Colourful, candid and everything in between, South America beats to the rhythm of an infectious, eternal drum. It’s the sequined heat of Carnival and a cool breeze blowing across the Andes, a fiery Argentine tango and the soft silence of an Ecuadorian cloud forest. You taste it in the crackle of slow-cooked barbecue and the tang of a good pisco sour. About the only thing the continent lacks is monotony. From the rocky slopes of Galapagos to the dawn-lit ruins of Machu Picchu, South America is effervescent with sights, sounds and salsa. Now, pass the empanadas and let's talk adventure.
New trips in South America
Where do you begin in South America? There’s a new adventure hiding behind every Andean peak, in every charming barrio. This year we’ll be leaving Rio far behind and heading into the arid mountains and coastal sand dunes of northern Brazil. Swim beneath cascading waterfalls, catch a rare emerald sunset and dance the night away to some Afro-Brazilian beats.