Machu Pichu South America

South America Holidays

Machu Picchu, Peru

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Home to the world's largest rainforest, ancient Inca ruins, Patagonian glaciers, palm fringed beaches and the famous colourful Rio carnival, explore South America's ever-changing landscapes and rich, dynamic culture.

Loose count of the number of species you spot in the lush Amazon rainforest, marvel at the snow-capped peaks and striking glaciers in Patagonia, hear the might roar of Iguazu Falls, stand on the sparkling white never-ending salt flats in Boliva and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin spotting giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas in the mysterious Galapagos Islands.

Yet, South America is not all about incredible landscapes and unique wildlife. The Latin culture which is strongly influenced by its Spanish and Portuguese heritage is rich in music and dance; learn to salsa and dance into the early hours at the world-famous Rio Carnival. Try the mouth-watering steak, cycle through vineyards sampling the splendid wines enroute, trek past emerald terraces to the lost city of Machu Picchu, watch a polo match or relax on the soft, sandy beaches.

South America offers the perfect combination of distinctive wildlife, breath-taking landscapes, mysterious ancient civilisations, vibrant culture and outstanding food and drink.