Easter Island’s most famous features are its enormous stone statues called moai, at least 288 of which once stood upon stone platforms called ahu.
Walking through the main plaza of Cuzco you’ll see ancient Incan architecture at the base of modern tourist hotels next to tacky souvenir shops. The unavoidable city in Peru is crowded with tourists just about year round and yet the culture of its Incan
Rio de Janeiro conjures sexy images of scantily clad men and women – tanned skin glistening from a day lounging on the beach drinking cocktails. Also look to Rio for culture and history, and of course the music of the samba that makes everyone dance.
Tradition is fierce in Buenos Aires – tango dancers, classic architecture and cobbled streets. But beyond the custom lies a city of sultry music, agile futbol players and nightlife where getting home after dawn isn’t just accepted, it’s encouraged.
Evita may sing “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” but it is you who will be weeping tears of delight when you lay your eyes upon the South American splendour that is Argentina.
The ingredients to Peru's splendour: first you need the thrilling heights and spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the glittering waters and tropical jungles of the Amazon Basin. Next add the ancient and metropolitan mixture of Cuzco, Lima and Ma
From sweltering rainforests to massive volcanoes, modern cities to palm strewn beaches, Ecuador is a microcosm of life all crammed into a country roughly the size of the state of Nevada. Much of the indigenous cultures remain from the ancient days of the
The largest country in South America spouts songs of the Copa Cabana and The Girl from Ipanema, but those lyrics barely scratch the surface of the true melody that is Brazil. When you combine the sounds of the sensual samba and the beats of the bahia axé