South America & Central America festival tours

If the world’s continents were to attend a ball, we all know who’d rule the dance floor. From world-famous carnivals to fiestas in tiny mountain towns, Latin America knows how to let down its hair and kick up its heels. Reggaeton pumps out from speakers, rum flows freely and colour explodes whichever way you look. Grounded in Catholicism and Andean folklore, Latin festivals honour everything from Aztec Sun Gods to the spirits of the dead. Perhaps it’s this mix of pious faith and hedonism that is so compelling; whatever it is, it’s best not to overthink it. So grab a michelada, loosen those hips and get ready to fiesta with the best(a). Sitting out is not an option.

South America & Central America festival highlights


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Jessica · Traveled February 2024
My experience with the Rio Carnaval tour was absolutely amazing! From the vibrant atmosphere to the beautiful people I met along the way, it exceeded all my expectations. Aline, our tour guide, played a pivotal role in making this journey unforgettable. Despite battling sickness for most of the tour, Aline's kindness and patience never wavered. Her caring demeanor and attention to detail ensured that I still got to experience all the tourist sights I had hoped to see. Aline's dedication to ensuring everyone's comfort and enjoyment truly sets her apart. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone looking to immerse themselves in the magic of Rio Carnaval. And if you have the chance, do yourself a favor and request Aline as your guide – she's simply the best! Thank you, Aline, for making my Rio Carnaval experience one for the books!
Review submitted 04 Mar 2024

Dominique · Traveled February 2024
I highly recommend this tour especially for those experiencing this Brazilian holiday for the first time and if you don't speak Portuguese. The local guides provided context on the Blocos, the Sambadromo competitions and Rio as a whole that I wouldn't have gotten independently. Seeing Rio during this time of year is truly an experience that words and pictures cannot capture. Vicente was an awesome guide who further enhanced this experience for me.
Review submitted 26 Feb 2024

Sophie · Traveled February 2024
The carnaval experience in Rio was unmatched, our guide Lola was full of knowledge and pride for her home and it made the experience 100x better. I can’t wait to go back
Review submitted 17 Feb 2024

Carmen · Traveled October 2023
We did the Intrepid tour for Dia de Los Muertos We started in Mexico City, visited Tláhuac and Puebla Congratulations to Intrepid for creating this excellent immersing tour We loved Tláhuac being welcomed by locals, eat their food, drink their mezcal, visit the cemetery Our exceptional guide Karla is enthusiastic and fun and everyone in the village recognized her Visiting Puebla was truly exceptional too - a beautiful city; and again we were lucky to see a parade and just everything for these festivities Our hotel was changed from the original one and we were upset because we were moved from Zocalo to a further location but it turned out to be better because the neighborhood is trendy, safe, quiet lots of good restaurants The only thing that the hotel could improve is the service at front desk and and quality of breakfast Our van and driver excellent too. Once again I want to mention out tour director/ guide Karla for an above and beyond service We will be back
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023

Jasmine · Traveled October 2023
This is the best way to experience Dia de Los Muertos safely while also up close!
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023