Straddling the equator, South America is one of the hottest places on earth – and we don't just mean the climate. This exotic continent sizzles with steamy volcanoes, spicy food, world class coffee and red hot Latino beats.
Discover fascinating modern history, or delve deeper into the past and see mystical ruins left behind by ancient civilisations. Explore lush rainforests, untouched deserts and magnificent mountain ranges. Kick back on beautiful beaches, or dive into the clear waters and get close to coral and tropical fish.
Everything about South America is colourful; from the buildings to the cuisine to the flora and the fauna. In the cities, you'll find an infectious mix of vibrant traditions and contemporary urban life. Head to Rio de Janeiro for samba, sand and sunbathing - all beneath that famous statue of Christ. Argentinean capital Buenos Aires is a hip city destination with a thriving arts scene and chances to try tango and top notch wine.
With an electric atmosphere and so much to see and do, holidays in South America are breathtaking.