Top 5 Must-See Sights in South America

Vibrant, exotic and undiscovered, the South American continent offers every kind of experience, from nature trails in the deep dark jungle, to exploring the ruins of ancient history. With so many sights to see, we have selected the top 5 you simply cannot miss. 

Immerse yourself in the inspiring and contrasting regions of South and Central America as you explore deserts, rainforests, mountains, glaciers and more. this iconic continent is rich in heritage and infused with a fun and fiery Latino beat, begging to be explored and uncovered.

Machu Picchu 

A long-abandoned Incan citadel perched high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, the spectacular Machu Picchu is considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. With a fascinating heritage, originally built in the 15th Century and later abandoned, a trip to this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site is worth the international flight alone.

Machu Picchu, Peru


At the tip of continental Americas sits a majestic wilderness of ice and rock: Patagonia. You will be awed by its glaciers, weather-hewn peaks and teeming wildlife. Not to be missed in the heart of Argentinian Patagonia is El Calafate, proclaimed as the ‘National Capital of the Glaciers’. It is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home of the spectacular Perito Merino Glacier.

Rio De Janeiro

Spend a day in this vibrant Brazilian metropolis and it’s obvious to see where Rio’s nickname as the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvellous City) comes from. The beaches, stunning sunsets, lush mountains, and that vibrant samba beat give it an energetic and addictive undercurrent that travellers won’t be able to resist.

Rio De Janeiro

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu’s hundreds of cascades tumble dramatically over the border between Argentina and Brazil in a truly spectacular fashion. A marvel of nature, this astounding sight is made up 3km of waterfalls set in the serene natural surrounds of a national park. An unforgettable multi-sensory delight.

Iguazu Falls


This 16th-century Caribbean port city has long charmed travellers with its classic colonial beauty and sultry atmosphere. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, this stone-wall city overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with its juxtaposition of old and new, is considered by many as one of Colombia’s most enthralling must-see sights. 

Cartagena, Colombia

South America offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour? Explore our range of tours across the continent for your chance to uncover these top sights and much more.

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