Discover the amazing culture and heritage of South America
Peru is home to the source of the mighty Amazon river,the Inca site of Machu Picchu and the bustling capital of Lima. The Inca empire was one of the largest empires and there is no better example than the awe-inspiring site of Machu Picchu, perched literally on the top of a mountain.
An ideal starting place must be the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer since 1931, and to the west, Brazil shares the powerful glory of Iguaçu Falls with Argentina. A stay in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil can be extremely rewarding with its array of unique animal and plant life.
Argentina contains great lands that are home to the famous Gaucho and is, of course, birthplace of the Tango. Inimitable Buenos Aires is the "Paris of South America", where wide avenues lead you to magnificent buildings. In the north the spectacular sights and sounds at Iguazu Falls are a not to be missed attraction.
Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the mighty Andes to the east, Chile is a uniquely shaped country never exceeds 150 miles in width and its dramatic forests, deep ravines and snow-capped volcanoes support a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife.