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Travelling South America

Everything you need to know ahead of you trip to South America.

Discover South America

Sizzle with the passion of Brazil, explore lush Amazonian rainforest or soak up the sun in the Galapagos Islands. No matter where you’re off to, our guide will help you make the most of your trip.

Embark on your Latin American adventure

Embark on your Latin American adventure


The Venezuelan saying ‘Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente’ means ‘the shrimp that falls asleep is taken away from the flow’. It describes those who miss the chance to be better, see more and make the most of every moment in life. It’s particularly fitting when applied to travelling in South America: keep your eyes open, drink it all in and don’t be a sleeping shrimp!

See the iconic sights

See the iconic sights


Brazil heads straight to the top of the must-see list with its white sand beaches, glittering blue waters and iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. Pair this with the Mendoza wine regions of Argentina, the Caribbean coastlines of Colombia and of course, the ancient Inca civilization of Peru’s Macchu Picchu and it’s not hard to see that South America is a treasure trove of delights.

Indulge in delicious food

Indulge in delicious food


For lovers of steak and red wine, Buenos Aires will be your dream destination, whilst the delicious Peruvian gourmet is making a name for itself all over the world. From the national dish of bandeja paisa in Colombia to the shredded beef arepas of Venezuela, one thing’s for sure in South America: you’ll never go hungry.

Money

With 14 different currencies used across South America, we’re here to help you get your travel money sorted.

As of January 2016, the currencies in use are the Argentine peso, the Bolivian boliviano, the Brazilian real, the Chilean peso, the Colombian peso, the Guyanese dollar, the Paraguayan gurani, the Peruvian nuevo sol, the Surinamese dollar, the Uruguay peso and the US dollar in Ecuador.