An epic range of landscapes
South America is a rich and vast area. It stretches from Mexico and Cuba in the north. The down through the Andes and Amazon, to the windswept terrains of Patagonia in the south. It is a region that will keep you coming back to explore further for many years to come. It has something to suit every genre of traveller. Indeed, the continent of South America is a feast for the senses for the soul.
The landscape is stunning and diverse. Snow-capped mountains in the Andes. The vast winding waterways of the river Amazon. Dramatic Tierra del Fuego. The unique wildlife of the Galapagos where there is an amazing array of natural wonders to discover and explore. From rainforests, cloud forests, islands, waterfalls and volcanoes to deserts, canyons, snow-capped peaks, glaciers and sun-drenched beaches. The list is endless.
Discover fascinating ruins and artefacts of lost civilisations. Visit Machu Picchu, Aztec, Mayan and Incan ruins. Wander around winding Spanish and Portuguese colonial towns. Head to Cuba, learn about its revolutionary history and enjoy its friendly welcome. Cuba is still unspoilt, although potentially not for long as US travel bans ease. So now is a great time visit this timeworn country. In contrast, Argentina’s elegant Buenos Aires and Brazil’s vibrant Rio de Janeiro offer very different and colourful holiday experiences.
South America is also one of the world’s great music destinations. And with a plethora of latin-american rhythms, music and dance underpin it’s vibrant culture. Samba, tango, you never know, you may even be tempted to try a dance class or two!
South America boasts an amazing natural bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Take in Chile’s stunning and contrasting scenery of mountains, glaciers, vineyards and forests. The verdant Amazon basin is home to a wealth of natural treasures. Costa Rica rich in cloud forests, jungles and deserted beaches, all busy with wildlife and plants. And Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are home to a fragile ecosystem, where the human footprint is kept to a minimum. Maybe these tiny islands may even inspire you to think a little differently about the world…
Relatively undiscovered, South America is a vast region of huge landscapes, beautiful scenery, colourful cultures and rich history. Consequently, there is simply so much to see. This is a continent that could fill your travel “to do list” for many years to come.
For great ideas on where and when to travel in South America, talk to Ultimate Destinations. You can call us on 01923 284148 or send us an email to [email protected]. We will be delighted to be of service.