Specialist tour operator Journey Latin America is delighted to unveil four new adventurous family holidays to embark on this summer and reveals why holidaymakers should travel to South America in July and August. The announcement coincides with the launch of a new family booking incentive by the tour operator who will give away a free Polaroid Snap Touch Digital Camera worth over £130 on new family bookings made before 30 April 2018.

Most of South America enjoys its best weather during July and August. From the high peaks of the Andes through to the wetlands of Brazil's Pantanal, weather conditions are generally dry and sunny making British summertime one of the best seasons to visit the highlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and parts of Brazil including the Pantanal, Iguazú Falls and Rio de Janeiro.

In Galápagos, a paradise for snorkellers, the sea life becomes more active and vibrant during August thanks to the strength of the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current.

With nearly 40 years of experience in creating award-winning holidays to Latin America, Journey Latin America announces their newest family holidays for 2018.

From Paddington to Peru offers the chance to see Peruvian spectacled bears in their own natural environment. The 14-day holiday also explores traditional markets, the colonial city of Cusco and the magnificent Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Holiday price £3,807pp*

Wildlife Brazil: Jaguars of the Pantanal is a new 14-day holiday that combines the wildlife-rich Pantanal with the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls and Rio de Janeiro. July and August are among the best months on the continent to spot jaguar. Finish your holiday in Rio and admire the city from a new perspective on the newly inaugurated 88m-high ferris wheel named Star of Rio.

This holiday stays at Refugio Caiman, a lodge in the Pantanal which hosts a conservation initiative to re-introduce jaguars back into their natural habitat. To celebrate the launch and to support the jaguar project, for every booking made, Journey Latin America will donate $100 USD towards their campaign to re-introduce two orphaned jaguars into the Amazon rainforest.

Holiday price £4,558pp*

Family Ecuador and Galápagos is a brand new 13-day holiday which combines the archipelago of Galápagos with a first-class Amazon cruise. Here, families will have a truly exotic and educational experience, with lots of fun built in, mind boggling landscapes and trusting wildlife.

Holiday price £5,193pp*

Signature Andes: Highlands of Peru, Bolivia and Chile is a 16-day adventure holiday which explores Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, La Paz in Bolivia, the dazzling Uyuni salt flats (the location used as Planet Crait in the latest Star Wars film, 'The Last Jedi') and the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Holiday price £4,335pp*

Stuart Whittington, Product Manager at Journey Latin America comments, “Last year we saw a 10% rise in family holidays to Latin America with Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador and Galápagos especially capturing people's imagination. With the majority of families travelling with kids aged 14 and over, wildlife adventures, active pursuits and cultural encounters feature highly in their wish lists. We have also seen an uplift in bookings to more off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as Colombia, Uruguay and Nicaragua, with intrepid families travelling together to explore parts of Latin America that have only recently begun to open up to tourism.”

For Journey Latin America's full range of family holidays see here.

Terms and Conditions for the Polaroid Snap Touch Digital Camera can be found here.

For further information visit journeylatinamerica.co.uk or call 020 8600 1881