One of the most biodiverse places on earth, the South American continent excites and seduces senses with its dazzling array of pristine beaches, breathtaking mountains, lush valleys and astonishing volcanoes. It’s as though the continent was built for travel; a place ideal for adventure-seeking travellers, backpackers and nature lovers alike.
Because of its broad ethnic mix, the South American cuisine has many influences, including African, Asian and European. Some of the richest products come from the Amazon Rainforest, however the Southern tip of the continent also provides a large array of seafood. Travellers will find local favourites varying from country to country, from the hearty Argentinian cuisine and potato-based Ecuadorian food to the unique Brazilian dishes and cocktails. Some typical items include maize-based dishes such as tortillas and various salsas and other condiments (guacamole, pico de gallo, mole, chimichurri and pebre).