If world heritage listed Machu Picchu isn’t enough of a drawcard, South America has an abundance of stunning scenery, vibrant nightlife and award-winning cuisine to round out an amazing itinerary.
It’s also a jumping off point for trips to the Antarctic. Brazil’s capital, Rio de Janeiro, is a popular destination, home to possibly the most famous festival in the world, Carnivale. Put on your dancing shoes or head to one of the city’s popular beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema, and chill out. On the Brazilian border with Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are an awe-inspiring series of 275 waterfalls across a length of 2.7 kilometres. Argentina is a country with something for everyone, art galleries, stunning mountainous backdrops and great wine – and that’s just for starters.
Peru isn’t just about the Inca Trail, Lima flexes serious culinary muscle with its world-renowned restaurants. And Chile is a natural gem, with landscapes spanning deserts to glaciers.