South America has so much to offer adventurous families looking for varied, action-packed and inspiring holidays. The continent boasts many geographical accolades and huge biodiversity, offing home to many unusual animal species such as llama, jaguar and vicuna.
Children will enjoy visiting the floating Uros Islands in Peru and adults and children alike will be amazed by the spectacular natural wonders the continent has to offer, such as Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of Nature.
Probably the most famous sight in South America, the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru, is fascinating to explore. It is possible to get there by train or alternatively families with teenagers can opt to walk the Inca trail to get there. Suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness, the Inca Trail offers a physical challenge, cultural interest, ever-changing landscapes and the grand prize of Machu Picchu at the end.