With highlights such as Copacabana beach, Christ the redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro is the poster child of South America and the highlight of many cruise itineraries. Don’t be fooled though, as there is so much more to this amazing destination than meets the eye. White sand beaches, beautiful countryside and ancient culture make Brazil a country not to be missed.
There’s good reason Buenos Aires is known as the “Paris of South America”, a bustling and vibrant city with a touch of European elegance. Highlights include the Pink Palace, La Boca, Plaza De Mayo and Palermo, home to outdoor eateries, markets and cobbled lanes full of life. Pair these attractions with some of the best wine and dining in the country and you’ll see why Argentina is a real food lovers paradise.
With a thriving arts scene and colourful cliff top homes, Valparaiso is one of Chile’s most colourful and poetic destinations. Away from the buzz of this famous city lies the magical Patagonian rainforest, a stark contrast to Chile’s large cities. A trip of a lifetime for many, and completely unknown to others, this vast destination is a nature lovers dream. For some of the best star gazing opportunities you’ll ever encounter head to the Atacama Desert. With clear dark skies and next to no light pollution it’s famed for being one of the best places on earth to gaze at the nights sky.
The historic UNESCO World Heritage centre of Lima sets the tone for an amazing trip to the beautiful Peru. Colonial Spanish mansions, Inca ruins, stunning churches and colourful buildings are some of the top attractions in this wonderful region. With the Amazon Rainforest and Machu Pichu also on offer, Peru is a once in a lifetime destination not to be missed.