Ruins of ancient civilizations share South America with world-class metropolises, outstanding architecture, many of the world's biggest festivities, and genuine indigenous culture mingled with the fingerprints of Iberian colonizers.
Popular destinations: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Twice the size of France, and with a diversity of landscapes and cultures that would be hard to find even in countries five times its size, Colombia should by all rights be one of the world's top travel destinations.
Popular destinations: Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena
Peru is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in South America. Famously home of the epic lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru's unique past awakens the adventurer in travelers of all sorts.
Popular destinations: Lima, Cuzco and Iquitos