At the heart of South America is the Amazon rainforest: nearly six billion kilometres of lush, wildlife-rich jungle, which hides some of the earth’s last great mysteries. Around this pristine wilderness, the rest of the continent is developing at a frenetic pace. From the high-rise streets of Mexico City and the buzzing bars of Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires’ elegant boulevards and the lip-smacking street food scene of Bogotá, each city has a different cultural flavour. But it’s the natural highs that really define Central and South America. Whether it’s hiking through the Peruvian mountains, dancing across Bolivia’s salt flats, riding a pony through the Argentinian pampas or climbing in Patagonia, adventure awaits around every corner.