Have an experience of a lifetime with these 7 top things to do in South America
We love South America. There really is something for everyone: heart-stopping scenery, fascinating tribal encounters, rare and wonderful wildlife and unique civilisations. Here are a few slightly more offbeat moments that have stayed etched in our memories long after we’ve come home.
1. Walk on a rainbow in Peru
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you really could walk on a rainbow? Here, close to the little mountain village of Cusipata in Peru, you come pretty close. No one knew about Rainbow Mountain until four years ago when high altitude snowmelt revealed its kaleidoscopic colours. Some say there are 14 different coloured stripes of rock and sediment running in perfect lines across the top of the peak here. Pink, white, red, yellow, green, brown and more – all are caused by unique minerals in the different soils. It’s up at high altitude so it’s quite a hike through rolling green valleys and red mountains with alpacas grazing on either side. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you get a hearty breakfast to get you on your way.