Despite having a surface area of 17,840,000 sq km, large areas of South America remain sparsely populated, covered in jagged mountain ranges, sprawling deserts, and dense rainforests. These places are home to some unique species, including the anaconda, jaguar, llama, piranha, and Andean condor; the bird with the largest wingspan in the world. Fortunately, these are just the sort of locations our travellers love to explore! Scroll down and see how five of our travellers each discovered a different view of South America.
A fiery sunset over Mt Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, take by traveller @canelohiom. At the peak is the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, an icon of Brazil which stands 38m tall.
Deep in the Andes, on the waters of Lake Titicaca, the pre-Incan Uros people built 42 “floating islands” made entirely of dried reeds. This was originally a defensive strategy, as the islands could be moved if attacked. Some of the Uros still maintain a traditional way of life, as we can see from this colourful gram by traveller @vicmuir.
Riding the rails through the Andes towards Machu Picchu, our own @sibyllearoundtheworld snapped this superb pic. Great way to wrap up our week of South America regrams!
G Adventures offers tours a variety of tours to South America encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours – check out our small-group trips here