South America combines some of world’s most colourful and vibrant cultures with the most diverse landscapes on earth. From Brazil’s samba beaches and rhythm-filled metropolises, to Peru’s awe-inspiring Andes and historical treasures, to Ecuador's steaming jungles and towering volcanoes, to the desolate beauty of Patagonia, there is something here for everyone.
Some of the world's most incredible natural highlights can be found in South America, such as the phenomenal Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border, the other-worldly salt plains of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and the twisted mountains of Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. Some of the world's greatest ancient sites are here, including the city of Tiwanaku, the mysterious Nazca Lines, and of course the fabled lost city of Machu Picchu. And the continent is dotted with some of the most fascinating cities, such as colonial Quito and Cartagena, the effortless cool of Buenos Aires, and the spectacular Rio de Janeiro. South America has so much to offer, you will wonder where to begin.