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Educational Adventures for Solo Travelers on Latin America Tours

Latin America is filled with diverse cultures, landscapes, and history, making it one of the top destinations for travelers across the globe. However, Latin America isn’t a monolith — each country and region brings its own beauty worth exploring. Determining the best Latin America trip can be a challenge. At Road Scholar, we make the decision easy. We offer a wide range of Latin America travel packages from which to choose. Whether you’re interested in visiting Machu Picchu in Peru or the unique wildlife that calls the Amazon home in Brazil, our South American tours can bring you there. See what solo travel in Latin America is like with Road Scholar below.


Popular Destinations for Seniors in Latin America Tour

When it comes to Latin American travel, there are endless places to visit. At Road Scholar, we have numerous Latin America travel packages, allowing you to discover new cultures and history with diverse, like-minded learners. Explore some of the top Latin America tours we offer below:

  • Mexico: Mexico is one of the largest countries in Latin America, meaning there are various regions you can visit. Whether it’s the sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen or Mesoamerican cities like Mexico City, Mexico has much to offer. Our Mexico travel programs can walk you through Mayan and Aztec history, Copper Canyon, and artistic cities like San Miguel de Allende.

  • Argentina: One of Latin America’s top destinations is Argentina, where you can visit Patagonia to view towering mountains with beautiful flora and fauna, and travel to cities like Buenos Aires.

  • Peru: An excellent Latin America tour is to Peru, where you can hike the famous trails to Machu Picchu, participate in Incan festivals, or walk through colorful plazas with colonial architecture. View our most popular Peru tours to see where we can take you.

  • Costa Rica: No Central America tour is complete without a stop in Costa Rica, where you can experience the pura vida way of life. Hike trails to view volcanic mountains, navigate rainforests with some of the world’s most unique wildlife, and relax on sandy beaches through solo travel to Latin America. 

  • Brazil: As the fifth-largest country in the world, there’s a lot to see in Brazil. Whether you’re interested in learning about Brazilian culture in Rio de Janeiro or discovering rare wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest, our Latin America trips can make that happen.


Signature Experiences on Latin America Travel

At Road Scholar, our Latin America adventure travel programs bring you exciting signature experiences, from traversing through tropical rainforests to birdwatching and more. You can browse our guided tours in Latin America by activity type, duration, and other ways to find Latin America tours that meet your interests. Are you curious to see some of our most popular educational travel programs? Here’s a roundup of some of our top signature experiences in Latin America travel:

  • Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most diverse destinations to visit on earth. Known for their evolutionary significance, Charles Darwin used these islands to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. The isolated nature of these islands allows species to evolve independently, resulting in distinct subspecies that have adapted to their specific island environments. On Latin American tours to the Galápagos Islands, you can spot wildlife like giant tortoises, the blue-footed booby, marine iguanas, and an array of birds and marine life. At Road Scholar, our expert naturalists will guide you through the iconic ecosystems to understand the ever-evolving story of the islands.
  • Día de Los Muertos: Día de Los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is one of the most popular cultural festivals celebrated throughout most of Latin America. If you’re interested in solo travel to Latin America, participating in a Día de Los Muertos celebration can be a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and meet locals and other travelers. At Road Scholar, we have guided tours in Latin America that take you to areas like Oaxaca in Mexico, where you can participate in this ancient ritual and learn about its history.
  • Birding: Latin America is home to a diverse array of bird species. Some of our signature guided tours in Latin America offer birding experiences where you can enjoy varied ecosystems, from high-altitude mountains to lush clouds forests. Take a look at our birding adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes, which offers a thrilling and rewarding experience to spot avian species like the booted racket-tail, sword-billed hummingbird, and endemic species. While you bird, you can join ornithologists in avian-rich national parks.
  • Rainforests: Some of the world’s greatest wonders are rainforests, and Latin America is home to some of the most diverse rainforests on the planet. Traverse through the Amazon on a private riverboat, where you can learn about winding rivers, rich biodiversity, and indigenous tribes from local experts. You can also enjoy the tropical climate of Costa Rica as you explore cloud forests with stunning landscapes, foliage, and wildlife.

At Road Scholar, we have an expansive collection of Latin American tours that allow you to discover everything from geography to history and cuisine to local traditions and cultures. While there are countless signature Latin America tours, you can explore our favorites in North America, from national parks to Canada’s coastline.


Embark on Solo Travel in Latin America With Road Scholar

Are you ready to experience all that Latin America has to offer? Find an adventure today by looking through our Latin America travel packages and experiential travel collections. Solo travel to Latin America is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and make lasting memories. Through our experiential learning adventures to Latin America, you can discover new areas with experienced guides who can educate you on the history, culture, geography, landscapes, and cuisine of the regions you visit. See where you’ll end up next with one of our Latin America tours today.