Latin sounds and Inca ruins come to mind– but they all lie within a tremendous landscape of Amazon, Andes and hilltop lakes. 

 

There are few things as rewarding as driving through the Bolivian countryside, over the colossal ridge which suddenly reveals sparkling La Paz splayed out before you. Or landing in Rio, beneath a giant statue of Jesus lording over a city of hedonism and dance. Nothing quite compares to flying through Iguazu Falls, or over Peru’s baffling geoglyphs, drawn into the sand hundreds of years ago. Meet the villagers who built their own islands on the sacred Lake Titicaca, or the playful seal cubs at the Galapagos Islands. This is the experience of awesome South America. 

Our top trips in South America

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Explore Peru's rich wildlife and Incan history on a journey through Lima, the Amazon...

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Canyons, mountains, jungle, islands – Peru has it all and more. Marvel at Machu Picchu,...

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Release your hedonistic side in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, two of South America's...

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Visit the Ballestas Islands, scan the skies of Colca Canyon for condors, cruise Lake...

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Mountains high, valleys low and cultures ancient: welcome to majestic Peru. Experience...

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Embark on a highlight-filled journey from the Andes to the Amazon and discover South...

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Go beneath the surface of South America on this trip through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia,...

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Adventure across Patagonia, in Chile and Argentina's southern fringes, a world ruled by...

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Taste the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil on a journey through the countries’ best...

Highlights of South America

Destinations in South America

What travellers are saying about the South America region

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