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South America

Where ancient civilisations and the natural world create an epic backdrop to your adventure.

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Culture

South America is home to citizens of many countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru so there is a diverse set of traditions, customs, languages and culture in this continent. Known for its dancing, music, food, architecture and religion, this culturally-diverse area maintains its strong ties to the traditional way of life.

Language

The main language spoken in South America is Portuguese followed closely by Spanish. There are over 400 languages spoken in South America, with Bolivia recognising 38 in total.

Cuisine

Well-known for its tropical fruits, shredded beef and churros, South American cuisine is a fusion of Native American, African, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Indian-South Asian cuisines. When in South America, don't miss the chance to try Empanadas, Dulche de Leche and Brigadeiros.

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Experiences on offer in South America.

A school trip to South America offers rich history, scenic charm and musical, culinary and cultural diversity. Visit Buenos Aires, a city known for grandeur and Latin dancing, and learn about the arts in this theatrical hub. Explore the landscape and unique topography of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Southwest Argentina with your geography students, and encourage critical thinking using biodiversity and the environment as a support for learning.

  • Opportunity to develop language skills.
  • Sightseeing opportunities of some of the worlds most astounding natural features.
  • A unique and exciting school trip location, great for sports, language, music and geography trips.


From Argentina and Chile to Brazil and Peru, South America is the ultimate destination for a school trip. Packed full of geographical, historical and cultural learning opportunities South America offers adventure, excitement and education everywhere you turn.

Discover the mystery of the untamed wilds of Patagonia, to the dense green Amazon rainforest - the worlds largest remaining rainforest. Explore the Inca citadel Machu Picchu, one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the world.

Machu Picchu

Take your students to the awe-inspiring Galápagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago teeming with wildlife and biodiversity. Discover rare wildlife species such as the Galápagos penguin and tortoise, and learn about conservation efforts to protect them from threats from human and environmental pressures.

This was my first experience in South America and we had a great time. We finished our visit with a night in Buenos Aires. Educating Adventures hosted an impressive farewell ‘fiesta’! A special thanks to our EA rep and travel consultant; you guys made our visit more memorable!

Mr Ian Ashton, Essex School, United Kingdom

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Check out the trips available for your school in South America. From music, language, sports and culture, there’s a trip to suit your school and subject.

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