South America: a continent of adventure, of indigenous and colonial cultures, of great food, of football, of wine, of coffee, of beaches, of jungles, of music, dance and passion. And all of this comes to you at a bargain basement price, often with barely any other tourists to share it with. The region is one of those places which can captivate you – we’ve all seen the iconic images of Macchu Pichu, the Cristo Redentor in Rio, or the glaciers in Patagonia – and it’s these sites that inspire people to travel to the continent.
There's something about South America that makes it very easy to like. Maybe it's the familiarity of Latin culture mixed with each area's individual history. Maybe it's the local people. Maybe it's the cheap booze and the parties.
Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.