Something slightly out of the ordinary is offered by the Atacama desert of Chile one of the driest places on earth! A variety of activities can be enjoyed whilst you explore the area including walking, horse riding, cycling exploring Los Flamencos Reserve or just marvelling at Chile’s largest salt flat. In Colombia December is a good time of year to search for howler and titi monkeys in Tayrona National Park, where sweeping palms meat the Caribbean Sea which also offers some excellent snorkelling and diving.
Not far away is also the tropical Belize where you will avoid the rains as well as the busier month of January. Make the most of the adventure activities that Belize is renowned for by exploring tropical rainforests brimming with exciting wildlife, from colourful birds and jaguars (if you're lucky) to different monkey species that chatter in the trees. Belize is renowned for it's world class diving and in December, you can really make the most of it. Explore different dive sites off the coast and if you are really brave, why not make your way to the infamous Blue Hole!