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South America Travel Guide

The definitive South America travel guide with expert tips, advice and ideas for planning a trip to South America for the most rewarding of South America vacations.

View Of The Amazonia , Manu, Peru
  • Inspiration

5 Best Places To Visit The Amazon Jungle To See Wildlife

One simply runs out of superlatives describing the rainforest of the Amazon Basin (the so-called “Amazon jungle” of popular conception). About the size of the conterminous United States, this biggest river basin […]
Mindo Eco Lodge, Ecuador
  • Tips

Luxury Amazon Rainforest Hotels: Where To Stay In The Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is by far one of the most mysterious and exciting locales to visit in all of South America. Teeming with abundant wildlife, exotic trees and plants, and even indigenous […]
Dense Vegetation On Cuyabeno River
  • Tips

11 Tourist Attractions In The Amazon Rainforest You Must See

When it comes to untouched nature in a wildlife-rich environment, the Amazon Rainforest is one of the last places on earth to explore. Even hearing the word Amazon conjures up images of […]
Boat Tour At The Iguazu Falls
  • Tips

Brazil Vs Argentina: Which Side Of The Iguazu Falls Is Best?

Brazil vs Argentina, it’s a long-standing battle. The two countries compete in regards to almost everything: from their football teams to their natural wonders, from their tourist attractions to their barbeques, to […]
Couple Looking At The Sea, Tayrona National Park Tropical, Colombia
  • Inspiration

South America Honeymoon: Dream Destinations & Inspiration

South America presents an unrivaled combination of adventure and indulgence. With everything from romantic candlelit dinners under the stars to remote jungle trails; exciting cities to enchanting colonial towns; far-flung islands to […]
Happy Family Enjoying The View In the Sacred valley Of The Incas In Cusco - Peru
  • Tips

7 Best Family Destinations In South America

Soaring mountains, incredible wildlife and beaches, historical remains, the greatest natural and manmade wonders in the world, and spectacular cultural highlights from food to art, South America is a perfect destination for […]
  • Cuisine

Best Food In South America? 12 Must-Try Specialty Dishes

One of the strongest arguments in favor of vacationing in South America is to have the chance at sampling is fascinating specialty dishes high in colors and flavors. The cuisine has numerous […]
stargazing at atacama desert
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The Top 15 Things To Do In South America

Adventure is beckoning, an adventure in South America no less. But with such vast expanses of land and sea to explore – across 12 separate countries – choosing what activities to do […]
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  • Inspiration

15 Best Boutique Hotels In South America

From its snow-capped Andean peaks and duney deserts, to its sweeping valleys and lush rainforests, South America’s extreme landscapes are home to an array of arresting accommodation options. Whether you’re traveling solo, […]
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  • Tips

When Is The Best Time To Visit South America?

So, you want to vacation in South America, and you’ve done the hard bit – deciding which of the countless incredible destinations to explore. But with such a complex array of dry […]
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  • Inspiration

5 Scariest Halloween Cruises In The World

If you’ve come in search of Halloween themed cruise ship departures with costume parties, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving, you’re in the wrong place and might be better trying your luck with Royal […]
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South American Capitals

South America is one of the most diverse places in the world with an eye-watering range of landscapes, climates, ethnicities, and cultural treasures. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour of all of […]
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  • Tips

Tipping in South America

Tipping culture varies enormously between countries. In the USA, anything less than 20% could cause offense while in Japan leaving a tip of any amount is considered an insult. There are no […]
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  • Culture

A Look Into Ancient South American Civilizations

South America is home to sweeping coastlines and lush riverbeds that have made it a cradle of civilization since ancient times. Societies were able to access water, grow food, and flourish. Taking […]
Fitzroy's Red Burning Peak And Laguna de los tres At Sunrise, Los Glaciares

12 Best Places To Visit In South America

South America tours are a traveler’s dream, offering something for everyone, from biodiverse rainforests, endemic wildlife, cascading waterfalls and vast river systems, to archaeological wonders, stunning landscapes and captivating cities. The world’s fourth […]
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Best Airlines in South America

For those planning to travel throughout the giant continent of South America, you’ll be glad to learn that air travel has stepped up to offer some of the world’s best airlines. With […]