Central & South America

Central & South America Travel Tips

3 Days in Lima: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 147 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peru?s capital city was founded by Pizarro in 1535, and the modern-day city of Lima is a sprawling metropolis encompassing ruins from pre-Inca times, ultramodern shopping malls and coastal beaches. ...  Read more

Flavors of Peru

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peruvian cuisine is typically South American, but with some surprises! Alongside indigenous and Spanish fare, you?ll find influences from China, Italy, Africa and Japan. Based on the staples of ...  Read more

Mendoza Wine Country

By Viator, May 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Mendoza is the home of quality Malbec red wines ? in fact, Mendoza Malbec wines are so fine, they?re beating French Malbec hands down! Argentine wines date back to the Spanish conquistadors, and the ...  Read more

3 Days in Managua: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Capital cities can be hit or miss as far as tourist attractions go - sometimes they represent the best of what a country has to offer, and other times they are best seen at a glance from the car as ...  Read more

Amazon Lodges in Iquitos

By Viator, March 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The vast majority of travelers come to Iquitos because it is the jumping off point for Peru?s fine selection of Amazon lodges. These are scattered along the region?s rivers (not only the Amazon ...  Read more

3 Days in Iquitos: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peru?s famed ?Gateway to the Amazon? was once just a humble Jesuit outpost in the jungle, until the Industrial Age. With that revolution?particularly after the widespread adoption of the ...  Read more

Birdwatching in Costa Rica

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The thick rainforests of tropical Costa Rica are home to some 850 unique species of birds. As a result, this tiny country stationed between Nicaragua and Panama, is one of the best places for ...  Read more

Flavors of Cusco

By Viator, August 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The traditional and modern strike the perfect balance in Cusquenian gastronomy. The Inca inheritance combined with colonial influences and the effects of international tourism have contributed to new ...  Read more

Natural Wonders in San Pedro de Atacama

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

There's no doubt that the natural features surrounding San Pedro Atacama make the area so incredible. The desert is vast, yet visitors can still get a good sampling of what the region has to offer ...  Read more

Jaco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Upon arrival in the cheerfully scruffy center of Jaco (or, alternately, the luxuriously landscaped resort just north, Los Sueños), you?ll want to appreciate the view; Costa Rica?s Central ...  Read more

3 Days in San Pedro de Atacama: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the moment you land in Calama, through your drive to the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, you know that you?re in for something special. This is the desert like you've never seen it before, ...  Read more

3 Days in San Salvador: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The long-suffering capital of El Salvador offers both a vibrant introduction to local culture and a gateway to some of the country?s most scenic regions, so don?t spend all your time in the city. ...  Read more

Pablo Escobar History Tours in Medellin

By Viator, July 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Under the reign of Pablo Escobar, one of the most notorious drug lords in history, Colombia's Medellin endured a dark period when the city became one of the most dangerous places in the world. While ...  Read more

3 Days in Flores: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The lovely little island of Flores, ensconced in pristine Lake Petén, has been the heart, and capital, of Mesoamerica?s archaeologically richest region for thousands of years. Ehile you are ...  Read more

Best Mayan Ruins Tours from Flores

By Viator, December 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For centuries, Flores was at the hub of an enormous empire, that of the Maya Itza people. Beginning in about 900 BC (though archaeologists keep pushing that date back, based on architecture uncovered ...  Read more

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