Insight Guide South America is the most illustrated, full-colour travel guide to the continent on the market, and its lively narrative and stunning images provide both inspiration and information to plan a memorable trip to South America. The Best Of section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences: from Peru's breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail - the number one South American trek on most travellers' wishlists - to vibrant Rio with its famous Carnival and beaches, sophisticated Buenos Aires, and the jungles of the Amazon, home to the greatest biodiversity on the planet. As well as the blockbuster sights, we cover the continent's lesser known but equally fascinating countries such as Paraguay, Bolivia and Guyana.
Lively features focus on South America's history and culture, while the Places chapters show you where to go in South America, with beautiful photography, insightful descriptions of all the main attractions, and detailed, full-colour maps for easy orientation. The Travel Tips section provides practical information for planning a trip and getting around once you're there, along with our independent reviews of selected hotels and restaurants in South America.