While so much of South America feels undiscovered, this beautiful continent offers travelers a range of things to see and do. From the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and the ruins of Peru, to the bustle of Buenos Aires and the mystery of Patagonia, this is a continent of great diversity and intrigue.

South America is a unique destination that is sure to have something for the inquisitive traveler. Of its twelve countries and outlying islands, several have come of age to travelers from across the globe. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru are amazing destinations to marvel at and explore – each for a uniquely different reason.