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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


Brazil

  • Watching the World Cup with the Brazilians In this mural, Brazilian star Neymar stands victorious, while Argentina’s leading light, Lionel Messi, cries into his shirt on the left.As we approach the latter stages of the tournament, EatRio.net blogger Tom Le Mesurier shares an inside look at what it’s like in Brazil right now. Check out his phenomenal photos of the decorations, the celebrations, and the general excitement that is the 2014 World Cup.

Chile


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.