From the Amazon to the Andes (plus of course the Galapagos), when Mother Nature was handing out jaw-dropping beauty, South America was first in line. But it’s not only the thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, sapphire blue glaciers, golden beaches, massive volcanoes and diversity of wildlife - the ancient history and culture of South America draws travellers from all corners of the globe.
Walking in the footsteps of the Incas at Machu Picchu is a hot must do, but don’t miss the nearby Sacred Valley for a less touristy experience. Or why not ride with a Gaucho across the lonely plains of Patagonia, shop for authentic handicrafts in Ecuador (true home of the Panama hat), dine in style at the award-winning restaurants in Lima or take a 4WD trip across the largest salt flat in the world in Bolivia.
And then there’s the music scene. You can tango in Argentina, samba in Brazil, salsa in Quito or feel the rhythm of pounding drums in local villages anywhere throughout the continent.
Anywhere you go, you’ll experience the vibrant colours and exotic flavours of South America.