see sights like the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria and the Ancient Calzada de Amador, which both have severe historical value to the country.
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Savor All The Flavors Of Old San Juan
If you’re visiting Puerto Rico, you must check out this Old San Juan food tour. It’ll take you to spots around the oldest city in the United States and even includes a rum cocktail, most likely in the form of a piña colada.
Fun fact: the piña colada was invented in San Juan and is an island favorite.
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These are the seven most popular tours in Latin America, according to the travel website Viator. Any one of these excursions will be a great addition to your next vacation.
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