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Travel South America

From the awe-inspiring wilderness of Argentina's Patagonia, to the tropics of the Amazon rainforest, and from the vivid patchwork of Rio's favelas, to the cobbled streets of Cuzco. Trek to Machu Picchu or soak up the magic of Ecuador's Galápagos Islands. When it comes to travel destinations, South America is the daddy - home to some of the most diverse landscapes, vibrant cities and jaw-dropping wonders on the planet.

Countries in South America

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Brazil

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Colombia

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Ecuador

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Peru & the Inca Trail

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Bolivia

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Argentina

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Chile

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The Galápagos Islands

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Top places to visit in South America

  • Corcovado Mountain
    Home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado is a mountain in Rio that towers high above the city - giving climbers an epic view (and an epic photo)!
  • Machu Picchu
    The Lost City of the Incas can be found once you've hiked the ancient Inca Trail - get ready for dramatic scenery, sub-tropical jungle and a glimpse into local life.
  • Galápagos Islands
    Sail the UNESCO World Heritage Site to find beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife sites, and lots of adventure!
  • Bolivian Salt Flats
    Head to the Uyuni Salt Flats to see the largest salt flat in the world, which provides impressive photo opportunities - when it's wet, it's reflective & when dry you can take some amazing illusion shots!
  • Iguazu Falls
    Located in the heart of the Iguazu National Park lies the amazing Iguazu Falls - the walk is just as impressive, through sub-tropical jungle and beautiful scenery.
  • Colombia Lost City
    Trek to the ancient lost city, camp in lush jungle, experience the ruins of Teyuna, and take in the stunning views.

South America adventures in real time

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Looking for some more inspiration? Check out our STA Travel Blog!

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