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Is it safe to visit Latin America?

Travel to Latin America is as safe as travel around Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East or North America.

All of our partners in the region provide us with weekly (sometimes even daily) updates on the political, social, environmental and wildlife conditions and we proactively discourage travel to destinations that we consider unsafe for any reason.

Like all big cities in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States, petty theft can occur in Latin America's major cities and towns. Visitors should take the same care as they would normally take in any other destination worldwide. Place valuables in safe deposit boxes at hotels and be alert and streetwise at popular tourist sights.

During your stay at remote wilderness areas, you are far removed from human settlements and crime is virtually non existent. You will be comforted to know that we have a 100 per cent track record in this regard.  Personal safety is dealt with in detail in our pre-trip information material.

Take note that travel safety concerns arising from a negative event in one Latin America country do not apply to the entire continent, just as travel safety concerns in some areas in Nepal, Sri Lanka or Pakistan do not apply to travel to Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

When planning a trip to Latin America, it is best to work with someone who has intimate knowledge of each country - not just its wildlife and attractions, but also its unique cultural, socio-economic and political situations, as safety issues often stem from these areas. We have been going to Latin America for many years and we return to the continent several times each year to refresh and expand our knowledge.

Your safety is our number one concern.