In addition to revealing the best steak restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, our South America travel cheat sheets share tons of insider tips for planning the most amazing trips. See Patagonia’s Torres del Paine Park the way it was meant to be seen (without other tourists), attend a polo championship in Buenos Aires, or prepare to people-watch on the beach in Rio. With these insider travel guides, you can’t go wrong.
Whether you want to ride with a baqueano, chill with Magellanic penguins, or revel in the awe of Torres del Paine National Park, our insider’s guide will help you plan the most memorable trip to Patagonia.
Plan the perfect trip to Cartagena, Colombia. Here's how to find the best hotels, restaurants, and hidden gems.
Things to do, eat, and see in Peru—beyond Machu Picchu. Our insider's guide delves into the food and arts scenes, and Peru's natural beauty.
In this remote corner of rural Brazil, you can relax on beautiful beaches, go off-the-beaten path to the village of Caraiva, discover a hidden-gem restaurant accessible only by canoe, or dine with celebrities—the choice is yours.
Ditch the usual guide-book suggestions. Our Brazil insider knows under-the-radar alternatives to tourist attractions, how to make the perfect caipirinha, and where to find the best steak in Rio.
Anyone who wants to explore the Galapagos Islands needs this expert guide: find out the top ships, the best times for deals, and other essential sailing advice you need to know.
Here’s how to tap into the cool emerging food and art scenes in Bogota, Colombia: things to do, what to eat, where to stay.
There’s a hidden world in Brazil, waiting to be explored by travelers who appreciate history, culture, architecture, and nature. Start here.
How to plan the perfect vacation to the Brazilian Amazon: the best times to go, common misconceptions to be aware of, and the best advice for nature lovers and thrill-seekers.
Machu Picchu is one of the most storied destinations in the world. Learn how to make the most of your trip there, with unique adventures, advice, and tips from our Trusted Travel Expert.
Experience Buenos Aires like a local with our insider’s guide: Suss out authentic estancias, discover the most delicious restaurants, and learn new moves at non-touristy tango salons.
A local's guide to the best things to do in Bolivia, plus top hotels and restaurants, best and worst times to go, and hidden gems.
The best things to do in Chile, including hidden gems, off-the-beaten path finds, where to stay, and what to eat.
Insider secrets food lovers need when planning a trip to Peru. Get the scoop on the best local restaurants, food festivals and must-have dishes.
For a travel solution within 24 hours, tailored to your concerns and preferences, click this green box.
I’m not a travel agent—I’m a journalist who has spent the past 30 years reporting on how to travel smarter. To reduce your risk and maximize your experience, click to Ask Wendy for a personalized recommendation for trip ideas and custom-trip designers, tailored to your location and preferences.