Welcome to South America, home to festivals of popping colors parading through the Rio streets, and ancient dry-stone ruins of Inca citadels perched on soaring mountain ridges.
Painted streets in Santiago and markets with mouthwatering fruits in Buenos Aires all point to a lively and musical people, whose tango and bossa nova roots slip into every flick of the wrist.
The vivid Amazon Rainforest teems with life, with prowling jaguars, the golden fur of howling tamarin monkeys, and the intoxicating songs of 1,500 birds of paradise. Angel Falls spills its heavenly waters off a rocky edge, the highest waterfall on Earth, while the mighty crash of Iguazu Falls thunders through the surrounding jungle for miles.
Lose yourself in colonial towns frozen in time, in perfectly painted houses and balconies overflowing with radiant flowers. South America dances in anticipation of you, with misty mountains and steaming valleys, with thumping dance clubs and spicy street stalls, daring you to test its waters, and then to continue testing them for the rest of your life.
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