South America

Copacabana Beach

On New Year’s Eve, more than two million of Rio de Janeiro’s residents dress in pure white and flock to Copacabana Beach to pay...

Walking on the Wild Side

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge (Alfred A. Knopf, $29), British travel writer John Gimlette’s account of three overlooked South American countries, opens in...

Ski The Andes

It's every serious skier's summer fantasy to make a pilgrimage to Chile, with its intense steeps, untracked powder, and abundant red wine. Book your trip now for the first three weeks in August,...

Sail The Galápagos

Believe the hype. Six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are like the Garden of Eden before the Fall. With its high concentration of endemic species and virtually zero...

Find Colombian Ruins

Think of ruins in South America and you think Machu Picchu. Think again. La Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City), in northern Colombia, is one of the most prominent archaeological sites on the...

Raft Epic Whitewater

The Andes Mountains rise to heights exceeded only by the Himalayas. Here, 5,000-foot canyons seem to dot the countryside like footprints in a sandbox. At the bottom of nearly all of those...

Explore the Amazon

One of the best ways to experience the Amazon's incredible array of diversity is at Ecuador's little-known Huaorani Ecolodge, a solar-powered oasis in the heart of the 1.7 million acres of...

Meet The Neighbors

Viva South America!Where the adventure comes in one size: grande...

Fly-Fish Argentina

You could pay an American outfitter five grand to helicopter you to a remote river in Patagonia, point out a fat wild brown trout, and hold your hand while you cast. Or you could throw a decent...

Climb Bolivia

When talk turns to mountaineering in South America, one peak comes to mind—Argentina's 22,834-foot Aconcagua. But that ignores the spectacular peaks of Bolivia. Mountaineers gravitate toward...

Beach-Hop Brazil

Need to dig your toes in the sand? Take a couple of weeks and beach-hop in Bahia, a northeastern Brazilian state with 685 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline. This colorful region of wild,...

Bonefish in Venezuela

Welcome to the best place in the world to bonefish: the flats of Los Roques, an old-style Caribbean paradise 80 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Here's why: only 1,500 people inhabit the 350...

Caiman Ecological Refuge Lodge, Pantanal, Brazil

The Pantanal—the world's largest wetlands, in southern Brazil—reels in avid wildlife watchers. It also happens to be the heart of Brazil's cattle country. Balancing responsible ranching with...

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