South America

A colourful continent of bucket list experiences

From the crazy atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro to the wild landscapes of Patagonia, this continent has a diverse array of experiences to offer every traveller. Brush up on your Spanish and Portugese and get ready for a rolicking ride. You’ll encounter colourful festivals, dramatic scenery, hospitable locals, ancient historical sites and an abundance of unique wildlife. 

If you’ve got time to spare, traverse some of the different countries that make up this colourful continent. However, we recommend focusing your holiday on one place so you can really immerse yourself in the local culture. Our expert travel consultants can help you craft a South America experience designed for your specific needs and interests, whether you’re a solo traveller, going with a friend or partner, or have the kids in tow. Browse our South America experiences and insider tips below and get in touch to plan your next adventure.

Things you should know about South America

South America is home to five of the top 50 largest cities in the world: Sao Paulo, Lima, Bogota, Rio and Santiago. 

The Andes, on the western side of the continent, is the longest mountain range in the world. 

Suriname is the smallest of South America’s 12 countries. 

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

Don’t change money at airports, unless it's just a small amount, as the rates are usually very poor. If you need some cash, draw out of an official bank ATM for your cash.
Silvana Gottini
World Travellers Motueka
Take suitable clothing to Patagonia. Waterproof clothing is essential. Winds can reach 180 kph and are more persistent in the summer. Snow can fall even in the summer.
Sue Beechey
World Travellers Riccarton

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