We can arrange tailor-made adventures into the remote Amazon
rainforest, or mountaineering with expert guides in the Andes and
diving in the Galapagos
Islands. Wildlife nuts can even travel to a secret spot that we
know deep in the Pantanal
wetlands in Brazil to spot jaguars in the wild.
Also in Brazil, and away from actual animals, party animals have
to visit Rio and Buzios, while Ecuador is also gaining a
great reputation as a hip hangout beach destination as well.
From buff beach bods to history buffs, the various - invariably
spectacular - cities and symbols of the Incas and the Nazca, South
America's great indigenous peoples, at places such as Machu Picchu
are the stuff of every bucket list.
And then there's the food, in our books always a reason to
travel. Carnivores need to roam around Argentina learning about the endless
ways to cook perfect steaks, while Peruvian cuisine, and ceviche in
particularly, are the culinary craze du jour. Elsewhere Chilean and
Argentinian wines are coming on strong and coffiends need to sample
Colombia's finest beans.
Have we missed anything? Lots, but not as much as you'll be
missing out on if you never visit South America.