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Destinations in South America

South America Travel Guides

Country guides

Since emerging from decades of civil unrest, Colombia has established itself as one of the world’s top destinations. And rightly so: this exquisite ...
From the jungle calls of the Amazon to the thong-clad crowds of Copacabana beach, Brazil is an intoxicating mix of the big, the bold and the beautiful...
South America doesn’t get much more evocative of generations gone by than Peru. Its mix of ancient civilisations and dramatic archaeology, set among...
Guyana's attractions range from the 19th-century stilted wooden houses of its capital, Georgetown, to the awesome natural splendour of the towering Ka...
With its reputation for violence and political instability, many travellers opt to give Venezuela a wide berth. But those brave enough to visit this f...
With its ice-capped Andean peaks, crystalline lagoons, rugged lowlands, Amazonian rainforest, terraced valleys and windswept altiplano, landlocked Bol...
Spirited Argentina, with its clamouring capital, vast pampas, rolling wine regions and snowy peaks, is a land bursting with adventure. It’s a place ...
A narrow slither of land wedged between the Pacific and the Andes, Chile stands as a nation apart in South America – both literally and figuratively...

City guides

Rio de Janeiro is an awe-inspiring city, its stunning tropical setting matched only by its irrepressibly fun-loving residents, called Cariocas. Imposs...
Halfway along Peru's dusty desert coastline, cliff-top Lima lies between the Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the Andes. When it comes to exuding gr...
São Paulo has much to brag about. The city has transformed its rather dull image as Brazil’s economic powerhouse and become a dynamic metropolis wi...
Santiago de Chile is a spirited, effervescent city, splashed with colour from its lively fish markets, colourful street stalls, colonial architecture ...
The romance of crumbly European architecture and cobbled streets makes Buenos Aires an alluring city, but it is the food that wins most hearts.
Perched on a peninsula jutting out into the River Plate, Montevideo's mix of old- and new-world charms has been captivating visitors for centuries.
The UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito is one of the best preserved colonial cities in America, complete with cobbled plazas and lavishly decorated c...
Built by rich Inca kings and ransacked by Spanish conquistadors, Cusco is the most popular tourist destinations in Peru and one of the most significan...

Ski resorts

Catedral is located close to the Chilean border (which can be reached via the Puyehue Pass) in the province of Rio Negro, in Patagonia. The resort ...
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