South America is a fascinating continent that offers what many consider to be trips of a lifetime. Although traditionally on the backpacking trail, the things to do in South America are rising in popularity with typical vacationers who are looking for experiences outside of normal beach or city breaks. With such a wealth of beauty and adventures on offer it’s hard to single out the highlights but here are 8 Totally Cool Things to do in South America:
1. View Iguazu Falls from a Helicopter
Iguazu Falls are one of the world’s greatest waterfalls. Straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina in a helicopter is definitely one of the coolest things to do in South America. Seeing the falls is the trip of a lifetime, and doing it from the bird’s eye view in a helicopter adds a special frisson. Watch the curtains of water crash into the Iguazu River from tremendous heights creating a wonderful mist.