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

North Yungas Road by Alicia Nijdam-Jones on Flickr

Vacationing in Bolivia

Bolivia is a landlocked country located in central South America is amazingly diverse in every sense of the world. It may not be the easiest place to travel, may not have the best cuisines but it is its great cultural diversity, stunning natural beauty, deep multi-ethnic indigenous roots, centuries old Spanish occupation , foreign immigrant […]

Why Argentina Is One Of The Best Countries In South America

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in South America. This can easily be proved by the growing number of tourists who decide to visit this wonderful country each and every year. When people decide to come here, they are actually visiting the place because of many reasons, among them being the adventurous activities they can […]

Batan Grande

Archeological Sites to Visit in Peru

Adventure and going to must-see sights all across every country is every individual’s dream waiting to come true. One of the most patronized travels nowadays is the adventure in the land of Peru. Peru is a country in western part of South America and bordered by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on […]

Guatemala

Adventure Travel in Guatemala

Guatemala, a Central American country bordered by Mexico to the north and Honduras to the south, has a large amount of coastal exposure on its western Pacific shores and a small amount of eastern Caribbean Sea coastline. With about 30 active and extinct volcanoes, numerous caves, jungles, cities and some of the most famous ancient […]

Machu Picchu, Peru

A Brief Guide to the Mysterious Wonders of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the famous “Lost City of the Incas” is a worthy travel destination for anyone who journeys to the heart of South America.  Perched high in the peaks of the Andes, this Seven Wonders of the World monument is amazing in its scenic splendor and its mysterious historical ramifications. Amazingly, this now famous mountaintop […]

Volunteer in Peru with Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer Vacations – Why Volunteer In Peru?

If you’re looking to do something a little bit different with your time off this year, why not consider being a volunteer in Peru for your vacation? In recent years, more and more people are choosing to combine travel to new countries with a volunteer program – something that benefits everyone involved. The charity or […]

Villarrica Volcano, Chile

Travel Tips for Chile

Known for its fine wine and rich culture, Chile is a destination for those who like to travel slightly off the beaten path. Though Chile draws many tourists each year, it is still less of an attraction than its more touristy neighbors such as Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. Chile is a country that will surprise […]

Patagonian Wildlife - Penguins in Antarctica

Patagonian Wildlife – What to See and Where to See It

Patagonia has a reputation for being one of the last truly wild places on Earth. Vast swathes of steppe, mountain and forest are near-untouched by the creeping influence of man (with an average of 1.9 people per km2, versus the 256 per km2 found in the United Kingdom), and even the populated coastlines of Chile […]

Angel Falls, Travel Tips for Venezuela

Travel Tips for Venezuela

Think of Venezuela and images of out-of-this-world beauties with brains to match will conjure up before our eyes. There is much more to Venezuela than Miss Worlds though – the beautiful Latin American country is a treasure trove for those with wanderlust in their blood. Right from the lofty Andean peaks to the turquoise Adam’s […]

Carnival of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

9 New Reasons to Visit Brazil This Year

Looking for new reasons to once again visit the beautiful country of Brazil would bring you back to the very first reasons why you visited the country the first time. Brazil has always been what it was back: a paradise of beaches and rainforests offering the most interesting cultures and celebrations. Take a look at […]

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