South America Trips

Why South America?

Travel to South America for epic landscapes, vibrant cultures and legendary wildlife.

Head to South America, and you’ll discover a continent of vibrant cities and soaring landscapes alike. Rio de Janeiro boasts an iconic blend of mountains, beach and urban cool; Buenos Aires exudes a classical elegance with a rustic touch; and Cartagena brings together pirate histories and Marquezian beauty, all infused with a quintessential Caribbean charm.

Then, there are South America’s almighty landscapes. The Andes is one of the longest mountain ranges in the world, running along the western edge of the continent from Venezuela to Chile. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest of its kind on earth, covering huge swathes of the continent in lush, dense jungle. And the Atacama Desert? Said to be the driest place on the planet, this is officially the closest you’ll get to Mars.

South America facts

From cuisine to landscapes, here are a few things you should know about South America

Demographic

South America’s population currently stands at around 429 million people, which extends from Colombia to the southernmost tip of Chile. The most populated country is Brazil, with 204 million people, and the least is Suriname, with around 500 thousand people.

Heritage

Argentina is famous for its sensual tango and world-class wines. Travellers flock to Brazil in February to revel in its spectacular Carnaval festivities. Over in Peru, you’ll find well-preserved Inca ruins such as the iconic Machu Picchu.

Food

Like Central America, the staples of the South American diet are rice, beans, corn and meat. Argentina is famous for its steaks, and both Argentina and Chile are renowned for their rich wine cultures. You’ll find colonial influences across the continent, too.

Landscapes

Ecuador offers a breathtaking natural diversity, spanning the Andes, the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Colombia is nestled between the mountains, the rainforest and the Caribbean coast; and the salt lakes of Bolivia are a sight to savour.

Wildlife

The biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, such is the scale of the wildlife here. Alpacas and llamas are native to the Peruvian highlands, and you’ll find jaguars and countless monkey species in the Amazon.

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THE GUIDES

We only work with trusted local guides who know their destinations better than anyone. We include guide and driver tips to make sure that our team are well looked after

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