South America

South America is home to a plethora of cultures, natural wonders, diverse landscapes and ancient civilisations.

Ecuador and Galapagos are two of South America’s highlights, and the mix of culture and wildlife make them a popular combination. Quito was the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Cotopaxi National Park is home to the world’s highest active volcano.  The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most varied wildlife – ‘Darwin’s living laboratory!’

Go to Peru and walk through jungle trails, visit Rolin Island to see several species of resident monkey, canoe up the Madre de Dios River to Lake Sandoval – home to parrots, turtles, piranhas and giant otter.  From Cusco travel to Sacred Valleyn and journey by train to Machu Picchu.  Explore the ruins and learn about the lives of the priests, craftsmen and servants who once lived in this seemingly uninhabitable place.

Argentina will reveal the vibrant combination of bustling Buenos Aires with the spectacular landscapes of Bariloche and Iguazú.

Chile – city, the wine region and desert. Cosmopolitan Santiago and Valparaiso, a historic hill-top port scattered with colourful old houses.  The Maipo Valley to sample some of Chile’s famous red wines. The Atacama Desert – the driest on earth.

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