South America is a land of stunning beauty and contrasts. Here, you can traverse the famed Andes of Chile, dance the tango with abandon in Buenos Aires or travel to the southernmost tip of the Americas in breathtaking Patagonia. Across the continent, sophisticated cities with European flair brush up against lush rainforests filled with wildlife found nowhere else on earth. Each country on this continent boasts its own cultural traditions, informed by the ancient indigenous cultures who came before and the modern heroes who have shaped their present—but they all share a sense of warmth and joy that is distinctly South American. As you explore its blend of cosmopolitan cities and traverse its stunningly beautiful landscapes, you’ll come to understand why our experienced travelers feel such a strong sense of amor for South America.