The western coast of South America meets the Pacific Ocean, the north and east are bordered by the Atlantic while the Caribbean surrounds the north-west corner of the land. Most of the continent’s 385 million inhabitants live along the east and west coasts, with only a small proportion of the population settled inland.
When it comes to natural beauty, South America really does have it all. Watch water tumbling from Iguazu Falls, the enormous waterfall straddling Argentina and Brazil, and explore untamed wilderness in Alerce Andino National Park. But nature is not the only thing visitors can marvel at. Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is a popular destination, especially during the famous Carnival festival with its colourful street parades. Whilst in Rio, you cannot miss the chance to take the cable car up to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.