Beginners Guide: Halal Holidays in South America

It’s time to explore South America! One usually equates this magnificent continent to vast expanses of rainforest and exception football players… but South America is so much more. For the Muslim traveler, venturing to this colourful continent may seem a bit daunting, but we at Serendipity have scouted around and come up with amazing halal friendly holidays in several different South American countries. Here is a sneak preview of what you can see and do in South America!

Beautiful Brazil: Brazil is almost synonymous with South America – it takes up nearly half of the continent! This vibrant and beautiful country has an incredibly diverse population of people, and even has Arab influences. Salvador, the capital of the Bahia state of Brazil, is home to the highest concentration of Muslims in the continent. There is much to explore in Brazil – the stunning beaches, the busy city of Rio, the gorgeous Iguazu Falls which border Argentina, and of course the most famous attraction of all– the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazing Argentina: The second largest South American city, Argentina is famous for its cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires – which is home to the largest mosque in Latin America; the amazing Iguazu Falls – which is a semi circular fall that spans 2,700 m in diameter and is 80 m high; and the magnificent Perito Morena Glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park.

Charming Chile: This little strip borders the west of South America, and has incredibly diverse landscapes and climates – offering endless opportunities for all kinds of activities. You can hike in the Atacama Desert – which is the driest desert in the world, trek through the rainforests of Patagonia, go fly fishing in Yelcho and explore the Easter Islands.

Picture Perfect Peru: Known worldwide for the Incas and Machu Picchu, Peru is culturally and historically significant. Muslim travelers can visit the mosque and Muslim community in Lima, and experience the city of Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Exciting Ecuador: Experience the thrills of an action-packed trip in this stunning country that boasts incredibly diverse landscapes – pearly Pacific beaches, lush Amazonian rainforests, snow capped mountains and of course, the world famous Galapagos Islands, which are famous for their giant tortoises. The capital city of Quito has traces of Andalusian Islamic architecture, which is interesting to see.

Serendipity Tailormade will ensure that your South American trip to whichever destination you choose is hassle-free, and will take care of all of your needs with vegetarian/seafood options or halal options where available. Contact us today to plan a tailor-made halal trip to South America.

Aalia Mahdi
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