Explore the jungles and colonies of South America
Historically known as The New World, South America was first discovered in the 15th century and comprises Dutch, Spanish, English and Portuguese speaking countries. Tour South America to see relics and artefacts from ancient civilizations. From the lush setting of the Venezuelan rainforest to the energetic hustle and bustle of the Brazilian cities, South America boasts both a dramatic natural landscape and a vibrant contemporary approach to life. Explore settlements and hike through jungle territories. The beachfront cities offer a great getaway holiday. Sample the spicy Spanish-influenced food and join in on one of the seasonal carnivals. Accommodation can range from hillside cabins to downtown hotels. International airlines provide direct flights to the continent.
Travel to South America to climb through forests and visit historic landmarks such as Machu Picchu in Peru and the Angel Falls in Venezuela. Sail to the Galápagos Islands to see endangered species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the festival atmosphere of the cities of Cartagena and Buenos Aires.
When To Go?
The climate of South America varies for each region. The Amazon River Basin is the wettest area and the deserts of Chile are the hottest. The temperature is generally warm with intermittent showers throughout the year and coastal winds in the winter. Visit South America in October and November for the best weather and if you are looking for fiestas book a trip in March.
How To Get There?
The countries of South America are well-served by both an international and regional flight network. Fly direct from London Heathrow to Brazil with British Airways or to Venezuela with KLM, Air France and Lufthansa. A hub at Amsterdam Schiphol and at JFK International (New York) in the United States operates indirect flights from across the globe. Flight time for the UK can take over 16 hours.
Discover colonies, settlements and dense tropical jungles in South America. Take a tour of the Amazon to see rare wildlife and explore the lost ruins of Inca tribes. Enjoy the nightlife from São Paulo or Salvador and sip a fruit cocktail on the famous Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Mix with locals during festival season and dance the samba or bossa nova.