1. The Amazon, Peru
Just a short flight from Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Peruvian Amazon has fun packed jungle lodges for the whole family. With special programs for toddlers to teens, The Amazon has family adventure for all ages.
2. Banos, Ecuador
Ecuador´s outdoor activity center is filled with hot spring pools, has a smoky volcano, numerous waterfalls and caters well to active families. Here you can hike, bike, try out canyoning, take a quad bike or just splash about in the hot springs. Located mid-way between the jungle and the high mountains, Banos is also a great base for visits to the Amazon, or the volcanoes and traditional mountain communities of Ecuador.
3. Tayrona Park, Colombia
A few hours from the busy port of Cartagena, this beautiful national park has miles of white sandy beaches backed by protected forest. Reefs and an abundance of wildlife as well as safe swimming beaches mean there is something here for the whole family. Accommodations run from isolated cabins to small, resort style hotels with all facilities.
Get up close to an iguana and bump into a sea turtle in the Galapagos; what is there not to like for children in this wildlife paradise? Yachts take children from age 5 or you can choose a combination land and boat based tour for smaller tots. Flexible programs mean grandpa can walk with the tortoises while grandma goes kayaking with the sea lions.