South America

South America is a hot destination – and we don’t just mean the weather. It’s the diversity of culture and travel experiences which make this continent a favourite for YOURLifeChoices staff and members. For travellers who are starting to feel that they’ve ‘been there and done that’ in Asia and Europe, here’s a brilliant continent which is home to ancient civilisations, outstanding natural beauty, the mighty Amazon river and the ‘bucket list’ favourite, Maccu Pichu. The hard part is selecting your must-see countries and cities – as well as the wildlife and landscapes you have been longing to experience. Here we share some great ways to get around, some fabulous guided travel options and our members’ questions on what to do when you are there.

Top five must-visit attractions
Maccu Picchu (Peru)
Easter Island
Amazon River (Peru or Brazil)
Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca  (Peru or Bolivia)
Igassu Falls (Argentina or Brazil)

Budget South America tours

Exciting overland tours through South America

Budget South America tours

Nine budget South American overland tours for the more intrepid traveller.

Top Stories

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Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine best Latin American rail journeys

Best Latin American rail journeys

Nine rail tours that take in all the very best that Latin America has to ...

The best of South America

The best of South America

The best of South America

Here’s why tourists are bypassing Europe in favour of South America.

Come and have fun in Rio

Rio: Lucia’s guide to the wonderful Olympic city

Come and have fun in Rio

Lucia is only too happy to share her city with you.

10 things to know about Brazil

Brazillian dancer at a carnival in Rio Di Janeiro

10 things to know about Brazil

All eyes will be on Brazil this month when the Rio Olympics begin.

South American Circumnavigation

South American Circumnavigation

South American Circumnavigation

Australians just love cruising and seniors love taking longer cruises.

Argentina for everyone

Argentina for everyone

Argentina for everyone

Is there enough of interest for three different generations travelling together in Argentina?

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