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South America Family Travel Blog

From Colombia to Argentina, our South American family travel blog gives you everything you need to plan the perfect family trip to the continent

When on a family adventure travel to Peru visiting Machu Picchu with kids is a must do activity.

Explore Our Guide To Family Travel In South America

South America offers some of the most culturally rich travel in the World. From exploring Mayan and Inca ruins to floating islands to some of the most remote islands on earth, South American travel offers something new around every corner.

Explore the riches of Machu Picchu, the magic of Easter Island, the beaches of Colombia, or the wildlife of Argentina, and you’ll still be just scratching the surface of South American travel.

South America is brimming with wonders. In fact, it is home to two of the world wonders. Spectacular Machu Picchu in Peru and the unforgettable Iguazu Falls that straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil.

Travel in South America can bring you face-to-face with the most modern cities and some of the most unique cultures in the Americas. Lake Titicaca in Peru itself is home to over four unique and wildly diverse cultures.

What Is It Like Traveling In South America With Kids?

South America sits at the bottom of the list for popularity among parents in our Family Travel Support Group on Facebook. In fact, only family travel in Antarctica had less interest in our polls. But, I’m going to let you in on a secret. South America is one of my family’s favorite places for family travel.

First of all, the continent is huge, and it’s made up of a spectacular mix of Indigenous cultures that are steeped in history that dates back long before the arrival of British, Spanish, and Portuguese explorers.

The food throughout South America is absolutely phenomenal. With ethnic fusion mixed with European flavors, it’s hard to beat the incredible variety of dishes found throughout the continent. In fact, Lima, Peru, alone is home to three of the world’s top ten restaurants!

Family travel in South America isn’t without its challenges. There are 14 countries in South America. And, while most are incredibly safe and wonderful, there are a few that are dealing with political issues and are best to avoid for the time being.

We’ve been traveling with kids for ten years now, and South America was the third continent that we visited as a family. I’m sure that our tips and guides for the countries we have visited will help you plan your family travels on the South American continent.

You can explore some of our most popular South American family travel blog posts below. Or, feel free to head over to our YouTube channel to explore some of our South American family travel videos.

If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In South America

Most major cities throughout South America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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