Family Adventures

Fond childhood memories are made when sharing exhilarating adventures as a family. Whether you’re learning to surf in Costa Rica, scoping out sea lions in the Galápagos Islands, venturing through ancient Incan ruins or practicing Spanish at a colorful Andean market, Southwind Adventures designs journeys to Latin America for kids, teens and families, taking care of all your travel logistics in-country so you can focus on spending quality time together.

In our Family Adventures collection, you’ll find our suggestions for trips that cater to children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm. Our Family Adventures are the product of 25 years of experience in designing personalized travel experiences in Latin America for kids and teens. Most families choose to customize a trip based on their own dates and needs.

Why Family Travel with Southwind?

  • Our guides. Our resident English-speaking guides have families themselves, giving them a special knack for making learning fun for everyone
  • Local culture. Kids often enjoy cross-cultural interaction with local families while learning about customs different from their own
  • Fun for everyone. We cater to several generations within one trip, so grandparents and extended family are welcome
  • Savings for the families. Southwind offers discounts for kids 17 and under traveling with their parent(s) or other adult family members on any Signature or custom trip. Special children’s discounts may be available on Galapagos, Patagonia or Amazon cruises, or for airline tickets.
  • Lifelong memories. Our goal is to help you forge memories that will keep you reminiscing together for decades to come

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A classic, family-friendly journey that includes all Costa Rica’s ‘musts’. Experience the pristine white sand beaches of Tamarindo. Get active on hiking trails, river floating, or paddling a sea kayak. Relax in a hot spring and in comfortable, environmentally friendly lodging.
Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Season: November – April
Land Cost: from $3,975
south america for kids, teens, and families
Ecuador’s lush Amazon rainforest and its dramatic Galápagos Islands are two of the most wildlife-rich regions in South America! Kids of all ages will be amazed by the open-air zoo of animals in their midst. Enjoy active adventure activities and epic fauna-spotting that everyone can share.
Length: 12 Days/11 Nights
Season: November – May
Land Cost: from $5,565
south america for kids
A colorful family-oriented itinerary through Peru’s Sacred Valley, colonial city of Cusco, and magnificent Machu Picchu. Find experience-rich interactive fun for kids and fine dining and creature comforts for parents – all combined with active outdoor adventure and eye-opening cultural exchanges that everyone can share.
Length: 9 Days/8 Nights
Season: April – December
Land Cost: from $4,265
peru travel specialist
Guatemala, a nation of descendants of the ancient Maya, offers a fascinating cultural and natural experience that will take you through colorful traditional markets, stunning nature reserves in the lush forest, lovely Spanish Colonial cities and World Heritage Sites such as the magnificent Tikal.
Length: 8 Days/7 Nights
Season: November – April
Land Cost: from $3,225
south america with kids
Brought to the world’s attention by Darwin’s famous 1835 visit, Galápagos is Ecuador’s largest national park. The volcanic islands’ unique environment provides the perfect setting for birds, plants and reptiles which are are not found anywhere else on earth! Travelers of all ages can get up-close with approachable wildlife.
Length: 9 Days/8 Nights
Season: Year-round
Land Cost: from $6,985
south america for kids, teens, and families
Experience two of South America’s most important and renowned destinations. The Galápagos, a foremost natural history destination, offers visitors the chance to see unique species of wildlife on a 6-day cruise. Machu Picchu, the jewel of Inca architecture, allows visitors a glimpse into a not-too-distant, fascinating past.
Length: 15 Days/14 Nights
Season: April – December
Land Cost: from $10,605
south america for kids and families
Ecuador’s central valley, a majestic region interspersed with centuries-old colonial farms or “haciendas”, features some of South America’s most beautiful countryside. Still working an array of patchwork fields, these haciendas have opened their doors to visitors wanting to be swept away to another time.
Length: 9 Days/8 Nights
Season: Year-round
Land Cost: from $4,245
peru travel designers
A worthy alternative to the Inca Trail, trekking the trails of the Urubamba Range is a walk back in time. This region is populated with scattered Quechua communities, enclaves of traditional culture that have, thus far, escaped the encroachment of modern society.
Length: 11 Days/10 Nights
Season: April – mid-November
Land Cost: from $4,895
patagonia luxury
This rich itinerary is designed for walkers and nature enthusiasts who would like to experience the Argentine side of the Patagonian Andes in style and comfort, with active days and relaxing nights at chic lodges and hotels. Highlights include Mt. Fitz Roy and Perito Moreno Glacier.
Length: 10 Days/9 Nights
Season: October – March
Land Cost: from $6,325