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South America is the planet’s fourth largest continent.  It includes twelve independent, individual and intriguing countries and three major territories; the Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands and French Guiana.  With a population of approximately 379,500,000, it is the fifth most populous continent falling below Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.

The continent is full of wonders; there is the Angel Falls in Venezuela which is the world’s highest waterfall, the Amazon river, by volume this is the largest river in the world, it is home to the longest mountain range, the Andes, and the second driest place on earth is here, The Atacama Desert in Chile (only Antartica is drier).  In addition, it includes the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia; and the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.  Not forgetting Brazil’s carnival in Rio de Janeiro, a simple must visit for everyone in their lifetime.

Spanish is the main language in all South American countries, only in Brazil people speak Portugese and in Surinam, formerly a Dutch colony the official language is still Dutch.  Many people speak English as their second language.  Don’t wait any longer, visit our destinations page to find what experiences we have on offer in this vibrant and colourful continent.