Always dreamed of South America but not sure where to start? Here are five incredible destinations that will take you into nature where you can enjoy experiences unlike anything else in the world.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
From land or sea, you can experience some of the world’s most abundant and diverse collections of wildlife. Be it the world’s largest turtles or unique species not found anywhere else on Earth, get ready to be awestruck at every turn.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Be transported to another world as you take in the vast expanse of the Earth’s largest salt flat. With lakes, volcanoes, geysers, cacti, and salt as far as the eye can see, the view is so spectacular, almost unbelievable.
Rapa Nui, Chile
Otherwise known as Easter Island, is famed for the nearly 900 statues, with their oversized heads. Wander around the island, climb the volcanoes or kick back at the beach and wonder how these statues were created during the 13th–16th centuries.
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, on the Caribbean Coast, is known for the stunning palm-shaded coves, pristine lagoons, lush rainforest, and rich biodiversity. This piece of paradise is still relatively undiscovered.
Machu Picchu, Peru
It’s hard to leave this magical destination off any travel list! Whether you challenge yourself to get to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail or access the summit by train, the experience of arriving at the summit is hard to describe and not to be missed.
LATAM Airlines, South America’s largest airline group, offers non-stop flights from Sydney and from Melbourne to Santiago. From Santiago, LATAM has onward connections to over 124 destinations in South America including favourites such as Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.