Hola, South America!
From Machu Picchu to the Argentine Pampas, this vibrant continent offers something for every type of traveller.
No matter where your South American flight touches down, you’ll be met with a range of memorable destinations. From the upscale streets of Santiago and the otherworldly landscape of the Bolivian Salt Flats, to the rugged Peruvian Andes and the lush Costa Rican rainforests, there’s always more to discover in South America.
With so much on offer, where should you start? Well, there’s a reason the beguiling city of Buenos Aires keeps drawing travellers back. This cosmopolitan capital is a fusion of classical European architecture and irrepressible South American spirit, where music plays late into the night and couples tango on cobblestoned streets. Speaking of tango, why not splash out on a once-in-a-lifetime tango experience, when you take in the national dance in truly sumptuous surroundings at the Galería Güemes? And, while the city comes alive at night, there’s plenty to do in the daytime, too. Don’t leave before you’ve toured the iconic Plaza Mayor or the haunting Recoleta cemetery.
From elegant Buenos Aires to feisty Rio de Janeiro: this Brazilian city may host Carnivale in February, but the carnival vibes last all year round. Get into the swing of things by sipping Caipirinhas on the Copacabana beach, paying a visit to the famous Cristo Redentor statue, and taking in a football match at the famous Maracanã. Or, get a bird's-eye view of the fun when you take a cable car up Sugarloaf mountain.
There’s so much more to South America than its spirited cities. Get back in touch with nature in Colombia, a land rich in mountain ranges, rainforests, and stunning beaches. Our tip? Touch down in the gracious coastal city of Cartagena then cruise round the pristine Rosario Islands. They’re famed for their postcard-perfect stretches of white sand, clear water, and colourful coral.