South America DESTINATION GUIDE

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Home to the world’s biggest rainforest, largest river and tallest waterfall, South America is a continent of dizzying splendour. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and marvel at the Iguazu Falls, Patagonia glaciers, Machu Picchu ruins and unique Galapagos wildlife, and encounter an vibrant current of cultures.
South America at a glance

"I love watching our guests discover the fascinating cultures of South America, from dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, to learning the traditional art of Andean weaving in Peru."

Travel Director
Countries
12
Largest Country
Brazil
Smallest Country
Suriname

What to pack for South America

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All climate clothing

When you tour Latin America, you’ll need clothing to cover a range of climates, from the icy fjords of Patagonia, to the dripping jungles of Brazil.

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Versatile shoes

You’ll encounter a variety of terrains in South America, and you’ll need to pack shoes that can take you from hiking the Inca Trail to dancing the tango in Buenos Aires.

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Camera

South America is filled with some of the world’s most astonishing scenery, so be sure to bring a camera to capture all the magical moments.

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Blank journal

You’re bound to be struck by inspiration as you encounter the landscapes and people of South America. A journal is a great way to record your memories to share with friends back home.

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Headphones

You’ll cover some epic distances when you travel Latin America, and a pair of headphones will provide some entertainment as you gaze out at the passing vistas.

Our South America destinations