From Andean peaks to Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers to Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and diverse nightlife: the wonders of South America really set the stage for some of the most incredible adventures. And from clear, turquoise seas to magnificent Maya ruins, lush cloud forests, bustling markets and coffee farms, Central America can be as chilled out or as thrilling as you wish.
South America’s great diversity doesn’t end with the geography. Across the continent you’ll find magnificent colonial towns where cobblestone streets lead past gilded churches and stately plazas, probably a scene that is un-changed since the 18th century. Elsewhere, you can haggle over colourful textiles at indigenous markets, share meals with indigenous tribes in the rainforest and follow the pounding rhythms laid down by the Brazilian drums. South America is home to an astounding variety of living and ancient cultures, and experiencing it all first-hand is all part of the fun.