From man-made wonders & exotic wildlife to vibrant cities & colonial architecture, South America has wild & wonderful experiences that will bring the adventurer out in you.
Uncover Peru, home of the world-famous Machu Picchu & the magical Colca Valley. Explore Argentina & tango your way through the streets of Buenos Aires & marvel at the stunning Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

Experience Brazil where you'll find the jaw-dropping Iguazu Falls, the lively vibes in Rio de Janeiro & venture into the Amazon jungle. Discover the Galapagos Islands, home to a wide range of wildlife, such as the iconic Blue-footed Booby Bird, Galapagos Tortoise, Marine Iguana & plenty more.


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Visit Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires. You’ll be blown away by the European-style architecture, rich cultural heritage, passionate tango & vibrant nightlife. The Cementerio de la Recoleta is an unmissable attraction & one of the most popular tourist spots, where you can walk through the city of the dead & marvel at the impressive statues, memorials & tombs.

If wine tasting & vineyard tours are something that excites you on your travels, then a trip to Mendoza wine country is a must! Set in the most beautiful surrounds, the region comes to life at night with many bars, restaurants & cafes overflowing onto the sidewalks.

Situated in the foothills of the Andes, Bariloche is an excellent place to stay while you organise your winter adventures; such as skiing, trekking & mountaineering. The Alpine-styled architecture, restaurants, cafes & chocolate shops make this the perfect escape. In the summer months visitors can enjoy fishing, whitewater rafting & birdwatching.

Venture to where mountains, lakes & woods meet breathtaking glaciers at the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The stunning Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the main attractions to the national park, measuring 30km long & 5km wide.

Iguazu Falls are the largest waterfalls system in the world, bordering both Brazil & Argentina. The falls are shared between 2 national parks & offer a pristine environment that has impressed both tourists & locals alike for centuries. Get up close to this jaw-dropping natural wonder with walkways leading to the falls, or enjoy the spectacular views from a birds-eye view with a helicopter ride.

Known as one of the World’s most vibrant cities, Rio de Janeiro is famous for its natural settings, carnival festival, samba dancers, & landmarks including the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain. A visit to the picturesque beaches where the tanned & vivacious locals relax is a must! Arpoador beach is a top local surfing spot, Ipanema beach is one of the main hubs of the city & Copacabana beach is one of the most picture-perfect beaches in the world!

Experience the Portuguese colonial architecture & rich culture heritage of Salvador. From churches & music, to the food & festivals, take a stroll through the cobble stone streets & soak up the history of this remarkable city.

The best way to experience the Amazon Jungle, its massive rivers, dense rainforest & exotic wildlife is by a guided boat tour. Some of the most exciting animal spotting can be had here, including the infamous anaconda, wild piranha, cougar & more! You’ll also get a glimpse into the lives of the native villages, as many have been built on the river banks throughout the jungle.

The Galapagos Islands are home to a wide range of wildlife, many of which are found nowhere else in the world! Due to extreme isolation of these volcanic islands you can find some amazing creatures such as the Galapagos tortoise, marine iguana, penguin, albatross & more.

If you enjoy diving or snorkeling, there are many things to discover in the surrounding underwater world. Try spotting white-tipped sharks, sea lions, mantra rays, sea horses, sea tortoises & more. If you want to stay above the water, surfing, hiking & kayaking are other popular adventure activities you can enjoy.

Each Island has a unique landscape, from volcanic rocks to white sand beaches; you can get up close & personal with this travel bucket-list destination & enjoy a guided tour throughout the national park.

Has visiting the 7 new wonders of the world been on your travel bucketlist? Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular ancient landmarks you’ll be lucky enough to see up close. Set in the Andes mountains & part of the Sacred Valley, take a step back in time to uncover this breathtaking ancient Incan city.

For hundreds of years, the Uros have lived on floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca. They’ve perfected the use of the totora reed (found along the edges of the lake) to build their homes, boats, furniture & the islands they live on. Take a day trip to witness this fascinating way of life & make sure you pick up some amazing reed handcrafts made by the locals.

Visit the largest National Park in Peru & world natural heritage site, Parque Nacional Manu. Home to over 4,000 species, ranging from the Peruvian Jaguar & Peruvian Spider Monkey, right through to Giant Armadillo & Puma, this is your chance to marvel at a stunning variety of tropical wildlife. You must have a guide or be with an organised tour group to gain entry to the park.

The magical Colca Valley is home to the Andean condor (the largest flying bird in the world) & the Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. You can also find colourful pre-Incan agricultural terraces that are still used for farming & the caves of Mollepunko where ancient rock art can be found.

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