The trend of multi-generational family travel has been gaining momentum over the past few years, and it’s a trend that’s expected to continue growing. Families are more likely than ever to travel together, and that means they’re bringing along everyone from babies to teenage cousins to grandparents. When researching the best family friendly vacations, it can be challenging agreeing on a location that offers something for everyone.
If you are starting your search, we have collected our top family destinations in South America to help make your decision easier! With so many diverse options and things to do, South America is an ideal getaway for the entire family. Read through our list below for some travel inspiration and take a look at some of the various tours we offer. Say Hueque also specializes in creating customized trips, so if there is something missing from any of our itineraries, we can work together to ensure your trip is one that your family will never forget.
Perfect For: Families of all ages with something for everyone!
Highlights Include: City exploration, tango shows, shopping, cultural institutions
The capital city of Argentina, birthplace of Tango, and often described as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires proudly shares its rich culture with visitors of all ages. Popular activities include exploring the traditional European architecture, rustic outdoor cafes, local antique and artisanal markets, public spaces, live tango, world-class museums, beautiful public spaces and more. With so many things to do and places to see, everyone in the family will enjoy a trip to Buenos Aires!
Perfect For: Families with teenage children or older and active parents
Highlights Include: Pristine nature, trekking, horseback riding, wildlife
Patagonia is certainly not the right destination for every family, for it’s considered to be heaven on earth for the active family always looking forward to their next adventure. Walk beside Perito Moreno Glacier and take a boat cruise along its 60m face. Hike or horse ride in the Patagonian Andes and take in the spectacular scenery of Fitz Roy and Chalten. Stunning mountain vistas, enormous glaciers and hiking trails make this region a favorite in South America.
Perfect For: Families of all ages and interests
Highlights Include: Historic city tours, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, culinary experiences
Santiago de Chile boasts a one-of-a-kind location sprawled below some of the highest peaks of the Andes range, providing a breathtaking city backdrop when the air is clear and the peaks are dusted with snow. Spend a few days in the city to get a general overview of the most important sites and a tour to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, located by the Pacific Ocean. While you’re there, don’t forget to try one of the city’s famous Pisco Sours!
Perfect For: Families with younger children and older grandparents
Highlights Include: Pristine nature, panoramic views, walking and hiking
Tour the incredible Iguazu Falls, which was recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World! With a mix of accommodation options ranging from kid-friendly hotels to 5-star properties and boutique jungle lodges – perfect for bringing along the little ones or older parents and grandparents. Walk along Iguazu’s impressive collection of waterfalls and feel the mist from the stunning Garganta del Diablo. Surrounded by tropical jungle and home to incredible biodiversity, discover walking trails and the eco-train’s perfect harmony with nature.
Perfect For: Older parents and grandparents
Highlights Include: Wine tasting, vineyard tours, culinary institutions, pristine nature
Mendoza is the perfect destination for families looking for a laid-back but cultural getaway. Leave the children home for this one and considering bringing grandparents along, or aunts and uncles. With multiple luxury properties in the area, you can find the right fit depending on what you’re looking for (i.e. spas, restaurants, activities, etc.). Enjoy sipping the finest wines in the world, take a blending course, tour a winery, and soak in the majesty of the Andes Mountains.