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Venezuela - Roraima, Venezuela

Venezuela

With its reputation for violence and political instability, many travellers opt to give Venezuela a wide berth. But those brave enough to visit this feisty S...

Surinam - Matapica Swamp, Surinam

Surinam

The smallest of the Guyanas (the collective term for Guyana, French Guyana and Surinam), this diminutive destination may have just half a million odd inhabit...

Uruguay - Maldonado, Uruguay

Uruguay

A peaceful, laidback destination with a long history of liberalism (Uruguay was the first country to fully legalize marijuana) this pint-sized nation finds i...

Peru - Traditional Peruvian Reed Boats in Peru

Peru

South America doesn’t get much more evocative of generations gone by than Peru. Its mix of ancient civilisations and dramatic archaeology, set among so...

Guyana - Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Guyana

Guyana

Guyana's attractions range from the 19th-century stilted wooden houses of its capital, Georgetown, to the awesome natural splendour of the towering Kaieteur ...

Paraguay - Encarnacion and jesuit ruins in Paraguay

Paraguay

Paraguay is a little-known landlocked country, which has found itself somewhat isolated from even its neighbours in the past by geography and politics, but i...

Falkland Islands - West Falkland Island

Falkland Islands

Nineteenth-century shipwrecks and a plethora of marine life are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the Falkland Islands.

Ecuador - Quilotoa crater lake, Ecuador

Ecuador

Tiny by South American standards, Ecuador is packed with an amazing range of natural and cultural attractions; a microcosm of everything that is appealing ab...

Colombia - Bogotá, Colombia

Colombia

Since emerging from decades of civil unrest, Colombia has established itself as one of the world’s top destinations. And rightly so: this exquisite Sou...