This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.
From surreal sunsets to ancient ruins, Brazil's neighbours enthral Bellinda Kontominas.
I'd be looking to an Australia-based adventure operator. Local operators offer cheaper treks but they don't include travel to Patagonia.
You'll find nothing at all in Patagonia - or you will find everything.
Raw cured fish and amazing cocktails are the go-to specialties in Lima.
Marble mausoleums, winged angels and strange stories rub shoulders in the beautiful La Recoleta cemetery.
Wildlife may be the main attraction, but the Galapagos Islands offer so much more, writes Tatyana Leonov.
Raging waters form a white veil on the Argentine-Brazil border.