Travel to South America

Visiting South America is an experience like none other, as the continent features everything from deserts to rainforests to snowy, almost polar regions. South America includes thirteen countries on the continent itself, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Nearby major islands are the Falklands, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, and others.

Here we also include the countries of Central America, those on the isthmus between North and South America. This area includes Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Explore South America

Before you begin planning your South American vacation, you'll need to decide which country or countries you'll visit. You might choose to participate in Carnival in Rio, visit the ruins of Machu Picchu. home of the Incan civilization in Peru, or see the wildlife in Patagonia. Use one of our recommended guides from the links below to begin planning your trip to South America. Or if you already know which country you want to visit, click one of the links above to see specific information for each destination.

Recent Blog Posts about South America

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia by eGuide Travel on Flickr

Six Intriguing Places You Should Put On Your Bucket List

With so many interesting places in the world, it’s important to prioritize what you want to see before you expire from the planet. Here are six spots that should definitely be on your bucket list. Cappadoccia, Turkey Cappadoccia’s landscape is a unique treasure. Jagged, red desert rocks make up this dramatic landscape, which was the […]

Cruise ship in Chile by Jorge in Brazil on Flickr

Cruise Destinations in Chile

To get there you have to go to the end of the earth, but it’s worth it. The exciting country of Chile has incredible cruise destinations that are sure to satisfy your taste for adventure, wonder, delicious food and great wine. You will find everything here – beautiful beaches, towering mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and fjords. […]

Climbing in Bolivia

3 Climbing Circuits in Bolivia: the Experience of Your Lifetime

Visiting Bolivia is a life changing experience. The blending of ancient cultures with modernity, the immersion in a past that is still mysterious and fascinating, the thrill of being in a place of rich architecture, culture and history, with beautiful landscapes, majestic scenery and an immense diversity in ethnicity, music, dance, food and traditions, all […]


Top Attractions in Caracas, Venezuela

As both the capital city and the largest urban area in the country, Caracas is an essential stop during a trip to Venezuela. This fast-paced city offers a little something for everyone, including museums, cultural attractions, fine dining, shopping, a thriving nightlife scene, and so much more. If you’ve never visited the city, consider embarking […]

Casa de la Literatura Peruana

Lima Confidential

Lima is one of the most historically important cities in the Americas. Its only real rivals are Ciudad de Mexico and perhaps Boston. It’s therefore perplexing that it has no centralized museum district like New York City’s Museum Mile, Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, or Mexico City’s Centro Historico. Worse still, not only are the museums […]

Guanaja, Honduras

Must-See Attractions in Honduras

With its perfect location in Central America, Honduras is nothing short of a tropical paradise. Tourists in search of natural beauty flock to its lush rainforest, sinfully beautiful islands, and extensive mountains each and every year. Tourists also have access to the second largest barrier reef in the world, which boasts countless scenic snorkeling and […]

Urubamba River, Peru

Trout Fishing in the Peruvian Andes

For true anglers no vacation is complete without doing a bit of sport fishing. Peru is known for its world-class fishing for marlin, tuna and other saltwater giants, but in the Andes Mountains, Peru also has great rainbow trout fishing. These fish, prized by anglers around the world for their fighting spirit and their delicate flavor, […]

Ausangate in the Andes Mountains

Discovering Ausangate

As a trekker and adventure seeker you may have already experienced the beauty of hiking through the Peruvian Andes, and if you have not done so yet, then get ready to plan your next excursion as you are in for a wonderful and rewarding journey. If you have already taken a vacation to Peru then […]

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Enjoy the Natural Splendor and Cultural Exuberance of Brazil

Exploring the natural bounty in a vacation destination is a priority for some people while for some others experiencing the heritage and cultural ambiance is important. However, if you want to experience both in a single travel destination, Brazil could be your choice. South America’s largest country is famous for its breathtaking landscape, wildlife and […]

birdwatching in Peru

Birdwatching in Iquitos, Peru

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon is the city of Iquitos, the capital of the huge Loreto district in northeastern Peru. Despite a relatively well developed city center, the remnant of a brief period of expansion during the rubber boom of the late 19th century, Iquitos remains the largest city in the world unreachable by road. […]

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