A land of ancient ruins, soaring Andean peaks and sweltering jungle, South America is a treat for any adventurous traveler. From the rocky slopes of the Galapagos to the ruins of Machu Picchu, South America is covered with sights that give testimony to the continent’s chaotic yet captivating history. This is a region that beats to the rhythm of an infectious, eternal drum. Visitors here are rarely disappointed and many can’t wait to return.