A continent rich in colour and ancient geology and home to some of the world's greatest wonders, means that a holiday to South America really does offer everything to all. The immense Amazon rainforest, the towering granite peaks of the Andes and the lesser known pristine wetlands of the Pantanal, have all influenced the cultures of its people. Walk the majestic royal Inca highways on a South America Tour, and paddle silently through the tributaries of the Amazon River that observe no boundaries. Holidays to South America allow one to immerse in the new world's gastronomy, dance, art and architecture in its buzzing cities. In contrast, gentle pasturelands often experienced on South American holidays, are tended by the hardy indigenous Indians and lie under the watchful gaze of sometimes simmering volcanoes. Haciendas offer roaring fires and pure alpaca throws to take the chill off the cool air at altitude after a long day's ride.