South America is a copious canvas of effervescent flare soaked in a tropical setting. It is also a continent of contrasts, containing the icy peaks of the Andes as wells as the steamy jungles of the Amazon. With such a huge land mass, diversity is bounteous in terms of environment and culture, heritage and lifestyle.
Perhaps the most notable example is Brazil, combining a cluster of golden beaches rimmed with crystal azure waters with flamboyant carnivals that run through the city's veins in February. Such vibrancy is also found in the lively night life.
Alternatively, explore the garish intricacies of the Amazon rainforest, sprawling throughout Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and various other enchanting countries. Within its green peaks are a profusion of birds and beasts waiting to be discovered. For those seeking similar adventure, Iguazu Falls is a congregation of over 275 waterfalls blending together to concoct a visual feast you will never forget. Boat tours are also available; expect to be shrouded in mist and overcome by the deafening roar of the tons of water. In Peru you can absorb the sacred ground of Machu Picchu, as rupturing mountain ranges envelope you and reach the subdued clouds above.
Wherever you choose to venture within South America's vast land mass there will be copious treasures waiting.