In recent years South America has become one of the most attractive continents for travelers from all over the world. Its colorful culture, breathtaking nature, pleasant weather and welcoming community make for an eye-opening vacation. We have put together the top 5 reasons why you should travel to South America, one of our personal favorite destinations.

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Laja Falls, Chile

1. Experience the unique cultures

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful cultures of South America. Each country within South America has a unique cuisine, history, architecture and more. From Brazil to Ecuador you will learn and experience the beauty and diversity of South America.

One of the cultural experience that each nation in South America has in common is dance. From salsa to samba you will always find unique dance moves and melodies, and if you’re someone who enjoys swaying to the rhythm of the music you’ll certainly love Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Whether you want to try dancing or just watch the experts do their thing, this is a must-do activity during a luxury travel experience in Argentina or one of the other South American countries where you will enjoy and get to know a great part of the local folklore.

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Colombian Dancer

Peruvian Street Celebration

Peruvian Street Celebration

2. Enjoy Breathtaking Views

Impressive landscapes and South America are one and the same, here you’ll find all kinds of geographical terrain. Immense deserts, wide jungles, pristine glaciers, rising mountains, huge lakes, canyons and many more are some of the beautiful sceneries that travelers will admire during their journey throughout this region. Every country has different and singular landscapes that will make you feel as if you were inside a painting or postcard.

Tayrona, Colombia

Tayrona, Colombia

3. Learn the Local History

Many regions all over the world offer exciting and unparalleled experiences for travelers who love to immerse in the cultural and historic world of every destination they visit, but only a few of them have diverse and rich legacies such as the ones found in South America.

Every country on this continent has a thriving history and culture, with roots and influences from different parts of the world that shaped each country’s language, architecture, food, music and more. Go on a private guided tour in South America with EXP and gain deep insight into the past by visiting emblematic monuments and learning about the history of each one.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

4. Observe Incredible Biodiversity

You won’t find flora and fauna in the world as abundant and diverse as that of South America. If seeing wildlife up close within its ecosystem is on your travel bucket list, then this is the perfect destination for you.

The great biodiversity of South America is impressive, the colors, sounds, textures and shapes of everything that makes it up is truly different from anywhere else in the world. There are many wonderful places where it is possible to appreciate and interact with wildlife at the same time, for example in Ecuador, where tourists can dive into pristine blue waters to snorkel with sea lions, an unparalleled experience for travelers of all ages.

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5. Endless Outdoor Adventures Await

Thanks to the diverse and vast natural playgrounds along South America, there are plenty of outdoor adventures waiting for you on this mainland. From slow-paced activities like walking around Machu Picchu and hiking Patagonia’s Glaciers to horseback riding along the beaches of Colombia’s northeastern coast.

Go hiking, take a boat cruise, surf the crystal water, go shark cage diving if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. There are outdoor activities for every age and experience level and you won’t have to worry about finding out-of-the-ordinary adventures on your South American trip with EXP.

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Mt. Fitz Roy, Patagonia