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South America

From trekking to Machu Picchu to diving with sea turtles in the Gálapagos Islands, South America is home to endless adventure.


Argentina

  • Movies to Inspire Wanderlust A dramatic sunset over Positano, Italy.Author and film expert Laura Martone shares a few popular and classic films that highlight specific destinations around the world—and may just persuade you to start packing. (Also, discover the movies that inspire us here at Moon!)

Brazil

  • Réveillon in Imbassaí A row of red and yellow umbrellas dot a strip of sand along a palm-tree lined beach.In Brazil, it’s customary on New Year’s to get decked out in immaculate white and offer flowers to Iemanjá, Queen of the Seas. Resident Michael Sommers shares a fun, humor-filled experience of the end-of-the-year holiday.

Chile

  • Discover Viña del Mar in the Chilean Heartland Viña del Mar's signature Reloj de Flores or "Clock of Flowers." Photo © John O'Connell, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Renowned for its white-sand beaches that stretch north through the suburbs of Reñaca and Concón, Viña del Mar is also known as Chile’s Ciudad Jardín (Garden City) for its Mediterranean cityscapes. Here’s an overview of the area and some essentials for planning your trip.

Ecuador

  • Getting around the Galápagos Islands A golden colored iguana moves across a white pebbled beach.Getting around the Galápagos is easier than it used to be. You don’t need to worry if you’ve booked a tour already, but for other travelers, here’s how to get around by air, by boat, by bus, and on foot.

Peru

  • Recreation and Adventure Sports in the Urubamba Valley Photo taken from the rear of a raft on the river.The Urubamba Valley is a fast-growing center of adventure sports, including horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, trekking, and paragliding. Ben Westwood points travelers towards outfitters and agencies to help plan an outdoor excursion.