Destination Management you can trust

Welcome to Encounter LatinAmerica DMC (Formerly known as CATDMC). We are a cross-continent team who has been living and working in Latin America for over 20 years. In that time we’ve discovered incredible places, met amazing people and learnt all about the quirks and customs of this unique corner of our planet. We love to share our passion and the knowledge we’ve gained with you.

Our six local offices in Latin America give us the perfect base to offer your travelers a great experience. Stay in bed & breakfasts, small posadas, unique boutique hotels or luxurious lodges, we carefully select our accommodation based on your comfort wishes, while ensuring an authentic experience.

We’ve carefully designed all of our trips to bring authentic experiences at the best possible prices. With six on-the-ground offices across Latin America and a dedicated team, your adventures are in safe hands.

Why Work With Us?

Group & FIT

We tailor every single trip to the needs of your customer, Group Departures & Custom FIT. Whether your customer wants an affordable authentic adventure, active hikes and outdoors, or more exclusive privately guided tours – we can meet both your, and their expectations.

Building Bridges

We believe some of the most important lessons and purposes in life are learned by bridging the gap between cultures. More peace and understanding is found when seeing the world through the looking glass of another person or perspective, offering a better reflection of ourselves in the world.

Local is key

We’ve spent the last 20 years building relationships with the most reputable guides and local providers across Latin America. We whole-heartedly believe in responsible travel and helping grow small businesses in these local economies, tourism is extremely influential in Latin America.

Peace of Mind

6 regional offices across Latin America means 24/7 on the ground support while your customers are traveling. 20 years of experience has given us the time to know who are the best guides, service providers, and authentic hotels and lodging. Our team is here to back you up.

Our Travel Planner Makes Quoting Easy & Fast

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Choose Destinations
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Step 2
Use Our Route Optimizer
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Customize the Experience
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Add Days & Excursions
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Step 5
Change Your Hotels
Choose Hotel

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Save to Suitcase or Confirm!
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Explore the Highlights


Argentina is such a diverse country that it’s hard to know where to begin! Just the word Argentina conjures up images of lone gauchos riding across vast plains of the Pampas, of sultry characters locked in tango’s passionate embrace…



Brightly colored textiles, lovely llamas, pink dolphins, coca leaves, Inca ruins, colonial cities, huge snow capped mountains, long winding rivers, surf filled beaches and of course the food! Even the sight of Machu Picchu makes hearts begin to race.



The vast country of Brazil provides a stunning mix of natural spectacles, cities moving to the samba beats and some of the best beaches in the world! Surpassing all expectations the South American giant is a colorful and unforgettable travel experience.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica with its National Parks, misty cloud forests, bubbling volcanoes, tumbling waterfalls and beaches is a traveler’s paradise. The country wows all those who visit with its bright colors, mind-blowing landscapes and undeniable beauty!



Colombia is the only country in the region with both a Pacific and Caribbean coastline, dense Amazonian jungle, tropical Caribbean beaches and islands, snow-capped Andes, beautiful coffee landscapes and cities of Medellin and Bogota.


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or check out a few of our favorites!

Exploring the Historic Streets of Cartagena

After teaming up with ‘Rewriting the Map‘ at Colombia’s Barranquilla Carnival they went on to explore the stunning city of Cartagena. Here is their article and photographs from this captivating city on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Historic... read more

The Best Wildlife Destinations in South America

The Best Wildlife Destinations in South America With some of the remotest corners of the world, South America has some of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Year after year perseverant travelers grab their cameras and binoculars before traveling to South... read more

Discover Colombia’s birdlife

Birdwatching in Colombia’s Coffee Region Hidden between the towering peaks of the Andes is Colombia’s Coffee Region. While the main highlight of the Coffee Triangle is of course its world-renowned coffee, it is also one of the top locations in the world to go bird... read more