Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Incan ruins, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: South America is home to an astounding variety of geography, ancient cultures and walks of life. Historically, it’s a palimpsest of pre-Colombian and conquistador influences, shaped more recently by modern political fortunes. beCuriou will show you how to explore everything from Machu Picchu to colonial towns where cobblestone streets lead past stately plazas and the nature and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Our consultants can recommend experiences for your South America adventure, offering a window into the food, dance and traditions of the continent’s native.
Western South America
Explore some of Colombia's most iconic cities as you savor some of the world's finest coffee in Pereira and discover the local eateries of Cartagena. Cruise to the fabulously diverse Galápagos Islands and get up close with iconic species like giant tortoises. Rekindle the romance of the rails as you carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders onboard South America's first luxury sleeper train. Discover the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu firsthand in the company of a local expert guide and stay at the only hotel on site. Meet the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley in their village and gain authentic insight into their centuries-old customs.
Eastern South America
Possibly one of the world's most captivating areas with its powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and wild, rhythm-filled cites. The attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns to beautiful landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Explore the diverse ecosystems that boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth, canoe down the Anavilhanas Archipelago of the Amazon in search of natural wonders and remote villages, and embark on a journey that leads you on a backstage tour of Rio's vibrant Carnival culture.
Southern South America
Known as the Southern Cone, the countries located below the Tropic of Capricorn, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to awe-inspiring attractions and fascinating cities. And with the angular spine of the Andes Mountain chain passing the whole length of the region, mountainous national parks, and the untouched wilderness of Patagonian, this is where you find the most dramatic scenery. Go wine tasting in Mendoza, explore the mysterious vibe of the Easter Island or simply recharge your batteries at the chic Punta del Este.