This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.
From surreal sunsets to ancient ruins, Brazil's neighbours enthral Bellinda Kontominas.
With limits on the number of ships allowed to cruise the islands, basing yourself on land is a good alternative.
Craig Tansley sidesteps pumas, piranhas and deadly spiders from a lodge in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon.
Once the road truly disappears and becomes a muddy track on the edge of a steep cliff, I start wondering: "Just where the hell are you taking me?"
I visited the island featured in the terrifying viral clip and had my own encounter with the resident snakes.
Every exchange rate transaction is another opportunity for banks to harvest your funds.
Chile has a rich and turbulent history, incredible scenery and unforgettable food.