Satisfy your adventurous spirit
Much of South America is shrouded in mystery. The remnants of lost civilisations and fiercely untamed jungles provoke a sense of curiosity and have called out to adventurers throughout history. One of South America's big ticket items is the Inca Trail which will see you journey from one site of archaeological significance to the next. Embark on a classic 4-day trek to observe mountain panoramas and awe-inspiring cloud-forests until you reach Machu Picchu - the lost city of the Incas. From captivating ruins in the Andes of Peru, you can continue your high-altitude adventures in Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Argentina – all in proximity to the world's longest mountain range.
South American adventures can be found on and off the beaten track. Experience the mosaic of fragile, ancient ecosystems with jungle walks, river cruises and eco-tours in the Amazon River Basin, which takes glory as the largest rainforest in the world. Dive into the Galapagos Islands for a wildlife encounter with sea lions, giant tortoise and iguanas, or witness the natural power of the Iguassu Falls with a boat trip beneath the torrents (wet weather ponchos will not do you any good here!).
When your adventurous spirit is satisfied, soak in the colourful Latin culture in party central Rio De Janeiro or Buenos Aires where World Heritage sites, traditional villages and modern cultural hubs unite. South America does adventure wholeheartedly with some of the biggest and best natural landscapes in the world. Create your own South America adventure with the help of a Flight Centre consultant to guide you and source the best deals on hotels, tours and airfares. From the volcanoes of Ecuador to the Caribbean Coast, holidays in South America promise unforgettable, culturally rich experiences that encourage you to live life to the fullest.