Machu Picchu, the Galapagos & other must-see South American destinations

South America is one of my favorite continents on this planet. South America has some of the most diverse scenery in the world, which is why it has been said on many occasions that South America is an explorer’s paradise.

My travels across this incredible region have led me to discover so many extraordinary highlights – marvelous towering peaks, iconic lost ancient empires, wondrously scrumptious cuisine, and pristinely lush jungles.

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are a cluster of volcanic islets located about 600 miles west of South America’s western shore and belonging to Ecuador.

Chilean Patagonia (W-Trek)

Whether you want to backpack through Patagonian forests or take in the views from a boat tour on Lake Pehoe, the World Trek has an outdoor adventure waiting for you!

Iguazu Falls

It is considered to be one of South America’s bucket-list destinations because it gives tourists a chance to witness one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls in person.

Argentinian Patagonia

The showstopper here is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Numerous tours are on offer including hiking on top of it and through it.