Top 10 Multi-Sport Vacations in Latin America
Explore the Amazon basin, get up close and personal with Galapagos wildlife, inner tube up to Mayan caves, hike to Inca ruins or test out your canyoneering skills. Adventure travel in Latin America takes in archaeology and architecture, takes you to off-the-beaten villages and gives you a full appreciation of each regions natural beauties.
- Amazon basin, Ecuador
The Amazon is not just a wilderness area but also a Multi-Sport haven. Hike through the Andes, horse ride on mountain trails, mountain bike through the jungle and raft down fast moving rivers.
- Galapagos, Ecuador
Escape the crowds and cruises around the famed Galápagos Islands and enjoy the diversity of marine life by exploring the islands by sea kayak. Paddle beside turtles, seals and dolphins or get in the water with them with a snorkel or go scuba diving. Then get on your feet to bike, horseback or trek the island trails.
Belize is perfect for water enthusiasts. Get seriously wet with the paddling and snorkeling on offer. Sea kayak around deserted islands or dive underwater to see the tropical fish and coral walls. Take in the highlights from the back of a horse as you ride through deep jungles or float on inner tubes through Mayan caves. You can pedal through the tropical forest, paddle the rivers, snorkel amongst sharks and stingrays and hike up to old Mayan ruins.
- Futaleufu River, Chile
This river is known world wide for its whitewater and all adventures here obviously include rafting on its legendary stretches. The river area is also perfect for climbing, rappelling and canyoneering. And there’s horseback riding, hiking, natural hot tubs carved from the stone and cliff dwellings or treetop houses to camp in.
- Patagonia, Argentina
Test your endurance skills in one of the most wild and rugged areas on earth hiking and ice trekking in the Los Glaciares National Park.
Journey from Cusco via trails built by the Incas to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu by bike and foot. Bike through humble Quechua villages and quiet market towns out of Cusco before ascending the famous Inca trail.
Adventure junkies won’t be able to get enough of Brazil. Start in Rio and hike and climb Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains. Then bike the famed beaches of Copocabana and Ipanema or through the Tijuca Forest. Switch to a sea kayak and enjoy the tropical seas. Alternatively base up around the Iguazu Falls for biking, rafting and rappelling in the tropical rainforest.
- Lake District, Chile
This area packs action in as much as the beauty. Bike along the serene lakeshores and into quaint fishing villages. Hike up into snowy mountain refuges, ride horses in the deep valleys of the Andes, paddle sea kayaks and raft wild rivers. Test your endurance level through the day and enjoy the meals and fine wines of Chile at night.
- Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Sea kayak the hundreds of lava islets at the northern end of the lake and enjoy the nesting and roosting sites of cormorants and water birds. Then head ashore to hike and bike the volcanoes on Ometepe Island.
- Parque Nacional de Bahia Loreto, Baja, Mexico
The warm waters of the Sea of Cortez are excellent for kayaking or snorkeling. Paddle between the whales and pods of dolphins or dive underwater to see the rich marine life. If you want to stretch your legs hike along the beaches and enjoy the ochre desert and red rock peaks.